Melanie & Edwin Hawkins Singers (feat.): Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)» von Melanie & Edwin Hawkins Singers (feat.).

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1970 04 (Single), 1970 05 09 (Album)
Label: Buddah BDA 167, Buddah BDS 5060
Songwriter Melanie
Produktion: Peter Schekeryk
Genre: Rock - Singer-Songwriter, Pop - Folkpop, Rock - Gospelrock

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Melanie singt über ihr Woodstock-Erlebnis. Sie stand am ersten Festival-Abend auf der Bühne. Es hat geregnet und jemand verteilte hunderte von Kerzen an die Besucher*innen. Der Blick von der Bühne muss erhaben gewesen sein.
Die Kerzen im Regen werden hier zur Metapher der Zerbrechlichkeit des Moments, der Solidarität allen Widrigkeiten zum Trotz.

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Melanie & Edwin Hawkins Singers (feat.)
Melanie
Peter Schekeryk

Lyrics

Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown We were so close, there was no room We bled inside each other's wounds We all had caught the same disease And we all sang the songs of peace Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown So raise the candles high Cause if you don't we could stay black against the night Oh, raise them higher again And if you do we could stay dry against the rain Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown We were so close, there was no room We bled inside each other's wounds We all had caught the same disease And we all sang the songs of peace Some came to sing, some came to pray Some came to keep the dark away So raise the candles high Cause if you don't we could stay black against the sky Oh, raise them higher again And if you do we could stay dry against the rain Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown You got to lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown You got to lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown Oh, lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown {Outro}