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Contagious Benediction


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Hickling_Stan

 Genre: Art Rock

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Time for a new song. For thirty years I knew my birth father lived overseas and we had communicated now and then by letter then e mail then skype. Last year my wife and I made the big trip to spend 10 days with him by the end of which I realised sadly he was a complete knob. Although angry on first returning to England over time he's now been put in his proper place in my life and he's certainly given me a better appreciation of my adopted father.
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Lyrics
Contagious Benediction

The facts remain
But perspectives change
I see you now
As the man you really are

A selfish creature
With a mind firmly shut
If I were harder hearted
I'd tell you how I feel

I can't change you
Today or any day
But the stars are re aligning
......for the better

If I'm not here
I'll be Somewhere else
Drive to the end of the world
I'll be just down the road.

I'm not there
But here and now
The box marked pain
Can be buried in the ground

Thirty years to realise
Thirty days to react
Feelings in their
Proper place at last

Serenity spreads
A contagious
Benediction

Released at last
A contagious
Benediction
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Comments: 11
Fans: 15
Plays: 48
Downloads: 5
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Mar 26, 2017 - 08:16:06 AM
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2017 - 08:16:06 AM Last Played: Aug 17, 2017 - 06:34:28 AM
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hackneybloke said 183 days ago (March 26th, 2017)
contagious
hilarious song description mark. i didn't see my dad for 25 years because he was an alcoholic who showed no interest in any of his children and screwed around. when he gave up alcohol i assumed he would be a different person so i renewed our acquaintance....but he was the same person....only sober this time (and very dull). unfortunately i never had an adopted father.....so you're a lucky guy.

love the song. love the production, how you've got that beat going on with the phaser effect....and then some orchestral stuff coming in over the guitar. nice major resolve on 'road'.
loved the a cappella outro.
great stuff mark.
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DWL said 183 days ago (March 26th, 2017)
The title alone drew me in
but the explanation even more so.

I'll send you my story by PM Mark.

Impressive work.

The simple setting allows the lyrics to really come through with no distractions.

A sad but important song.

Cheers

Dick

Cheers

Dick
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Dean-Resonator said 183 days ago (March 27th, 2017)
Contagious Benediction
I always look forward to hearing your songs Mark. You bare your soul to the world. The production on this is spot on. Everything has a reason and a place in the song. Fantastic.
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PeterB7858 said 182 days ago (March 27th, 2017)
Contagious Benediction
Interesting backstory. Familiar melody with a twist. Understated but clever and sophisticated arrangement. The panned vocals work well to focus the listener on the resolution. Nice work. Thanks.
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Daugrin said 181 days ago (March 28th, 2017)
The way with the truth
What we recall and how we express the connection to the past seems to be why we write. We seems to understand this what differently as time goes.
There is some sneaky dissonance in the orchestra swell that starts just before the 2:00 mark that is just delicious... it's kinda hard to hear though...
The tag at the end is superb.

Daug
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sammydix said 181 days ago (March 28th, 2017)
Doesn't
sound like the best reunion. I really like the song, though, despite the personal slant in the lyrics. Hypnotic it a good way.
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groovsh8ker said 178 days ago (April 1st, 2017)
Contagious Benediction
Bittersweet tune, enjoy the honesty
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Bob Rodgers said 177 days ago (April 1st, 2017)
A
lovely song Mark, it's sad but I know where you're coming from.
I also loved the outro, excellent work!


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Franciscus_Henri said 166 days ago (April 12th, 2017)
poignant
and gentle.....a difficult journey beautifully travelled
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mrattue said 152 days ago (April 26th, 2017)
Just like life!
It's never how it is in the movies! Brilliant and honest!

I'm glad that you came to terms with the situation so well.

Nice song

Marc
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Bowman said 146 days ago (May 2nd, 2017)
There's
beauty in this old truth.
A good one.
Charlie
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Artist Info
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Name: Mark and formerly Steve
Location: Arlesey Bedfordshire United Kingdom
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Hickling Stan started as Steve and I back in 2007. We had a great creative 5 years writing songs together, posting on here and playing live in the East Midlands.I moved away south in 2013 and let MJ lie dormant for a few years until the muse came bac... [see more]

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Art rock is a sub-genre of rock music that is characterized by ambitious lyrical themes and melodic or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard pop song forms and toward influences in jazz, classical, or the avant-garde. The art rock

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