Lay Me Down

(I. Hanson / T. Hanson / Z.Hanson)

Lead Singer: Isaac



I'll never walk away from this
Or pull you to closely to my chest
With a father's breaking heart
I'll walk you one last time into the dark
There are no reasons to explain
A silent killer bears no blame
There are no answers though I pray
I die though this is not my grave
And I lay you down, lay you down

I'll carry you child to a place where you can rest
Sweet tears they seep into the lid
As I put you down to bed
It tears me into pieces watching you fight to fill your lungs with breath
There's no need to struggle
There's no need to struggle

And I lay you down, lay you down
Don't you cry no more
And I lay me down, lay me down

No, well I'm not ready, I'm not ready for this
Oh, well I'm not ready I'm not ready for this

There as no branches from this soil
My broken spirit steal my voice
I have no secrets to my name
Only the shadows hide my shame
And so I lift you upon my shoulder
Inside a splintered wooden chest
To Avalon we line the streets
I only hope that you'll finally rest

I'm not ready for this (I'm not ready, I'm not ready)
I lay you down lay you down
Don't you cry no more (I'm not ready, I'm not ready)
I lay me down, lay me down
I'd gladly lay me down, lay me down




Lay Me Down has been performed live 19 times and was first performed live Sep 27 2008