Ice Dancer

from by Trevor Layton

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Not quite a love song, this is about those girls you see so often who are putting on a cold, "businesslike" exterior, even in non-business situations, but who you know are just a hair's breadth away from cracking under the pressure that they've put on themselves to be so perfect and graceful (like an ice dancer should be... now you understand!). Hmmm, that actually sounds rather bitter... it's not meant to be, rather it's supposed to be more sympathetic than anything else.
Right from the start I knew I'd be stacking up lots of pretty-sounding guitars (AND lots of rocking ones!), so it was a fun song to record! Definitely the most 'pop' song on the album, but this thing will be very loud when it gets played live!

lyrics

You just keep on dancing along
You are blissfully unaware
That the cracks are starting to show
But still you don't have a care

From where you stand, the surface seems so strong
But I can see where the danger is drawn
Follow me, for I can lead you 'cross the water
We will glide on through the night, into the dawn

Why don't you take a leap of faith?
You know you have nothing to lose
Why are you so afraid to fall?
Because I will catch you when you do

Come in from the cold, let me warm your heart
Please jump before you fall, ice dancer
Won't you let me love you, until hell freezes over
Don't be afraid to take my hand, let me save you from sinking under

Standing out on the frozen land
It's gonna be sink or swim
But you don't even see the choice that you have
Please let my love take you in

Please, oh please, let me off my knees
I can only pray so hard, before you freeze
Your soul is frozen, but I can help you thaw
And bring you back from the dead.... ice dancer

And ever since the day I saw your face
I wanted to protect you from it all
So delicate, and so true
You know that I would raise the ground for you

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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