2020 Vision (Single) - Francine Honey

2020 Vision… A song of introspection, dreams and goals.

This is the first song on the album “I Carry On”.  This album is a journey through the ups and downs of life and since the beginning of the year 2020, we have all been on a very similar journey.  The year 2020 will forever be the year that each and every person on our entire planet had a similar struggle.  I finished writing “2020 Vision” in January of 2020 while in Nashville the night before I recorded it.  I had been very sick with a “new bug that was going around” as the doctor put it.  I have no idea if it was COVID or not but I had never been so sick with pneumonia in all my life.  It was the reason why I almost had to cancel my recording trip and did indeed have to cancel a trip to Austin the week before to perform.  

They say hindsight is 20/20. Seeing the future is harder, of course. But, each one of us is looking forward to something. Working toward a goal, a plan, a dream.  I spent decades working, saving and planning for the year 2020..the year I would be able to retire.  As a single Mom, I wanted to be financially secure when I retired. And 2020 was the year I planned to cross that finish line.

Luckily for me, I shifted to music years ago and am doing what I love hopefully for life!  I have been working harder than ever and was planning on slowing down in 2020 though to spend more time with my family, travelling, playing music, seeing my friends, reading all those books that have piled up. But as we are so often reminded — especially this year — life seldom goes according to plan.

Sometimes all we can do is put our head down and take it one step at a time. Until one day, when we see the light at the end of the tunnel. We reach that milestone. We start a new chapter. And if we’re lucky, we can look back on our journey with clarity, wisdom and then acceptance. And perhaps a bit of 20/20 hindsight.  This song describes my dreams for 2020.  What were yours?

2020 Vision Single – Release Date: October 16th, 2020
Track 1 of “I Carry On” – Release Date Nov 22, 2021

Song Lyrics

2020 Vision
Francine Honey (SOCAN)
1.  I signed the paper with the year 2020,
in the box, marked date to retire     
That was 30 years ago, and I didn’t believe   
I’d be free at 55

Pre-Chorus
Couldn’t see the future the path wasn’t clear 
I climbed that corporate ladder, focused  on my career 
Working for that day to be here

CHORUS:
2020 Vision
I had a 2020 Vision
I could see it, feel it
This 20/20 Vision of mine

2. Thought getting older, would have taken much longer
With all those twists, and turns in the road
But the photos full of smiles are  memories of the miles
Of the places I didn’t know I would go

Pre-Chorus:
Every setback was a lesson, Some I didn’t want to learn
There was  crazy busy fun, but some  bridges got burned
Looking back I know, I needed every twist and turn

Chorus:
2020 Vision
I have 2020 Vision
I can see it, feel it
This 20/20 Vision of mine

BRIDGE:
Is it really too good to be true?
Can my workin’ days really be through?
Get out of this race, do what I want to do?

I’ll make music and play like a child
Spend time with my kids, read those books in the pile
AND Visit with ALL of my friends I haven’t seen in a while

That’s my
2020 Vision
2020 Vision
I can see it, feel it
2020  Vision 
This 20/20 Vision of mine.

I signed the paper with the year 2020


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What were your plans for 2020?

3 thoughts on “2020 Vision (Single)”

  1. My plan for 2020 was to retire from UofT after working there for 38 years. The opportunity to get bridging until I turned 65 because I had the eighty factor. Well my retirement date was March 31, 2020. All my retirement plans were put on hold…we all know why covid 19 had other plans. Now things have gradually improved, but we are not out of the woods. Plans don’t always turn out so we have to keep looking at the glass half full.

  2. Hi Francine honey I just listened to 20/20 and in some ways it brought me back to 2 years ago when no one was allowed to go out or do anything except stay home it reminded me of how hard it was to stay inside not being able to go out was scary for me and if I did go out it felt worse but I am now able to get out once in awhile the only thing I have is having to wear a mask but I do love your music I hope to get to hear more your friend Nina Louie

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SONG CREDITS
Francine Honey: Lead Vocal
Pat Buchanan: Acoustic Guitar
Juan Solorzano: Guitar and Lap Steel
Dan Mitchell: Piano and Organ
Dean Marold: Bass
Neilson Hubbard: Drums and Background Vocals

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Dylan Alldredge : Recording Engineer
Recorded at Skinny Elephant Recording, Nashville, TN
Mixed by Neilson Hubbard
Produced by Neilson Hubbard
Mastered by Jim DeMain at YES Master
Cover Photo by Jeff Fasano
© ℗ 2020 Francine Honey (SOCAN) Published by SongsByFrancine

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