Porcupine Tree - Heartattack In A Layby Lyrics




I pull off the road
East of Baldock and Ashford
Feeling for my cell
In the light from the dashboard

Hissing from the road
The smell of rain in the air con
Maybe check the news
Or just put a tape on

Lighting up a smoke
I've got this feeling inside me
Don't feel too good

If I close my eyes
And fell asleep in this layby
Would it all subside
The fever pushing the day by

Motor window wind
I could do with some fresh air
Can't breathe too well

(She waits for me. Home waits for me.)

I guess I should go now
She's waiting to make up
To tell me she's sorry
And how much she missed me
I guess I'm just burnt out
I really should slow down
I'm perfectly fine but
I just need to lie down

We'll grow old together
We'll grow old together
We'll grow old together...





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Porcupine Tree Heartattack In A Layby Comments
  1. Hiram Cassar

    Who else is high?

  2. firestarter76

    From their best album

  3. Nairan Silva

    como faz para parar de ouvir esta musica ? muito viciada aqui gente.

  4. Shinichi Kudo

    First song I've ever come even close to crying. Pretty damn close, too.

  5. lars kirk

    incredible

  6. Omair Sheikh

    I can swim in this song forever

  7. Gizemnur Sülün

    bu şarkının hissettirdikleri çok farklı..

  8. StarChild St. Clair Music

    This song is incredible. It communicates such a specific vibe.

  9. Lewis ito

    This song always destroyed me. Even when I was a lot younger hearing it, I could put myself in his place. He's dying in the layby, she's at home waiting for him, there's been an argument and he won't get home. Jesus man its tragic. She waits for me, we'll grow old together. Unbelievable writing, tares your heart apart.

  10. Itachi Uchiha Of The Hidden Leaf Village

    It is a song you shouldn't listen while you are high(and Burden by Opeth)

  11. Języki Stosowane

    This and "Weakness" by Opeth are the saddest songs I have ever heard.
    I love them both so much.

    Jules Gilmour

    Try "I will" by Radiohead
    Here
    https://youtu.be/XWZmzdpyUTY

  12. Steve Jackson

    "we'll grow old together..."

  13. Lorraine Hall

    I didn't really comprehend the lyrics so I didn't feel anything listening to it although I liked the tune.

    Jakob Jensen

    The song is about a guy who has had a fight with his wife. He then storms off in his car to cool off. At some point he pulls off the road. He lights up a smoke and doesn't feel good. After a little while he decides it's time to go home he just needs to lie down. He reflects on his relationship and has a very optmistic view on this. He wants to grow old with his wife and he's confident they'll figure out their disagreements. He then has a heartattack in the layby and he dies before he gets to see her again - meaning that a terrible fight was the very last interaction the two of them ever had. In Steven Wilson's owm words this is a song about regret. I love this song. Musically it may be the saddest and the most beautiful song I have ever heard.

    Coolguy33

    I just rewatched parts of an interview with Steven Wilson where he talks about the song (among many other things). My description wasn't entirely accurate. You can hear the interview here - he talks about Heartattack in a Layby at the 7 minutes and 26 seconds mark: https://www.facebook.com/StevenWilsonHQ/videos/1193098617377065

  14. Sasha king crimson

    💿💿💿💿

  15. EddieGuitarz

    "Between what is said but not meant and what is meant but not said All love is lost"
    , Jibran Khalil Jibran

  16. SAMBA MACHINERY RECORDS

    TOP TRACK

  17. Othmane Ch

    I pull off the road
    East of Baldock and Ashford
    Feeling for my cell
    In the light from the dashboard

    Hissing from the road
    The smell of rain in the air con
    Maybe check the news
    Or just put a tape on

    Lighting up a smoke
    I've got this feeling inside me
    Don't feel too good

    If I close my eyes
    And fell asleep in this layby
    Would it all subside
    The fever pushing the day by

    Motor window wind
    I could do with some fresh air
    Can't breathe too well

    I guess I should go now
    She's waiting to make up
    To tell me she's sorry
    And how much she missed me
    I guess I'm just burnt out
    I really should slow down
    I'm perfectly fine but
    I just need to lie down

    We'll grow old together
    We'll grow old together
    We'll grow old together...

  18. Lucas Gregory

    "I guess I should go now
    She's waiting to make up
    To tell me she's sorry
    And how much she missed me
    I guess I'm just burnt out
    I really should slow down
    I'm perfectly fine but
    I just need to lie down..."

    Im fucking drowning!

  19. Tess Christianson

    PT & Steve Wilson are amazing!! My parents introduced me to these guys a few years back. The subjects Steve Wilson writes about (Kneel & Disconnect for example) are interesting. They cover many diverse subjects. They have true talent!!

    Esteban Paz Reyes

    your parents rock!

    Języki Stosowane

    Check out Opeth too!
    Also, Steven Wilson made an album - "Storm Corrosion" - with Mikael from Opeth and it's awesome.

  20. Mirjana Unković

    Nothing to add, nothing to take away. Simple as that.

  21. Magray Harrouk

    I pull off the road
    East of Baldock and Ashford
    Feeling for my cell
    In the light from the dashboard

    Hissing from the road
    The smell of rain in the air con
    Maybe check the news
    Or just put a tape on
    Lighting up a smoke

    I've got this feeling inside me
    Don't feel too good

    If I close my eyes
    And fell asleep in this lay-by
    Would it all subside
    The fever pushing the day by

    Motor window wind
    I could do with some fresh air
    Can't breathe too well

    (She waits for me.
    Home waits for me.)

    I guess I should go now
    She's waiting to make up
    To tell me she's sorry
    And how much she missed me
    I guess I'm just burnt out
    I really should slow down
    I'm perfectly fine but
    I just need to lie down

    We'll grow old together
    We'll grow old together
    We'll grow old together

    Yer Da Is A Batty

    omg you listened to it too?! OMG HAHA

  22. Vladimir Ibraghimov

    2018. I after Avengers: Infinity War.

  23. Carlos Erazo

    We are grow old together that part breaks me up u_u

  24. Choonage Weaver

    Cool track.

  25. EddieGuitarz

    I didnt know this song until i saw a Q&A with Steven Wilson in which he answered a fan question telling the story or the meaning behind the song. i paused that video and came here right away.

    Andrea Marie

    EddieGuitarz Where can I find this Q&A?

    Jakob Jensen

    @Andrea Marie https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1193098617377065&id=114657261887878&_rdr

    Right here. He talks about it at the 7 minutes and 26 seconds mark - give or take :).

  26. Craplatte

    Saw Steven live yesterday and they performed this! I never expected to hear this live, ever. Got teary eyed immediately.

    shihadrocks

    Saw him on Saturday, played this. Teary too. Not as much as when I saw Routine live, but still...wow.

  27. pfeifanddrum

    The moment when the acoustic guitar rings out, it just melts me

    Yer Da Is A Batty

    Face
    Arms
    Speech
    Time to act.


    "it just melts me"

  28. Anna Sarah Krämer Fazendeiro

    I cannot even describe what this song does in my heart...

  29. Tommy Greene

    "our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts" this song absolutely crystallizes this very thought

  30. cudovitja

    This is probably the saddest and most beautiful song I have ever heard. INCREDIBLE!

  31. Colonel RPG

    The sorrow hits me hard at 2:12 even though I have no experience of my own to draw a parallel to this song. The feeling of dying with regrets, even though I don't fear dying with regrets. This song is pure divinity.

    43Aquaman

    jesus christ RPG, what a crock of pompus fuckery.

  32. Steve Michael

    Even if they play a single note, I will listen to it. Love you porcupine tree..

  33. VoodooChiilld

    Thank you Frey.

    Ivanyi Attila

    Ed O'Neal! :D

  34. Pavel Keprt

    Great lyrics and even more beautiful vocal arrangements in the 2nd part

  35. Antek Maciąg

    The saddest song I've ever heard.

    CranboonFresh

    Captures the devastated feeling after a breakup better than most

    Języki Stosowane

    Yup, also "weakness" by Opeth.

    Yer Da Is A Batty

    Snuff mate.

  36. FIENDISH FOE

    what a song omfg amazing

  37. ian armistead

    After the sad demise of Rick Wright & knowing Floyd would never tour or write again I lost my sense of direction. That was until I found PT, Airbag, Bjorn Riis & Stephen Wilson.

    Erik F

    @ian armistead Still have David Gilmours solo stuff

    S.A. Hogan

    +ian armistead And the world was richer for it... and the rest is history!

    ian armistead

    Like Gilmour as well, but it's not Floyd is it.

    Einbert Alstein

    Thank you so much for that comment, I checked out Airbag and they are absolutely amazing!

  38. A.J. Burlingham

    I pull off the road
    East of Baldock and Ashford
    Feeling for my cell
    In the light from the dashboard

    Hissing from the road
    Smell of rain in the air con
    Maybe check the news
    Or just put a tape on

    Lighting up a smoke
    I've got this feeling inside me
    Don't feel too good

    If I closed my eyes
    And fell asleep in this lay by
    Would it all subside?
    The fever pushing the day by

    Motor window wind
    I could do with some fresh air
    Can't breathe too well

    I guess I should go now
    She's waiting to make up
    To tell me she's sorry
    And how much she missed me

    I guess I'm just burnt out
    I really should slow down
    I'm perfectly fine but
    I just need to lie down

    We'll grow old together

    Dave Night

    +aburlingham0915 Best lyrics ever. A song about regret, the siren sound by SW at the end is haunting as he passes away into another world. The vocal layering is genius.

    Karthik C Murugan

    +Dave Night He is a lyrical genius. Or at least that's what I feel.

    Andrew Thomas

    Baldock And Ashford are both close to Hemel Hempstead where Steven grew up and still lives. 🙂

    Yer Da Is A Batty

    WOW YOU LISTENED TO IT TOO

  39. TheSpace2Space

    ахуенно.

  40. Grimm Huntress

    One of my favorite tree songs.

  41. TheAdam159

    god bless PT. They're absolutely magnificent 

  42. tranquil edge

    No other band or ex girlfriend has made me cry more than PT.
    Stunning.

    Jim Brusard

    I second that

    Lady Lyons

    Some say he’s still crying to this day...

    Minimal User

    Beth Gibbons - The Show, if you like a good cry

  43. Sebastian Barros

    Simply beautiful