new song > lay it down

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I have to tell you, this song posed some new challenges. It was one of the first songs I did where I sat down and kind of felt like just going out to the hot tub and saying…why bother? There was not a particular reason, it was just one of those motivational challenges. No inspiration, no enthusiasm, no motivation – and that folks is a recipe for trouble no matter what you are trying to finish. Thankfully I managed to roll up my sleeves and catch a wave…and what a wave we have here today. Lay it down…Some of the notable firsts; very chillin groove, clocking in at 63 beats per minute, any of you drummers out there know that a slow groove is hard to maintain – and that was the case here. If you have a decent stereo system and get the cd audio (when I make it available), you will find your house rumblin from the bass on this song- very full and clean low end there… I decided to beef cake the outro with a kind of drum solo – but in order to keep the vibe I had to really mix down the drums…it almost sounds like a thunderstorm to me. I let it go vocally too on the outro – why not?

Lay it down

Well I was going down Highway 96 today
And I finally figured out what I wanted to say
So I wrote it down put it in this song
Hope you don’t mind it shouldn’t take long

I see you suffering and dying on the inside
You got a feeling like a hole a thousand miles wide
But my friend there is hope
And I’m not talking about just a little more rope

So the word is get yourself up and ready
For a new life, full good and steady
But before we go, something you should start with
Is to grab ahold of that thing that you should part with

lay it down lay it down lay it down now
lay it down lay it down lay it down now
lay it down lay it down lay it down now
ooooh won’t you lay it down now yeah

So the story goes I don’t want to deceive you
If you lay it down, that is what’ll relieve you
All that lying and cold hard evil hinting
All that bitterness, all that jealousy squinting

All the heresays, hateful, unkind talkin
All the selfish strivin, and each other balking
We will build ourselves one fine tomb
And throw into it all the misery and gloom

lay it down lay it down lay it down now
lay it down lay it down lay it down now
lay it down lay it down lay it down now

ooooh won’t you lay it down now

lay it down lay it down lay it down now
lay it down lay it down lay it down now
lay it down lay it down lay it down now
Oh won’t you lay it down

4 Responses to “new song > lay it down”

  1. DCusaNo Gravatar says:

    awesome!

  2. jolNo Gravatar says:

    I like it.

  3. RickANo Gravatar says:

    I want to play wah wah on this – the song needs to be shorter, like 2:30 – 4 minutes – what is this Led Zepellin?

  4. drhillNo Gravatar says:

    …and indeed RickA lays down an improvement with the wah wah.. more coming.

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