Lay Down Your Weary Tune

Album: Biograph (1985)
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  • Lay down your weary tune, lay down
    Lay down the song you strum
    And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
    No voice can hope to hum

    Struck by the sounds before the sun
    I knew the night had gone
    The morning breeze like a bugle blew
    Against the drum of dawn

    Lay down your weary tune, lay down
    Lay down the song you strum
    And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
    No voice can hope to hum

    The ocean wild like an organ played
    The seaweed wove its strands
    The crashing waves like cymbals clashed
    Against the rocks and the sand

    Lay down your weary tune, lay down
    Lay down the song you strum
    And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
    No voice can hope to hum

    I stood unwound beneath the skies
    And clouds unbound by laws
    The crying rain like a trumpet sang
    And asked for no applause

    Lay down your weary tune, lay down
    Lay down the song you strum
    And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
    No voice can hope to hum

    The last of leaves fell from the trees
    And clung to a new love's breast
    The branches bare like a banjo moan
    To the winds that listen the best

    I gazed down in the river's mirror
    And watched its winding strum
    The water smooth ran like a hymn
    And like a harp did hum

    Lay down your weary tune, lay down
    Lay down the song you strum
    And rest yourself 'neath the strength of strings
    No voice can hope to hum Writer/s: BOB DYLAN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Fred from Laurel, MdThis song appeared on the Byrds' second album, "Turn! Turn! Turn!" on side 1, track 4.
  • Mike from Sparta, NjThat Morgan Freeman qoute is from the film "The Shawshank Redemption" andhas nothing to do with any Bob Dylan song. He was talking about a classical piece.
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