Your Friend Tia

by Field Report

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My 8 year old neighbor friend Tia was born with sickle cell anemia, an awful blood disease. She has undergone treatments and transfusions and transplants. Her bravery and warmth and kindness are an inspiration to everyone who meets her.

It dawned on me that we could at least help this amazing little girl feel special, and that we were weirdly positioned to be able to tell people who like our work about her story. So we wrote this song.

Tia's whole family came to our show at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee in October. We played this song, and she came on stage and the whole theater cheered for her.

After the show, Daniel Holter offered to record us. And Justin Perkins offered to master the track. And Dwellephant offered to illustrate it. And now maybe more people will hear her story and be inclined to offer their love and support too.

All proceeds from this track go directly to her family.

And just like that-- ! she could be your friend Tia.

Thanks,
chris

PS: you can see us singing this song together here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3-T77KphGc

lyrics

I've got a friend named Tia
she's the sweetest girl I know
I live in Tia's neighborhood
Tia is 8 years old
Tia's got a smile for miles
Tia's got the prettiest eyes
Tia's got a special condition
it can make things hard sometimes
but she is the bravest girl
in the whole wide world
meet her just one time and you'll see
she is the bravest girl
in the whole wide world
and just like that--! she can be
Your friend Tia

Tia's got the biggest heart
and it's all full-up with love
but Tia was born with this funny blood-
it doesn't always do enough
sometimes she's got to borrow some other blood
from people like you and like me
it's so important to share with others
when we've got more than we need
for the bravest girl
in the whole wide world
meet her just one time and you'll see
she is the bravest girl
in the whole wide world
and just like that--! she can be
Your friend Tia

credits

released January 22, 2016
Barry Clark- bass
Shane Leonard- vocals
Christopher Porterfield- vocals, guitars
Thomas Wincek- piano, Rhodes, synthesizers, vocals, programming, polishing

featuring Nick Lang- drums, percussion, glockenspiel

recorded and mixed by Daniel Holter at Wire & Vice
www.wireandvice.com
mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room
mysteryroommastering.com
artwork by Dwellephant
www.dwellephant.com

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