Baby, Lay Your Burden Down

When I held you in my arms like lovers do, I’m told
I was reminded of a shipwreck victims hold.
While a million distant suns illumine darkest night
I will nominate you polestar of my life.

So baby, lay your burden down
Baby, lay your burden down

(oh, lay it down and hush your tongue, let loose the drum)

Baby, baby, baby lay your burden down
Baby, baby, baby lay your burden down
Hush your tongue and let loose the drum
Hush your tongue and let loose the drum

I used to think that I was some kind of ancient Greek
Raging from the pages of Antiquity.
Oh, you were just a mortal caught between my teeth
A parasite by any other name.

Baby, baby, baby lay your burden down…

I met you in the private, velvet country of night
After praying all day to Johnny Ray.
Oh, the night is just a door that leads to darkness
Prayer is just an old fashioned game.

Baby, baby, baby lay your burden down…

When I held you in my arms like lovers do, I’m told