Skid Row

from Sea Change by Richard Turgeon

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This song is told from the perspective of a homeless person living on the streets of LA's notorious Skid Row—a population made even more vulnerable due to COVID-19.

lyrics

I never meant to let you down
I felt a heartbeat when you let me in
Another drink and nearly drowned
I’m sinking lower than I’ve ever been

Now no one hears me calling
Out here I’m finally all alone
And you can’t see me falling

I’ll live to fight another day

These streets have now become my home
I have to stay up watching through the night
No one to tell me where I’ll roam
I hear your voices in the morning light

Now no one hears me calling
Out here I’m finally all alone
And you can’t see me falling

I’ll live to fight another day

I lost track of how I came to end up here
Underneath the grime it’s not what it appears
You’ve moved on but I am hoping to return
It’s not too late to share the lessons that I’ve learned

I got so tired of trying
I feel my future dying

I’ll live to fight another day

credits

from Sea Change, released June 17, 2020
Richard Turgeon - all noises, mix, master
Ron Guensche - tasty bass

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Richard Turgeon San Francisco, California

I'm a suburban dad who writes, performs, and produces original rock songs. I play most of the instruments myself.

My new EP, 'Campfire Songs,' is available now on all digital outlets and on Kool Kat Records (CD).

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