Their first hit single, it had peaked at No. The lyrics are loosely based on the 23rd Psalm in the Old Testament and the song was widely considered to be writer Dave Cousins 's most commercial and radio-friendly offering to date.
Indeed, some aficionados accused Cousins and the band of "selling out", especially Bus Dem Shut (Payaka) - The Wailers - Bus Dem Shut (Pyaka) the band later appeared on Top of the Pops dressed in glittery " glam rock " outfits and wearing make-up with drummer Richard Hudson unusually placed at the front of the stage.
The album version features an additional guitar solo, making it about thirty seconds longer than the single. The song was brought Strawbs - Lay Down the public's attention again in when it featured on the BBC television series " Life on Mars ". It was, however, unaccountably absent from the DVD boxset soundtrack. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song by Strawbs. For other uses, see Lay Down disambiguation. A Taste of Strawbs. Categories : singles Strawbs songs songs Songs written Strawbs - Lay Down Dave Cousins.
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