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 Three – ‘Friday Night Football’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics reflect on another special memory that I have, or rather, a special period of time in my life. During my time at 6th form, over a two year period, my friends and I would play football together every Friday evening. It sounds quite simple on the face of it, but it was a meaningful time for me, in the sense that my friends and I were growing up together, and at the end of each week, we had this game to look forward to. I really loved it, and I hope that it allows you to reflect on your own poignant memories 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

Friday Night Football (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

The sun was always setting
on those cool Friday nights
our weekly gathering
a special time in my life

I remember in the mornings
I always asked each friend
checked with every single one
that we’d be playing again

Sixth form building towering
over our own field of dreams
as time passed by
I’ve realised just what it means

I remember in the mornings
I always asked each friend
checked with every single one
that we’d be playing again
Lining up each Friday
deciding on the game
friends standing together
a perfect state of play

One time it was raining
everybody went home
I felt so frustrated
and played all alone
but after a few minutes
you came to join me
I guess without football
it didn’t feel like Friday

I remember in the mornings
I always asked each friend
checked with every single one
that we’d be playing again
Lining up each Friday
deciding on the game
friends standing together
a perfect state of play

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 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 Seventy One – ‘5am’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are written about the latest time that I’ve ever arrived home, from a night out. I don’t drink, and to be honest I’m not great with group social occasions, so I don’t often have nights out. But on this occasion, I stayed the whole time, until around midnight, then one of my friends asked me to walk her home, as something had upset her on the night; I tried for a while to cheer her up, which led to my late return home.

Although it hasn’t happened to me very much, I always loved the idea of walking home in the calm early morning, after a night out with friends. There’s something about sharing that time together, and being able to reflect on it in the afterglow.

Stay safe ~

Sean

5am (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Haven’t had many nights
that went on past eleven
but arriving home at 5am
felt a little like heaven

 
I’d always dreamed about
those sorts of nights
meaningful conversations
walking home in early morning light

 
I escorted her home
she’d had a stressful time
‘you’ve got so much to live for’
that was my line

 
I’d always dreamed about
those sorts of nights
meaningful conversations
walking home in early daylight
the streets at that time
there’s a sense of camaraderie
I noticed their warmth
groups of friends walking by me

At the start of the night
I was a little worried
promised myself pizza
whenever that might be
Strolled through the dawn-lit streets
arrived home at 5
I still cooked that pizza
but could barely open my eyes

 
I’d always dreamed about
those sorts of nights
meaningful conversations
walking home in early daylight
the streets at that time
there’s a sense of camaraderie
I noticed their warmth
groups of friends walking by me

 

Lyrics Day Sixty Eight – ‘How’ve you been?’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are focused on the regret I have, after losing a friend several years ago. I felt that he made a mistake, and because of my stubbornness, we haven’t spoken properly since. I just thought about it again recently, and writing these lyrics helped me to reflect on my feelings.

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

How’ve you been? (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

How have you been
since we last spoke?
It’s been at least a year
there’s a lump in my throat

I’ve missing from the pictures
you’ve taken over these years
I think it’s all my fault
now I’m alone, as I feared

 
You’ve built your own home
and have your own family
our paths seem so different
as far away as they could be

I’ve missing from the pictures
you’ve taken over these years
I think it’s all my fault
now I’m alone, as I feared
Just wanted to say I’m sorry
even if it’s not in person
so how have you been?
I hope you’re not still hurting

Could we go back?
I’m not sure I deserve it
no longer the friend you knew
a totally different person
lacking in self-confidence
perhaps you’re the reason why
I feel shame and regret
to myself, I had to lie

I’ve missing from the pictures
you’ve taken over these years
I think it’s all my fault
now I’m alone, as I feared
Just wanted to say I’m sorry
even if it’s not in person
so how have you been?
I hope you’re not still hurting

Lyrics Day Sixty One – ‘Little Things’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are focused on an appreciation on the ‘smaller’ things in life. Whenever I’m thinking of my own development, I always focus on huge milestones, which is a lot of pressure. But, it’s strange, because honestly, I really do treasure the small things – in actual fact, calling them ‘small’ or ‘little’ doesn’t feel appropriate, since in my mind, the connection between individuals is the most powerful experience there is.

I wrote these words after my friend at work messaged me, out of the blue, asking about my decisions for my rota next year. They said that they’d like to work with me at weekends at least, if possible. This person is my best friend at work, so it’s not surprising in that sense, but it was really nice to be considered like that 🙂

Stay safe and well ~

Sean

 

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

Your message came out of the blue
when I was feeling blue
a wonderful surprise
immediately said ‘thank you’

How do you describe
a moment between friends?
No matter the gesture
inspiration that never ends

 
Achievements are poignant
but in life what’s important
is the spirit with which you live
your intention in each moment

How do you describe
a moment between friends?
No matter the gesture
inspiration that never ends
All of this time I spend
wondering what I can do
you remind me that little things
hold just as much value

 
Want to live with this philosophy
forget about the pressure
and any preconceived notions
about where I should be next year
I have a goal for this life
feels more like a responsibility
I’ll never stop pursuing it
but can’t forget about the little things

How do you describe
a moment between friends?
No matter the gesture
inspiration that never ends
All of this time I spend
wondering what I can do
you remind me that little things
hold just as much value

Lyrics Day Fifty Four – ‘Comfort’

Hey everyone,

my fifty fourth set of lyrics sees the final chapter in my miniseries, describing the qualities of my best friends. I guess in this case, ‘comfort’ itself doesn’t really describe their personality, but it felt right, because I feel so comfortable around them. Do you have anybody in your life like that? Who you feel happy to share anything with, and comfortable enough in their presence that you can just be silent together? I’m very lucky to call this person a best friend 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

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

Always gave me comfort
right from the start
made me feel at ease
with your warm and gentle heart

 
Usually around pretty girls
I begin to feel so shy
but there’s a special connection
between you and I

 
thanks for always being there
to listen to my endless thinking
your other friends aren’t like me
but this ship shows so signs of sinking

 
Usually around pretty girls
I begin to feel so shy
but it’s a special connection
between you and I
Can sit and talk for hours
so many topics to ponder
‘I’m so lucky to have found you’
I think, as my mind begins to wander

 

Watching shows together
for almost seven years
a silent bond between us
a connection that is clear
If I’m being honest
what’s on screen doesn’t matter
because I’m spending time with you
engaging in life’s meaningful chatter

Usually around pretty girls
I begin to feel so shy
but it’s a special connection
between you and I
Can sit and talk for hours
so many topics to ponder
‘I’m so lucky to have found you’
I think, as my mind begins to wander

Lyrics Day Fifty Two – ‘Sincerity’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are written about the defining quality of another of my best friends – sincerity. I could have also called the poem ‘assertive’, but I think sincerity carries with it a softer feeling. This friend always tell you exactly how they’re feeling, whether it’s good or bad. But, it’s never delivered in a negative way, just honestly. I really respected that, right from the start, and to be honest, as I’ve spoken about before, I wish that I could be more assertive. So, to be friends with somebody who says they how they feel simply because they have self-respect, it’s really my honour to know that person.

Stay well ~

Sean

 

Sincerity (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

The depth of your sincerity
was clear from the start
feelings out in the open
never held in your heart

I’ll always remember
sitting down for coffee
‘We’ll be friends for life’
is what you told me

Highlighted my strengths and flaws
as we sat at the station
always trying to help me
nothing left to the imagination

 
I’ll always remember
sitting down for coffee
‘We’ll be friends for life’
is what you told me
Always true to yourself
no matter who’s beside
one hundred percent sincere
to everything felt inside

Thanks to you
a friend more like family
inviting me out
never tired of my company
I never understood that
why you spent so much time with me
but honestly I know
you’d leave if you weren’t happy

I’ll always remember
sitting down for coffee
‘We’ll be friends for life’
is what you told me
Always true to yourself
no matter who’s beside
one hundred percent sincere
to everything felt inside