Noah & The Whale

I love finding shadows of God’s love in secular music. The lyrics of this song by Noah and the Whale really resonate with what it means to understand the true greatness of His love and how temporary everything else looks in comparison.

Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down lyrics

Oh, well it’s hard to look deep into your soul.
Not everything you find will be perfect gold.
There are ghosts and demons that hide in the dark.
Oh, they wait ’till I find love and then they laugh.
Oh, they know that my body is no way good enough.
Know that my heart is no way strong enough to bear the sorrow that love brings.
Oh, when I coil in fear, oh, the demons sing.

It’s a hollow love for a heart with no blood
In it’s veins.

Oh, it’s a hollow love for a heart with no blood
In it’s veins.

Oh, there is no endless devotion,
That is free from the force of erosion.
Oh, and if you don’t believe in God,
How can you believe in love?
When we’re all just matter that will one day scatter,
When peaceful the world lays us down.


Oh, and finding love is a matter of luck,
Oh, and unsettled lovers move from fuck to fuck.
Oh, and compare their achievements like discussing bereavements
And compare their abrasions with romantic quotations,
Oh, as peaceful, the world watches down.

But, oh, we were blown out of the water.
Oh, and we walk on the feet we have grown.
And we were given a heart, of which love was a part.
Oh, and we cornered the thing from which all life will spring.
And it gave value to the world
that surrounds us.

But we consider the world just for a moment,
Oh, and it’s gone before we even know,
Oh, but I’ll follow the ground,
Yeah, I’ll follow the ground,
Oh, I’ll follow it round,
Yeah, I’ll follow it round,
Until peaceful the world lays me down.

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