Lyrics Day Eighty Five – ‘Hot Chocolate’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are written about another nice memory I have, during a primary school football match. For the last 5-10 minutes, the rain was torrential – to this day I have no idea why Mr Bevan (our teacher and football coach) kept us out there! I could barely feel my hands, and with all the rain, it was so hard to see clearly, but when Mum picked me up, and we were able to return home, she ensured that I felt comfortable straight away.

It’s a warm and comfortable memory, and I can still recall the feelings that I had, at that time. Though, looking back, I appreciate it a lot more now. I have no issues at all with my Mum – actually, she’s the kindest person that I know, but we’ve just drifted apart over time. In writing some of these memories associated with childhood, that longing for a family presence is certainly with me.

Stay safe ~

Sean

Hot Chocolate (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

As we ran around the field
The sky turned dull and gloomy
heavens announced themselves
rain poured down heavily

My kit was soaked through
and I could barely see
Mum waiting at the final whistle
weather didn’t affect me, suddenly

 
The conditions were brutal
colds were ours to catch
so hard to believe
it was just a school football match

 
My kit was soaked through
and I could barely see
Mum waiting at the final whistle
weather didn’t affect me, suddenly
arrived home quickly
no longer in the mire
hot chocolate placed in my hands
wrapped in a towel by the fire

I guess what I’m trying to do
is reflect on what I’ve lost
could make 100 hot chocolates
right now, if I want
but it’s never the same
if not received with love
the memories are symbolic
of who I want to become

My kit was soaked through
and I could barely see
Mum waiting at the final whistle
weather didn’t affect me, suddenly
arrived home quickly
no longer in the mire
hot chocolate placed in my hands
wrapped in a towel by the fire

 

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 Eighty – ‘Comfort’

Hey everyone,

I promised to write lyrics about various memories and experiences that I had, and today’s lyrics are based on a very brief moment, but one where I’ll always remember the feeling that I had. My brother wanted to buy a new football, and asked Dad to take him into town. I think I was probably 7 or 8 years old, I’m not sure. But, I remember watching them leave from the window, and just feeling so comfortable, in that moment.

Looking back, I think it was the security I felt, knowing where they were going, and that they would soon return. I comment on it briefly in the lyrics, but it’s funny how in a life made up of many years, single moments seem to define our existence, where we truly feel alive. I guess it’s just about making as many of those moments as possible.

Stay safe ~

Sean

Comfort (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

I’ll always remember the comfort
associated with that memory
father and brother outside
looking back at me

 
Sun was setting outside
pink coloured the sky
dull hum of the engine
as I exhaled a peaceful sigh

They were just going to town
I was staring through the window
acknowledged the cosy feeling
as I watched them go

Sun was setting outside
pink coloured the sky
dull hum of the engine
as I exhaled a peaceful sigh
Sounds strange to experience
happiness as they were leaving
but actually it was because
I knew they’d be returning

In the grand scheme of things
it was a microscopic event
but that’s what we remember
the special feeling in a moment
I’ve been living all these years
it makes a mockery of time
to remember only a fraction
where I felt truly alive

 
Sun was setting outside
pink coloured the sky
dull hum of the engine
as I exhaled a peaceful sigh
Sounds strange to experience
happiness as they were leaving
but actually it was because
I knew they’d be returning

Lyrics Day Thirty Eight – ‘Family’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics focus on the topic of family. On the whole, my family and I have no real issues, just that we’re a little distant, probably because of the fact that I live far away now, whereas most of them still reside in the place where I grew up. To be honest though, I always had this feeling of being a little different, in comparison with members of my family. Of course I can notice traits that I inherited from both of my parents, but because of my introverted nature, I guess I’m not as open as the rest of them.

With these lyrics, I decided to step away from reality for a while, and imagine having a family of my own in the future. It was a nice exercise, and one that I’ll probably repeat with future sets of lyrics 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

Family (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

To my own loved ones
I’m probably a black sheep
decided to take some time
to imagine a different scene

Sat alone in my apartment
envisioning a picture
of someone who loves me
and children in our future

 
Surely there’s nothing better
to have someone by you always
surviving all of life’s challenges
growing together every day

Sat alone in my apartment
envisioning a picture
of someone who loves me
and children in our future
When she asked if I was ready
to start our own family
earnest tears filled my eyes
‘I’ll be the best that I can be’

 
Perhaps if I’m fortunate
these events will come to pass
head no longer in the clouds
feet firmly on the grass
As I pay the cashier
ice-creams in hand
family are sat down laughing
the meaning of life, I understand

Sat alone in my apartment
envisioning a picture
of someone who loves me
and children in our future
When she asked if I was ready
to start our own family
earnest tears filled my eyes
‘I’ll be the best that I can be’

Lyrics Day Thirty Five – ‘Dad’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics focus on my relationship with my father. I don’t want to speak too much about it, but I will say that I felt emotional writing the words, which was actually a little cathartic – in this way, it provides further evidence of the power of the written word, which can provoke all sorts of emotions – I hope that they can strike a chord with you, too.

Stay well ~

Sean

 

Dad (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)
You’ve told me so many stories
of you and all your friends
showed me so many photos
you were popular back then

 
Ever since that happened
you were a different person to me
a shadow of your former self
soul smeared, heart empty

 
How do you fill your time?
Message me five times a day
Wonder about the moment
all those friends went away

 
Ever since that happened
you were a different person to me
a shadow of your former self
soul smeared, heart empty
Were it anyone else
I’d have a cast them aside gladly
but you’re my father
and my responsibility

 
My uncompromising values
mean I cannot ignore your mistake
but I’ll always reply
won’t let your spirit break
After all, you’re trying your best
and I have many happy memories
I’ll always remember those
and try to live happily

 
Ever since that happened
you were a different person to me
a shadow of your former self
soul smeared, heart empty
Were it anyone else
I’d have a cast them aside happily
but you’re my father
and my responsibility