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Smiling Demo


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Hickling_Stan

 Genre: Acoustic

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Here’s a little live demo I managed to get down recently on the ipad. I left my home town of Salisbury when I was 24 ( now 55) and just happened to be back for a day. Whilst leaning on a wall in the centre of town watching all the shoppers this little song came to me. Got the lyrics down on my phone and matched them to a tune that evening. One to work on with Steve if we ever catch up again.
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Lyrics
Smiling

I've not been me
For so long
I've almost forgotten
Who I am
But standing here
By the Poultry Cross
I'm smiling inside

Ghosts of past me's
Walk silently by
I let down my guard
Relaxing at last
On the edge of strangers
At the side of the crowd
I'm smiling inside

Right on the very edge of familiar
Absorbing all the sights and Sounds
Ageing memories float to the surface
Come to take a look around

My old town I'm on
Certain ground
I don't need to be here
But it's good to be here
Shut my eyes and then I'm
Out on the Down's
I'm smiling inside

©Mark Spruce 10.7.16
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Comments: 8
Fans: 10
Plays: 51
Downloads: 7
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Aug 27, 2016 - 10:46:59 AM
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2017 - 03:18:38 AM Last Played: Mar 28, 2017 - 05:19:21 AM
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Comments
Moviz said 359 days ago (August 27th, 2016)
Nice song Mark
So get this down with the other guys soon....... sounds like you're in good voice my man and I love the guitar, regards M
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hackneybloke said 359 days ago (August 28th, 2016)
smiling
nice one mark....i was crooning harmonies over the top as i listened.
i'm always impressed by your lyrics.
good to hear a new one from you.

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woofer3 said 359 days ago (August 28th, 2016)
Smiling
Very much enjoyed this sentimental journey. Just you and the elements and it works well.Thanks.

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Jarvoid said 357 days ago (August 29th, 2016)
Nicely poignant
and wistful without being ovrly saccharine, good
blend . Conveys nicely and I like the guitar work .

Cool Beans
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alley-oop said 356 days ago (August 30th, 2016)
nostalgia
Makes me feel like its my home too
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jfisenne said 352 days ago (September 3rd, 2016)
Smiling
This is a nice song. I hope you get a good recording/mix back on Macjams while we still have this site.
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PeterB7858 said 345 days ago (September 10th, 2016)
Smiling
Like the sentiment of the song and the quality lyrics, Mark. Being back in the old town has obviously been therapeutic and inspiring. Thanks for sharing the moment with us. Take care.
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DWL said 331 days ago (September 25th, 2016)
Smiling?
Yes :-)

Nice to hear you again Mark. I've hardly been here for months now so my apologies for missing this.

Cheers

Dick


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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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