One I Want

from by Trevor Layton

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This one was a bit puzzling to me when I wrote the lyrics... it felt almost like a rap! I'm pretty sure I ended up writing the music to fit them (nothing terribly tricky - it's a funked-up, Hendrix-ish take on a standard blues progression), which is one of few times I've written specific music to lyrics. The instrumental break was me screwing around, doing the music producer's version of 'turning the volume knob up and down' so to speak...
Finishing this song was an "a-ha!" moment, a point at which I truly realized I COULD do this stuff completely on my own if need be (and have tons of fun in the process)... so I did!

lyrics

Bitten my lip in my sleep
And I try not to move and I'm falling apart
And everything I see is coming back to haunt me
I can't help but feel as if nothing feels real
And I can't figure out what's happening to me
Yeah, I'm wondering why I've been left behind
And far away

You're the one I want, yeah, you can take me
Much farther than I've ever been
You're the one I want, through thick and thin
and I'll keep on trying 'til you give in, give in

Now I wonder do I have a reason for being
I can't help but think that there's nothing for me
Except for my life and my very own truth
And I'm wondering why I've fallen for you
I've fallen for you
And I can't figure out why I feel so far away

No more wasting time, I want to feel alive
I want to know what it's like to hold you before I die

All that the eye can see must be real
When you hold it in your hand can you feel it?
Hold out your heart when it hurts, let me heal it
As everything you know is true I reveal it
And maybe there is no truth, but at least there's a reason
And everything unknown remains sealed, somewhere far away

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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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