SIWMKTK – Songs I’d Want My Kids To Know #6

Gone Away
Artist: The Offspring
Album: Ixnay on the Hombre
Year: 1997
Writers: Dexter Holland

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I listened to that song a lot in the past few days and liked it more the more I listened to it. It’s quite a powerful song and one of the best The Offspring ever published. Of course there are the more famous ones (that I’d want my kids to know) but the famous songs are not necessarily the best ones. Anyways, this song made me think about losing the ones you love and those special people with whom you’d like to change places, so that they get another chance to live a life they might have never lived in their time on earth. Or people that enjoy living so much that you’d die for them only so they can go on enjoying more of their life. For me, these people exist. How about you?

My favorite lines:

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven’s so far away
And it feels
Yeah it feels like
The world has grown cold
Now that you’ve gone away

(The Offspring – Gone Away)

I reach to the sky
And call out your name
And if I could trade
I would

(The Offspring – Gone Away)

What do you think about that song? Are there any particular songs you’d like your kids to know?

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Give It Back – Throw It All Away

This is the tenth song of my Something to Remind You project
GIVE IT BACK!

Open your eyes to a dancer on an empty stage
You tore apart her play page by page by page
The crowd is gone
She’s all alone
With nowhere to call home

Another light shines on a screen behind your eyes
Every time you spark that flame your candle slowly dies
An empty room
A silent tomb
Is nowhere to call home
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Favorite Lines #5

All my life you lie silently there
All my life in a world so unfair
All my life and only I’ll know why
And it will live inside of me,
I will never be free all my life,
Trapped in her memory all my life
Till the day that you open your eyes,
Please open your eyes

All my life I’ll be haunted by
All my life just one moment in time
All my life until the day I die
And it will live inside of me
I will never be free all my life
Trapped in her memory all my life
Till the day that you open your eyes
(Genesis – Dreaming While You Sleep)

SIWMKTK – Songs I’d Want My Kids To Know #5

Cryin’
Artist: Aerosmith
Album: Get a Grip
Year: 1993
Writers: Joe Perry, Taylor Rhodes, Steven Tyler

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Amazing
Artist: Aerosmith
Album: Get a Grip
Year: 1993
Writers: Richard Supa, Steven Tyler

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SIWMKTK – Songs I’d Want My Kids To Know #4

Enough’s Enough
Artist: Asia
Album: Aria
Year: 1994
Writers: Geoff Downes, John Payne

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Honestly, I don’t know how to describe why I like that song so much. I just hope that when my prospective kids listen to it, they’ll appreciate that amazing song.
Have a listen. Maybe – hopefully – you are as touched by the song as I am and maybe you’ll like it as much as I do (for reasons you may not be able to describe). Especially, the ending has something powerful to it – the music and the vocals.

My favorite lines:

Looking at his picture
Steel did turn the skin to bone
Father I remember
The hands that had to break the stone.

(Asia – Enough’s Enough)

What do you think about that song? Are there any particular songs you’d like your kids to know?