Live performance of “Flightless child” by Trevor Petrie

This song was written for someone close to me. When I found out that she was suffering from anxiety and depression it broke my heart. I didn’t want that for her, not her too. I won’t go into too much more detail, suffice to say it is very special to me and if the lyrics speak to you I’m sure you will give the song your own special meaning too.

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Lryics:

Flightless child, caught between worlds
So shy, so guiltless, yet exhausted and so aged
Breathing in everyone else’s fumes
Drawing the poison into your once untainted heart
Spoilt and turned sour by sinister and cold influence

Passion and exuberance, laughter and smile
Where did they go when you put them all aside?
Dear child don’t get trapped here amongst the ruins
Don’t get drawn into the picture we paint
Pick and choose your colours and start anew
Pick and choose your own colours and paint a fresh view

Flightless child, caught between hands and arms
Held in our warm embrace
Flightless child won’t you tower now?

A finger drawing idle swirls of nothing in the air
Pointing to the stars although they can’t be seen from there
Stretched beyond breaking point but somehow you hold on
How do you survive?
What is it that you cling to that makes you so strong?
What is it that you cling to? Is it just this song?

Flightless child, caught between hands and arms
Held in our warm embrace
Flightless child won’t you tower now
Let those wings grow from within, take flight and flee
So guiltless, so innocent, now liberated and free

Flightless child, caught between hands and arms
Held in our warm embrace
Flightless child won’t you tower now
Let those wings grow from within, take flight and flee
So guiltless, so innocent, now liberated and free

Liberated and free


Music and lyrics by Trevor Petrie
Recorded live at Golden City Sound
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