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Lay Me Down Softly


Sarah Gibson

Lay me down softly 
Please, let me rest 
Lay me down softly 
Back in my nest 

you don't hear my tears 
you don't feel my cries 
you won't be there to hold me 
hold me when i die. 

Lay me down softly 
Just let me rest 
Lay me down softly 
Put me back in my nest 

you don't stand by my side 
you don't come when I call 
you've left me here, left me here! 
to fight against them all. 

Lay me down softly 
Give me cheap rest 
Lay me down softly 
In my sweet nest 

Friend or foe 
which one are you 
Where is my love 
Because you surly won't do. 

Lay me down softly 
softly to rest 
Lay me down softly 
in my great nest 

You've failed me now 
failed once and for all 
I'll try to have courage 
I will try to stand tall 

But please go away now 
You've hurt me too bad 
I'm down and I'm weak 
And about to go mad 

Please go away 
You've done me wrong. 
Just do me one thing 
Before you are gone. 

Please lay me down softly 
Please put me to rest 
For I am away 
Away far from my nest

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