Tumultuous Affair

from by Lewis Childs

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Inspired by loss, letting go and the spiritual connection I have to the ocean. There is no feeling like getting tumbled in the surf.


In the midst of your blue green swirlin’ waves
Found ways to let go of myself,
Everything tumblin’ so slowly,
Reflections of faces that move me
The dark and unknown.

I can hear your low speech
Warning of the dangers approaching
Ticklin’ my knees, the way I feel,
Heart pounding beats, shakin’ beach,
Should I go on or must I retreat, and I know you have been there
So close to the edge that it feels just like flyin’ and I‘ll hold you
When I’m far from here, we’ll embrace in the tides and we’ll melt into one
You have shown me, now you’ll leave me.
I could stay with you, you know I’d be without a home,
So you’ll free me, the air I’ll breathe,
There is no place like the tumult and we can’t go on anymore


from Currents, track released December 11, 2009
Vocals & Electric Guitar: Lewis Childs
Organ: Galen Clark
Sound Effects: Zach Orr
Backup Vocals: Lesley Kernochan
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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