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It felt like spring time on this February morning
In a courtyard birds were singing your praise
I'm still recalling things you said to make me feel alright
I carried them with me today
Now

As I lay me down to sleep
This I pray
That you will hold me dear
Though I'm far away
I'll whisper your name into the sky
And I will wake up happy

I wonder why I feel so high
Though I am not above the sorrow
Heavy hearted
Till you call my name
And it sounds like church bells
Or the whistle of a train
On a summer evening
I'll run to meet you
Barefoot, barely breathing

As I lay me down to sleep
This I pray
That you will hold me dear
Though I'm far away
I'll whisper your name into the sky
And I will wake up happy

Oh, darlin'
As I lay me down to sleep
Ooh La Kah Koh
This I pray
That you will hold me dear
Though I'm far away
I'll whisper your name into the sky
And I will wake up happy

It's not too near for me
Like a flower I need the rain
Though it's not clear to me
Every season has it's change
And I will see you
When the sun comes out again

As I lay me down to sleep
This I pray
That you will hold me dear
Though I'm far away
I'll whisper your name into the sky
And I will wake up happy
(Repeat twice)

I wonder why...

When the sun comes out again...
I will wake up happy...
This I pray...



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  • ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
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    ChrisFishA-CrossRiffSep 25, 2008 at 3:26 pm
    Fans of Sophie have often wondered what the background vocals are saying in "As I Lay Me Down". According to Sophie, the background vocals in the song are saying, "'...ooh la kah koh', which is an indigenous language of the Ballantine tribe. It means, 'wash your feet before you sleep'
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    Barbara Walcek FraraccioJul 22, 2013 at 1:46 pm
    finally looked up the lyrics.. all this time I thought the chorus was saying "olongapoo" which is the name of a place in the Philippines!
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    UnregisteredAug 27, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    This reminds me of a long distance relationship i was in. The song was very popular when my boyfriend and i were away at different colleges in 1995. Til this day i always get a little teary when i hear it.
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    UnregisteredJun 30, 2012 at 3:55 am
    No, look it up in wikipedia.. She actually said it was "ooh la kah koh" she just made it up during recording.. Still sounds good in the background though :)
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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    May god some people just help many of us express ourselves much better to our loved ones. The song is just so good. I dont care wat da background means but i love the song. I wish i cud meet the artist u kno some day.

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