Lyrics Day Seventy Nine – ‘Dial-a-Roast’

Hey everyone,

I’ve been thinking back on some good memories recently, and will probably write about some specific experiences over the next few days, or at least, my feelings about them. To give some context to the random sounding title this time, a few years ago, before university, my friends and I would go out together for a meal, once every month. I think it was actually the very first time we went out together, but Stuart randomly came up with an idea for takeaway roast dinners. The idea itself isn’t bad, but we had a lot of fun going over different scenarios and even filmed a mock advert for it!

In relation to that, and in writing these lyrics, I’ve loved looking back on that particular time. I’ve spoken a little about mindfulness, and perception of time, but I find that the easiest way to be caught in a single moment is just to be happy, as I was during these memories 🙂

Stay safe, and happy ~

Sean

‘Dial-a-Roast’ (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

I felt so contented
the six of us together
hysterical over your idea
memories I’ll hold forever

 
Allow me to step back
just for a second
to a moment in time
where momentous joy beckoned

 
Was your idea worthwhile?
Yes – it left a residue
something we’ll all remember
priceless times, high in value

 
Allow me to step back
just for a second
to a moment in time
where momentous joy beckoned
No thoughts of future or past
only friends around a table
sharing in the laughter
which would become a staple

Talked about it for weeks
and even filmed an advert
when I fluffed my lines
laughed till our stomachs hurt
To you guys, to those times
I’d like to raise a roast
always remember what you said
‘It’s not HARD to cook a roast!’

 
Allow me to step back
just for a second
to a moment in time
where momentous joy beckoned
No thoughts of future or past
only friends around a table
sharing in the laughter
which would become a staple

Lyrics Day Seventy Six – ‘Normality’

Hey everyone,

I started these daily lyrics as a way to gain something positive from this pandemic that we’re all involved in, and in doing so, I’ve tried to stay away from any issues related to the pandemic itself. I’m sorry that today, the lyrics are related. My friend and I had a conversation recently, and it was on my mind.

I’m not sure where you’re all reading this blog from, but in the UK, we’re starting to ease restrictions, and allowing non-essential shops to open. My friend argued that this was a positive thing, in order to bolster the economy, and therefore the NHS. He also mentioned that it was positive for people’s mental health, which again is a good point.

However, I still feel that this ease of restrictions is coming too soon. I’d be happy to be proved wrong, but I can’t help feeling that we’re putting more lives at risk by doing so. My thinking is extremely black and white, it always has been, but as I said to him, if these easing restrictions result in even the loss of one more life, that’s forever, and irreversible, and I can’t accept it.

My point in writing this post is not to go against the Government, or anything like that – I believe they’re doing the best they can for people, but as an individual at least, I’m going to continue living as if we were in the previous phase of lock-down. As I said at the start of this blog, we’re all in this together, and if you feel that I can support you in any way, then please let me know.

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

Normality (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Had a conversation with a friend
when to return to normality
it seems like people’s lives
are put beneath the economy

He made reasoned points
but I just couldn’t listen
amongst the talk of economic priority
my eyes began to glisten

 
‘They’re one and the same,
the economy will strengthen the NHS’
but I couldn’t risk a single life
what’s irreversible is death

He made reasoned points
but I just couldn’t listen
amongst the talk of economic priority
my eyes began to glisten
it’s an unmistakable fact
my thinking is just black and white
but above livelihood
I’ll always treasure life

 
Perhaps he’s correct
best choice in a bad situation
only time will tell
but I’ll still live in isolation
Our conversation was amicable
and what will dictate the future
in this era of disagreements
is the spirit to stick together

 
He made reasoned points
but I just couldn’t listen
amongst the talk of economic priority
my eyes began to glisten
it’s an unmistakable fact
my thinking is just black and white
but above livelihood
I’ll always treasure life

Lyrics Day Eleven – ‘Loneliness’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are related to the topic of loneliness. As I wrote in a previous post, I’ve experienced this a great deal throughout my life, but am in more of a fortunate position now. However, it has given me a greater empathy with those who I feel are lonely, and that’s what I wrote about.

During this time, there will probably be a lot of people who are feeling lonely, or anxious, for one reason or another. If you have the time, then please send a message every so often to the people you care about, just to check in. And equally, if you’re struggling, then I hope that feel able to reach out to your loved ones; however, if that seems difficult right now, or you’re unable to do so, then please feel free to contact me, too. We’re all in this together.

Stay safe and well ~

Sean

Loneliness (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Wile away the days,
staring out the window
seeing people gather,
wondering where the time goes

Always felt that life,
was meant to be shared
have empathy with those,
who’ve only felt despair

See them in the streets,
passing through the crowds
hoping they’re discreet, (but)
can hear their thoughts aloud

 
Always felt that life,
was meant to be shared
have empathy with those,
who’ve only felt despair
the comfort and love,
which we all take for granted
is but a distant wish
for those who’ve never had it

A smile, a laugh, a wave,
give something of meaning
to that fragile person,
whose heart continues bleeding
Loneliness surrounds us,
the strong, the rich, the poor
wish it didn’t happen,
to anyone at all

 
Always felt that life,
was meant to be shared
have empathy with those,
who’ve only felt despair
the comfort and love,
which we all take for granted
is but a distant wish
for those who’ve never had it

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