Lyrics Day Seventy Eight – ‘Path’

Hey everyone,

as you might have noticed, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently about my goals and position in life in relation to that. As part of that, I’ve realised that it’s okay to have an overarching purpose, but without clear, definable goals in order to achieve that purpose, everything will fall short.

Stay safe ~

Sean

Path (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Purpose isn’t enough
with a path to follow
without the right focus
I’m left feeling hollow

Give me a direction
a path to head toward
a tangible target
a way to go forward

I’ve continued to tread
irrespective of direction
it’s time to delve inwards,
towards introspection

 
Give me a direction
a path to move towards
a tangible target
a way to go forwards
an arrow without a target
it’s quite overwhelming
need to understand the puzzle
to keep the wheel turning

To never consider outcomes
means never to hit the bullseye
arrived home feeling empty
achievements met with a sigh
what I have to imagine
are a series of stepping stones
each one represents a goal
for wasted time, I’ll atone

Give me a direction
a path to move toward
a tangible target
a way to go forward
an arrow without a target
feels quite overwhelming
need to understand the puzzle
to keep the wheel turning

Lyrics Day Sixty Nine – ‘Notice’

Hey everyone,

last night I was speaking to one of my best friends via message, for the first time in over a week. She told me she’d been feeling bad for most of that time, and that’s why she hadn’t messaged me, but then I thought: ‘Why didn’t I message?’

Fair enough, with some friends, you have lower standards, where you’ll just speak once a month or so, but with this person, I shouldn’t have left it so long. That perhaps sounds a little bit dramatic, but it’s a standard that I always wanted to live by. I know what it feels like to be alone, and I never want anybody else to feel that way.

When you read today’s lyrics, you may think they’re a little negative and overly-critical, but these words, and all of the others that I’ve written so far, are helping to consider different topics and feelings more deeply, and because of that, I’m able to know myself better. In fact, I’ve started a project where I’m analysing the different aspects of my life that I’d like to improve, in separate documents. So for example, I’ve been working on understanding my identity further for some time, writing a document gathering my thoughts, but I’ve also created a folder (on my computer) collecting style ideas, as that’s another thing I’d like to improve on when this lock down is over. It may sound a little too rigid to deal with emotional and philosophical issues, but it helps me to organise my thoughts – to write down the things I’d like to improve, and see them there in front of me, in black and white. I want to treat it as a checklist.

As another example, I’ve decided to create a folder concerning my physical health and fitness. In that folder initially will be a document writing down what things I feel are wrong with me (running style, calf muscles etc), and that I could improve on, and then I’ll do some research and create some documents which will help me to find the answers. I’ve gone a little off track, but I just wanted to explain where thinking deeper about the feelings I have has led me – thanks for continuing to read this!

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

Notice (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

My friend yesterday she told me
she’d been in a bad mood all week
I’m sorry that I never asked
during that time, we didn’t even speak

 
There are so many souls
out adrift in the sea
searching for an anchor
someone to hear their plea

It’s easy to say we’re busy
to turn away and feign ignorance
but I didn’t want to be that person
I wanted to make a difference

There are so many souls
out adrift in the sea
searching for an anchor
someone to hear their plea
as they drift in the cold abyss
have somebody to float with
but right now that’s not me
I didn’t even notice

Say I shouldn’t blame myself
but that’s just an excuse
it’s easy to send a message
instead of being a recluse
I need to do better
in every single aspect
work harder every second
and earn some self-respect

 
There are so many souls
out adrift in the sea
searching for an anchor
someone to hear their plea
as they drift in the cold abyss
have somebody to float with
but right now that’s not me
I didn’t even notice

Lyrics Day Sixty Five – ‘Training’

Hey everyone,

today’s lyrics are focused on a topic which I’ve been thinking about recently – namely, the decisions we make every day, and what a big impact these can have on our mindset, and life overall. Whilst I feel like I’m a productive person, sometimes with small decisions, I delay them, thinking that they’re not so important. For example, I’ll stick to the same number of press-ups, or I’ll continue watching a drama, rather than reading another chapter in a self-help book.

The two examples there would benefit me, there’s no doubt, but it’s also the impact that those decisions on how to spend your time affect your mindset positively, that I wanted to convey. I’m not sure if I’ve done that so well in these lyrics, but I think the mere act of making a decision to do something beneficial, is in itself massively important, because it conveys a sense of purpose, a sense of determination which can then cause you to act that way in other areas of your life. I’ve never actually read any specific literature on what I’ve said there, but I’ve felt it in my every day life, and so with that knowledge, I plan to treat each day as a new lesson, and pay more attention to the details.

Stay safe ~

Sean

 

Training (Verse, Half Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus)

Whether it’s going out to exercise
or starting a new book
your intention is the key
in providing a new outlook

No matter how dark it gets
declare yourself absolved
take some time to focus
and strengthen your resolve

When seeking improvement
small decisions are intrinsic
to shaping your future
and overall mindset

 
No matter how dark it gets
declare yourself absolved
take some time to focus
and strengthen your resolve
Concentrate on life
the knowledge that you’re gaining
realise that each day
is another form of training

 
Breaking free of this cycle
demanded introspection
looking deeply at myself
finding a connection
found hope in my purpose
understanding motivation
that every single day
I can delay gratification

No matter how dark it gets
declare yourself absolved
take some time to focus
and strengthen your resolve
Concentrate on life
the knowledge that you’re gaining
realise that each day
is another form of training

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