Lay a Little Light on Me Lyrics - Strawbs

Strawbs Hero and Heroine cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock/Classic Rock/Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 3:28
Watch my hand
See it shakes
Trembling as my life blood bleeds
Offering their empty creeds
That have faith or substance
That change to suit the doubter
To satisfy his needs.

Rid me of your darkness
Lay a little light on me
Clothe me with your brightness
Lay a little light on me
Oh save me someone
Lay a little light on me

Growing boys
Drink the wine and take the bread
Saintly priests
Holy water for the head
With shades of John the Baptist
Who came intent to rescue
And danced with death instead.

Bless the good
Curse the bad
Some are wise
Others mad
Phoney profiteers suitably seeming sad
Preparing for the kingdom
Annointing us with wisdom
Convinced that we'll be glad.

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Autumn: (I) Heroine's Theme - (II) Deep Summer's Sleep - (III) The Winter Long
  • 2 Sad Young Man
  • 3 Just Love
  • 4 Shine on Silver Sun
  • 5 Hero and Heroine
  • 6 Midnight Sun
  • 7 Out in the Sun
  • 8 Round and Round
  • 9 Lay a Little Light on Me
  • 10 Hero's Theme