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La Da Da Dee

from If We Were by Arthur Lewis

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A solitary man
But proud of the life that I’m living
Took a break from love
To enjoy the blessings I’d been given, and I’m
Caught up in the thought of what I might become
Might seem strange to some
But I sang a song of freedom


But April came
Sweet and unexpected
We opened up our minds
But my heart remained protected
Until I saw the holy place inside her eyes
And she held me there till sunrise
But when morning comes
A songbird flies


Riding the train, and the sound of your breath lingers on
A night so beautiful, we nearly missed the dawn
We talked in the afternoon, but memories put me to bed
And love snuck in on the backs of the things that we said

She came back to town
But still I stood my ground
Told myself that I didn’t want to be tied down

But you know how they say you never know what you’ve got until it’s gone
The summer ended, and she had a plane to get on

What was I running from?
I talked about freedom
But the thing I didn’t see
Was that falling in love
Can set you free

The camera saved her smile
But a picture can’t say anything
So the caption in my mind
Says "This is what December brings."
So I return to ordinary things
And when she’s done with traveling
My love will hear the song that I sing



from If We Were, released September 30, 2008


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Arthur Lewis New York, New York

Singer, songwriter, and keyboardist from Queens, and founding member of Broadway's Freestyle Love Supreme. I write indie soul songs and delight in spontaneous melody and open space.

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