I wrote a song for my mother eleven years ago called “Lay Me Down”. It remains one of my favorite songs lyrically, and I continue to perform it in concert. And despite having written it when I was 14, I think there’s a surprising amount of self-awareness and genuine filial sentiment without any of the naïve clichés you’d expect to hear from a young songwriter.
On this Mother’s Day, I would like to dedicate “Lay Me Down” to my mother once again.
The recording featured here comes from my 2010 solo concert in the GE Theatre at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady, NY. This recording has not been heard by anyone before.