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Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home (Original Acoustic Version)




Blind Faith was a Supergroup made up of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Ric Grech. They released just one album, which topped both the UK and US charts around the same time the group was breaking up.


Winwood wrote this and sang lead. Many critics noted that Blind Faith sounded a lot more like Winwood's old band Traffic than Clapton's Cream, which is what Clapton was going for.


Clapton played acoustic guitar on this track, which is something he rarely did. In his previous group, Cream, he played long, intense solos, something he wanted to get away from with Blind Faith.


The album was released in the UK with a cover photo of an 11-year-old girl named Mariora Goschen. The cover photo because as famous as the album itself, since it showed Goschen naked and holding a model spaceship (a different cover with a band photo was used in the US and for stores that wanted an alternative in the UK).


Bob Seidemann came up with the concept and took the photo, which represents humankind's relationship with technology (this was when the mission to put a man on the moon was big news). The band wasn't yet named, and when Seidemann took the photo, he called it "Blind Faith." Clapton decided that should be the name of the band.







Lyrics


Come down off your throne and leave your body alone.

Somebody must change.

You are the reason I've been waiting so long.

Somebody holds the key.


But I'm near the end and I just ain't got the time

And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home.


Come down on your own and leave your body alone.

Somebody must change.

You are the reason I've been waiting all these years.

Somebody holds the key.


But I can't find my way home.

But I can't find my way home.

But I can't find my way home.

But I can't find my way home.

Still I can't find my way home,

And I ain't done nothing wrong,

But I can't find my way home.




Songwriters: Steve Winwood

Can't Find My Way Home lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC








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