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Happy Father’s Day

I thought I had a recording of this all set to go for this past weekend but it turned out I had several early versions but never really finished it. So that’s what I did over the weekend. A late Father’s Day present is better than no Father’s Day present at all, right?

After I wrote a song for my mother, and being a colossal people-pleaser, I knew I had to be fair and make a song for my father. Fortunately this came along. Maybe I’ll just make little song ditties for every special day of note on the calendar. Watch for my future hit: Secretary’s Day!

This is still a rough demo, but it should communicate the idea well enough. I reminisce about that hallowed father and son bonding moment: sitting on the couch while he sleeps and wondering if I can get the remote away from him without waking him up. Warms the cockles of the heart, doesn’t it?

Happy Father’s Day (belated) to my much loved father and everyone else who is a father type person.

Listen:

Happy Father’s Day
(Music/lyrics by Corey Blake)

I wrote this song for you
My father on Father’s Day

This time of year I
Think back on memories

We had such good times
Together just you and I

You on the sofa
Asleep watching TV

I hoped you wouldn’t wake
When I changed the channel

I’m sure there was other stuff
But that’s all I remember

Anyway
Happy Father’s Day

© 2008 Corey Blake

Happy Mother’s Day

This weekend is Mother’s Day, so might as well dig out this ol’ chestnut.

This is a rough demo but hopefully it gets the idea across: a gentle tribute to mother turns into a loud rock number, then it sort of excuses itself and returns to more mom-appropriate music. More or less.

I think this is the first song I ever wrote. My mother bought me my first (and so far only) guitar several years ago, which is a great example of how supportive, loving and encouraging she has always been with my (often weird) creative pursuits.

Happy Mother’s Day to my awesome mother and to all of the mothers out there!

Listen:

Happy Mother’s Day
(Music/lyrics by Corey Blake)

It’s been years
Since we first popped out
Now we’re grown
And we want back in
But we can’t
So we’ll just chant

Happy Mother’s Day to you

© 2008 Corey Blake

First recording coming soon

I just spent much of the day recording a song I co-wrote with Aaron Lyons from last September’s live Foe Pa sketch comedy show. The wonderful Edie Murphy patiently and expertly guided me through the process. I’m very excited to share it with you all. I hope to post it soon.