Tyler Childers - A Song While You're Away Lyrics




Up in your nephew's room playing on his cousin's guitar
I wrote a song for you
You have done drove off with everything I need
My box and my tumbleweed

I picked it up on the way to Flagstaff years ago
I was hanging on to everything you had the grace to show

You were young and you were hungry
Lord knows I was hungry too
We were both flat-out starving
For something worthwhile to lose
You were my bread and I was your honey
Up against the dark red wine
Trying to hold on to the lovely
Through the bitter of our times

Looking over the hill at the lights of your hometown
I wrote this song for you
Thinking of the way we met:
A girl home from school and a boy just passing through

I got a job as a cut man at a house just down the road
I had never been to town before and I didn't know a soul

I was young and I was hungry
Lord knows you were hungry too
We were both flat-out starving
For something worthwhile to lose
You were my bread and I was your honey
Up against the dark red wine
Trying to hold on to the lovely
Through the bitter of our times

Agate white wedding dress
Turquoise on your ring
Upright bass and violin
As you walk the aisle to me

I was young and I was hungry
Lord knows you were hungry too
We were both flat-out starving
For something worthwhile to lose
You were my bread and I was your honey
Up against the dark red wine
Trying to hold on to the lovely
Through the bitter of our times





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Tyler Childers A Song While You're Away Comments
  1. Jose Villa

    Would be a perfect wedding song!

  2. Emma Edgecomb

    Please put on Spotify

  3. brad metcalf

    you can see the passion weeping from his skin. Tyler is a true badass

  4. autumnstarrs

    I can find a lot of his music on my streaming service but not this one and I love it so much. Anyone know why it's not available?

  5. Mechanic380

    I know someone says it or something similar in every video but I can't help myself. This man is truly a special artist.

  6. mark james bryson

    Top 40 lol Tyler’s “the fucking man #1 in my box 📦 of tumbleweed....🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🌹

  7. kyle Kallaus

    #longlivefolkmusic #longlivetylerchilders #longlivecolterwall

  8. Malachi Maxwell

    This song needs to be on iTunes

  9. hank lininger

    Inthewoods.....Thankyou!!!

  10. Buckethead1074 Ray

    Anyone else notice the subtle smile when he sings "thinking about the way we met, a girl home from school, and a boy, just passing through"? You can tell that's a real memory.

  11. Carl Richards

    If it's good, it's good... Don't matter the what Genre of Music it is and this DUDE is Damn Good.... The only exception to that rule are Boy Bands and Girl Bands which are just UTTER NONSENSE ...🙏

  12. Bobbo Wrenwood

    "Wait, is it your or you're?"
    Red Barn Radio, titling this video: "yes"

  13. Andrew W

    Thanks for the music Brother

  14. Adam West

    Feels every word he sings. Rare lately. Thank you Tyler!

  15. D Pro

    I am so impressed by you, Tyler! You keep doing it, man~~ it's a good sound on you!

  16. Gabriel Mccoy

    Tyler childers is the truth

  17. Kelly Houk

    “Trying to hold on to the lovely through the bitter of our times” oh my that is amazing.

  18. Kelly Houk

    “We were both flat out starving for something worthwhile to lose” man that lyric is amazing.

  19. snydesy

    Up in your nephews room
    Playing on his cousins guitar

    I wrote a song for you

    You have done drove off

    Everything I need

    My box & my tumbleweed

    I picked it up on the way

    To Flagstaff years ago

    I was hanging on to everything

    You had the grace to show



    You were young

    & you were hungry

    Lord knows I was hungry too

    We were both

    Flat out starving

    For something worthwhile to lose

    You were my bread

    & I was your honey

    Up against the dark red wine

    Trying to hold on to the lovely

    Through the bitter of our times



    Looking over the hill

    At the lights of your hometown

    I wrote this song for you

    Thinking of the way we met

    A girl home from school

    & a boy just passing through

    I got a job as a cut man

    At a house just down the road

    I had never been to town before

    & I didn't know a soul



    I was young

    & I was hungry

    Lord knows you were hungry too

    We were both

    Flat out starving

    For something worthwhile to lose

    You were my bread

    & I was your honey

    Up against the dark red wine

    Trying to hold on to the lovely

    Through the bitter of our times



    Agate white wedding dress

    Turquoise on your ring

    Upright bass & violin

    As you walk the isle to me



    I was young

    & I was hungry

    Lord knows you were hungry too

    We were both

    Flat out starving

    For something worthwhile to lose

    You were my bread

    & I was your honey

    Up against the dark red wine

    Trying to hold on to the lovely

    Through the bitter of our times

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  20. Drew Mellas

    Thank you for existing. I want to dance to this song at my wedding. I hope that’s okay with you.

  21. Donald Bramblett

    You must be the devil because you damn sure make me wanna sell my soul!

  22. Mr Mojo Rising

    This guy beats Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, and any other mainstream country singer by a longggggg shot

  23. Norma Atchley

    Grammy nominee so proud. Glad you people are catching up. I live in a hollow in Smokys and this music is just perfect.

  24. Greg Lucero

    "He said drifter can you make folks cry when you play and sing" big star bound for sure! Washington state loves your music brother

  25. maartnnn 050

    I just found this guy last night! And the thought of catching up to all of his music thrills me!! I've been listening non stop whenever I got the chance to! This must be my best find of 2019!

  26. Johnny LAW

    INEZ SHOULD BE THE NEW NASHVILLE EASTERN KY SAVIN COUNTRY MUSIC

  27. Mary Frank

    Am I the only one noticing these views skyrocketing??? Way to go, Tyler! Spreading the real “country gospel” how it’s meant to be heard.

    .....or these view could be all from me 😅

  28. Dalton Bryan

    Man tyler childers is the greatest underground country singer to ever live, riding dirtroads down south blaring his music while singing to it has to be the best feeling ever

  29. Dennis

    Still my favorite song..

  30. Bill Davis

    I agree keep playin

  31. Mary Frank

    I Fucking love this song, man.

  32. Jubeck Glenmeister

    Performance date and setlist? Anyone?

  33. Andrew Osborne

    Hey Tyler. Coud u please record this. This is the song I play every mourning at 5 am. When my feet hit the floor right. Just before I go underground. From a southern wv by God coalminer. Thank u for the real music. From all us coal miners

  34. Friction Burns

    So glad I found this tremendous singer and guitar player, soothes the soul man .

  35. Taylor Taylor

    Favorite song right now 💛💛💛

  36. Scott W Clowry

    Your're?

  37. Sam Veasey

    Beautiful song. Takes me places as only music can. Love for you Brother

  38. Jason Thomas

    Up in you nephews room playing on his cousins guitar!

  39. Mr.Potato Head

    Listening to this thinking about my baby. ❤️♥️

  40. J A Z Z P E R

    I always see that little piece of ducktape, what is that. Pickup?

  41. matthew godfrey

    #1 now and i dont reckon i can recall someone in my lifetime of music listening that has deserved it more

  42. Dustan Frye

    This as outlaw country as is it gets now a days

  43. dana milam

    Cant get enough of this guy!

  44. Sacred Honeyyy - Marisa T.

    😍😍😍😍

  45. Kimberly Carrico

    Good ole Kentucky boy 😍

  46. Amanda Brooke

    Tyler, please record this one!

  47. Kenny Carson

    How do all your songs make me cry and smile .

  48. BelayaSmert ,

    No words no words, just wow.

  49. Melissa Eberling

    This...he knows who he is...we were both hungry for somethin worth while to lose. We tried to hold on. I wish him the best life can give. I'll miss him always.

  50. Smiley

    What key is this in

  51. VirginFetus

    I came to watch this video for the 47274th time and I somehow disliked it since the last time I was here. I am scum.

    Kenny Juto

    Judging by your username and profile pic. Yes. Yes you are.

  52. Ray Kaples

    Wish more of his stuff was on EPs on Spotify

  53. Pato

    I'm from Zambia, and i hadn't listened to good country music in a while. Could be my search algorithm. I'm completely baffled at how I only found Tyler yesterday. He definitely has that special something. Amazing music mate.

  54. John Yoolie

    My Mama and me are fans!

  55. John LaPlaca Jr

    First time I told my Wife was in her nephews room. Love the opening line :)

  56. Shawnj martin

    Discovered him this year “2019” his voice is hypnotizing.. respect ✊🏽 from a Navajo from New Mexico.

  57. dreamisolympia88

    Who the fuck dislikes this guy!

  58. ben doveran beg

    For the current 206 people who disliked this video go fuck yourself. Every single one of those 206 are trump supporting bitches who have nothing better to do than sit around and beat their meat to mike pence and Hate on the most American thing that’s ever happened. Also to the 206 cocksuckers who think he doesn’t deserve a like can shove that dislike up your ass, sit on it, spin and swallow it like your mom should have done you he’s the best thing since sliced bread the best part of you ran down your moms ass crack you wouldn’t know talent if it hit you in the face like Donald trumps chode. Fuck off

  59. Nurse Megan Green

    Loves This 💪✅♥️

    Nurse Megan Green

    Ginger Gold!

  60. Daniel Turner

    I can quit

  61. Tyler Cole

    I got to hear him play this a couple weeks ago at music festival and it was phenomenal.

  62. A P

    Who else loves his music because they've lived it ..

    Robert Josey

    I listen to all kinds of music this is just amazing I cant stop listening I walk around with shake the frost in my head all day

    Jacob Riggs

    Same here

  63. Ryan Williamson

    This chorus sounds like the chorus to All Your'n

  64. Dennis

    He tells such a wonderful story, his voice is unique, you can tell he is singing from the heart and clearly has a passion for this. I haven't been able to find another artist quite like him yet, and I search all of the time.. While I have many artists I like, and are in the same genre of new-grass / Americana / alt country, whatever you want to call it, nobody compares imho.

  65. Charles Harding

    ...your're

  66. Dennis

    Is there anywhere that this song is available to download?

  67. Cody Behanna

    A soul as unique as a finger print, rare when most of today prints are mass produced

  68. Adam Parlett

    A Song While You Are (are) Away
    Haha

    Adam Parlett

    But shit man, saw Tyler and the boys a few days ago and it was literally the greatest time of my life

  69. Ryan Wind

    Can we get this on spotify ASAP?????

  70. JediOutlaw

    Lord knows I was hungry too.

  71. Taylor Wilson

    Amazing

  72. dakota revan

    185 people on here thought they were listening to rap so ...that's the only excuse not to like Tyler

  73. Kim jaxson

    Sexy ginger!! That's what he is!!😍🤗🤩😘💗

  74. darlingcarolina

    Your're? :p

  75. mike jones

    He's the best to come along since Keith Whitley. Absolutely love this kid!!!

  76. Michael Groman

    Great artist and music. I'm suprised at all the great songs I find here vs on itunes or amazon music!

  77. Luther Anderson

    I find myself singing this song out of the blue all the time. I think that is what makes a song great. If it inserts into your life with your input, then its destined for greatness.

  78. john cox

    He really shows how good his voice is in this one

  79. Bob Farley

    Best country I've heard this lifetime. The bees fkn knees right here.What a legend he gonna be.

  80. Tyler Cole

    I can't fucking wait to see him live next month.

  81. Zach Barker

    Hope this is on his next album.

  82. Haley Johnson

    I'm in love with you Tyler. Keep being amazing. 😍😍

  83. TwentyThirdDimension

    Want to support'em go get some of his merch, just got me an my friend a Arrow Head shirt.
    Let him make a little road money on that an keep the cut throats off his back.

  84. jrbrownforever

    He's famous now! Try to find tickets to his shows

  85. Brandon meier

    everyone is trying to compare this guy to someone else but i’ve never heard someone like him. completely original and it’ll take a while for him to top the charts because of his originality. but it’ll happen because he’s too good not to blow up

  86. Stan Smith

    🌟🔥💚🔥🌟

    I'll wait... 🍻

  87. Miles3227

    Put this out so I can give you my money ! This shit hits the soul like a Mac truck

  88. ashley ross

    Tyler, your amazing!!! Can't wait to see you at Mountain Music Fest!!!

  89. Ben Burks

    Exactly, We don't want you in our way when are at his shows anyway.

  90. Kerry Doyle

    Ok, so how is this AND Oneida AND Harlan Road NOT on any albums yet?!?! Killing me . . ... Please rectify ASAP.

  91. snydesy

    Lord knows Snydesy's hungry tooooo

  92. American Standard

    man i keep listening to these recordings while im 3 sheets to the wind, beautiful!

  93. Hogheads for breakfast

    I love the pure stuff like this, just a guy and his guitar and nothing missing.

  94. hunter bragg

    “your’re”

  95. Manuel Ozornia

    Shed a tear with this song. See you at Billy Bob's in April

  96. Woodrow Willy

    Saw Tyler at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa about a month ago. It was nothing short of impressive, and I was nothing short of tore up. The mark of a real soul, he was out at the bars after the show drinking with his fans. The man is a true showman, and truly one of a kind. God bless.

    Raptors 4Life

    I saw him in Toronto Canada awesome show he is a beaut

  97. Tyler Cole

    God damn. This hits like a mother fucker.

  98. C.Harris34

    This mans sweating. That’s how you know his passion is being poured into this. (And the stage lights are too bright.) I would love to see this on Spotify.