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Song for Sons


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Hickling_Stan

 Genre: Acoustic

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It’s called Song for Sons, but I guess it's really a song for parents of grown up sons. This one came together really quickly, and I decided to just record the energy of a straight live guitar and vocal run through with just a few overdubs. It might resonate with some of you out there. They grow up so fast!
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Song for Sons

I remember
When your whole tiny hand
Held my finger
And I could shoulder
All those early mornings
Cos I loved you

I look at you now
And you’re a man
You could take my hand
In your hand

I read you stories
In the bath on the sofa
And in your bed

I read your favourites
About a bear in the woods
And he snored on

I look at you now
And you’re a man
You could take my hand
In your hand

Half my lifetime
All your lifetime
Half my lifetime ago
Half my lifetime
All your lifetime
I needed to let you know

I took you walking
We'd explore hills and fields
Roundabout

I made up stories
About a dwarf and a badger
In the woods
Song Stats
Hits: 177
Comments: 16
Fans: 13
Plays: 23
Downloads: 3
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Oct 22, 2017 - 08:46:01 AM
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2017 - 08:46:01 AM Last Played: Nov 01, 2017 - 06:10:52 PM
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Comments
sammydix said 32 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Look
at that handsome little guy. I really like the "captured moment" feel and sound of the song. I don't even know how I'd react had my dad written a song like this for me...if he were a musician.
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Hickling_Stan said 32 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Cheers Sammy
it just came to me in a wistful moment driving home from work when son (22) messaged me about some grown up issues at his work...got me thinking about "half a lifetime ago"!!!...thanks for listening.

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Daugrin said 32 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Sons Song
The sound track for a life! Thank you for sharing your songs here with us. Things progress so fast, your walking in the woods together and then the next thing you know the end of the path arrives...

Daug
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Hickling_Stan said 31 days ago (October 23rd, 2017)
Sons
Thanks for listening Daug....thats so true about the woods!
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VicDiesel said 32 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Sons
Cute song.

Where does the flanging effect on the main vocal come from?
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Hickling_Stan said 31 days ago (October 23rd, 2017)
Flange
Not sure Vic it wasn't intentional as the main bed is a live take of guitar and vocal with a few overdubs!
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five_extra_arms said 32 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Song for Sons
Man, I get this - my son is 14 and I often reflect on how just a few years ago I was watching him hold my finger or slobber on me. Now he's almost as tall as me and I love telling him about fingers and slobber.

Sweet song. Nice guitar and vocals. I enjoyed this and downloaded it.

Thanks again.

Bob
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Hickling_Stan said 31 days ago (October 23rd, 2017)
cheers Bob
glad it resonated and thanks for downloading....guess its a universal experience for many
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Philip18 said 31 days ago (October 23rd, 2017)
Song for Sons
Nice warm song sung simply and sincerely. Much enjoyed!
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Hickling_Stan said 31 days ago (October 23rd, 2017)
Cheers Philip
Thanks for listening and glad you enjoyed
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PeterB7858 said 31 days ago (October 23rd, 2017)
Song for Sons
Nicely captured feelings. Good choice with the simplicity and immediacy of the performance, too. Upbeat and poignant at the same time. My son turns 30 next year so I can really appreciate the sentiments. Thanks, Mark.
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Hickling_Stan said 30 days ago (October 24th, 2017)
Cheers Peter
Glad you liked the song and that the sentiment resonated.
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Ed Hannifin said 29 days ago (October 24th, 2017)
A song for dads...
I was just thinking, just the other day, that it's past time I wrote something for my son...

This has a nice, unaffected presence and a really good heart to it...
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KCsGROOVE said 26 days ago (October 28th, 2017)
song for sons
I can relate to the words
I have a daughter, she's 23 now, but I remember the years when she was so young... They're growing up so fast
very nice song, enjoyed it!
KC
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tmcfate said 25 days ago (October 29th, 2017)
thanks
Wow. Children songs or songs about children are not easy to write. This stands like an anthem that will be heartfelt for a long time. I can see everything you talk about. Greta job. Little tear
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eanbardsley said 22 days ago (November 1st, 2017)
Beautiful,...
Thank you for sharing this, such a nice sentiment. Kudos!
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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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