Sweet Memories

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SWEET MEMORIES was also written over the summer of 2016. As I saw the news, witnessing the shootings of unarmed men by police, followed by retaliations of frustrated people, I grew despondent. I thought to myself, "What can I do?" I thought about the mothers and fathers that lost their children - their loved ones - due to violence from a system that commits abuses of power. I thought about lost loved ones from both sides, again with a resounding, "What can I possibly do? I'm just a white guy living in the northeast that lives a life that doesn't come into contact with events like this." I prayed for the mothers and fathers, hoping that they could someday have their pain eased, that they always remember the good times - the sweet memories - of their loved ones they lost.

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Mother, you don’t know me
but I’m wishing you some peace
This day has left you lonely
and in a time of need
for someone to comfort you and listen
to the words that you speak

When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories
When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories

Father, I’m a stranger
but I recognize your pain
And there is nothing short of anger
when the scene plays out again
Another world of sadness fills your heart
The tears are on your face

When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories
When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories

How many times should children lose their fathers?
How many times can we do this to one another?
I don’t pray to Jesus, but I pray we love each other
because we can, because we can

People, I’m your neighbor
and so you are mine
And how we treat each other
is defining of our time
I don’t have the answers
to all the world’s questions
but someone said to me

When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories
When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories
With all that’s come and gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories
With all that’s come and gone
we shall overcome
with sweet memories

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from East Rock, track released December 16, 2016
Sweet Memories

Words and music written by Seth Adam
©2016, Seth Adam, BMI

Recorded, engineered, mixed, mastered, and produced by Seth Adam

Acoustic guitar, electric slide guitar, drums, bass, lead vocals and harmony vocals by Seth Adam

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Seth Adam New Haven, Connecticut

‘Songwriter of the year’ Nominee - 2016 The New England Music Awards

Singer/songwriter Seth Adam writes compelling, genuine songs with honest lyrics. The alt-country, Americana rocker draws comparisons to Counting Crows, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell. ... more

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