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Resilience


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Hickling_Stan

 Genre: Art Rock

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Having gone right to the edge of a breakdown back in 2012 and knowing a few other people who actually fell in the hole but somehow pulled them selves back out I started to notice something we all had in common. Namely although we are doing generally fine these days we are none of us quite as resilient as we used to be. The thought occurred driving to work and I pulled into the next lay by and the lyrics just flowed from recognising that. As for the tune I went for swing beat for a change. Anyway here it is people. It might resonate with a few perhaps?!!
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Resilience

Day to day presures
We take in our stride
But we have to withdraw
And find somewhere to hide
This is what we do
It's how we survive
This is what we've become

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Our resilience will never be
As robust as it once was
For life we will carry the scars
We put on our mantle
Of smiles and cheeriness
Our demons we keep in a jar

Keeping one eye on the black puppy
Don't let him grow to a dog
Feeling fine in the sunshine
When people can be kind
But still looking out for the fog

Flashbacks and nightmares those panic attacks
When you feel the ground opening
You musn't look back
Take control of your breathing
And look straight ahead
This is what we've become

For the sake of our children and others we love
We keep pressing forward some look to above
Check on our headspace take each day as it comes
This is what we've become
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Comments: 13
Fans: 9
Plays: 25
Downloads: 1
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Aug 16, 2017 - 04:49:40 AM
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017 - 04:56:21 AM Last Played: Oct 24, 2017 - 07:16:20 AM
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Dean-Resonator said 96 days ago (August 16th, 2017)
Resilience
Beautiful song Mark. It never ceases to amaze me how much you share about your life via your music. A very polished production.
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Hickling_Stan said 96 days ago (August 16th, 2017)
Thanks Dean
Feedback much appreciated. Guess I just write about what I feel at the time!
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Daugrin said 96 days ago (August 16th, 2017)
Splendid!
Greatly appreciated, and, though out the production there is a sense of compassion and wisdom, except that part about killing puppies... that part was disturbing.
Enjoy your panic and anxiety, after all, no one can have them exactly as you do, it is part of what makes you unique.
Thank you for posting your material here with us, you are holding up the standards here with your contributions. Bravo!

Daug
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Hickling_Stan said 96 days ago (August 16th, 2017)
Cheers Daug
hahaha...well the Black Puppy of Depression isn't half as disturbing as the Black Dog!!!....thanks for your very kind words.
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DWL said 96 days ago (August 16th, 2017)
Resonant without a doubt
I lived with it most of my adult life and continue to.

I don't know about resilient but I've got really good at hiding it. I told a friend about it recently and they said they'd no idea I was depressed.

A really interesting song Mark in many ways. The very light touch on the vocals and instrumentation belie the message. The message is articulately expressed and I recognise myself in much of the lyrics.

A fine and honest piece of work.

Cheers

Dick






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Hickling_Stan said 95 days ago (August 16th, 2017)
Thanks
Dick I thought it might strike a chord this one....."the mantle of cheeriness"....many seem to wear it. All the best. Keep ploughing on!
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Skean said 95 days ago (August 16th, 2017)
Resilience
Nice one, thanks for sharing DL, cheers.
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Franciscus_Henri said 95 days ago (August 16th, 2017)
great feel to this..
Do I sense a breeze of change blowing through macj?
There a are some very clever and subtle sounds here.
Thanks for sharing. FH
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Hickling_Stan said 95 days ago (August 16th, 2017)
Glad you liked Francis
Thanks for listening and for the comment. An old fart brings on a wind of change?.... like it!!!!!
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MikeRobinson said 94 days ago (August 17th, 2017)
A light tune for a serious matter
It's a surprisingly “light” tune to be concerning such a serious subject.

Too many people fail to realize – until it's too late or nearly so – that our brains are "part of our body," too.   They need nutrition, and they can have allergies.   (An acquaintance of mine once traced seizures to broccoli!)   Your brain literally gets sick, but since you are by definition on the inside of the thing, it interferes with its own recognition and treatment.   But, you are still here, and you know what you face and what to do.   God bless you.
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Hickling_Stan said 94 days ago (August 18th, 2017)
Mike
Thankyou for listening and for your comments....we keep "pressing forward"!
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sammydix said 93 days ago (August 18th, 2017)
The
arrangement and changes were perfect. I enjoyed the lyrics just as much.
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PeterB7858 said 90 days ago (August 21st, 2017)
Resilience
It has to be a good sign that you are confident enough to use music as a vehicle to talk about life's travails, Mark. Really like this. The lightness of touch in the arrangement and the vocals provides a wonderful sense of whimsy and hope. So well done. Thanks. Take care.
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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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