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Take a Chance

04:12
Patterson Barrett
2018
Patterson Barrett

Story

After falling asleep in front of the tv one night while listening to Kid Rock talk about how he was living the dream, I had a dream in which Emmylou Harris and I were talking about following your dreams. I mentioned to her that while all that sounded good, at a certain point in one's later years, perhaps your expectations could use a little adjustment, to which she replied, "Well, why don't you write a song about it?". I asked "What sort of song would that be?", and she proceeds to play a rythymic groove on the guitar.

I awoke with a line or two of lyrics and a groove, and now it's 3AM, and I write the rest of the song before going back to sleep.

Just a little insight into my writing process.

Renée Wahl sang harmony. She's a wonderful singer and writer, and I'm so happy to have produced a record for her.

Josh Hunt played drums. The rest (again!?) is me.

Lyrics

Take a Chance (4:13)

--Patterson Barrett ©2017 (BMI) Criminal Tunes

 

After all these years to find myself in this circumstance

Ready to take a chance on love

 

You wandered through my dreams like you were born there

And you stepped into my world and left your songs there

I wore my sorrow like a cloak to keep me warm

In the cold gray morning after love’s brutal storm

 

Now I can’t believe that I’d receive this gift again

Waiting for the ride to end

After all these years to find myself in this circumstance

Ready to take a chance on love

 

Being with you is way too easy

Am I being blinded by your bright light?

So long in the dark it’s hard to trust my eyes again

Can I love once more; if not now, then when?

 

Now I can’t believe that I’d receive this gift again

Waiting for the ride to end

After all these years to find myself in this circumstance

Ready to take a chance on love

 

How can I resist love’s slow burning kiss

I know the way so well that it’s hard to tell if I‘m leading or being led

 

Now I can’t believe that I’d receive this gift again

Waiting for the ride to end

After all these years to find myself in this circumstance

Ready to take a chance on love

 

Now I can’t believe that I’d receive this gift again

Waiting for the ride to end

After all these years to find myself in this circumstance

Ready to take a chance on love

 

Take a chance on love

Can I love again?

Just one more chance at love