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(I Will Not Go) Underground

I will not go down under the ground
'Cause somebody tells me that Death's comin' 'round
An' I will not carry myself down to die
When I go to my grave my head will be high,
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground



There's been rumors of wars and wars that have been
The meaning of life has been lost in the wind
And some people thinkin' the end is close by
'Stead of learnin' to live, they waste time to die
Let me die in my footsteps before I go down under the ground.

I don't know if I'm smart but I think I can see
When someone is pullin' the wool over me
And if this war comes and Death's all around
Let me die on this land 'fore I die underground
Before I go down under the ground.

I will not go down under the ground
'Cause somebody tells me that Death's comin' 'round
An' I will not carry myself down to die
When I go to my grave my head will be high,
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground


There's always been people that have cause to fear
They've been talking of nothing but war many years
I have read all the papers yet not said a word
But now, oh Light, let my poor voice be heard

If I had rubies and riches and crowns
I'd buy the whole world and change things around
I'd throw all the war-makers and weapons in the sea
For they are mistakes of a past history

Let me drink from the waters where the mountain spring grows
Let me smell of wildflowers flowing free through the knoll
Let me sleep within your meadows with the glen grass n'er cease
Let me walk down the highway with brothers in peace

I will not go down under the ground
'Cause somebody tells me that Death's comin' 'round
An' I will not carry myself down to die
When I go to my grave my head will be high,
Let me die in my footsteps
Before I go down under the ground
Created by Janna Oakfellow-Pushee at 04-29-15 03:29 PM
Last Modified by Janna Oakfellow-Pushee at 04-29-15 03:29 PM