Can't Help Myself

from by Trevor Layton

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This one came together quite quickly, a few years ago... lyrics were inspired by numerous things, ranging from old blues cliches to a cute-looking young(ish) girl delivering the mail one morning! Indirect credit for the gang vocal in the pre-choruses goes to Josh, who once remarked the song sounded like something the Trews might have written - so I borrowed one of their biggest (and best) tricks! ;-)
Keyboard parts played by the great Rob Turner, though they're hard to hear at times underneath all the guitars (sorry Rob)...!

lyrics

It's so hard to tell between Heaven and Hell
It's so hard to feel what's fake and what is real
But if you lie with me tonight
I might learn my wrong from right

You could teach me how to love, how to fend for myself
show me things I never figured out with anybody else

And I can't help but think of you
When that train comes to town
And I can't help but wonder
Lord, I can't help myself

Baby I can't help myself

Well, some say I make it hard for myself
I fall in love all the time
but without love, would life really matter?
Without love we'd be living a lie

No, I can't help but think of you
Even from the slightest sound
Yeah, I feel like a King without a crown
I really can't help myself
And I can't help but think of you
When the mail lady comes around
Well, I can't help but smile
When I fall, I will drown in style

Maybe I could lean on you
when the world is spinning 'round
I'd have the conviction to believe in you
While the walls are crumbling down

No, I can't help but think of you
When the lightning hits the ground
It gets me so excited
you know, I can't help myself
And I can't help but think of you
When the last fair deal goes down
You know it scares me straight to Hell
But I still can't help myself

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

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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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