Swan Songs

All of these songs have been written by people facing end of life or bereavement with support from our team.

We give everyone who writes a song with us the option of having their song shared here or kept private.

All of these songs have been shared with the writers permission.

Not Me

Written by Barry Lambert, Sam Hodgson & Ben Buddy...

The 49ers

Written by Paul Van Heeswyk & Ben Buddy Slack at...

Shades of Love

Written by Vic Simborowski  & Ben Buddy Slack at...

Love

Written by Brenda Eddisson, Samantha Stewart & Ben...

Find a Feather

Written by Lilly Simpson, Ella Simpson & Ben Buddy...

Love is Blind

Written by Katie Lloyd & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

Lydia’s Song

Written by John Masters, Recorded at St Gemma's Hospice,...

John’s Song

Written by John Hirst & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

1985

Written by Mohammed Aziz & Ben Buddy Slack at St...

My Inner Self

Written by Peter Rushworth & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

No Singing Nanu

Written by Veronica Scott & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

It’s Me

Written by Carol Johnson & Ben Buddy Slack at...

Hospice Family

Written by Victoria Kent, Kathy Roebuck & Ben Buddy...

Song for Ginny

Written by Alan Livett & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

God’s Garden

Written by Lesley Goody & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

I’m So Lucky

Written by Shazzia Hussain & Ben Buddy Slack at Marie...

The songwriting process in an incredibly powerful method of exploring, articulating and communicating ones thoughts, experiences and emotions.

The Swan Song Project gives people facing end of life and those surrounding them the opportunity to write and record their own original song. A professional songwriter provides support to guide each person, through finding the initial idea to the completed recording. No previous musical experience or abilities are required. Everyone has a unique way of expressing themselves and this is what makes great songs. With the right support everyone can do it.

Interested in writing a song with us?

We are happy to support anyone facing end of life or bereavement to write and record their own original song.
Download the virtual songwriting information pack here. You can also contact us via the form below with any questions or to request an informal call about the project.

”Working with Ben was a very special experience. The time I spent with Ben was fun, informal, yet hugely creative. It felt unique and I feel blessed to have had this opportunity.”

“It’s a really sound form of therapy. It gives you an opportunity, in the same way that I had with the clinical psychologist here; it was a way of getting your thoughts out and getting them into an order that you can share with other people. It’s a way of clarifying your thoughts and in a very tangible way and a very permanent way”

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