For You

from by Lewis Childs

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This song was completed shortly after returning from a tour to Japan. Sometimes things don't work out the way we had intended them to, but this song helped me deal with feelings of disappointment, and like the old saying goes, "turn some lemons into some lemonade."


I write this for you my friend with the hope that I might surrender
Some of these feelings that keep me from getting to you
We passed the night away, in a foreign room
The conversation comes around
Yeah, I’m left feeling like the dream is through
It’s like being on parade, when you reach the end
There’s a cardboard cut-out waiting there to greet you
What we had was true, you know I’d like to get it back again
Silence is a dangerous edge, when someone else is speaking for…

You took me without even knowing
Now I am free to find my own and you know I will get there

I hear you’ve been blue, I want to see you shining in the tumult
We share the struggle, we just saw things from a different point of view
The times we shared
The pressure begins, we feel the weight upon our shoulders
The time is now to make our dreams come true
I want to hear what’s inside of…

You took me without even knowing
Now we are free to find our own and I know we will get there

Reach for horizons let go of what’s troubling you
Make it a mountain I think you know just what to do
Every step intention we will see
I want to see
I want to see us breaking I want to see us breaking I want to see us breaking down the walls that keep us from the truth (repeat)

I write this for you my friend
I write this for you (repeat)


from Currents, track released December 11, 2009
Vocal & Electric Guitar: Lewis Childs
Wurlitzer & Organ: Galen Clark
Electric Bass: Anthony Wagner
Drums & 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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