Friday, February 13, 2009

Forgive to Forget


The beginning

(Instrumentals - 2 minutes)

A warm summer noon
Under a blue dotted sky
Filled with compassion
Faith and resilience

Confusion strikes the clueless mind
Arrogance coats the fragile mind
Only the faithful wait
The rest leave one to their fate

Lives try to survive through the flames
With so many to blame
We forget and forgive

Fading innocence
Tries to break the circle
Sinking conscience
Breaks the circle


The night

(Only Piano)

The moon shone
On a beautiful night

They plucked the rose from the garden
Pricked and tore it apart
An unforgiving mistake
Putting lives at stake

“What could we do?”, they ask
She says, “you could have stopped them”

The moon wept
As a star shot down from the sky


The ending

(Drum solo)

This did not intend to end
But, there’s nothing you can do to amend

(Instrumentals – 2 minutes)

She faced the striking voices
And, her heart tore apart
But, her scarred heart kept beating
For the ones she was feeding
My heart kept bleeding
But, the anger wouldn’t stop receding

Our first one was gone
Our lovely one
Faith in Him, was gone
And, we waited for a new dawn

Lives try to survive through the flames
With so many to blame
We forget to forgive

Fading innocence
Tries to break the circle
Sinking conscience
Breaks the circle


The new beginning

(Guitar solo)
(Instrumentals – 2 minutes)

He looked at her
Her, whose heart kept throbbing,
Her, whose inside just could not stop sobbing,
The windows are closed but
The candle light shivers in the dark

Confined to the hole, he was
Recalling his actions
He says, “Scary as hell”
Regret is an unforgiving spell

The life he lived was twisted by this world
He becomes the change, he wishes to see in this world
His mistake with others put a life to an end
Now, penance is his new best friend

(Instrumentals – 2 minutes)

He feels what we felt
Submits to the deal
Admits to the guilt
To help us heal

Eight years, we lived our lives in the flames
With so many to blame
We forget to forgive


Forgive to forget

(Piano solo)
(Instrumental bridge)

The rose was gone
But, the sun still shone
We sow a new seed
With all our love, we shall feed

He scarred our loving hearts
But, we lighten his heavy heart
Not a son to us he was
Still, a son to us he became

With mercy in the air
The sun shone on the endless fields
A life we chose to spare
Forgiveness was only fair

Lives survived though the flames
How many more to blame?
She’s gone and she’s gone forever
Now, we forgive to forget

(Choir –AH)

Love and mercy
Complete the circle
Faith and hope
Complete the circle


Copyright © Ajey Padival 2007 (Brisbane, Australia; +61-434360675; ajeypadival@msn.com)

Image by Mark Krupinski

32 responses:

Shadow said...

how i love the underlying message of this piece!

Rikkij said...

so much pain and reflection. Where should forgiveness place it's first step. Liked it. ~Rick

Brosreview said...

@Shadow - Thank you. It is quite heartfelt, isn't it?

Brosreview said...

@Rikkij - The reason behind the length of this song was to actually convey the difficulty in forgiving someone who has hurt you so bad.

Thank you. I am glad you felt it and liked it.

judith ellis said...

"Confusion strikes the clueless mind
Arrogance coats the fragile mind
Only the faithful wait
The rest leave one to their fate"

What powerful words, Thank you. I shall now continue reading.

judith ellis said...

Brosreview - This is truly an incredibly beautiful composition, my friend. Your ability to speak plainly and describe human existence with truth and love is wonderfully shown here. Thank you so very much for these words.

Recently, I've come to the relative of one who has an online music and media group; there are many artists there. I will send her your blog today.

Great stuff, Brosreview.

You are love!

Happy Valentine's Day!

judith ellis said...

Brosreview - I have made the contact. Please email me via my blog and I can share more with you. All the best!

Walker said...

I like it and see it all unfold in my mind.
In the end and with no offence intended to you, it was great

Love and mercy
"Heal open wounds"
Faith and hope
Complete the circle

Brosreview said...

@Judith - Thanks a lot Judith. I am glad you liked this song. A bit lengthy though, innit? But, as I mentioned earlier, it is only to show how hard it is to forgive someone who has deeply hurt you.

And, yea, I shall contact you shortly.

Brosreview said...

@Walker - Thanks!!!

Your change too sounds quite good, frankly. But, I have a reason between repeating the posted line twice.

No offence taken mate. I appreciate it as it lets me know that you've read this rather lengthy song till the end, heh.

Make Me Disappear said...

Ajey..Standing ovation for you brother..
I am amazed how you managed to say so much with this one..

This is a sheer beauty

My fav lives
"“What could we do?”, they ask
She says, “you could have stopped them”

The moon wept
As a star shot down from the sky"

Although the entire song is a masterpiece..

-Rahul

Dave King said...

the Beginning was great - and it got gradually better. Some rather clever stuff here, I think!

Khaled KEM said...

Dear Friend Ajey,

This is a very powerful song you wrote. It's the best I read to you. You have many others that are excellent but this one rises above them! Your control of the different sections of the song without loosing focus of meaning or form shows with no doubts how creative you are.

Keep rolling bro.!

Brosreview said...

@Make Me Disappear - Thank you

Brosreview said...

@Dave King - Thank you Dave. I am glad you liked it.

Brosreview said...

@Khaled KEM - Oh, sadeeq'. Thank you. That means a lot to me. Shokran!!!

Contest Chris said...

Bravo!

Rainbow dreams said...

your songs are so powerful, so much in them...
too many lines I could pick out, so I won't..
Katie, :)

Brosreview said...

@Content Chris - Thanks for reading and appreciating.

Brosreview said...

@Rainbow Dreams - Thank you!!!

Cynthia said...

Hello BrosR., this is powerful. I would love to see this on stage.
Your mind is awesome.

Brosreview said...

@Cynthia - Thanks a lot!!!

Saadi said...

I loved the word placement in the very starting!! It's very touching...very heartfelt!
A little confused left upon the theme, it seems to be tale of a mother loosing a child due to someone's mistake! But I'm not entirely sure about it!!
The title captured my attention instantly!
Good going!

Brosreview said...

@Saadi - Thanks a lot. I shall call and explain some time. It will take some time.

Beloved Dreamer said...

At last I found where to post a comment. Wow this is one awesome song/poem. I loved it. So many of the words fit in my own life. Well done my friend.


love-bd

Brosreview said...

@Beloved Dreamer - Thank you!!!

Zendagi Migzara said...

Is it that easy to forgive/ forget/ or forgive to forget..? The emotional undercuurents are very strong in this buddy...

But for me masking and living a life is easier than forgiving, forgetting... Cruel I am, ain't I?

Brosreview said...

@Zendagi - Well, nothing cruel about it. Sometimes, I reckon that is the best thing to do. It has got a lot to do about personalities.

But, having written that, if you have completely understood this song, you wouldn't have written that. This is the utmost test of patience and/or forgiveness.

Thanks any ways!!!

island of peace said...

this one is simply fantastic. bless u

Brosreview said...

@island of peace - Thanks!

Nikki... said...

Wow, a composition that feels a part of me..

Its difficult to forgive someone who has hurt us to the core, so we "Forget to Forgive", but sometimes, the forgiveness becomes a soothing balm on the wound of grief.. But then how many of us has the courage to "Forgive to Forget"

Eva said...

This reminds me a lot of what I was saying in my last post. The past rips us apart, drags us down and some thing try to kill us. There are things all of us have done we would rather forget than regret but we can't. Sometimes forgiveness is our only option, sometimes we can, sometimes we can't. I feel in this one forgiveness was possible. I love the imagery in this piece.