Lay It Down Lyrics - Journey

Journey Escape cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Martin Frederiksen, Joe Perry, Donald Degrate, Steven Tyler
release date: 1981
genres: Rock
styles: Arena Rock/AOR/Hard Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:14
lead vocals: Steve Perry
background vocals: Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain and Ross Valory
guitar: Neal Schon
piano & keyboard: Jonathan Cain
bass guitar: Ross Valory
percussion & drums (drum set): Steve Smith
assistant engineer: Wally Buck
writer: Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry
Lookin' 'round for a feelin'
I love the rhythm and blues
The place was rockin' and reelin'
I thought I'd shake me loose
The band was pumpin' Motown
Lord how they could play
The girls a-started singing
Rock the night away

[Chorus:]
By the midnight hour
They could've raised the dead
They were takin' it higher
Higher, higher, higher, ringin' in my head
Lay it down, lay it down
Lay it down, lay it down

Whiskey, wine and women
They get me though the night
I ain't lookin' for trouble
I ain't lookin' to fight
A little vertical persuasion
Would do me right
What I'm really needin'
Ah, double shot tonight.

By the midnight hour
We were on our way
She was takin' it higher
Higher, higher, higher, then I heard say

[Chorus]



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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Don't Stop Believin'
  • 2 Stone in Love
  • 3 Who's Crying Now
  • 4 Keep On Runnin'
  • 5 Still They Ride
  • 6 Escape
  • 7 Lay It Down
  • 8 Dead or Alive
  • 9 Mother, Father
  • 10 Open Arms