Ben Sands

Ben Sands

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Folk - Contemporary | Newry, Ireland
Total Song Plays: 14,848   
Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

Song of parting from someone very special and the feelings of loss and emptiness left behind

Story Behind the Song

Brought to mind by the loss of some very dear and special people, through death and otherwise

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I wish I had a penny for every time I think of you
as the morning sun comes a-peeping through
And a single blackbird sings its notes at break of day
sending busy bees on their buzzy way
I'd have pennies by the score
I would be no longer poor
but I'd still be wanting more

I wish I had a word for every time I see your face
in a busy street or a market place
Seeing your reflection in shop-windows in the town
but you disappear when I turn around
I would write an endless song
words so gentle, words so strong
sing them to you all day long

I wish I had a canvas for each night I sit and stare
at the silent phone and the empty chair
Listening for a footstep or the laughter of your voice
or a chiming clock on the mantlepiece
I?d paint a picture of the sky
filled with stars to watch you by
when I once again ask why

Song Length
Country - Contemporary, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moving, Poignant

Subject Matter
Loneliness, Sadness

2000 and later

Lyric Credits Ben Sands
Music Credits Ben Sands
Producer Credits Johnny Scott
Publisher Credits Ben Sands
Performance Credits Ben Sands, Johnny Scott, Frank Gallagher, Rod Patterson
Label Credits Spring Records