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Song: Play Something Father

FAWM 2019

Album: FAWM 2019
Track: #14

Play something father Play something father Play something father Play something father I'd like you to hear these chimes I want you to watch me climb I love your nursery rhymes I need you all the time Play something father Play something father Play something father Play something father I think you sing off key I wish you'd accept defeat I know that you're just naive I believe you're too old to believe Play something father Play something father Play something father Play something father I see now what you endured I regret leaving you unsure I hope that I have matured I can't show you anymore Play something father Play something father Play something father Play something father Play something father Play something father Play something father Play something father

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Another song I'm really not sure where it came from. The "chorus" I came up with a few days ago but the rest of the song wouldn't come. Today it felt right, and the song emerged.

As far as where the lyrics came from, it's not clear. I did have a pretty world-flipping day, so I'm incredibly introspective, and this certainly draws on my own fears and experiences both as a son and a father (and especially on an aging human who just embarked on his 40s), but it's not really drawn from specifics.

For that reason, this song feels a little false/makes me feel a little vulnerable, but I ABSOLUTELY love the overall sound and passion of it and it definitely draws out real emotion when I sing it (at least so far when I've been playing it as I've written it). My initial thought, which I have learned is a bad thing to trust, though, is it's the best song I've ever written. I hope I'm at least not too far off once it soaks on me a bit.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts/feedback!

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