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    Default Songs with family oriented lyrics

    Hi everyone,

    Can anyone recommend nice acoustic love songs with lyrics that explains relationships between family members?
    These songs really move me to tears:

    Fly Away - Corrinne May
    Love Me - Collin Raye
    I Still Can't Say Goodbye - Tommy Emmanuel


    Sean.
    Last edited by seankyh; 10th May 2007 at 05:48 PM.

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    Well Iron Maiden isn't really about acoustic love songs but they have:

    Blood Brothers from Brave New World album. Its about father and son, more specifically, about Steve Harris (Maiden's bass guitarist) and his dad.

    Not for kids ya. They will not understand it or like it.

    Simple Plan has Perfect and again, father and son. Fort Minor's Whered You Go, about husband and wife/GF and BF? These are the 3 I can think off now.

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    "doe a deer"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmacs View Post
    "doe a deer"?
    Of all songs, this has the least meaning

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    Well Iron Maiden isn't really about acoustic love songs but they have:

    Blood Brothers from Brave New World album. Its about father and son, more specifically, about Steve Harris (Maiden's bass guitarist) and his dad.

    Not for kids ya. They will not understand it or like it.

    Simple Plan has Perfect and again, father and son. Fort Minor's Whered You Go, about husband and wife/GF and BF? These are the 3 I can think off now.
    eh a little heavy going but I will check it out. Bruce Dikinson is cool.

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    Mike & the Mechanics - The living years.

    It depicts the relationships of the 2 band members with their fathers. Mainly about the generation gap, the hopes and dreams between fathers and sons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kruger View Post
    Mike & the Mechanics - The living years.

    It depicts the relationships of the 2 band members with their fathers. Mainly about the generation gap, the hopes and dreams between fathers and sons.
    Cool. I didn't know that. You know, we hear songs on the radio but we don't listen to the words sometimes and they are actually quite good.

    This is my fav song now. It is by late master guitarist Chet Atkins, later redone by another master guitarist Tommy Emmanuel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8590o8A4iU8

    I STILL CAN'T SAY GOODBYE
    Chet Atkins


    Spoken introduction:
    "You know, every time I look in the mirror I see my Dad.
    I think that's why this song means so much to me."

    When I was young, my Dad would say
    Come on Son let's go out and play
    Sometimes it seems like yesterday

    And I'd climb up the closet shelf
    When I was all by my-self
    Grab his hat and fix the brim
    Pretending I was him

    No matter how hard I try
    No matter how many tears I cry
    No matter how many years go by
    I still can't say good-bye

    He always took care of Mom and me.
    We all cut down a Christmas tree
    He always had some time for me

    Wind blows through the trees
    Street lights, they still shine bright
    Most things are the same
    but I miss my Dad to-night

    I walked by a Salvation Army store
    Saw a hat like my daddy wore
    Tried it on when I walked in
    Still trying to be like him

    No matter how hard I try
    No matter how many years go by
    No matter how many tears I cry
    I still can't say good-bye
    Last edited by seankyh; 10th May 2007 at 09:13 PM.

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    Default Re: Songs with family oriented lyrics

    Quote Originally Posted by seankyh View Post
    Of all songs, this has the least meaning


    how about "he ain't heavy, he's my brother"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seankyh View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Can anyone recommend nice acoustic love songs with lyrics that explains relationships between family members?
    These songs really move me to tears:

    Fly Away - Corrinne May
    Love Me - Collin Raye
    I Still Can't Say Goodbye - Tommy Emmanuel


    Sean.
    Ooo... I love many of collin raye's songs.

    Butterfly kisses - collin raye
    -it's abt the daddy recalling how he watched her little gal grow up, missing her and touched on her wedding day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQ123 View Post
    Ooo... I love many of collin raye's songs.

    Butterfly kisses - collin raye
    -it's abt the daddy recalling how he watched her little gal grow up, missing her and touched on her wedding day.

    Thanks! I'll check it out

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