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Thread #16698   Message #157357
Posted By: Lanfranc
03-Jan-00 - 08:04 AM
Thread Name: The father / son thing
Subject: RE: The father / son thing
Music/blues is life = nothing's irrelevant.

Being a singer, at whatever level, if you're doing your job properly involves writing songs to express your feelings, or finding apposite songs by others to do the same.

My father was a redneck English bobby who once threw me out of the family home for wearing a red shirt. He never said he loved me - dammit he was British, wasn't he?

He's been dead thirty years, and when I think of him, I always wish I'd gone the extra nine yards to explain why a son with a promising career in Banking should throw it up to live in squalor in London in search of fortune and fame. Yes, I dropped out, and, after he died for no connected reason dropped back in again in most ways, and I think that he would probably be proud of what I've achieved since.

Nothing can be done now, except to ensure that mistakes aren't replicated - my wife and I have worked hard to keep a close relationship with both our daughters. Thus far, we seem to have succeeded, not without some pain, but with far more pleasure. Yes, we say "I love you" - and mean it.

"How can I try to explain? When I do he turns away again, It's always been the same, same old story. From the moment I could talk, I was ordered to listen .....

..... All the times that I've cried, keeping all the things I knew inside, It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it....."

Father and Son - Cat Stevens (Youssuf Islam)

"Honour thy Father and thy Mother, that thy days may be long ....."