Distant Son

Story Behind The Song

I started writing this song when my son was 5. I played it for him and he cried and hugged my leg and said he loved me. He was only 5. Just a few months short of his 6th birthday, his mother decided to move to Ohio with another man instead of coming with me to California as we had planned. 4 months later, they cut off my communication with my son and I couldn't play this song for years because I would start crying like a baby in the first chorus every time. After our reunion 16 years later, I rewrote the first verse a bit to reflect the passage of time, and now it's a happier tune.

Song Description

Happy rock groove about finding peace with my long seperated son after we were finally reunited 16 years later. Nice backing vocals and very emotional story.

Song Length 3:47 Genre Rock - Easy Listening, Pop - Rock
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Cheerful, Welcoming Subject Love for Child, Celebration
Similar Artists B-52'S, Blind Melon Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

At seventeen years old I didn?t know
What I wanted to be, but I wanted to be free
Everything changes, millenniums and ages
You melted my heart then life tore us apart

?wondering if it?s true, you may be confused
my distant son this is the truth, for you

Your mommy and me made stars align for you
And daddy?s will is free, but daddy still loves you
The rest of my life I want to share with you
Your mommy?s not my wife, but I still love you

I?ve got an ache in me
I?ve killed it with everything
A little piece of me went with you
I?ve still got your piece too

?wondering if it?s true, you may be confused
my distant son this is the truth, for you

Your mommy and me made stars align for you
And daddy?s will is free, but daddy still loves you
The rest of my life I want to share with you
Your mommy?s not my wife, but I still love you

Lyrics Mark Speciale Music Mark Speciale
Producer Mark Speciale Publisher Mark Speciale
Performance Mark Speciale Label Mark Speciale
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