When I Die
Sweet Honey In The Rock Lyrics


And when I die and when I'm dead, dead and gone,
there'll be one child born and a world to carry on, to carry on.

I'm not scared of dying and I don't really care.
If it's peace you find in dying, well, then let the time be near.
If it's peace you find in dying, when dying time is here,
just bundle up my coffin cause it's cold way down there,
I hear that's it's cold way down there, yeah, crazy cold way down there.
And when I die and when I'm gone,
there'll be one child born and a world to carry on, to carry on.

My troubles are many, they're as deep as a well.
I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.
Swear there ain't no heaven and pray there ain't no hell,
but I'll never know by living, only my dying will tell,
only my dying will tell, yeah, only my dying will tell.
And when I die and when I'm gone,
there'll be one child born and a world to carry on, to carry on.

Give me my freedom for as long as I be.
All I ask of living is to have no chains on me.
All I ask of living is to have no chains on me,
and all I ask of dying is to go naturally, only want to go naturally.
Don't want to go by the devil, don't want to go by the demon,
don't want to go by Satan, don't want to die uneasy,
just let me go naturally.
And when I die and when I'm gone,
there'll be one child born, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.
When I die, there'll be one child born.

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Written by: LAURA NYRO

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Carmen Rumbaut

lyrics (please correct if I heard it wrong!)
When I Die

When I die you can bury me upon the mountain top (2x)
When I die let my spirit breathe, let it soar like an eagle to the highest peak
Lord have mercy when I die

When I die, you can cast me out into the ocean wide (2x)
When I die, let my spirit cry. Let it add to the tears that make the ocean deeper

When I die you can bury me way down deep in the ground (2x)
When I die let these bones take root like a seed that has been planted, let it come up bearing fruit 

When I die you can toss me to the winds of time (2x)
When I die let my ashes roam, blow here and blow there 
I know that they are going to find their true home when I die

Lord have mercy when I die
Take me up on the mountaintop
out in the ocean wide
take me way down deep in the ground 
or out on the winds of time
when I die



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Carmen Rumbaut

lyrics (please correct if I heard it wrong!)
When I Die

When I die you can bury me upon the mountain top (2x)
When I die let my spirit breathe, let it soar like an eagle to the highest peak
Lord have mercy when I die

When I die, you can cast me out into the ocean wide (2x)
When I die, let my spirit cry. Let it add to the tears that make the ocean deeper

When I die you can bury me way down deep in the ground (2x)
When I die let these bones take root like a seed that has been planted, let it come up bearing fruit 

When I die you can toss me to the winds of time (2x)
When I die let my ashes roam, blow here and blow there 
I know that they are going to find their true home when I die

Lord have mercy when I die
Take me up on the mountaintop
out in the ocean wide
take me way down deep in the ground 
or out on the winds of time
when I die

joey lewis

Powerful like listening to the ancestors

Cynthia Azarcon

where is all that talking and commotion coming from?? So hard to enjoy the richness of this. Still, it is really so heartfelt.

Blue Bleeder

That audience should have their faces smashed in for being so rude.

Synia Carroll

Agreed. shameful.

Henry Ohana

Totally! They're jabbering on and on and on!!!

Rima Anabtawi

Doctahs! All of dem . How I love these beauties ! When I die .... You can bury me , you can weep cry , let these bones take root , let them bear fruit , lawd a MERCY

Pam McDonald

What a wonderful song, beautiful voice and great ensemble? I love this! Thank you!

Earthling x

God only knows how much DOGS need help x

tamahl hazelwood

Sorrow to celebratory. Mournful to majesty. An atomic (energy) transformation from one state of mind to another. Very powerful. Awa Sankofa!

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