"Lay 'Em Down" as written by and Nathaniel Rinehart William Rinehart....
Come down to the river
Come and let yourself in
Make good on a promise
To never hurt again
If you're lost and lonely
Broken down
Bring all of your troubles
Come lay 'em down

All you sinners
And the weak at heart
All the helpless
On the boulevards
Wherever you are now
Whatever evil you've found
Bring all of your troubles
Come lay 'em down

We're all tied to the same old failings
Finding shelter in things we know
We're all dirty like corrupted small towns
We'll bring our troubles
Bring our troubles
And lay 'em down

All you rich men
And the high above
All of those with
And without love
All you burdened
And broken down
Bring all of your troubles
Come lay 'em down
Come lay 'em down
Come lay 'em down
Come lay 'em down

(Come lay 'em down)
Come all you broken
(Come lay 'em down)
Come all you helpless
(Come lay 'em down)
Bring all your burdens
(Come lay 'em down)
Just lay 'em down
(Come lay 'em down)
Come all you broken
(Come lay 'em down)
Come all you helpless
(Come lay 'em down)
Bring all your troubles
(Come lay 'em down)
Come lay 'em down

Come lay 'em down

Come lay 'em down

Come lay 'em down


Lyrics submitted by cloudy eye, edited by Octavarium64

"Lay 'Em Down" as written by William Rinehart Nathaniel Rinehart

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    General CommentI LOVE this song.
    I love the gospel style of it, and I love the lead singer's voice, it's so rich with emotion.

    To me this song is about God's grace, and how no matter who we are, or what we've done, we can come to the river of living water and lay everything down.
    SpringChicken22on February 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBeen hearing this on the radio, so happy for them. His voice is like buttah. Gravelly buttah.
    kalieroseon July 06, 2009   Link
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    General Comment[ugh, those little boxes instead of apostrophes are so freaking annoying... sorry guys. next time i won't put it through ms word first. :P]

    as for this song, eh. needtobreathe, i love you guys, but this gospel feel just isn't my favorite! it took quite a long time for "washed by the water" to grow on me, and now it seems like you're taking that success and trying to push it even farther. which makes sense i guess. but i still don't like it!!

    here's what i think about christian music: i hate listening to it! i mean, i'm a christian, but i know that the "christian" label on songs immediately turns off so many people who might otherwise be big fans of a band's sound! i think christian bands - correction: bands with christian members - should keep their overall positive, but not necessarily blatantly christian, messages and try to bring that to society at large -- have you heard today's rap music??? these people need help!! songs like "shine on" were great because i could read into it whatever i wanted about God, but other people could see whatever they wanted to as well and still benefit from a great, uplifting song. "signature of divine (yahweh)" on the other hand...

    well those are just my thoughts. of course i'll keep listening regardless of whatever they decide to put out on this new album. can't wait!!
    cloudy eyeon July 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about how one day all our troubles will be gone.
    HawkMan7722on November 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnd that we can lay are troubles at jesus feet. And he will provide for us.
    HawkMan7722on November 04, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningWhat I get from the song is he's saying that no matter what you've done in your past, no matter how you have sinned, if you lay down all your troubles before god and put all of your trust in him he will make sure everything you are taken care of.
    KissOnTheNeck85on December 26, 2009   Link

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