Sleep, sleep, long may you slumber
'Neath the moonlight's beam
In the night your hard times will be over
In the valleys of your dreams

Close your eyes and let the night wash you into its warm embrace
Feel the stars bathe you and the cool breezes blow softly upon your face
For once you're asleep the owl will fly down from its perch on the moon
It will outstretch its talons and take our house on a trip past the lake's laughing loons
Over cities we'll roam and into the mountains where we'll travel so far and so high
Past smokestacks and highways and flickering lights to the snow-capped peaks of nigh
And there we will stay with our families and lovers while we await the scene down below
Beneath us the world bustles but up in the mountains it's just us and the snow

So sleep, sleep, long may you slumber
'Neath the moonlight's beam
In the night your hard times will be over
In the valleys of your dreams

And when the time comes a great flood will wash all of the cities away
While we're up in the mountains biding our time the deserts will turn into plains
The farms will grow forests, the wheat turned to grass and the earth will quake with the sound
Of the buffalo herds that storm through the land, covering earth all around
And the air will be fresh as the running streams and the birds all around will take flight
And the sky will be filled with migrating flocks to make day turn into night
And we'll come down from the mountains and live in the towns or travel along on the plains
With a new start to take and a new world to make, free of these civilized stains

So sleep, sleep, long may you slumber
'Neath the moonlight's beam
In the night your hard times will be over
In the valleys of your dreams


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Ghost Dance Lullaby song meanings
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