“Lay Me Down”
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Song by Adele
from the album 25
Released November 20, 2015
Length 4:30
Label XL Recordings
Writer(s) Adele Adkins, Tobias Jesso Jr.
Producer(s) Mark Ronson, Lil Silva
25 track listing
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"Lay Me Down" is a song recorded by Adele, taken from her third studio album, 25. It appears as the second bonus track on the Target and Japanese deluxe editions of the album. The song was written by Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr. and produced by Mark Ronson, with additional production from Lil Silva.

Background[edit | edit source]

"Lay Me Down" is one of two songs that Adele wrote with Tobias Jesso Jr. for 25, the other being "When We Were Young," which she considers to be her favorite song she's ever written.

During her "Up Close and Personal" interview with Julie James, Adele briefly talked about the song, noting that most of the song was written by Jesso prior to her arrival at his friend's house, where they were working:

He wrote me a song, which was amazing, and I was so flattered that he wrote me a song. And [...] if I asked someone to write me a song, I would want it to sound like how his sounded.[1]

Credits[edit | edit source]

Personnel[2]

  • Adele – songwriting, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Tobias Jesso Jr. – songwriting
  • Nick Movshon – bass
  • Homer Steinweiss – drums
  • Thomas Brenneck – guitar
  • Victor Axelrod – piano
  • Mark Ronson – producer, synth
  • Este Haim – tambourine
  • Lil Silva – producer
  • Liam Nolan – vocal recording
  • Philip Allen – vocal recording
  • Ben Baptie – engineer
  • Jens Jungkurth – engineer
  • Joe Harrison – engineer
  • Joshua Blair – engineer
  • Riccardo Damian – engineer
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixer
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

I would never lie to you unless you tell me to
Every part of me, all my words to hold
And hold against me, why won't you let it be?

Don't you ever say my love opened up your heart
No I'm not gonna do you standing up
The words don't come out right when you're right in front of me
Help me baby, won't you turn off the lights

Lay me down ('til the morning)
Lay me down (through the night)
Lay me down (I can fall in)
Lay me down (Won’t you)
Lay me down (I can baby)
Lay me down (Someone believe me)

I would never break the rules unless you tell me to
You can read my mind, be it truth or lies
Lie down beside me, why won't you let it be?

Don't you ever say my love opened up your heart
No I'm not gonna do it standing up
The words don't come out right when you're right in front of me
Help me baby, won't you turn off the lights

Lay me down ('til the morning)
Lay me down (through the night)
Lay me down (I can fall in)
Lay me down (Won’t you)
Lay me down (I can baby)
Lay me down (Someone believe me)

Lay down with me
Lay down with me
Lay down with me
Lay down with me

Words don't come out right when you're right in front of me
Help me baby, won't you turn off the lights

Lay me down ('til the morning)
Lay me down (through the night)
Lay me down (I can fall in)
Lay me down (Won’t you)
Lay me down (I can baby)
Lay me down (Someone believe me)

References[edit | edit source]

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