A Triptych

from by Trevor Layton

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The newest, and also likely the weirdest, track on the album... coincidence? Probably not (so look out, my music isn't going to get any more conventional going forward)!
The first part of the song is a very strange guitar instrumental I recorded about 2 1/2 years ago... all guitar, no keyboard, I promise! It was also recorded completely live, no overdubs or edits. One day I'll release the full thing, which is about a minute longer than the minute and a half that's here. Luckily for me it was in the same key as the next part, which was originally a stand-alone piece.
The second part of the song has lyrics I wrote when I was 14... they sat around for years until I found them one day, not too long ago, and was able to figure out the rhythm they suggested! In that respect, it makes sense I wrote it back in the late 90's. ;-)
The last part of the song, I made up pretty much as I went along - the vocal there was all first take!
After I finished the song, I realized that there were homages to a favourite band of mine throughout it... the hint is in the title (which also describes the song perfectly - a triptych is a three-piece work of art, fitting given the odd structure of the tune).

lyrics

Always running, never stopping
If you care you will show it to me
Always running, never stopping
If you care, then you won't fail me
You've loved for so long, now it's time to
Fall into eternal slumber
When you'll wake up to the sound of
The world drawing down the final curtain

Always running, never stopping
I'll protect you but I can't stay forever
You'll outlast me, the Earth, the cosmos
And the universe, and all existence
Don't fail me now, you can't let me down
Don't try to comprehend unexistence
Don't think about how you'll be alone
Waking up to Armaggeddon

If you listen really closely
Can you hear me in your dreams?
All of my nightmares revolve in phases
From a whisper... to a scream

credits

from The Endless Dream, released February 12, 2012
Written and produced by Trevor Layton.

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Trevor Layton Vancouver, British Columbia

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Trevor Layton took up guitar at the age of 13 and has become an excellent player, vocalist and songwriter, displaying a range and versatility far beyond his years. His entirely self-produced second album, Trevor Layton and The Endless Dream, has just been released in February 2012, and Trevor is preparing for shows in the spring and summer with his full band! ... more

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