Graham Childs

Graham Childs

BandPopAcoustic

Like a milkshake.. just without the milk, and the shake...

Biography

“Well it’s certainly not what we expected” Graham’s father said with a huge grin on his face after hearing his sons’ first album “Something.” “Unexpected” has been the theme of the career of the singer/songwriter Graham Childs ever since. Graham spent every day of high school in uniform at a prep-school in the south, but behind the bow tie and penny loafers was a well of creativity and passion that no one expected. Even in his earliest songs, Graham was able to wrap words around and put a melody to many confusing parts of the human experience. Graham has a unique ability to convey situations with great emotional honesty while never abandoning faith and hope. His songs are a testament to the courage it takes to look life in the face and hope for everyone to be able to reclaim at least some of their innocence. His music is inspired by artists such as Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, Bethany Dillon, Caedmon’s Call, and Jars of Clay. During the 2006 recording of the “Still Standing” EP the youthful energy of Graham’s songs was harnessed, and with the help of Nashville producer Mark Drury, Graham was able to make the vision he had for his music a reality. When asked about the story behind one of his songs he replied that the songs worth playing are the ones that aren’t just his story but the ones that anyone can relate to. Whether it be the heart ache of a break up, the anticipation and mystery of a new relationship, or the helplessness of watching those around us suffer, Graham’s songs are for anyone who risks living and loving in an imperfect world.
-Corrie Flynn 7.29.06

Lyrics

Destin

Written By: Graham Childs

Early summer she took my hand every day i thought I would understand I took out another piece of paper it lies crumbled on the floor, every time i see her I wonder if there's more

What I would give for one more day in destin, barefeet on the beach, white sand where we were dancing

Early summer sun goes round, we'll be dancing once the sun goes down, everybody stares in wonder as I gaze into her eyes, well i dont care about them cuz everything is right

What I would give for one more day in destin, barefeet on the beach, white sand where we were dancing

What am i gonna be it's just a blur, every day that passes is another day that hurts, when i see you face to face i'll know

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Still Standing

Written By: Graham Childs

I'll take my number and ill take my place guys come and go it's a constant chase your face it haunts me cuz im wanting so much more you took my hand and you took my world

Oh why did you run away from this your face already missed, as I lie, lie awake, wondering what we couldve been, we couldve been something

I've been told youve done this, before, quickly play your games then slam the door

Oh why did you run away from this your face already missed, as I lie, lie awake, wondering what we couldve been, we couldve been something

Somewhere you sit wondering what i'll say, when you tell me what youve done, well im still standing here today, oh your words fall to the floor, like rain drops falling, oh i wonder, i wonder why

Oh why did you run away from this your face already missed, as a lie, lie awake, wondering what we shouldve been, we shouldve been nothing

Over Coffee

Written By: Graham Childs

Sittin in a coffeeshop, wastin away
Staring at the empty seat, you left astray
And ive never felt the way I do about you babe,
For fifteen minutes more, I wish you could stay

Handprints on a window, so I could see thru
A light snow was fallin this, season was due
Your red lights fading your, car out of sight
Nothing could ruin this, November night cuzz baby

I don’t know, who to be
When your sitting there starry eyed staring at me
And I guess love is just one of those things (that hits ya)
When ya least expect it to, cuz baby I love you

Your feet on the dash with the windows down,
Your lying asleep to that FM sound
Your brown hair blowin, just up around your ear
The cool breeze is warmer round, this time of year cuzz baby

I don’t know, who to be
When your sitting there starry eyed staring at me
And I guess love is just one of those things (that hits ya)
When ya least expect it to, cuz baby I love you

Discography

Something (2005) (out of print)
1. Something
2. Loss of Words
3. Be
4. Don't Wanna Go
5. Nothing On Me
6. Pocket Change
7. November Night

Still Standing EP (2006)
1. Still Standing
2. In Two
3. Georgia
4. Over Coffee
5. Destin
6. Lost

Set List

Destin
She's Kinda Crazy
Lost
Counting to 100 (Matt Wertz cover)
Over Coffee
Take Me
Still Standing
In Two

Usually lasts from somewhere between 30-40 minutes.