Chance Encounter

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The lone "acoustic" track (though not really), maybe it's not surprising that I wrote this around the same time as I was writing and working on some of my first album in 2007-08. If you hear much of the first album, though, you'd realize pretty quickly that this didn't fit there... and even though it's very different from any other track on The Endless Dream, I liked the way it fit as a 'rest' before the final two songs.
Lyrically, I guess I was in a dark headspace that day; very different from being melancholic or depressed, though - in fact, I find there's almost no connection at all between feeling 'dark' and feeling melancholy. The slightly off-sounding chord progression, full of drones, suited the lyrics. This is also the only track on the album I played guitar synthesizer on!

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Well, I just wanted to thank you
For putting me out of my misery
You took away the only thing that I had
when there was nothing left for me
Strange how the fates can work their magic
A chance meeting in this dark, narrow street
And yeah, the Lord works in mysterious ways
I guess he was calling on me

So thank you once again for ending all of my pain
Even if you'll never know my family or my name
And may you receive good fortune for the pillage that you take
And know that I'll be shining on you from above
Every morning, when you wake

You may not be a soul of goodness
But to me you are a saint
And for your actions I will always be grateful
For the life that you hath take
When you watch over your shoulder
Know that I will be there forever
Offering guidance and protection
In eternal gratitude

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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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