Take Me Home

from by Lewis Childs

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I have had an orange V.W. Bus named Bessie since I was two years old. We've had a lot of adventures together, and so I thought she deserved a song about her.


Bessie’s going to take me home
She knows where she’s goin’
Hear the radio play we’re rollin’ down the road
She is a rambler and I am a restless soul

Color of a whiskey sun, listen to the pancake run
Four hundred thousand miles we’ve come
We go way back two years to the day I was born

I remember breakin’ down in Rifle
I remember breakin’ down in Jensen town
We watched the people turn around
We had to fix that gal we were on our way to Yellowstone

I remember sittin’ on my daddy’s knee
I remember windin’ down that mountain road
A young boy in control
Westy in the Northwest all the way down to Mexico

Now that papa has flown away
I’d like to bring you back some day
To the place where I come from
I’d like to bring you back on home
To the place where I belong
Honey won’t you take me home
Take me home, take me home
Honey won’t you take me home

Honey take me home
Take me home
In the stillness of the evenin’
Take me home
And when dawn comes over the rise
Take me home
Honey take me home


from Currents, track released December 11, 2009
Vocals & Guitar: Lewis Childs
Organ: Galen Clark
Electric 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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