The Search For The Real

by Trevor Toms

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"Love", ambiguous, overused and misunderstood is at the heart of the tracks on this album. As a poet I strive to pull apart our words and feelings, searching for meaning, searching for truths. My lyrics carry through a variety of different emotions, many of which can be described using but that one, prophetic word, "love". Terrible heights and profound lows are all apart of the journey that we call the human experience. It is not my intention to capture the whole meaning of our existence, but rather to share in the complex and ever-expanding dialogue by putting my heart on the page and into the arms of humanity.
The instrumentation on this album intends to speak where words fail. The swell of the guitar in time with your breath, the rhythm of the percussion pumping in your veins and the harmonica crying out high above all support the messages without distorting the lyrics with excess sound.
If I can reach one person, for one moment, and touch the very heart of that experience, then I am successful.
Strong,
TT
P.S. - Special thanks to Bradley Piper for producing this album as well as playing organ, keyboard vocals and bass. Thanks to Kevin Zeb Jenkins - drums/vocals , Marcella Henry - backup vocals , Tony Goffredi - electric guitar.
P.P.S. - Thank you to all my family, friends and fans for your support.

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released March 15, 2018

Bradley Piper - production, organ, keyboard vocals and bass
Kevin Zeb Jenkins - drums, vocals
Marcella Henry - backup vocals
Tony Goffredi - electric guitar
Nicholas Patterson - album art

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Trevor Toms Denver, Colorado

As a musician, I write and perform original songs from the heart. Music is my passion, my one true love. If I can reach one person, for one moment and elicit true emotion than I am successful.

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Track Name: Finally Free
“Finally Free”

In the dark there shines a light
And it serves to remind me what really matters in this life

For many years I was living beside myself,
A shadow of a man to weak and afraid to fly.

So-called friends and easy lovers
Telling me who to be, and just where I fit in.

I’ve acted a fool
Playing by the rules
Playing it cool
The truth so naked, so cruel.

... But right now I don’t give a damn!

Took so goddamn long to finally see the man I can be.
I ain’t living for tomorrow or someone else’s dream.

The time is now, my heart is free.
I’m leaving for another world baby don’t you wait for me.

Don’t cry no tears of sorrow for love is such a selfish need.
On my epitaph let it read...
“Lord I’m finally free”!

Set me free...
Lord, set me free....
Track Name: Get Me High
“Get Me High”

I’ve been broke down, beaten, busted and burnt out.
I’ve been down so low they nearly but me in the ground.
I’ve been so far across the line, must have crossed it a couple hundred times,
But I never knew a love ‘til you were mine.

You get me high, make me crawl across the floor.
You get me high, it cuts me to the core.
You get me high, like I’ve never been before.
Every time you love me you leave me wanting more,
Every time you love me you leave me wanting more.

I made two wrong turns every time I made a right.
I’ve been howlin’ at the moon in the middle of the night.
I’ve been so far gone, livin’ all alone
Until you came along, made me see the light.

You get me high, make me crawl across the floor.
You get me high, it cuts me to the core.
You get me high, like I’ve never been before.
Every time you love me you leave me wanting more,
Every time you love me you leave me wanting more.

You get me high, make me crawl across the floor.
You get me high, it cuts me to the core.
You get me high, like I’ve never been before.
Every time you love me you leave me wanting more,
Every time you love me you leave me wanting more.
Track Name: Get On Up
Get On Up

I’m no stranger to the darkness, I’m no stranger to the pain,
But we all gotta believe in something to help us through the day.
No you can’t wait your whole life for heaven to stop the rain,
No you can’t wait your whole life waiting to be saved.

Abel, a man who was low down, a bottle in his hand,
Begging on lonely corner of a hard luck dirty street.
He said “Now please don’t pass me by, you know I gotta eat,
But the truth is, mister, we all got demons to feed”
No you can’t waste your whole life begging for someone to set you free,
No you can’t waste away into nothing, listen to me please.

Get on up!
Get on up!
Get on up, child, yeah!
Get on up!

I know you never believed in nothing, at least that’s what you say.
Hurting for the bad love attention, but that’s just not the way.
You may not believe in god above but I know you can be saved,
‘Cause there’s a heart of gold down in your soul, listen to me say…

Get on up!
Get on up!
Get on up, child, yeah!
Get on up!
Track Name: Not In Love
"Not In Love"

I’m not in love anymore, I’m not the child you once knew, I’m not in love with anyone…
But you.

I had you once when life was good and nothing got me down.
We were close, so very close, never lost in the crowd.
We shared a love sent from above that only poets could dream of,
But I faltered and I lost you, lord what have I done?

Now your faith in me has faded, since I strayed from your side.
But this freedom is overrated. True love I can’t deny!
Tell me just what can I say to win you back?
Tell me that you still feel something for this maniac.
Tell me that you love me once again,
‘Cause I’m broken baby can’t you feel my pain?

I’m not in love, not in love, I’m not in love with anyone but you!
I’m not in love, not in love, I’m not in love with anyone but you!
Track Name: Temptation
“Temptation”

V1
Holding my tongue, barely hanging on
But I can’t hold it for long.

So many nights I dreamt of you,
This wretched heart so cruel

So lost in love with someone so wrong
That I put it in a song.

CH
Temptation, temptation
Brought me to my knees
Temptation, temptation
Won’t you leave me be?

V2
A lonely heart wants what it wants
Regardless of what’s right

There is nothing I wouldn’t give to have your love
To share your light

But when I think of all the pain it would cause to reach out and touch you
I steady my trembling hands

Because I know that as long as you’re with him
I can never be your man.

CH x1.5
BREAK
CH x2
Track Name: I Should Have Known
"I Should Have Known"

I’m sorry I called, Im sorry to string your heart along,
But in the long, black night my love grows strong.

What can I say, when I think about you everyday?
Is nothing worth the fight that isn’t worth the pain?

I should have known I’d fall
I should have known I’d fall
I should have known I’d fall for you
I should have known I’d fall for you `
I should have known I’d fall for you


But I’m never there, when you need a love who cares.
Loving you on borrowed time, it isn’t fair.

I can’t be changed, cold as snow in summer and twice as strange
But this cold heart of mine needs you in the worst way.

I should have known I’d fall for you
I should have known I’d fall for you
I should have known I’d fall....
I should have known I’d fall for you
I should have known I’d fall for you
I should have known I’d fall....


I should have known I’d fall
I should have known I’d fall
I should have known I’d fall for you
I should have known I’d fall for you
I should have known I’d fall for you

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