Down Here Below

Abbey Lincoln

Down here below...

The winds of change are blowing

Through the weary night.

I prayed my soul will find me

Shining in the morning light,

Down here below.

Down here below,

It's not so easy

Just to be.

Sometimes I'm really all at sea.

You made me when the world was new

And skies were blue...

And I'm here because there's you.

They say I'll never see your face

And we're out there from your grace,

The one you fashioned with your hand,

And scattered all across the land,

But I am happy just to know

That you must go

Where I must go

For there are winds and scars to show

Livin' here down here below...

Down here below,

The setting sun is shining

On the melancholy mood.

I hear the distant thunder

And the crying of the blue

Down where below

I'm yours alone

The only one to call my own

The only one I've ever known

Sometimes I see you

Standing there

Sometimes I'm freer.

And you are here,

Down here with me,

You made me just the way a hear,

Or less feeling, eyes to see

A strange embrace, a simple hand,

A spirit free that says: "I can",

And I'm happy just to know

That you will go

Where I must go,

For you send me this I know

Living here, down here below,

Living here, down here below,

Living here, down here below.