Lyrics Day 365 (Final Day!) – ‘Story’

Hey everyone,

I was thinking about when this project might come to an end, and as today marks a year since I began, it seems like a good time. First of all I wanted to say thank you, to every single person who has read and engaged with these words over this period of time – obviously we’ve all been going through a pandemic, which presents its own challenges, however life is a challenge in itself, irrespective of anything else.

I started this project in order to make use of the extra time I had during the pandemic, and I feel as though I’ve done that; it’s acted as a diary of sorts, and has given me a platform with which to express myself. Today’s lyrics, in celebration and consideration of that, are fittingly called ‘story’ – with complete sincerity, I hope that anybody reading this is able to consider their situation, whatever it may be, and work to create the best possible story for their life. Let’s keep moving forwards, all together πŸ™‚

So, for one final time:

Stay safe ~

Sean

Story (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

When I was a child
first picked up a pen
imagined facing dragons
conquering with friends

Now it also provides
a chance for reflection
contemplative musings
deep introspection

It’s important to recognise
the people all around
their thoughts, just like mine
hopes and dreams abound

Now it also provides
a chance for reflection
contemplative musings
deep introspection
wonder what’s written
it’s all down to me
unseen, blank pages
in the rest of my story

Amongst this year of lyrics
I’ve noticed several patterns
a whole host of regrets
but still great determination
inspiration since a child
to fulfil my life mission
everyone in this world
a desire to unite them

Now it also provides
a chance for reflection
contemplative musings
deep introspection
wonder what’s written
it’s all down to me
unseen, blank pages
in the rest of my story

Lyrics Day 364 – ‘Tomes’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are based on a fictional scenario, as I like to do from time to time πŸ™‚

Stay safe ~

Sean

Tomes (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Pace through this stuffy room
frantically seeking answers
city staging the apocalypse
flames outside my window dancers

There must be a solution
in these dusty tomes
some kind of precedent
we can’t be alone

Piles in front of me
numerous ancient texts
forgotten hieroglyphics
test my attention next

There must be a solution
in these dusty tomes
some kind of precedent
we can’t be alone
they somehow overcame
similar evils in the past
let’s end this vicious cycle
make sure it’s the last

They thought me crazy
some fantastical liar
when I noticed the signs
monsters and fires
easily dismissed
by corrupt leaders
somewhere in these texts
I’ll find a way to save us

There must be a solution
in these dusty tomes
some kind of precedent
we can’t be alone
they somehow overcame
similar evils in the past
let’s end this vicious cycle
make sure it’s the last

Lyrics Day 363 – ‘Station’

Hey everyone,

today I’ve decided to write another set of lyrics about train stations, or rather, my feelings in those places, that I haven’t been able to visit for some time now. I explain it below, but just to elaborate a little, I’ve always loved the feeling I get from train stations – whether it’s the excitement of heading into a new city, the comfort returning home, or imagining the stories of everyone else there; they’re magical places for me πŸ™‚

Stay safe ~

Sean

Station (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Noticed all around me
people coming and going
considered their stories
imagined, never knowing

Always loved that ambience
step off the train, descending
sights and smells abound
perfect combination

We were once delayed
outside it was raining
despite the open spaces
could feel the warmth, embracing

Always loved that ambience
step off the train, descending
sights and smells abound
perfect combination
crowds of travelling people
can sense their anticipation
striding out into the city
from that wonderful station

Even spoke to strangers
on a couple of occasions
finally opened those books
read a few of the pages
but I guess it’s not knowing
that makes me feel nostalgic
can’t wait to go back there
and experience the magic

Always loved that ambience
step off the train, descending
sights and smells abound
perfect combination
crowds of travelling people
can sense their anticipation
striding out into the city
from that wonderful station

Lyrics Day 362 – ‘Bonus Time’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are based on a feeling I’ve experienced, both in the past and recently. In essence, I guess in my mind I have a general idea of when I go to bed and when I wake, but during the moments where I stay up beyond that time, or wake up earlier, if sort of feels like a bonus, so there isn’t any pressure, if that makes sense? In reality obviously it’s not good to sleep less, so you’re still paying for it, but I had multiple occasions at University where I would work into the night, and somehow didn’t feel pressured, because I just felt like it was time when I would have been sleeping. It’s cool how perception can allow you to feel that way.

Stay safe ~

Sean

Bonus Time (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Early in the morning
or very late at night
seems to flow differently
call it bonus time

Back at University
I’d work until 1am
no pressure whatsoever
should have finished at ten

Waking up the next morning
a little tired, admittedly
remembering my progress
satisfied, smiling broadly

Back at University
I’d work until 1am
no pressure whatsoever
should have finished at ten
funny how perception
creates a change in feelings
routine set in my mind
happiness arrives from tweaking

Just a little more
I can keep going
the world is asleep
but my energy is flowing
when I close my eyes
seeds I stop sowing
it’s in pushing the limits
I can continue growing

Back at University
I’d work until 1am
no pressure whatsoever
should have finished at ten
funny how perception
creates a change in feelings
routine set in my mind
happiness arrives from tweaking

Lyrics Day 361 – ‘Vision’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are another in a long line of those referring to my unrequited love (forgive me)!

Stay safe ~

Sean

Vision (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Continue to imagine
spending time in your home
intimate and meaningful
moments are our own

Each dream is similar
a lack of imagination
could be responsible
or black and white vision

Forever speaking quietly
as I gaze into your eyes
you ask me to stay
I’m always surprised

Each dream is similar
a lack of imagination
could be responsible
or black and white vision
a sentimental mind
loyal and determined
to see this through
until the very end

I know it sounds strange
in some ways it doesn’t matter
just want to love you
even if we’re not together
you know, I don’t rate myself
imagine so many better
but I still feel so grateful
just to have met her

Each dream is similar
a lack of imagination
could be responsible
or black and white vision
a sentimental mind
loyal and determined
to see this through
until the very end

Lyrics Day 360 – ‘Photography’

Hey everyone,

I was thinking recently that I’d love to go out and start taking photos again. For me, photography is a form of expression which allows us to capture scenes from new perspectives, and share those with everyone. Today’s lyrics explore these thoughts πŸ™‚

Stay safe ~

Sean

Photography (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Can’t wait to get out
capture those scenes
unleash a new perspective
others have yet to see

Shoot from the ground up
perfectly grasp the light
the vastness of this world
such a beautiful sight

Happenings this year
hint at our fragility
perhaps enhance the photos
take on greater meaning

Shoot from the ground up
perfectly grasp the light
the vastness of this world
such a beautiful sight
and when it rains
people shield their eyes
but I love the reflections
a gift from the sky

Realised years ago
another way to tell a story
pictures worth a thousand
display the infinite glory
of this place we call home
miniscule pale blue dot
let’s remember every scene
thankful for our lot

Shoot from the ground up
perfectly grasp the light
the vastness of this world
such a beautiful sight
and when it rains
people shield their eyes
but I love the reflections
a gift from the sky

Lyrics Day 359 – ‘Forest’

Hey everyone,

at work we have a small forest area near to the campus, and walking through it recently made me realise how much I longed to go walking through a big forest, and all that would entail. Today’s lyrics explore those thoughts and feelings.

Stay safe ~

Sean

Forest (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Want to be inside a forest
as the sun begins to set
can still feel the warmth
amidst the tall silhouettes

Almost like another world
where the trees are king
soft hum of nature
assertive, yet unseen

Some of these trees
from the ancient world
imagine the travellers
they’ve seen and heard

Almost like another world
where the trees are king
soft hum of nature
assertive, yet unseen
and I’ll begin searching
for that gentle release
forget the world outside
embrace a sea of green

Wish I could photograph
capture my feelings
try to inspire others
show something appealing
a shame that I have to
when it’s there for all to see
the plethora of colours
beauty behind those trees

Almost like another world
where the trees are king
soft hum of nature
assertive, yet unseen
and I’ll begin searching
for that gentle release
forget the world outside
embrace a sea of green

Lyrics Day 358 – ‘Treat’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are a little more light-hearted, as I reflect one of my favourite things to do – to just come home, make some coffee and watch a drama, with a little snack alongside. I think we probably all have these little moments that make us feel comfortable, and after a long day especially, I’m happy to allow myself that rest πŸ™‚

Stay safe ~

Sean

Treat (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Come home every evening
grab something a little sweet
for around thirty minutes
a comfortable retreat

This time, though
I’m halfway there
the beginning of change
my next important step

Sit down to the warmth
of those orange lights
hear the soft drizzle
of gentle rain outside

This time, though
I’m halfway there
the beginning of change
my next important step
and I did it all alone
so I’ll reflect on the feat
and echoing soft rain
as I tuck into my treat

It’s becoming very rare
to I give myself praise
always pushing forwards
never time to celebrate
holiday’s coming up
this one, three weeks
seems like destiny aligned
perfect time for a treat

This time, though
I’m halfway there
the beginning of change
my next important step
and I did it all alone
so I’ll reflect on the feat
and echoing soft rain
as I tuck into my treat

Lyrics Day 357 – ‘Places’

Hey everyone,

I was walking through the park recently, on my way to the Post Office, and caught sight of a bench, where my friends and I had enjoyed ice cream during the previous summer. It got me thinking that however beautiful a place is, it’s the people who were beside you and the moments you shared which essentially make the memory; the bench seemed quite a sad and lonely place by comparison.

Stay safe ~

Sean

Places (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

She and I sat there
in the park, by that tree
and sitting on that bench
we three ate ice cream

But right now I’m alone
looking back at those memories
the places seem hollow
because now, they’re empty

And it was right here
she searched out that book
introduced me to an author
who later had me hooked

But right now I’m alone
looking back at those memories
the places seem hollow
because now, they’re empty
and there’s a kind of sadness
a bleak association
need to reunite
create new situations

Passing through this town
continue to think of my friends
the way they passed through
thought three years would never end
but most are gone now
headed in different directions
these places remind me
to make new connections

But right now I’m alone
looking back at those memories
the places seem hollow
because now, they’re empty
and there’s a kind of sadness
a bleak association
need to reunite
create new situations

Lyrics Day 356 – ‘Expected’

Hey everyone,

loosely following on from yesterday’s theme, I’ve written today’s lyrics with the thoughts that at my age, life isn’t what I expected it to be. Of course, there’s never one set path, but I guess I have regrets due to my cautious personality. Anyway, let’s keep trying πŸ™‚

Stay safe ~

Sean

Expected (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Walking through the streets
unsure if I expected
to be here at this stage
not what was projected

Same things bring comfort
as when I was a kid
video games and rain
they should be insipid

I stayed at home
whilst others went to parties
wrapped up in a blanket
coffee and Smarties

Same things bring comfort
as when I was a kid
video games and rain
they should be insipid
but I never moved on
risked the variation
that life had to offer
never my inclination

Not that there’s a problem
with being introverted
but I hoped over time
that I’d have reverted
to be a little more social
and a little less afraid
it’s not what I expected
but the life I’ve made

Same things bring comfort
as when I was a kid
video games and rain
they should be insipid
but I never moved on
risked the variation
that life had to offer
never my inclination