I’m Gonna Lay Your Burden Down

Inspired, in part, by reading The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World, by Andy Merrifield

 

I’m gonna lay your burden down

I’m gonna place it on the ground

I’m gonna walk away one step at a time

Walking toward my own peace of mind

Untangle the history, let it unwind

And then I’m gonna lay your burden down

Lay your burden down

 

Well I was talking to my daughter

And here’s what she said,

“I want you in my heart Mama

But get out of my head

And out of my kitchen and out of my bed

You gotta lay my burden down”

 

You gotta place it on the ground…

 

Well I was talking to my mother

She’s been dead a long time

Long enough to reconsider

All that she left behind

I said, “I’ll keep the love Mama, but if you don’t mind

I think I’m gonna lay your burden down”

 

I’m gonna place it on the ground…

 

Well it started with the Buddha

And I know that it’s true

Then Dalai Lama to me

And now from me to you

Show compassion to your neighbor, your enemies too

And then you gotta lay their burden down

 

You gotta place it on the ground….

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