Lyrics Day Eighty One – ‘April 26th’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics feature another special memory that I have. It was the deadline day for our first year of University, and my friends and I celebrated in the SU bar. To be honest, a gathering of so many people feels worlds away now, not because of lock-down, but because it’s been so long since we’ve all been together. But yeah, I remember just sitting down on the sofa, feeling exhausted but content and happy, as I stared out at all of the friends I’d made that year, sitting around me.

As I remarked last time, life seems to be made up of these single moments, and special memories. I think it’s about living in the best way possible for ourselves, and having as many of those treasured moments as possible – being brave enough to put ourselves out there, taking chances and sharing connections with the people we meet.

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

April 26th (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

The end of year one
it was April 26th
all together in one photo
my nostalgia still sticks

Looking around the room
at each and every person
sat exhausted but contented
friendships began to blossom

Joe and Sean were laughing
I’d just met Dimitris
overheard another theory
from the mind of Steve

 
Looking around the room
at each and every person
sat exhausted but contented
friendships began to blossom
this time I wasn’t alone
but surrounded by friends
the feeling at that time
I wished it wouldn’t end

It was a blissful feeling
knowing I’d completed
my biggest challenge so far
not to be defeated
I’m glad that I resolved
to capture that image
15 of us together
a milestone in our pilgrimage

Looking around the room
at each and every person
sat exhausted but contented
friendships began to blossom
this time I wasn’t alone
but surrounded by friends
the feeling at that time
I wished it wouldn’t end

Lyrics Day Sixty Two – ‘Open Windows’

Hey everyone,

today’s topic may sound a little strange, but trust me, these lyrics are not to be taken literally! Actually, the meaning is far more philosophical, and highlights the benefits of writing lyrics each day, because it enables me to further reflect on the thoughts that I have.

It’s difficult to park right next to my house, so I often have to do so on the next street across. A few days ago, I finished work at 11pm, so it was dark after I parked up, and was walking home. I’m not sure how you feel about this, but I always feel a greater sense of romanticism at night, even created by the gentle glow of the streetlights. In this case, I heard some music from open windows high above me, and had a thought about the people who might reside inside.

I wasn’t staring inside each individual window, but I just looked up and saw an unfinished puzzle of square lights, glowing from above. For a few moments, I suddenly thought about the people who lived there, and the lives they must lead. With thoughts like that, it just takes you out of your own bubble, and reminds you that billions of people are living their own lives alongside you. I guess for me, it just helps to put everything into perspective – my hopes and dreams aren’t the only ones out there, and it was really nice to think about.

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

Open Windows (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Walking through the streets
lights glow through open windows
a portal to another world
only a small square on show

 
Loud music caused me to stare
highlighted boxes to my left and right
found myself lost in thought
fixated on those lights

Couldn’t help but wonder
about the lives behind that glass
people I’d never met
stories only seen at a glance

Loud music caused me to stare
highlighted boxes to my left and right
found myself lost in thought
fixated on those lights
Sometimes I heard laughter
other sounds more inane
but somebody made their home
deep inside those panes

It was eleven pm
but I felt wide awake
walking through those streets
realising my mistake
Rushing through life
never noticing the details
the world’s alive around me
should experience all that entails

 
Loud music caused me to stare
highlighted boxes to my left and right
found myself lost in thought
fixated on those lights
Sometimes I heard laughter
other sounds more inane
but somebody made their home
deep inside those panes

Lyrics Day Fifty Nine – ‘Vision’

Hey everyone,

When you think of what you want to do, or who you want to become, do you ever visualise what it would feel like to celebrate that moment? Simply, these words describe a little about the vision that I have. I always loved the idea of celebrating with friends all around me – the people who had walked together with me on my journey, and realised the struggle and effort it had taken to get to this point.

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

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

I have this dream
lights provide a gentle glow
to all my friends around me
everyone I know

Staring out at all of you
an immense feeling of pride
tears roll down my cheeks
finally, time is on my side

 
I’ve achieved something great
they all raise a glass
cheering out my name
moment never seems to pass

Staring out at all of you
an immense feeling of pride
tears roll down my cheeks
finally, time is on my side
I see my purpose clearly
in detail, with precision
but right now it’s just a thought
a hope, a dream, a vision

I’ve felt so dreary recently
miles away from that moment
seeking a flash of light
some form of atonement
I have a long way to go
that much is clear
with your help I can do it
but it starts with me, right here

Staring out at all of you
an immense feeling of pride
tears roll down my cheeks
finally, time is on my side
I see my purpose clearly
in detail, with precision
but right now it’s just a thought
a hope, a dream, a vision

Lyrics Day Forty Nine – ‘Spirit’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are the second in this mini-series where I describe the qualities of my best friends. This friend is so inspiring, and as the title gives away, so full of spirit. It’s interesting because I’m very shy and reserved, very introverted, and this person is the complete opposite of that. But, in the years we’ve known one another, we’ve taught each other a lot.

I think that’s the wonderful thing about life; everybody has a different perspective, and when we connect together, we can develop and grow. I’m very lucky to have met this person, and here are their lyrics 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

Spirit (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

 
You asked for my details
as soon as we met
you weren’t even phased
free-spirited, and direct

For someone like me
pausing at each turn
I look at you, smiling
‘I have so much to learn’

With each and every action
you continue to step ahead
not without fear
but never with regret

For someone like me
pausing at each turn
I look at you, smiling
‘I have so much to learn’
The depth of your bravery
seems to know no limits
soaring through the sky
with your unbreakable spirit

 
You said that my questions
helped you to think in new ways
and in exchange
I should act without delay
I’m still on the ground
I hope you’ll forgive me
you’ll continue to soar
please stay in my vicinity

 
For someone like me
pausing at each turn
I look at you, smiling
‘I have so much to learn’
The depth of your bravery
seems to know no limits
soaring through the sky
with your unbreakable spirit

Lyrics Day Eight – ‘Connection’

Hey everyone,

today’s post focuses on connection. I’ve seen both sides of connection, and by that I mean both the experience of having it, and feeling alone. Fortunately now I do feel connection with several good friends, however, in the past I’ve experienced a great deal of loneliness, and that feeling hasn’t truly left me. However, it has given me a greater appreciation of any connection that I’m lucky enough to have, both now and in the future 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

Connection (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)
I first recall that feeling,
spending time together
it was so appealing,
like it would last forever

Walking hand in hand,
sharing unseen bonds
‘whatever the demand,
we will carry on’

But as we get older,
sometimes it can be
hard to find a shoulder,
full of empathy

Walking hand in hand,
sharing unseen bonds
‘whatever the demand,
we can carry on’
years of isolation,
gave me introspection
but I’d trade it all,
for meaningful connection

As life’s weight grows heavy,
it can be hard to see
the strength of former bonds,
forged in antiquity
But take it from someone,
who’s spent much time alone
however things may seem,
you’re never on your own

Walking hand in hand,
sharing unseen bonds
‘whatever the demand,
we can carry on’
years of isolation,
gave me introspection
but I’d trade it all,
for meaningful connection

Lyrics Day Four – ‘Coffee’

Hey everyone,

this theme was influenced by my thinking of the previous day’s lyrics – ‘rain’. The warmth I feel when it’s raining outside, over the last few years especially, has been perfected if I can enjoy a hot drink at the same time; usually coffee.

When I was writing this, I was also considering the reason I love the atmosphere of coffee shops. I remember when I watched ‘Friends’ for the first time, and wanting that place where my friends and I could meet. Since then, I’ve regularly frequented coffee shops, and I find the atmosphere and environment always gives the opportunity for conversations, often meaningful ones.

Again, I hope you enjoy, and please let me know if you have any suggestions for future themes of lyrics.

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

Coffee (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

 

Step out of the pouring rain,
neon counter all lit up,
sensing that aroma,
swirling from the coffee cups

 

Take me to the place,
that holds my adoration
the gentle ambience,
fuelling conversation

 

Friends are waiting for me,
a host of tales abounding
soft piano echoes,
from the warmth of our surroundings

 

Take me to the place,
that holds my adoration
the gentle ambience,
fuelling conversation
never ‘to-go’, always ‘have in’,
that’s my inclination
a lifetime of stories begin,
from just one invitation

 
Talk of future plans,
or memories in-between,
never know what may emerge
from roasted coffee beans
Listening to the rain outside,
my mind begins to ponder
how this humble building,
fills my heart with wonder

 
Take me to the place,
that holds my adoration
the gentle ambience,
fuelling conversation
never ‘to-go’, always ‘have in’,
that’s my inclination
a lifetime of stories begin,
from just one invitation