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The Living Years

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basic rock song structures
intricate melodic phrasing
a clear focus on recording studio production
mixed minor & major key tonality
a smooth male lead vocalist
use of ambient synths
vocal harmonies

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Nice song
thinking of dad right now. miss and love you dad.
sherrakelly
Thanks for this song Mike&Mechani x ! My mom was released from this world this pass weekend at the age of 85! She and I had the difficult conversation s several times over the years however I agreed to disagree and she didn't! It left us with a relationship that wasn't very warm or deep and that was sad! I know she loved me and was proud of me but wasn't very consistent or kind in showing these essential emotions to me as a child or an adult! My emotions have ran the gamut from relief to shock and
This song reminds me of my first Father in law,a very wise man who taught me so much about life when I was young.We had our disputes but he was the closest thing to a Dad that I ever had.RIP.
Such a BEAUTIFUL song..
I love it..<3..
The granddaddy of tearjerker songs. I always like to say that regret is a terrible thing. Avoid it wherever possible.
This song make me feel alive y think my own mistakes
Beutiful song !!
Profoundly said, I love my father
This is a touching joy.
Great song !!!
Those of you who still have their parents take this song to heart, do not wait until it is too late to express your feelings or rebuild hurt relationship s or you will spend the rest of your life regretting, like me.
Beautifully said Rev Rob. Amen!
mrazmeritsa
Deep...touch e s my heart :-(
Wow. so many great posts. We are not human beings on a spiritual journey, we are Spirits on a human journey. This life is short and fragile, Begin or strengthen your relationship with Your Heavenly father through Christ, ASAP. There are no seperation between believers in Heaven. Rev Rob
This sounds is a beautiful song makes me thing of when my dad passed away He was my best friend I miss him a lot
Is it possible to listen to this song without crying. A similar track should include LEADER OF THE BAND by Dan Folgelberg
scoopfinder
It never fails - this song reminds me of the hole in my heart caused when my father, my mentor my best friend died. Love you dad - see you some time in the future.
mrazmeritsa
This song is righteous man! Wow! Speakin' straight to me and the relationship I had with my Dad (or lack thereof). Gosh, I tried so hard for that father daughter relationship you see some people have, but he was just a different kind of Dad I guess...and now he's gone. :-( Great song though. Excellent!
brino2000
My Father is still "hangin in there" as he says but this song as always made me reflect on him, and our relationship .
hollybushaw
I had to go thru taking my dad off life support two years ago, it was a final gift to him. Hardest thing I ever had to do. Love you daddy..takin g care of mom.
dianeandruss
Yesterday would have been my son's 37th birthday - he died in 1992. His father played this song at his funeral. Pandora played "(No More)Tears in Heaven" just before this song. That was the one I had them play. Okay kid, I get it!! Happy Birthday!!! <3
Everytime I here this song,it reminds me of my love for my dad,who past away on the morning of 6-26-03.I loved him so much and each tear that fals down my cheeks,I put in my hands and kiss them as a reminder!
The truly inspired lyrics ring such beautiful truths. The passing of my parents (each inh their own time) were some of the most rarified and beautiful moments of my life. We'll all be right in that heavenly light.
This one is for my Bro Greg, the baby of all four Bros; I was baby sis. It brings us all together if we let it. Papa passed in 2003. My song to you all then as now...say it now or never, otherwise, H2O under bridge.
john5gamb
This song breaks my heart. I lost my dad in 1978 when I was 26. I wish I had known then what I know now. I appreciate him so much more now than I did then.In many ways he was a great man.
John Gambale
Going way beyond the status quo, this immaculate piece by Mike & The Mechanics is an abolute classic. It brings families, friends and hearts together. A one-of-a-kin d piece of work. Freaking 'glorious.'
scottulm
I tear-up just about every time I hear this (tempted to Thumbs Down it sometimes).
I won't let this happen with my children if at all possible...i t s a terrible burden the lack of closure.
kellied
I wonder how many people this song brought together. Of all the bubblegum music that was sheer fun in the '80's, this is a stand-out song. My dad and I hated each other quite actively and we didn't connect until ten days before he died, an hour before he was diagnosed with a stealthy cancer that would take his life. This song speaks for many, myself included, but I did have the chance to say to him that I loved him.
yinyang0
I heard this song on the radio when we were on the way to the cemetery with my dad. It TORE my heart out. I will never forget the feeling..... . . . . . . . . I will always love him.. and miss him. He died in 1985.
*****
giulia.nacca r a t o
One of my most favorite songs ever.. really beautiful lyrics and music..
I used a quote from this song in my eulogy for my father. It's just so perfect to express the relationship between fathers and sons.
I've never heard this song without crying. My father was 53 when I was born; we never got along, never could connect and I regret it deeply, very deeply. Like Robert, I expect to see him again though and make it up to him.
......thankf u l got to express love and appreciation to my old man before he passed...... w i l l see him again for sure.

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