Lyrics Day 237 – ‘She Didn’t’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics mark the final part of a trilogy, detailing events from my life over recent days. I didn’t intend for that to be the case, but it just happened that way, as I wrote how I felt.

Part 1 – Anticipation

Part 2 – 26/11

Part 3 – She Didn’t

Basically, she didn’t even message me to say thank you for my gift, and I’m feeling disappointed about it. Still, I’m a person of strong principles, and if there was a genuine reason why she couldn’t say thank you, then that’s fair enough, but for me, I feel like, even if I hated somebody’s gift, I would still send a message to show them my appreciation, in relation to their consideration towards me. In this way, I won’t message her now. Of course I hope she messages me about it, but yeah, at least I can feel content in the sense that I really tried hard to buy her a meaningful gift.

Stay safe everyone, and thanks for giving me the space and opportunity to vent.

Sean

She Didn’t (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Feeling kind of disappointed
she didn’t even say ‘thank you’
but I’ll just traipse on
with my life I’ll continue

Going about my business
just like any other night
but always peering at my phone
waiting for that green light

This part of your personality
I’ve experienced it before
still, you know it’s always open
my empathetic door

Going about my business
just like any other night
but always peering at my phone
waiting for that green light
so now it’s in her hands
she won’t hear from me
maybe I never had her heart
but I won’t lose my dignity

Instead of considering
what I could have done differently
I’ll put you out of my mind
stop checking intermittently
a phone that never sounds
or lights up unexpectedly
not waiting around
but being the best version of me

Going about my business
just like any other night
but always peering at my phone
waiting for that green light
so now it’s in her hands
she won’t hear from me
maybe I never had her heart
but I won’t lose my dignity

Lyrics Day 236 – ’26/11′

Hey everyone,

as I’m writing this, I’m still waiting for a message from her, to see if she liked my gift. Wish me luck – there are still 6 hours of today left!

Stay safe ~

Sean

26/11 (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

For this day each year
I’ll always be grateful
you came into the world
thousands of miles away from

Me, I was in a bubble
with only tunnel vision
you helped open my eyes
enhanced my perception

And I still remember
when you baked me those cakes
becoming friends with you
seemed to annul my mistakes

Me, I was in a bubble
with only tunnel vision
you helped open my eyes
enhanced my perception
of the wide world around us
now it seems so appealing
to have met and known you
such a wonderful feeling

Today I’m thinking of you
just like any other
thinking back to your graduation
you said I could be your brother
I’m not sure I’m worthy
but it was an honour
to be at the same place
I’ll treasure that forever

Me, I was in a bubble
with only tunnel vision
you helped open my eyes
enhanced my perception
of the wide world around us
now it seems so appealing
to have met and known you
such a wonderful feeling

Lyrics Day 235 – ‘Spacesuit’

Hey everyone,

I mentioned in a previous set of lyrics that sometimes, I want to try and flex my creative muscles, thinking of new story ideas/scenarios. Today I decided to do just that 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

Spacesuit (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Garbed in a spacesuit
ready for my mission
was a little scared at first
no space for hesitation

My teammates, my comrades
sit waiting in anticipation
outside of this chamber
where I work in isolation

This situation is unique
instructions few and far between
we do the best we can
follow the path we believe in

My teammates, my comrades
sit waiting in anticipation
outside of this chamber
where I work in isolation
there’s not a hint of mutiny
no signs of derision
this is what we signed up for
a goal, a dream, a vision

This suit feels so uncomfortable
no, they weren’t kidding
when they said it would be difficult
during the briefing
but you can’t put a price
a value on honour
because the wish to protect
keeps us marching onwards

My teammates, my comrades
sit waiting in anticipation
outside of this chamber
where I work in isolation
there’s not a hint of mutiny
no signs of derision
this is what we signed up for
a goal, a dream, a vision

Lyrics Day 234 – ‘Anticipation’

Hey everyone,

I’m purposely not going to explain these lyrics, and only ask that you wish me luck for this Thursday!

Stay safe ~

Sean

Anticipation (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

It’s two days until
you open my present
first gift in six years
unsure where the time went

I wonder how you’ll feel
when you unwrap this gift
will you throw it on the pile,
or revisit memories we’ve lived?

And as I sit here
how are you doing?
Imagining your concerns
has left my heart stewing

I wonder how you’ll feel
when you unwrap this gift
will you throw it on the pile,
or revisit memories we’ve lived?
Still I’m anticipating
a positive response
but history suggests
I can’t rest on my laurels

But in any case,
I know I’ve tried my best
to deliver a heartfelt gift
heart and mind at rest
just hope that reality
lives up to expectations
and your reaction
was worth this anticipation

I wonder how you’ll feel
when you unwrap this gift
will you throw it on the pile,
or revisit memories we’ve lived?
Still I’m anticipating
a positive response
but history suggests
I can’t rest on my laurels

Lyrics Day 233 – ‘Miracle’

Hey everyone,

I watched a talk this morning in which the presenter highlighted a quote from Einstein, where he said you can see things in two ways – either everything is not a miracle, or everything is.

Actually, even before seeing this quote I’ve felt myself changing, recently. Perhaps because of meditation, or because of the combination of meditation and my fascination with the Universe, I’ve started seeing even everyday occurrences as amazing. For example, I was walking home after running this morning, and just stepping on the ground, I thought:

‘How amazing is it that we’ve developed as a civilization and built all of these things I see around me?’

Also, part of me thought about other civilizations that might be out there, in the Universe, and what they might look like. Of course, that part is just speculation, but it’s wonderful to feel curious and grateful about the world around me, and I hope to continue nurturing these feelings.

Stay safe ~

Sean

Miracle (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Heard a meaningful quote
that you can choose to be cynical
or regard everything you see
as another miracle

And it’s true when I consider
my mind is already changing
previously normal scenes
through a new perspective, framing

Reality is shaped
by our shifting perceptions
I’ll take some time to notice
change my life’s direction

And it’s true when I consider
my mind is already changing
previously normal scenes
through a new perspective, framing
the blue sky above me
and ground beneath my feet
people and man-made structures
life is a miracle, I see

Heard there were some
who would always see negative
and yet there are others
who will continue to stay positive
I’m not saying there are reasons
to never be upset
but in choosing to see the miracles
there’s a spring in my step

And it’s true when I consider
my mind is already changing
previously normal scenes
through a new perspective, framing
the blue sky above me
and ground beneath my feet
people and man-made structures
life is a miracle, I see

Lyrics Day 232 – ‘Group Sessions’

Hey everyone,

for whatever reason, I thought back to our group sessions at University, where, as the manager, I would arrange one or two days per week where we could sit in the labs and work together on our final year project. Although it was a stressful period of time, the rapport I felt with my team still litters my memories with feelings of warmth 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

Group Sessions (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

10am start
sat around the table as a team
starting the day’s group session
which I would always lead

Dimitris was so creative
George was always late
Sammi continued to delay
Ant worked without complaint

And now I look back fondly
on those labs filled with computers
the ambience and spirit
provided ample suture

Dimitris was so creative
George was always late
Sammi continued to delay
Ant worked without complaint
Fergus was always reliable
and I kept the cogs whirring
especially during that time
my imagination was stirring

And we achieved a decent grade
but not the one this team warranted
lecturers said I wasn’t harsh enough
when certain team members sauntered
but I wouldn’t change a thing
I’m not that kind of leader
we were all close friends
striving for a brighter future

Dimitris was so creative
George was always late
Sammi continued to delay
Ant worked without complaint
Fergus was always reliable
and I kept the cogs whirring
especially during that time
my imagination was stirring

Lyrics Day 231 – ‘Pages of a Novel’

Hey everyone,

I’ve started a new novel recently, and have fallen in love with reading again. As I write in these lyrics, it’s amazing how words on paper can transform your reality; take you to a different place entirely. I wanted to show my appreciation 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

Pages of a Novel (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Inside the pages of a novel
I find goblins and gremlins
rumours of legends
and heroism never-ending

Prepare some coffee beside me
and instantly I’m immersed
with a fantastical tale
in the author’s mind rehearsed

It’s magical how my mind
envisions these complex stories
just drops of ink on paper
but I can’t see the world around me

Prepare some coffee beside me
and instantly I’m immersed
with a fantastical tale
in the author’s mind rehearsed
and years in the making
was the creation of their story
life provided inspiration
described their visions of glory

Novels provide a quiet comfort
unlike anything else in my life
on the daily stresses mounting
I can turn off the lights
and even as I reach
the final chapters, closing stages
the heroes’ deeds live on
far beyond those pages

Prepare some coffee beside me
and instantly I’m immersed
with a fantastical tale
in the author’s mind rehearsed
and years in the making
was the creation of their story
life provided inspiration
described their visions of glory

Lyrics Day 230 – ‘Variety’

Hey everyone,

I’ve been feeling a little down in the dumps recently, but I feel like I’ve perked up again, thanks in part to the conversation I heard recently, where a lady at work described her troubles (documented in my lyrics two days ago, I believe). That reminded me of my responsibilities, and to stop wasting time, and continue to take action. With that, I’ve introduced more variety into my life, and have started to read two new books, as well as being very productive.

I watch one TED talk per day, and one of them spoke about how lucky we are to live on this Earth (in relation to the conditions being just right). I already knew this, but it’s nice to be reminded just how lucky I am to be here, and while it’s natural to feel down sometimes, I’ll definitely make the most of my life 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

Variety (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

When down in the dumps
I looked all around me
it turns out that life
has so much variety

Books to read
landscapes for photography
music to inspire
a brand new philosophy

It’s okay to feel down
but it’s my responsibility
to make their lives better
every single part of it

Books to read
landscapes for photography
music to inspire
a brand new philosophy
I was lacking motivation
then experienced an epiphany
every piece of this world
a beautiful symphony

All around me I hear
such deflating stories
people’s various hardships
make them less sturdy
but I prefer to feel grateful
and end the notoriety
focus on the positives
imbued by life’s variety

Books to read
landscapes for photography
music to inspire
a brand new philosophy
I was lacking motivation
then experienced an epiphany
every piece of this world
a beautiful symphony

Lyrics Day 229 – ‘School Discos’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are a little lighter, as I’ve found myself recalling my experiences of school/university dances/discos recently – enjoy 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

School Discos (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

I have fond memories
of all those school discos
smoky haze near the speakers
all of my class would go

A celebration of the term
chance to get together
from Panda Pops to dancing
memories inscribed forever

I remember my first disco
at the local village hall
by the time my father collected me
I felt like I had it all

A celebration of the term
chance to get together
from Panda Pops to dancing
memories inscribed forever
and now the most recent
was my University Summer Ball
still remember that second year
spent the whole night standing tall

I always dreamed of
meeting a girl at a dance
hope it’s not too late
and I haven’t lost my chance
we’d travel together as friends
and recognise the spark
catch her eyes across the dance floor
that moment etched into my heart

A celebration of the term
chance to get together
from Panda Pops to dancing
memories inscribed forever
and now the most recent
was my University Summer Ball
still remember that second year
spent the whole night standing tall

Lyrics Day 228 – ‘Lady At Work’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics detail a conversation I overheard, and then had, with a work colleague. Although her problems aren’t my direct responsibility, I just felt sad and frustrated, that people are suffering with these problems at my doorstep, and seemingly there’s very little I can do, at least in a practical sense, to help them.

Stay safe ~

Sean

Lady at Work (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Overheard a lady at work
speaking about her problems
how she’s almost reached 50
without any savings

She told me life went wrong
due to a string of poor decisions
I asked what I could do
but there were no easy solutions

It’s easy to say
that she alone was to blame
but there are millions of people
who all feel the same

She told me life went wrong
due to a string of poor decisions
I asked what I could do
but there were no easy solutions
people are left suffering
in the midst of my indecision
spent a good length of time
not making enough of a difference

And just this evening
my friend sent a message
about a relationship breakdown
in truth the last vestiges
of our previous conversation
mentioned difficult feelings
just another person around me
who has been left reeling

She told me life went wrong
due to a string of poor decisions
I asked what I could do
but there were no easy solutions
people are left suffering
in the midst of my indecision
spent a good length of time
not making enough of a difference