As I Lay Me Down

Album: Whaler (1994)
Charted: 24 6
  • It felt like Springtime on this February morning
    In a courtyard birds were singing your praise
    I'm still recalling things you said to make me feel
    All right I carry them with me today now

    As I lay me down to sleep this I pray
    That you will hold me dear
    Though I'm far away I'll whisper your name
    Into the sky, and I will wake up happy

    I wonder why
    I feel so high, though I am not above the sorrow
    Heavy-hearted till you call my name and it sounds like church bells
    Or the whistle of a train on a Summer evening
    I want to meet you barefoot, barely breathing

    As I lay me down to sleep this I pray
    That you will hold me dear
    Though I'm far away I'll whisper your name
    Into the sky, and I will wake up happy

    (Hold out this hand) as I lay me down to sleep this I pray
    That you will hold me dear
    Though I'm far away I'll whisper your name
    Into the sky, and I will wake up happy

    It's not too near for me, like a flower I need the rain
    Thought it's not clear to me every season has its change
    And I will see you when the sun comes out again

    As I lay me down to sleep this I pray
    That you will hold me dear
    Though I'm far away I'll whisper your name
    Into the sky, and I will wake up happy

    Oh, only as I lay me down to sleep this I pray
    That you will hold me dear
    Though I'm far away I'll whisper your name
    Into the sky, and I will wake up happy

    I wonder why

    When the sun comes out again
    When the sun comes out again
    When the sun comes out again
    When the sun comes out
    Oh, when the sun comes out again
    When the sun comes out again
    Ooh, ooh, comes out, comes out
    Oh, wake up happy
    'Cause I pray
    Comes out, here we go again
    Ooh, here we go again, baby Writer/s: SOPHIE B. HAWKINS
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Comments: 3

  • Riina from Fractured States Of AmericaDoes anyone have any idea what the backing vocals are singing? They play over and over in my head but I have no idea what I'm singing lol!
  • David from Orlando, FlThis is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. At first glance, the title "As I Lay Me Down" looks as though it might be a lullaby, and in fact the melody of the first verse suggests such a direction. Ultimately, the true depth of the song, which I believe can apply to a variety of situations, is the feeling of loss and the struggle to grasp the reasons for it. Obviously, a variety of notable songs have addressed this topic, but the piano and Sophie's vocal bring a poignant aspect to her song. In addition, the poetic lyrics add a different experience to a more personal singer-songwriter experience than one usually hears on the radio. It would be great to have a renaissance of radio airplay for a new generation of singer-songwriters.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhLove this song. Sophie B Hawkins had a couple great sounding hits, this being one of them. Oh, and "Party of Five".....my gosh, what an excellent show.....shouldn't they be making a made-for-TV movie now about where those kids are at in their lives now?
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