Hunker Down - Francine Honey

Hunker Down…A song of playfulness and love.

In Canada we have had extended and multiple periods of restrictions and lock downs and I am so fortunate to have been locked down with my partner.  We would look at each other and say, I guess it is time to Hunker Down again.  

When I was looking at my collection of unreleased songs and saw this grouping of songs, I felt that there were a few songs missing.  I wanted to write about the hope that I had been feeling and how grateful I was to have been able to stay thrive at home with my music and writing.  I knew so many people who had kids at home and were desperate to get away for a much needed getaway.  I wanted it to be a bit of a tongue in cheek and fun song.  

I asked Dan Washburn to write a bit of a tongue in cheek song with the idea that during hard times, I’m glad I am with my “Honey”.  I didn’t want to limit the song to the pandemic, although I am so grateful that it has brought us together.  So Dan and I discussed some title ideas and I had “Hunker Down” as an example and we ran with it.  We have both had times in our lives when we just couldn’t afford to go out anywhere as parents and that became the inspiration for “Hunker Down”.

From the album: I Carry On (2021)

Song Lyrics

Hunker Down
Francine Honey and Danial Washburn (SOCAN)

1. The honeymoon is over, but honey, in my mind
We keep romance alive, when we take the time
You’re still the same good man, that swept me off my feet
And oh how I remember, how well you sweep

Let’s hunker down, I’m not foolin’ ’round
If we gotta be stuck at home, glad I’m stuck on you
This crazy world, still goes around
There’s a raging storm outside, it’s gonna be a wild ride
So Baby let’s hunker down


2. There’s a whole lot more to life, than what we have to do
Between the bills, kids and work, not much time for me and you
Those things are all important, but baby, we are too
So before this path becomes a rut, here’s what I wanna do

Repeat Chorus

It’s not rocket science, what I’m thinking we should do
Let’s put the world on hold and hide-out a day or two

Repeat Chorus

Let’s hunker down

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Francine Honey: Lead and Background Vocals, Crystal Singing Bowls
Verlon Thompson: Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Will Kimbrough: Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Background Vocals
Fats Kaplin: Electric Guitar, Lap Steel, Violin
Dan Mitchell: Piano, Flugle Horn, Background Vocals
Dean Marold: Bass, Background Vocals
Neilson Hubbard: Drums, Background Vocals
Megan McCormick: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel, Background Vocals
Juan Solorzano: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and Lap Steel
Pat Buchanan: Acoustic Guitar
Robert Gray: Vocals “I Carry On” (Duet), Background Vocals

Danial Washburn: Background Vocals
(Recorded by Andy Thompson, Northumberland Music Studio)
Fabio lngratta: Background Vocals (Recorded by Fabio lngratta)
Dylan Alldredge: Recording Engineer
Recorded at Skinny Elephant Recording, Nashville, TN & The Honey Music Hive, Leamington, ON
Mixed by Dylan Alldredge and Neilson Hubbard
Produced by Neilson Hubbard
Mastered by Jim DeMain at YES Master
Album Photos by Jeff Fasano
Artwork by Brock Lewis
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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