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Lay It All on Me is a song by British drum and bass band Rudimental featuring vocals by Ed Sheeran. It was released as their fourth single from their second studio album We the Generation on September 25, 2015.

BackgroundEdit

Prior "Lay It All on Me", Rudimental had previously collaborated with Sheeran, co-writing the song "Bloodstream" which appeared on the latter's 2014 album, x. The track was re-worked and released as the fourth single from x as well as the lead single from We the Generation.

The idea for "Lay It All on Me" was already in concept prior to Rudimental touring with Sheeran, providing opening support for the latter's American leg of his x tour. While on the tour bus, Rudimental played the song to Sheeran. According to Rudimental, Sheeran liked it and they ended up completing the song while in London.

The song is "about sticking together and brotherhood". Writing the song, Rudimental's inspiration was evoked by the fact of being away from home and family. The electronic track has a "pulsating" beat.

Commercial PerformanceEdit

On the chart dated 17 October 2015, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 96, becoming Rudimental's first charting entry in the US. The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 16, giving Rudimental their eighth top 40. The following week, it reached a new peak of number 15. So far it has peaked at number 12

LyricsEdit

All alone as you look through the door
Nothing left to see
If it hurts and you can't take no more
Lay it all on me

No you don't have to keep it on a locking key
Cause I will never let you down
And if you can't escape all your uncertainties
Baby I can show you how

Let my love in, let my love in
Lay your heart on me
If you're hurting, if you're hurting
Lay it all on me
You can lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
If you're hurting, if you're hurting
Lay it all on me

If you're scared when you're out on your own
Just remember me
Cause I won't let you go, let alone
Lay it all on me

No you don't have to keep it on a locking key
Cause I will never let you down
And if you can't escape all your uncertainties
Baby I can show you how

Let my love in, let my love in
Lay your heart on me
If you're hurting, if you're hurting
Lay it all on me
You can lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
If you're hurting, if you're hurting
Lay it all on me

So if you're hurting babe
Just let your heart be free
You got a friend in me
I'll be your shoulder at anytime you need
Baby I believe
So if you're hurting babe
Just let you're heart be free
I'll be your shoulder at anytime you need
Baby I believe
You can lay it all on me

Let my love in, let my love in
Lay your heart on me
If you're hurting, if you're hurting
Lay it all on me (lay it all on me)
Lay it all on me (lay it all on me)
Lay it all on me
If you're hurting, if you're hurting
Lay it all on me (lay it all on me)
Lay it all, lay it all
Lay it all (lay it all on me)
Lay it all, lay it all
Lay it all on me
Lay it all, lay it all on me
Lay it all on me
Lay it all, lay it all on me
Lay it all on me

VideosEdit

Rudimental Feat Ed Sheeran Lay It All On Me Audio04:03

Rudimental Feat Ed Sheeran Lay It All On Me Audio

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