Keep The Watch

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Keep the watch through the daytime
Keep the watch through the night
Keep the watch when you are weary
And nothing comes out right

Keep the watch with one another
Keep the watch when others go
Keep the watch when they all tell you
That there's nothing left to know

Keep the watch, O you children
Through the dawn's early light
When the sun sets on the mountain
Keep the watch through the night


Keep the watch when you are lied to
Keep the watch when you're deceived
Keep the watch when you are shut out
Keep the watch when you're received

Keep the watch when you are baffled
Keep the watch when you are lamed
Keep the watch when you are set up
Keep the watch when you are blamed

Keep the watch, O you children
Through the dawn's early light
When the sun sets on the mountain
Keep the watch through the night


Keep the watch when you are shattered
Keep the watch when you are lost
Keep the watch as though it mattered
Even when you're double-crossed

Keep the watch when you are frazzled
Keep the watch when you are cool
Keep the watch when you are dazzled
And made to look the fool

Keep the watch, O you children
Through the dawn's early light
When the sun sets on the mountain
Keep the watch through the night


Keep the watch inside the darkness
Keep the watch till night is o'er
Keep the watch, O sweet children
Till you can watch no more

Keep the watch through pain and sorrow
Keep the watch through desperate night
Keep the watch until tomorrow
And on through the morning light

Keep the watch, O you children
Through the dawn's early light
When the sun sets on the mountain
Keep the watch through the night