As a Child

Album: Never Had the Time (2013)
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  • This song is a coming-of-age tale about the loss of childhood innocence. John Sponarski, who shares duties as songwriter, lead singer and guitarist with Harold Donnelly, told us: "'As a Child' is a song about youth lost and the struggles with growing up and becoming an adult and losing that freedom you want to hang on to, at least that feeling that the possibilities are endless and that you could do anything. It's kind of coming to grips with reality."
  • Sponarski and Donnelly performed a stripped-down version of this song outside of the University of Toronto campus for a live video with Adrian Vieni of Wood & Wires Productions.
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