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A bit of a reflection on the relationship I currently have with my younger son, (18). It started with that feeling of striding along with a toddler on my shoulders and built up from there.
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Walk in the Light

Like a star in the daytime
You just can't see me
The world revolves around you
Like a star in the daytime
You just can't see me
You have a different view

I built your foundations
Left before your graduation
Abandoned the building of you
Tried to be from a distance
But accept my persistence
Left us stuck in a place
That's not true

Ch
Ah but once I shone
Bright in your night sky
You walked in the light from me
Once I lifted you
High on my shoulders
Showed you all you could see

Time moves on
And I've reluctantly discarded
A suitcase worth of feelings
Slowly letting go
My emotional baggage
A heart that's finally healing

So go your own way
For now I'm redundant
In a role I used to hold dear
Make your own world
Create your own language
If you speak I hope I can hear
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Uploaded: Jan 28, 2017 - 06:52:18 AM
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2017 - 06:57:33 AM Last Played: May 25, 2017 - 05:05:50 AM
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richard13 said 118 days ago (January 29th, 2017)
I'm a sucker
for father/son relationships: mine's all I have left now. The simple guitar work nicely sets off the complexities of your lyric/vocals. Thanks.
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Hickling_Stan said 117 days ago (January 30th, 2017)
Thanks Richard
Guess I often start with the lyrics and musings on the drive into work quickly saved on the phone for later working on! Thanks for listening
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jfisenne said 118 days ago (January 29th, 2017)
Walk in the Light
I can relate to this. I don't know if its a vocal similarity or the song itself, but this feels like a Roger Daltry/The Who song to me. That's a compliment - nicely done.
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Hickling_Stan said 117 days ago (January 30th, 2017)
Mr Daltry
well I will certainly take that as a compliment, thank you very much indeed!
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Philip18 said 118 days ago (January 29th, 2017)
Walk in the Light
Sad song, I think. The backing works well, the vocal is expressive. Good song.
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Hickling_Stan said 117 days ago (January 30th, 2017)
Sad song
well I guess the lyrics were a bit sad and reflective when I wrote them. All that guilt about divorce/moving out etc and not being in regular contact added to the usual parent /teenager relationship problems.....hope it will improve in the future! Thanks for listening
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PeterB7858 said 118 days ago (January 30th, 2017)
Walk in the Light
You are braver than me, Mark, writing about stuff that actually matters to you. I just make 3rd person stuff up... Really interesting reflections. You worked it all into a sympathetic arrangement. Honest and engaging. Thanks.
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Hickling_Stan said 117 days ago (January 30th, 2017)
Thanks Peter
seems these days most of my lyrics come from personal relationships.....I wouldn't be much use as a writer of prog rock songs in that case....can't really relate to goblins!!!
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KCsGROOVE said 117 days ago (January 30th, 2017)
walk in the light
I like the repetitive nature of this song
has an oldschool vibe...
fine lyrics that I can relate to
KC
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Hickling_Stan said 117 days ago (January 31st, 2017)
Thanks for listening
Thoughtful lyrics if not the most thoughtful of tunes!
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sammydix said 115 days ago (February 1st, 2017)
I read
the lyrics along with the song and found both a little sad, but promising at the same time. I chose to see the positive side and eventually leading to a "happy ending." The starkness fits the emotion, so great 'production' choice. Here's to hoping all remains well!
Cheers
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Hickling_Stan said 115 days ago (February 2nd, 2017)
Thanks for listening
I guess the lyrics are poignant but with hope at the end. My eldest son and I get on great so I hope the youngest will get to that stage in years to come. Thanks for listening. Cheers Mark
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Calchas said 115 days ago (February 1st, 2017)
Very nice...
Happy and sad at the same time. A little in spirit like "Cat In The Cradle," although musically quite distinct. Good arrangement. Nice vocals. Clear production. Three thumbs up friend!

Be well!
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Hickling_Stan said 115 days ago (February 2nd, 2017)
Harry Chapin
Well thanks very much for the comparison I hadn't thought of that one! many thanks for taking the time to listen.

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Calchas said 113 days ago (February 3rd, 2017)
Chapin's tune depresses me...
your tune does not. Instead it invites me to reflect. I like that!

:-)
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Dean-Resonator said 115 days ago (February 2nd, 2017)
Walk in the light
You bare so much of your soul in your lyrics and convey your feelings well. Don't give up on your son. In another 10 years you could be the best of friends again.
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Hickling_Stan said 115 days ago (February 2nd, 2017)
Cheers Dean
I just tried to write an honest song that others might relate to.....life's a long song!!
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hackneybloke said 105 days ago (February 12th, 2017)
walk
really nice sixties feel to this one.
yeah....dad/son relationships.....great source of inspiration....but only if you're lucky.
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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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