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 Twenty Three – ‘Aura’

Hey everyone,

 

today’s lyrics are written about a girl who I really cared about, back in university. Nothing ever happened; unfortunately she didn’t share my feelings, but I still feel lucky to have known her. In my mind, she had this sort of aura, something I felt whenever I saw her – that’s the best way I can describe it. She was on my mind recently, so I enjoyed writing these lyrics, and I hope that you like them too 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

Aura (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Checking for your message
for over a day
but when it arrived
it was well worth the wait

A shining golden aura
accompanies your presence
can’t focus on what I’m doing
wonder where the time went

 
There’s something about,
a message from her
hands are trembling
emotions astir

A shining golden aura
accompanies your presence
can’t focus on what I’m doing
wonder where the time went
My feelings aren’t returned
but it doesn’t matter
because just to know you
is reward hereafter

 
The first day we met
I felt a fascination
so glad I decided
to trust my inclination
It wasn’t to be
but that’s okay
I experienced feelings
I may never recreate

 

A shining golden aura
accompanies your presence
can’t focus on what I’m doing
wonder where the time went
My feelings aren’t returned
but it doesn’t matter
because just to know you
is reward hereafter

 

Lyrics Day Seven – ‘Summer Ball’

Hey everyone,

day seven’s lyrics concern my experience of the summer ball, several years ago. More than any of the entries I’ve posted so far, I found myself smiling, but also challenged in a new way  – whilst other posts have concerned the thoughts that I’ve had, this is the first time that I’ve written about an actual experience that I’ve had. The challenge came because instead of just writing general thoughts, I had to find ways to rhyme based on set content.

But, it was really a lot of fun writing about this memory. I’ve never been popular with girls (at least, not in a way that was anything more than friendship), but on that night, at least for a little while, I got to experience what it felt like to have somebody interested in me. It was really amazing, and I’m happy to share it with you all 🙂

Stay safe ~

Sean

Summer Ball (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

The greatest night of my life,
it started so strangely
a man, wrought with strife,
asked if drinking on the street
was acceptable behaviour

Was never one for parties,
always said I couldn’t stand
but never have I felt better,
than when she turned and took my hand

Waiting for the ferris,
gazing at the swirling lights
probably should have told her,
I was scared of heights

 
Was never one for parties,
always said I couldn’t stand
but never have I felt better,
than when she turned and took my hand
that summer ball was magic,
wish I could tell her why
it felt like something special,
when she looked me in the eye

 
As time went by,
felt grateful for the chance
to have her by my side,
as we danced and danced
Holding hands on the bus home,
we went our separate ways
but I’ll never forget,
her smile, her laugh, her grace

Was never one for parties,
always said I couldn’t stand
but never have I felt better,
than when she turned and took my hand
that summer ball was magic,
I never wondered why
it felt like something special
when she looked me in the eye

 

“Make a difference. Change the world. Never give up.”

Okay, so I’ve officially completed my University studies. After every academic year, I recorded my thoughts on each said year because I thought it would make an interesting comparison when I was finished, and it’s just another memento-type thing which is cool. It’s pretty good for me to listen to, because even though I’ve developed over that time it seems as though the videos are largely the same with regards to future plans and things that are important to me. I realise that since you don’t know me, these may not mean much to you all but it’s still pretty cool to have them all together in one place. Anyway, I uploaded them to to YouTube this morning. Enjoy! 🙂

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6uFYLgvnhA – Year 1 Reflections

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGZnhY_BZIQ – Year 2 Reflections

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SM3c9GY6Tc – Year 3 Reflections

 

“Promise your old friend Ell that you will do all you can to become, the man of steel. Make a difference. Change the world. Never give up.”

 

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