Monday, January 19, 2009

Take me Home


(Guitar Solo)

Where am I now?
Someone please tell me
Tell me what just happened
I don’t think I belong here
But, then, why am I here?
My body is cooling so quickly
I need some assistance
Hoping someone can hear me
Waiting for that one and only voice

I’m losing all my strength
And numbness spreads
It makes me faint

Mama! take me home
I cannot sleep with these sounds in my head
Mama! take me home
I cannot sleep with the visions that I dread

(Keyboard solo)

All the hollow promises
That you made when you came home with your pot full of lies
Now I realise, we are the witnesses, we are the victims
Of all the shattering moments
That has the world traumatize
The Men sympathize, the reel dramatize
Why do humans behave so inhuman?
Why is innocence a victim of violence?

Everything that matters may be here
But, what about tomorrow?
The day that no one’s seen
They came from the Gate
To add to my sorrow

(Instrumentals)

I “doublethink” these things in mind
I “dissociate” and relive my life (Adlib – spoken - overlap)

Mama! take me home
I cannot sleep with these sounds in my head
Mama! take me home
I cannot sleep with the visions that I dread

Darkness grows over me
But, I try to rise from my fall
To forgive the hated
And, forget the fatal remedies
To stare at the fear
And, remove the blindfold of hope
To heal my scarred soul

Mama, take me home, put me to sleep
Erase these thoughts enslaved to my mind and
Let me return to innocence (Adlib – extro - spoken)

(This song is written for a band intending to call itself Monk Head. Image from Trauma and Alcoholism.)

Copyright © Ajey Padival 2008 (Brisbane, Australia; +61-434360675; ajeypadival@msn.com)

23 responses:

Drive-thru said...

Congratulations Ajey for this one. I do not know if you wrote it recently or it was one in the closet?!

I see variations in your style, which is a talent. I hope that one day we will hear your songs high and loud.

I am still in the process of reading the older ones.

Peace.

Brosreview said...

@Drive-thru

Thanks. Umm, this one was in the closet as it is being used by a band. Hence, I needed their consent to post it in my blog.

Enjoy reading!!!

judith ellis said...

Wonderful, Ajey. I feel you.

Brosreview said...

@Judith

Thanks a lot. I am following your splendid blog. I hope you'll too.

A'Jay said...

I like the way you use lyrics to express yourself ...

judith ellis said...

Brosreview - I will most certainly follow you blog. Thank you for your words. All the best continuously.

Ali said...

Very nice blog, and very interesting postings. I like poems and poetic-style writings; as they leave strong impact. Thumbs up!

Brosreview said...

Thanks Ali.

Vinay Vikram Singh said...

Hi ajey,
So you lost your apetite..anyway you write really well..i also write poetry but i do that in hindi..,

and you are moving to advertising thats really cool..i had started my my career as an advertising pro..later on i moved to animation and gaming..

all the best..

Vinay Vikram Singh said...

Hi ajey,
So you lost your apetite..anyway you write really well..i also write poetry but i do that in hindi..,

and you are moving to advertising thats really cool..i had started my my career as an advertising pro..later on i moved to animation and gaming..

all the best..

Shadow said...

i cannot tell you what i feel having read this, only that it speaks to me. loudly. deeply. 'the sounds in my head', 'the visions that i dread'... this one is amazing. was the song recorded? i'd love to hear it. take me home indeed...

Brosreview said...

@Vinay Vikram Singh - Thanks Vinay

Brosreview said...

@Shadow - The song is being worked upon. I shall post a link once it is done.

Thank you. I am glad you felt it.

Saadi said...

I know this one!! I read this a few days back!! I remember the "Innocence" line....nice work!! Really nice work!!

Brosreview said...

@Saadi - Yea, you have read this one. I recall your response. Thanks.

Viji said...

what do i say ajey? what do i say?
except that i want to croon and say it's ok love go to sleep;

"Why do humans behave so inhuman?
Why is innocence a victim of violence?"

while i comment my other friends i comment on their style of writing.. with you i forget abt the style.. u convey your message strong, i concentrate on the lyrics and the meaning it conveys...interesting.

Brosreview said...

@Viji - That's a huge complement. Thanks a lot!!! This time, you've made my day.

Chhaya said...

A beautiful one AJ. the trauma and disenchantment towards the world is depicted so beautifully. Incidentally, today is the third anniversary of the Mumbai serial blasts.. I still remember the day when the suburban trains were bombed .. the sense of disbelief is so very well captured in this composition
I can also sense the anger ... there is the feeling of betrayal too, may be by mankind to the people of its own flock.
I don’t know if you have ever read the story of Gautam Buddha.. if you have then you will understand when I say – this composition reminds me of the moment when He first saw the pain and misery of the world after spending whole his life inside the palace, shielded from those things..

Brosreview said...

@Chhaya - Thanks! And, yes, I can feel that quote!

thoughts said...

really painful and heart capturing.

Brosreview said...

@thoughts - Yes, it is. Thanks for reading!

Nikki... said...

Ajey, I don't know if I can comment on this.. The recurring nightmares which frequent my sleep, the disillusion, the fear, the anxiety that I feel and which I could never express in words is portrayed so beautifully.. I fully identify with this..

God Bless U Ajey..

Brosreview said...

@Nikki - I understand! Thanks!