Friday, February 27, 2009

And I ran


(Keyboard and Piano solo)
(Guitar solo)
(Keyboard, Piano and Guitar)

There are things that I have needed
There are chances that I have wasted
There are things that I have wanted
There are chances that I have scanted
When I was loved and cared for
The things I really didn’t care for
They were all in my hands
I didn’t need them so I
Never came back for more

(Music stops)
(Piano, Guitar and Strings)

And I ran beneath the blue cheery sky
As I played along with nothing to worry
And I ran beneath the sky, all carefree
As she looked upon me like a fairy

Like a fairy...

(Drums begin)
(Keyboard solo)
(Keyboard, Piano and Guitar)

Those things that I’d needed
The chances that I’d just wasted
Things that I’d wanted
The chances that I’d scanted
All the love and care reflected
I took them all for granted
They began to fall off my hands
As dawn turns to dusk
My life becomes a husk

(Strings solo)

And I run beneath the dark and cloudy sky
As I pray along with so much to worry
And I run beneath the unforgiving gloomy sky
As she waves and tells me “I’m okay”
And the guilt soaks like a sponge inside me
As she smiles at me but I just stare at her
And my life begins to make sense all over again
As she fades away in the distance forever

Like a fairy...
Like (high-pitch)
A fairy


Copyright © Ajey Padival 2002 (Brisbane, Australia; +61-434360675; ajeypadival@msn.com)

Image by por2able

42 responses:

Saadi said...

Seems like you were in the reflecting mood when you wrote this one?!
I loved the starting; really touching!!
I didn't get what you meant by Fairy! You could have used "Angel" but then I guess that would have been ordinary?!
Really good, Bhai! Really good!!

Rikkij said...

I'm thinkin of convenience store floors (here in America) littered with wasted chances. but love's wasted chances are different. Winning tickets thrown away. Never miss the water til the well goes dry. ~Rick

Brosreview said...

@Saadi - Yes, I was Saadi. Fairy can be anyone you look up to. Umm, yea, angel would make it ordinary (at least for me). Thanks a lot.

Brosreview said...

@Rikkij - There's a different take on the song. Thanks for reading.

A'Jay said...

This is one of my favourites so far Bros...I think because its such a shared experience for us mere mortals...beautiful

Brosreview said...

@A'Jay - Thanks a lot!!! It's been quite some time I read to your replies here.

Shadow said...

i LOVE it. wasted, yes, but not without hope. you go!!!!

Brosreview said...

@Shadow - Thank you!!!

judith ellis said...

Lovely, simply lovely, Brosreview. Breeze and substance.

Brosreview said...

@Judith - Thanks a lot!!!

Vinay Vikram Singh said...

Very beautifully crafted Ajey loved 'the Light' too.

Brosreview said...

@Vinay - Thanks a lot

Beloved Dreamer said...

Wow, you really thought about this poem. It is excellent.though I had to read it a few times. Great stuff.

love-bd

Brosreview said...

@Beloved dreamer - Thank you!!!

Alexandra Garland said...

Now... my son recently asked me if he can move back home... Did you happen to talk to him...?

Great lesson in your words!
BTW I said "no".

-Alex

Brosreview said...

@Alexandra - Ahem, haha, no, I haven't met him. Yea, make him read this song. He shall realize. Thank you!!!

Pradeep Bhatt said...

loved the way u've used 'fairy'. very beautiful
thanks for you comment too and stoppin by..

Brosreview said...

@Pradeep - Thank you!!! The pleasure was all mine. A beautiful spot you have there.

Anushya said...

hey.. beautiful song.. spclly how u've mentioned that at first u were carefree n the sky was blue n later the sky was dark and u were worried.. andd i loved the last 2 lines the most!

Brosreview said...

@Anushya - Thanks a lot!!! I am glad you like it.

Khaled KEM said...

As usual Ajey. You give the simple words a great meaning. I liked that you repeated that section in your song

"There are things that I have needed
There are chances that I have wasted
There are things that I have wanted
There are chances that I have scanted"

It could be the rhyme and how you composed the song but I felt that you needed yourself/us to be aware by repeating it. I also felt that I am running with you especially in the last section (if it is the right word) of your song. You make us all run but thinking while doing it. Impressive my friend!

Brosreview said...

@Khaled KEM - Shokran!!! You thoroughly examine my songs. And, I like it.

Walker said...

Great post.
Remembering is living in the present

Brosreview said...

@Walker - Thanks a lot!!!

Me, myself and I said...

Wow! You really got my thoughts flowing here! Beautiful!

Brosreview said...

@Me, myself and I - Thanks a lot!!!

Ali said...

I really really liked the first part. It makes a reader as if he/she is in a scene and acting some romantic role but with tragic end!!! It is realistic. Most of the time, we don't appreciate the things we have so close...coz we we so involved in things that could be out of reach...and we end up losing both...

This is a unique piece:

There are things that I have needed
There are chances that I have wasted
There are things that I have wanted
There are chances that I have scanted
When I was loved and cared for
The things I really didn’t care for
They were all in my hands
I didn’t need them so I
Never came back for more

Brosreview said...

@Ali - Shokran!!! You're visiting my blog after a very long time brother.

Meena said...

Bros,
I love:
"As dawn turns to dusk
My life becomes a husk"
I love the piece overall..the regret/remorse and the awakening. I am sure there are other meanings, lol, but I like that one for starters.

Brosreview said...

@Meena - Hey, that's my fav. line as well. Thank you!!!

Meena said...

I think I like that line cause it succinctly describes the path of life.

Brosreview said...

@Meena - "I think I like that line cause it succinctly describes the path of life" - Yes, it does. Frankly, it was the third line I wrote in this song.

Ali said...

Brosreview!

You are right, reading and I have been kinda disfriended for the last few weeks. I have been actually reading other things but on the on the internet. Sometimes I see regular reading is easier and less harmful to eyes than reading things on the cyberspace.

But I wl be visiting ur wonderful blog more often inshaallah

Viji said...

i can see you walking on deserted path in a country side, eyes casted down a leisurely don't give a damn attitude.. all of a sudden u can see the blue blue skies, clouds rushing by
"The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears"
and she looked up on you like a fairy :)
the scene changes

a deserted dark moor

whatever u take for granted not with you

"As dawn turns to dusk
My life becomes a husk"

"And the guilt soaks like a sponge inside me
As she smiles at me but I just stare at her
And my life begins to make sense all over again
As she fades away in the distance forever

Like a fairy..."

u ran rather we all do :( sad but true

Brosreview said...

@Viji - Thanks for sharing your take on this one!!!

sudharm baxi said...

Rhymed so beautifully with so much to think about...
Past-Present-Future all muster up here to shout..
You transformed beautiful thoughts into lovely words no doubt...

Loved it!!

Brosreview said...

@sudharm baxi - I am glad you like this one!!! Thank you!!!

Ms.R. said...

In total I red this one thrice! I swear I felt this way so many times... I love the way you've written this one. Keep rocking :D

Brosreview said...

@Ms.R - Thrice?! That is a complement in disguise. Thank you!!!

Chhaya said...

you have voiced the feelings of so many of us mortals. dont we always take for granted, the love we receive? i could identify with many lines, but on the other side (hope u understand what i mean by that)

just made me feel that love is never wasted.

Brosreview said...

@Chhaya - Yes, I get what you mean. Thanks!!!

SarahA said...

I am liking the repetition of words and how they seep into ones brain and remain.
BTW 'dawn turns to dusk' and dusk turns to dawn......always!