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  1. Lay it Down

From the recording Lay It Down

Released as part of the Carolina Quarantine Project with The North Carolina Folks Foundation
released June 12, 2020
Lyrics by Tara Lancaster Logue
Music by Migrant Birds and Florence Reece
Artwork by Tara Lancaster Logue and Emily Jessee
Engineered, mixed and produced by Migrant Birds

Lyrics

Come on, little sister, and lay your burdens down
The lamp is in the window, the seeds are in the ground
I've got room for healing and you've got room for change
So come on and open up the doors, let the sun light in again

Come on and lay it down
Come on and lay it down

Come on, mama winter, I wanna hear you sing
We'll sing a song of dying, lay down your life with me
We'll come up from the river, we'll come up hand in hand
And I'll kiss you in the morning and let the sun light in again

Come on and lay it down
Come on and lay it down

Come on, brother shepherd, that armor's not for you
Go on and put that sword away, now what you trying to prove?
It's not about the giant or the battle or the sling
'Cause when you're picking guitar, boy, the demons have to flee, I said

Come on and lay it down
Come on and lay it down
Come on and lay it down
Come on and lay it down

Glory, hallelujah, I see the coming of the King
His feet are in the garden, His hands are on the suffering
There's treasure in this clay bank just waiting to be found,
And I ain't got much to trade for it, but come on let's lay it down

Come on and lay it down
Come on and lay it down
Come on and lay it down
Come on and lay it down

I've been carrying this weight
I don't need this shame
I'm laying down my burdens
I'm laying down my pride

Come on and lay it down
Come on and lay it down