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Bridge over troubled water

In this Simon & Garfunkel lyrics I can't understand what this sentence means: "I will lay me down".

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    In the old days, people used trees as bridges, by cutting down a huge tree and laying it over a stream or river. In the song, he is saying "I will lay me down" (like a huge tree) to help you over "troubled waters" (rough times). It is a lyrical, symbolic way to say: I will be there to support you through hard times..

     

    Well, it's like poetry, in the sense it could mean different things. One obvious interpretation is that the singer will be of service to others, like a bridge over troubled waters.

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