Forest Lawn Song Lyrics

John Denver


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Thomas R Paxton, Tom Paxton
album: Track 4 in album Take Me to Tomorrow
release date: 1970
popularity : 51 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
length: 2:41

Album Information

label: RCA Victor
country(area): United Kingdom
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

John Denver Take Me to Tomorrow cover art


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Oh lay me down in Forest Lawn in a silver casket.
Put golden flowers over my head in a silver basket.
Let the Drum and Bugle Corp blow taps while cannons roar;
Let sixteen liveried employees pass out souvenirs from the funeral store.

I want to go simply when I go.
They'll give me a simple funeral there I know.
With a casket lined in fleece,
And fireworks spelling out â??Rest in Peace,â??
Oh take me when I'm gone to Forest Lawn.

Oh lay me down in Forest Lawn; they understand there.
And they have a heavenly choir and a military band there.
Just put me in their care and I'll find my comfort there,
With sixteen planes in a last salute, dropping across in a parachute.


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Take Me to Tomorrow
  • 2 Isabel
  • 3 Follow Me
  • 4 Forest Lawn
  • 5 Aspenglow
  • 6 Amsterdam
  • 7 Anthem - Revelation
  • 8 Sticky Summer Weather
  • 9 Carolina in My Mind
  • 10 Jimmy Newman
  • 11 Molly