Lay Me Down in the Woods

Need a pick me up and a way to explain to your friends why natural burial appeals to you?

The Methow Valley’s own Ken Bevis has the song for you. Ken has generously allowed us to post this on our site.

Take a few minutes to enjoy “Lay Me Down in the Woods,” by Ken Bevis from Wanderer’s Moon, 2016, with Bill Weiler on keyboards. Download this and more great tunes at KenBevis.com.

Lyrics

Lay Me Down in the Woods

By Ken Bevis

1.
When I die lay me down in the woods
With the rotten logs
Lay me down in the forest
So I can be part of the trees
Let my bones bleach white
My flesh turn to soil
I’ll peek at you
From ‘neath the needles and leaves
When I die lay me down in the woods
So I can be free

Chorus
Ooooo Out in the woods
Ooooo That would be good
Ooooo Rot in the woods

2.
I wanna be part of the Ecology
Decomposition is the process for me
Let my molecules
Get up and cycle round and around
I wanna be in the bole of the tallest tree
I wanna dance in the breeze as a shining leaf
When I die lay me down in the woods
So I can be free

Chorus
Break, whistle verse spookily, then chorus

3
When I die lay me down in the woods
With the rotten logs
Lay me down in the forest
So I can be part of the trees
Let my bones bleach away
My guts turn to soil
I’ll peek at you
From ‘neath the needles and leaves
When I die lay me down in the woods
So I can be free….

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