Lay It Down (Ratt song)

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"Lay It Down"
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Single by Ratt
from the album Invasion of Your Privacy
Released 1985
Format Vinyl LP, Cassette, CD
Recorded 1985
Genre Glam Metal
Length 3:23
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Stephen Pearcy, Juan Croucier, Robbin Crosby, Warren DeMartini
Producer(s) Beau Hill
Ratt singles chronology
"Lack of Communication"
"Lay It Down"
"You're In Love"

"Lay It Down" is a single by American glam metal band Ratt. It was the first single released to promote the group's second album, Invasion of Your Privacy.


The song was co-written by Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, and guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini.

It appears in the video game Brütal Legend, during the third battle against Lyonwhyte.

Music video[edit]

The music video shows lead singer Stephen Pearcy having a birthday party as a child (played by Whit Hertford). After the boy makes his birthday wish, he gets a vision of the future in which the band plays in what looks to be an abandoned building.

The woman in the video is Playboy model Marianne Gravatte, who is also the model on the cover of Invasion Of Your Privacy.


"Lay It Down" reached #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the Mainstream Rock chart during the summer of 1985. This made it Ratt's second and last Top 40 Pop hit.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lay It Down" – 3:23
  2. "Got Me On the Line" – 3:04



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