If Only for a While

from by Freddie Phillips

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If only for a while
Gonna put my feet up
If only for a while
Gonna rest my mind
Cause there's things I've seen
There's things I've done
I still carry through time

Before I walk this road
Gonna sit in sunshine
Before I walk this road
Gonna find a friend
Cause there's those I've loved
There's those I've lost
It all comes back again

Can't stop the river's running
Sun and moon still take their turns
It happens all the time is what we say
Still, the Mississippi ends
Empties into oblivion
Under somebody's last sunset every day

Before I close my eyes
Wanna tell my children
Before I close my eyes
I'll plant it in their minds
"You wield too much light
To fear the dark
Wherever your road winds"


from The Promise - EP, released May 5, 2017
Produced and mixed by Joe Gilder
Engineered by Derek West

Adam Silverman - Drums
Matthew Mobley - Bass
Jefferson Crow - Keys
Joe Gilder - Guitar and vocals
Freddie Phillips - Vocals and guitar

Written by Freddie Phillips



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Freddie Phillips Nashville, Tennessee

It doesn't take long for the Mississippi delta to come into focus in Freddie's music. A native of southeast Arkansas, he draws from childhood memories of time spent with friends and family on farms and rivers. After moving to Nashville in the late 1990s, he became disillusioned with the music business. It took getting in touch with the less polished side of country music to gain inspiration. ... more

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