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Lay Down Your Arms (The Graces song)

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Released  1989
Length  4:14
Genre  Pop rock
Label  A&M
Format  CD single, cassette single, 7"
Writer(s)  Charlotte Caffey, Ralph Schuckett, Ellen Shipley

"Lay Down Your Arms" is a rock song which Charlotte Caffey, Ralph Schuckett, and Ellen Shipley wrote and composed, and which Shipley produced, for The Graces' album Perfect View (1989). Caffey was lead vocalist, and the song was released as the band's debut single. It charted at #56 in the Billboard charts.


Belinda Carlisle Cover

The song was covered by US singer Belinda Carlisle, who, like her friend Caffey, was an alumna of "The Go-Go's". It was the second song Carlisle released from her fifth studio album, Real, which she released in 1993. Carlisle's version, which Schuckett produced, was the more successful of the two versions, charting at number 27 on the UK Singles Chart. The CD single included three additional tracks: "Tell Me", "Wrap My Arms", and "Here Comes My Baby"; the last two were 8-track demos.

Music video

The music video for the Carlisle cover was directed by Neil Abramson.

Track listing

  • 4 track CD single
    1. "Lay Down Your Arms"
    2. "Tell Me"
    3. "Wrap My Arms Around You" (8-track demo)
    4. "Here Comes My Baby" (8-track demo)


    Lay Down Your Arms (The Graces song) Wikipedia

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