13 Butterfly

from by Lewis Childs

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This song comes from my experience a 13 year old boy on a runaway horse. The Mexican horse was named Butterfly, and she was the fastest I've ever seen!

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Butterfly I rode when I was thirteen found my way to the shores of Mexico Think the devil claimed the young mares soul, and for just five dollars
You could take a chance, see how far you could go

She reared up and I kicked her sides, all my thoughts were left behind
There was nothing but the waves and the hills in the distance
The devil must have passed us by, I yanked the reigns
She didn’t pay any mind, there were clods of wet sand flyin’ in the wind
I must admit that I was kind of scared, when I saw… White Helmets
There’s some MP’s stationed up ahead… Military men

Butterfly I rode when I was thirteen found myself at the gates of Hades den Tried to turn around she wouldn’t go, I saw blood shot eyes
The barrel of a gun, next thing I heard was a warning shell
She was a fiery steed all I could do was yell (Wooh!)

She reared up and I kicked her once again, there was no turning back I said, “We’ll see this to the end.” Shots rang out, I could feel death creepin’ in Butterfly had more to give and we made it, round the bend… in the road.

Butterfly I rode I was thirteen found myself at the gates of Hades den Butterfly was a ragin’ soul, took me to the edge, brought me back again
Butterfly I rode I was thirteen found myself at the gates of Hades den Butterfly was a ragin’ soul took me to the edge she brought me back again
She brought me back again,
She brought me back

credits

from Currents, track released December 11, 2009
Vocals & Guitar: Lewis Childs
Piano & Organ: Galen Clark
Sound Effects: Zach Orr
Acoustic Bass: Arthur Parker
Drums and Percussion: Jesse Brooke

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Lewis Childs Portland, Oregon

Lewis Childs has a diverse musical background. He has played in an Irish Folk Music band, worked as the leader of Tropicalia group, performed in a high flying acrobatic troupe of Capoeiristas, and played with a World Music folk duo. He has returned to his roots writing songs and telling stories that travel through epic sonic landscapes. Oh, his great-grandma was a semi-professional whistler. ... more

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