So Tired

from by Lewis Childs

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD



This song was originally conceived at 3 a.m when I was staying at a friends place in the small French Village of Casis. We had just come from a demonstration in Marseille, and I was struck by the passion and intensity of the protesters. I went into the bathroom and feverishly wrote down the lines after waking from the strangest dream...


Come silent depths past emerging, clean sea air
Grapple harness unfathomable power
Not ours to take
Exhumation, exhalation faint breath
Dive deep don’t take in much air

Waves roar backlashes escape night
Darkness does not conceal white skin chased
Harpoon in its back
Manifestation hibernation
Caves we have built
Illusions of insight

So tired just can’t sleep
You come into my dreams
You promise me release

Delicate hour changing of the guard, you try and catch me
Four point buck have lived enough seasons, know your schemes
Whizzing arrows and projectiles
Think I know how to deal
The source dried up polluted bought sold nothing left to drink

So tired just can’t sleep
Come into my dreams
You promise me release
Release, release, release


from Currents, track released December 11, 2009
Vocals & Guitar: Lewis Childs
Organ: Galen Clark
Flute: Michelle Medler
Backup Vocals: Lesley Kernochan
Drums, Percussion & Siging Bowl: Jesse Brooke



all rights reserved


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

contact / help

Contact Lewis Childs

Streaming and
Download help