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Seares Drive Song (Goodbye to the Family Home)


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I've been busy of late, a lot happening in my life with work and family commitments and the fact that the family home has been SOLD, so my family got together to produce this song as tribute to our lives at our home which has been part of us our entire lives, it has given us such wonderful memories and it is sad to say goodbye.

Janice G: Lead Vocals
Paul G: Lyrics, Backing Vocals, Production
Gerald G (Me): All Music, Backing Vocals, Mixing and Final Production
Dad, Mum, Kevin, Denise, Sharon: Backing Vocals

By the way 'Derish' means Corney/Silly (It's a family made-up word we have been using for decades)

NOTE: This is a long song, so please be patient ;)
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Lyrics
SEARES DRIVE SONG
Lyrics: Paul G
Music: Gerald G

I turn the latch
I cross the floor
The memories seep
From every pore

I close my eyes
It comes to Life
Faded Histories
Comes into sight

Still I see it all
The laughs we shared
Six sweet children
Nan, Mum and Dad

Round the table
Squashed in to dine
Space for six,
But we fit in nine.

CHORUS:

Derish people
 with Derish lives,

We’re the Derishers of Seares Drive

With bikes and balls
The streets we’d roam
Til were calling…DeNoise!!
ya gotta come home!!!

Nan singing the songs
By the washing up sink
So many memories
When you stop and think

Stamp and coins
Costumes and Cake
Summers walks
To Ringwood Lake

Mini Cricket
And X-mas Dinners
John Rodderhan
Searching for sinners.

CHORUS

Choo Choo Bars
And poos on the stair
Norm, John and Shaz
With their long brown hair

Operettas
And hidden guitars
Long cold night
Gazing at stars

Popcorn smells
On Movie night
Childhoods captured
In black and white!

CHORUS

Instrumental

I turn the latch
And lock the door
To our home
We'll venture no more...


Words and music © 2015 Gerald and Paul Grech.
All rights reserved.




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Hits: 1329
Comments: 23
Fans: 18
Plays: 51
Downloads: 8
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jun 25, 2015 - 10:09:16 AM
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2015 - 08:10:48 AM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 12:01:27 AM
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Comments
MarkHolbrook said 765 days ago (June 25th, 2015)
Outstanding!
Has a sad vibe that fits the subject. Janice has a great sound to her voice. I loved this! Listened to the entire thing and hit play again! Nicely done!
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Garni said 764 days ago (June 25th, 2015)
Thank you Mark
Appreciate you calling by, glad you enjoyed this.

G-)
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Philip18 said 765 days ago (June 25th, 2015)
Seares Drive Song
What a good thing to do, Gerald. It is a big thing to sell the family home and all its memories. Nice flow to the music and all the voices make it all very real. Much enjoyed!
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Garni said 764 days ago (June 25th, 2015)
Hi Philip
Yes it is a huge thing selling this house, very sad but it marks a new phase for my parents who have opted for a much more simpler lifestyle in a retirement village. Thanks for listening too

G-)
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jfisenne said 764 days ago (June 26th, 2015)
Seares Drive
I think this is really cool as a concept for a song. I can definitely relate. It brings us as listeners into the family atmosphere somewhat, but I suspect there are a few inside Derish jokes in this song that you enjoyed. Nostalgic and nice!
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Garni said 762 days ago (June 28th, 2015)
Thank you jfisenne
Appreciate you taking a listen, glad you enjoyed too
And yes a lot of inside jokes of course!

G-)
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Narad said 763 days ago (June 27th, 2015)
Seares Drive Song
Outstanding track ! Bravo !

And thanks for the DL
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Garni said 762 days ago (June 28th, 2015)
Hi Harald
Thanks for calling by and happy you liked it

G-)
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sammydix said 763 days ago (June 27th, 2015)
pretty cool
how the family participated. I'd love to do that, but it seems unlikely. you can feel the togetherness.
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Garni said 762 days ago (June 28th, 2015)
Hi Sammydix
Thanks for the listen, it is much appreciated!!
Yes I am fortunate enough to be in a very close and loving family

G-)
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KCsGROOVE said 762 days ago (June 28th, 2015)
seares drive
A great idea, to say goodbye together to a home where you all have so many memories
great vocals!
and beautiful music
and a fine mix!
enjoyed
KC
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Garni said 762 days ago (June 28th, 2015)
Thank you Cees
Appreciate you calling by and taking a listen

G-)
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bud said 761 days ago (June 28th, 2015)
Really moving piece
Great opening with the chat around the table. What a great gift to be able to say goodbye together like this. Excellent writing, performances and production to boot.
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Garni said 760 days ago (June 30th, 2015)
Thanks bud
Appreciate you taking a listen,ing and enjoying this, it is very much appreciated

G-)
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J_Gretch said 760 days ago (June 30th, 2015)
Seares Drive Song
Perfect way for a musical family to mark history.This will be around for generations to come.Very cool idea and the song is really good...Much enjoyed!
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Garni said 759 days ago (July 1st, 2015)
Thank you J_Gretch
Appreciate you calling by and having a listen, I hope to get some of the old super 8 film that my Dad took of us growing up and put it to this song.

G-)
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PeterB7858 said 735 days ago (July 24th, 2015)
Seares Drive Song
Late, Gerald. Sorry. Been travelling in Europe. A fitting farewell to a place that has been a big part of your lives. Great to hear all the family involved. Janice does a very fine job on the lead vocals and the whole project knits together so well. Like the acoustic in the mix. Thanks for sharing this. Kind regards to all. Thanks, Peter.
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Garni said 735 days ago (July 24th, 2015)
Hi Peter
Hope you had a wonderful time travelling Europe. Yes its been a huge part of our lives and the realisation that it is no longer ours leaves a gaping hole in our hearts. Thanks for listening and glad you enjoyed it

G-)
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say said 735 days ago (July 25th, 2015)
Thankyou..
..for sharing this beauty & the story around it, Loved it all & especially the length: ) Awesome vocals, & the party in the beginning, Awesome allround - !! Wish You'll the Best

thankyou
Garni said 733 days ago (July 27th, 2015)
Hello
Thank you for calling in and having a listen. Glad you enjoyed

G-)
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tmcfate said 734 days ago (July 26th, 2015)
This is
My kind of song, full of longing and with all of you playing makes it more special. I really am impressed. The little arpeggio iis a nice touch. Thanks so much.
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Garni said 733 days ago (July 27th, 2015)
Hello TMCFATE
Thanks for having a listen and commenting, glad you enjoyed this too!
I really like your song 'Here Comes A Boy' too!

G-)
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LisaHawbaker said 484 days ago (April 1st, 2016)
This was a great idea!!
Beautiful!!!
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