Lyrics Day Eighty Six – ‘Little House’

Hey everyone,

do you have somewhere you go currently, or a nostalgic place in your memory, which just seemed perfect? For me, it was my friends house, since we were kids. Reading through these lyrics that I wrote, some of the descriptions feel a little disrespectful, but it was the clutter which made the house feel homely, like something out of a story book. Even in writing these lyrics, I’m still able to remember the exact smell from that time, which was a pleasant surprise.

Stay safe ~

Sean

Little House (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Your home wasn’t little
but it felt so small
with clutter all around
dust lining the walls

Now I often wonder
if the memory of that sight
that comfortable feeling
is why I love the warm light

But in that lack of space
I only felt comfort
a strong sense of warmth
like something out of ‘The Hobbit’

Now I often wonder
if the memory of that sight
that comfortable feeling
is why I love the warm light
and that pungent smell
I associated with you
cat fur and pipe smoke
filled the house through and through

 
Looking back on it now
recall my admiration so clearly
saw your home as magical
a peaceful sanctuary
Your Dad reading a book
Brother watching Buffy
from ages five to twenty seven
it was always you and me

 
Now I often wonder
if the memory of that sight
that comfortable feeling
is why I love the warm light
and that pungent smell
I associated with you
cat fur and pipe smoke
filled the house through and through

 

Lyrics Day Eighty Four – ‘Toy Santa’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics were written about another warm memory I have, from when I was around 7 or 8 years old. It was the last day of primary school before the two week Christmas break, and my Dad picked me up before taking me to the village shop, to buy a little toy Santa car that I’d wanted for a while. Even as an adult, I love travelling home from work before a weekend or a holiday, and I had the same feeling then. It was so dark, even in the afternoon, but I remember the glow of that small village shop, sort of a manifestation of my own feelings. It’s a great memory 🙂

Stay Safe ~

Sean

Toy Santa (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

I recall my feeling
that cold winter afternoon
the old village shop
came glowing into view

Village was cloaked in darkness
even after school at 15:20
but the hopeful promise of Christmas
warmed my cold hands plenty

All of the other kids
had bought it weeks ago
Santa driving a car
pull back and watch him go

Village was cloaked in darkness
even after school at 15:20
but the hopeful promise of Christmas
warmed my cold hands plenty
Dad had offered to buy me
that little Santa toy
beginning of the holidays
my heart bursting with joy

 
That last day at school
before the Christmas break
it was so dark and cold
but I didn’t once shake
all I can remember
is that special feeling
visiting the shop
more than appealing

Village was cloaked in darkness
even after school at 15:20
but the hopeful promise of Christmas
warmed my cold hands plenty
Dad had offered to buy me
that little Santa toy
beginning of the holidays
my heart bursting with joy

Lyrics Day Thirty Seven – ‘Childhood’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics focus on my memories of childhood. The words themselves are simple to understand, but the overriding thoughts I had whilst writing this, were on the difference between my perception then and now. Back then, as I write, I never felt as if my time was wasted. I believe the reason for that is because when I was kid, I had a feeling that my dreams would work out, or rather, I would achieve them in the future. Now, of course, I’m in that ‘future’, and in fact for the last few years, I’ve felt pressure with how I’ve spent my time, because I want to make the most of my life.

I think that’s why I look back at my childhood so fondly. In practice, I didn’t really do anything then that I’m unable to do now; in fact now, I have more freedom, but again arises that notion of perspective. As a child, I took joy in many many situations without pressure, and I’d like to try and recapture that mindset, as much as possible.

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

Childhood (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

It’s funny how a sound
can capture a moment
thought back to that time
wondered where the years went

Woke up with a spring in my step
family downstairs already
hurried to get back on the console
‘have breakfast first, be steady’

No matter the activity
my time was never wasted
playing football with my brothers
next mission on the PlayStation

Woke up with a spring in my step
family downstairs already
hurried to get back on the console
‘have breakfast first, be steady’
The future was ahead of me
had every faith it would work out
my only concerns back then
were making it on the playground

 
I’m sat here wondering
about my past and future
perhaps this very moment
will be invoked by some nostalgia
I need to live right now
stop longing for the past
create a meaningful present
a perception built to last

Woke up with a spring in my step
family downstairs already
wanted to get back on the console
‘have breakfast first, be steady’
The future was ahead of me
had every faith it would work out
my only concerns back then
were making it on the playground