Sail

by Trenton Burton

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This is the third and final single on my upcoming album about growing up with a mental illness. It winds its way through diagnosis, concealment, and the eventual reveal in the hope that others may join the conversation.

All profits from this single, the album, and the launch event will be donated to the Manitoba and Winnipeg chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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After a long time
I thought to myself
"Is this something I want
to keep quiet?"

All the time it’s been so loud
Instead of hidden yelled for help


After a long time
I prodded myself
To write or speak or shout
Or anything


But what if they throw me away?
The support goes, the sickness stays

They’re the ships and I’m the bay
They’ll wish they set sail yesterday

After a long time
Of fighting myself
To run and hide
Or stay and go outside

I know I’m not built for this
In all those hits something’s amiss
They bruise my fists and bend my wrists
I might give in
I might resist


But what if they throw me away?
The support goes, the sickness stays

They’re the ships and I’m the bay
They’ll wish they set sail yesterday

But what if they throw me away?
The support goes, the sickness stays

I’m the ship and they’re the bay
I wish I hit land yesterday

After a long time
Everyone helped
No tears, no sighs
Why was I surprised?

They were here for me
If only I knew
This would be old and not new

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released January 7, 2017

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Trenton Burton Winnipeg, Manitoba

Born in Winnipeg, Trenton Burton started making music at age ten, when he started learning guitar. He later picked up trumpet and played in several wind and jazz ensembles, performing in competitions and festivals in New York and London. He now mixes synthesizers, atmospheric guitars, horns, and warped samples to create a special blend of indie-pop. ... more

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