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Family Rocks - Songs About Family

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  1. Soot and Stars

    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT!

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    Family Rocks-Songs About Family
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    I've been wanting to do this thread for a while now both after personal events make any song referring to family hit home that much more. It also came during a time when I found an artist who wrote an album of the most descriptive detailed albums about family with the album "Benji". Sun Kil Moon was the artist and the first song I heard was the most direct, powerful ode to ones mother I'd ever heard:

    I Can't Live Without My Mothers Love



    The second track and one that is most relevant for me is the great Bill Withers with "Grandmas Hands":

    Grandmas Hand


    What are your odes to family?
     
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  3. Jet

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    Maybe I'm Amazed~Paul McCartney




    For those who have found love of another kind, with someone who is not a family member. It amazes me that I spent the first twenty-two years of my life with my family, yet I met and married a man I only knew for a year and half. Now he is my family. :love:
     
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    No other than Sly and the Family Stone..:)
     
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    Let's not forget Eric Clapton's heart wrenching tribute to his son who died at the tender age of four,"Tears In Heaven".I was really impressed that the famed blues/rock legend could actually get so interestingly melancholy on record...............
     
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    Any opportunity to listen to Nile Rodgers' fantastic guitar work

    We Are Family - Sister Sledge
     
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    great idea...
    I think there are not many songs of this type...
    I can think of two... but they're not "rock"... hmm...
     
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  8. Soot and Stars

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    I'll let other genres in here Mistral! Would love to hear them! :grinthumb
     
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    oh if it's so, then, thanks...
    well, they're both dedicated to "the mother"

    one is from the OST of Radio America, by Altman... and is sung by Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin...

    Goodbye to my mama - Meryl Streep & Lily Tomlin



    the other one is a poem by PierPaolo Pasolini, that was turned into a song by Diamanda Galas (I'll provide the translation)

    Supplica a mia madre ( = Prayer to my mother) - Diamanda Galas



    Translation:

    It's hard to say in a son's voice
    what at heart Iso little resemble.

    You're the only one in the world who knows
    what my heart always held, before all other love.

    For this, I must tell you what is terrible to know :
    in your grace was born my anguish

    You're irreplaceable. And for this
    the life you gave me is condemned to solitude.

    And I don't want to be alone. I've an infinite
    hunger for love, for the love of bodies without souls.

    Because the soul is inside you, it is you, but you
    are my mother and your love's my bondage.

    I spent my childhood a slave to this lofty,
    incurable sense of immense commitment.

    It was the only way to feel life,
    its only color, its only form : now it's over.

    We survive, in the confusion
    of a life rebord beyond reason.

    I beg you, ah, I beg you : don't desire death !
    I'm here, alone, with you, in a future April...
     
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    Family is not all sweetness and light. Bit of a dark one from Genesis

    No Son of Mine - Genesis
     

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