Toy Box: An Independent Artist's Child

Toy Box: An Independent Artist's Child

As an independent artist, I tried to capture my thoughts about losing my childhood friend in 'Toy Box.'

New Woodworking Style
1022

Even though I miss my childhood friend, more than anything else, I am thankful that our friendship had such a positive effect on my life. I hope that they, too, are finding their own happiness, wherever they may be. I hope that readers can relate to this song, as I think that this is a universal feeling that everyone can relate to. I wrote this song on the edge of naivety.


"Toy Box"


I hope this letter finds you

My dearest of dear friends

For many moons I've wondered

How that you had been


The last time that I saw you

We were just small tykes

We colored with our crayons

We trudged our path on bikes


I remember crying

And skies as grey as coal

The day you left this small town

You took my heart in tow


[Chorus]

But if I put you in my toy box

Would you promise that you'd stay?

Would you promise that we'd play

Like we did on yesterdays?

I know the word is changing

And I know that we are, too

But if I put you in my toy box

It might be like it used to


I hope this letter finds you

I hope it finds you well

I hope that it reminds you

Of the time we sailed


You were a captain

and I a buccaneer

You and me together

Never a fear


Never a fear

Never a one


[Repeat Chorus]


I couldn't write this letter

In any ink or pen

So I bought Crayolas

To channel me from then


And if this letter finds you

My childhood friend I miss

Everything we ever did

Has made me reminisce.


Attached is a link to the recorded version of this song. I tried to maintain a live feel to the song, as I think that heavy production would mar my most honest song.



Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

More on Odyssey

Facebook Comments