6 pages | PDF | 1.7 MBLyrically and tonally evocative, “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith is an emotive ballad written in a haunting, ethereal style. It is built around a sparse piano melody and warm synth chords as it carries the listener through a heartfelt journey of catharsis and acceptance. The song is arranged in E major and C♯ minor, and spans a total of 54 measures in length. Smith’s heartfelt vocals lead the melody, as he conveys both inner struggles and a sense of hopefulness in his sincere delivery. This anthemic release was co-written by Sam Smith alongside James Napier and Elvin Smith.