Don’t Lie Down

written by: Char and Robby Rothschild

Friend, we’ve looked into the sky
and fallen to the ground
But it isn’t the end
Just a tendril of the vine
Let the road unwind
until we find it again

Where the burn comes down there’s a still black pool
The surface is calm, but the current runs through.
I feel you there at the coming of the dawn
A charge in the air, and the water flowing strong

I’ve traveled those banks and I’ve felt your call
Rested beside every waterfall
And followed you on where the trees grew all around
Where have you gone, did you vanish in the ground?

Don’t lie down, don’t lie down, don’t lie down
Don’t vanish in the ground don’t lie down, don’t lie down
With the wildflowers all around don’t lie down, don’t lie down
In the high places you’ve found don’t lie down, don’t lie down
Don’t lie down, don’t bury your love in the ground.

Come now, come now, oh come walk with me
And meet with the mother of your long journey.
You hold a spring, where the ash and alder grow,
awakening as a seed begins to grow.
And at the spring there stands a rose with its head on fire
The burning body knows birth and death’s desire
The gift of this world is the longing that unfurls
Let it come down, don’t bury your love in the ground.

For now the river is running and running
Feel, a change is coming
Stand into that burning and yearning
Feel yourself returning

Don’t lie down, don’t lie down, don’t lie down
Don’t vanish in the ground don’t lie down, don’t lie down
Let your eyes be filled with light don’t lie down, don’t lie down
Let your soul burn with the sight don’t lie down, don’t lie down
As the path rolls under your feet, don’t lie down don’t lie down
As the road rolls under the sky, don’t lie down don’t lie down
Even when you have to be still, don’t lie down don’t lie down
Even when you have to cry, don’t lie down, don’t lie down
Don’t lie down, don’t bury your love in the ground.

Robby – bouzouki, cajon, djembe, dundunba, vocals.
Char – accordion, trumpet, saz, Highland pipes, vocals.
Jon Gagan – upright bass