Ed Roman Releases Veterans Benefit Song
Award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter Ed Roman has teamed with Heart Songs for Veterans to release a benefit single, that will go to aid veterans across the United States. Ed wrote the song during his sessions for upcoming album, “Red Omen,” which is due out in spring 2016.
Ed Roman says, “Lay one down is just not a refrain in a chorus and repeating metaphor for the end of something but it is in fact the beginning of a new philosophy. When we see a person in any walk of life going through hardships we have a tendency to become conditioned to the idea that the dogma that we practice forces us away from direct contact from those people. “Laying One Down” could be your arms, that is to say weapons and the things we used to destroy ourselves every day. There are so many things that are hidden in the fog of historical fact, yet despite they are truths, we still find them a difficult pill to swallow. And if you are falling down and you figured a way up, help somebody up with you to make the moment stronger for both and everyone around you. The changes come quick and like a thief in the night and you never know when your life will turn on end. Respect the moment and the people around you no matter who they are or what they’ve done. This is why tire selfless love is a difficult and yet beautiful conundrum we are continually forced to deal with. This is what the song means to me, what the moment is trying to tell me and the many tentacles to ulterior meanings in all of the language.’
“It’s a great honor and privilege to be able to have this music as a part of such a noble cause and help people who have given their lives souls and so much more in the process of this deluge we call war. When an individual or group contributes by buying the songs they are helping someone else in need. We all feel like were a part of it and working together towards something so important . It’s been such a positive experience working with Heart Songs for Veterans, that I encourage others to become involved in this type of support. Big It Up. Lay One Down.”
“Lay One Down” is available on itunes, amazon and all major online music retailers. Download it to support veterans charities.