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