Lay Down Your Kingdom

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David Olney

David Charles Olney (born March 23, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American folk singer/songwriter. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill but did not graduate, instead joining Bland Simpson's band Simpson (band) in the early 1970s. He moved to Nashville in 1973 and fo… more »

The truest heart will not be tempted 
With bright silver or shining gold 
For all your wealth she'd not speak falsely 
And all your power cannot hold 
Lay down your kingdom lay down 
Lay down your kingdom lay down 

Her face is fair to those who know her 
The rest are blind, they cannot see 
And in her eyes you see forever 
Endless joy and misery 
Lay down your kingdom lay down 
Lay down your kingdom lay down 

Some men gamble for their pleasure 
Some men gamble for their greed 
I will gamble for her favor 
I will gamble out of need 
Lay down your kingdom lay down 
Lay down your kingdom lay down 

Here's to our Lady of Good Fortune 
Deliver me from an evil hand 
Here's to the one who plays against me 
Be he spirit or be he man 
Lay down your kingdom lay down 
Lay down your kingdom lay down 
Lay down your kingdom lay down 
Lay down your kingdom lay down 

Written by: DAVID C. OLNEY

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