Keep the earth below my feet

from Mumford & Sons – Below My Feet Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

To me, Mumford is praying to god begging for heaven, or perhaps repenting for his Sin.
He wants the earth to remain below his feet because in the traditional concepts of heaven and hell, Earth is in between heaven and hell. Hell is below Earth and heaven is above it. He wants to stay on or above the earth, but not go to hell.

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