Song Lyric Sunday. Parent Child Relationship.

This week Helen Espinosa of This Life One Word At A Time said : our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about the parent/child relationship.

Rules and Pingback here

Now I am running late again so I am going to give you two songs. 

The first one is from Mike and the Mechanics. A song about father son relationship. This song deals with how often father son relationships often break down due to father and son being too alike. I know about this.

Lyrics by A to Z lyrics. 

The living years

Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

I know that I’m a prisoner
To all my Father held so dear
I know that I’m a hostage
To all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got

You say you just don’t see it
He says it’s perfect sense
You just can’t get agreement
In this present tense
We all talk a different language
Talking in defense

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It’s the bitterness that lasts

So don’t yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective
On a different date
And if you don’t give up, and don’t give in
You may just be O.K.

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

I wasn’t there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him
All the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I’m sure I heard his echo
In my baby’s new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late when we die
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

The second  one is  from Sinaide O’Connor , My Three Babies. A beautiful song about mother love and Sacrifice. A very special song to me as I have three sons. The lyrics are in the video.


Got to dash now love to you all. Thanks again Helen for a great prompt. ❀


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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Helen Espinosa
    Jan 15, 2017 @ 22:25:38

    Great song picks again, Willow. The first one gives me chills every time I hear it and Sinead’s song is always lovely. Thanks so much for sharing them! πŸ˜‰

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  2. TanGental
    Jan 15, 2017 @ 22:45:29

    both beautiful

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  3. Louise
    Jan 16, 2017 @ 00:41:25

    I haven’t thought about Sinead O’Connor in years – I’ve always loved her voice. Two great choices.

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  4. Bee Halton
    Jan 16, 2017 @ 07:38:12

    Hi Willow, I love “The living Years!” but don’t know the Sinead O’Connor one. Will check it out soon. Right now I am still with Helen’s Pentatonix. Sorry πŸ™‚

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    • willowdot21
      Jan 16, 2017 @ 07:58:55

      Hi Bee, this is what I love about Helen’s Prompt it alerts us to all types of music . I love the song you have used always love the idea the words convey ( though on reflection the guy in the song is so selfish expecting the woman to always be waiting) I have never heard of Seasick Steve either. Have a good day. xxxx

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  5. Judy E Martin
    Jan 16, 2017 @ 16:44:17

    I love the ‘Living Years’ song, the lyrics are so poignant.
    The Sinead o Connor one was new to me but I thought it was lovely. xx

    Reply

  6. wendypawsey
    Jan 28, 2017 @ 20:01:33

    Great song choices…❀️ The first one

    Reply

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