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“Ties That Bind” - The Songs of Hello Goodbye Ep. 7

In "Ties That Bind" we hear stories of best friends, the unspoken sacrifices of parents and children and, at the heart of all these stories, and the songs that score them, is the truth that time and distance have nothing on the bonds of love.

June and Stephany met in Atlantic City; one's a singer, one's a dancer and the chemistry was instant — they felt like sisters. When June's husband died unexpectedly, her friendship with Stephany saw her through the grief.

"We Are The Love We Give” performed by Imaginary Future, speaks to the generosity and support of best friends.

This is not some one-way mirror
Looking out at the world we're in
We are the love, we are the love we give

Doug's childhood best friend came out to him as an adult. They have seen each other through the toughest times in life including the disintegration of both of their marriages.
As he waits for his arrival, he describes his excitement around spending time with his his oldest, closest friend. And “When You Come Home” by Carleton Stone speaks to the anticipation and sense of home in being reunited.

When you come back home
Stay up all night to hear your stories and your songs
When you come back home
There’ll be open arms waiting when you come home


Marc laments his dad's waning health and the fact that this might be his dad's final trip to Canada. His dad has always been a man of few words, but Marc is determined to let his dad know he is loved.

“Lay It On Me” by Peter Katz, speaks of generosity and mutual sacrifice between parents and children:


‘Cause I would rather take your pain
Than to watch you hurting
I would rather take your pain
Than to watch you hurting

Hazel gave her daughter up for adoption when she was only 16 years old. After 50 years of separation, they have finally found each other and are reunited in Toronto. “Across The Water” by British singer-songwriter Aeone captures the wistful and longing relationship between Linda and Hazel, reunited after 50 years
 

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