Monday, September 7, 2009

Nowhere to go

(Guitar INTRO)

Here I am
Walking across these busy streets
The beeps remind me to meet my deadlines
Overlapping meetings to juggle with
A phone call asks for an appointment with me
As I enter the doorway, a new world is in front of me
Greetings and orders flood towards me
Hope this world could move in slow-mo

Stars for my bucks
Hits my head like the day’s first cigarette

This is me, this is my life
It goes on, over and over a round
Makes me feel like a rat on a wheel
With nowhere else to go

(Instrumentals + SFX – Noise)

Here I am
Thousand miles away on some busy street
Insomnia becomes a part of my life
That had seen the world
But had not seen my life been whirled
I work until I break
And I don’t stop for my sake
Hope this world could move in slow-mo

Eager for some lager that
Soothes my head like a sweet lullaby

This is me, this is my life
It goes on, over and over a round
Makes me feel like a rat on a wheel
With nowhere else to go

This is me, this is my life
It goes on, over and over a round
This is me, this is my life
It goes on, over and over a round
Over and over
Over and over
A round

Copyright © Ajey Padival 2006 (Brisbane, Australia; +61-434360675;

Image by Pejterek

41 responses:

island of peace said...

dear ajey,
you have described the modern career life in nutshell " a mouse on a wheel"

loved reading and feeling it.
warmest wishes,

Anonymous said...

I am thinking, you need to drink some 'Camomile' Tea Ajey.Ha!
Great emotion portrayed.I am liking your words, you. I am liking the repetition and the feeling of drudge within.

Brosreview said...

@island of peace - Yes, I have! Thanks!

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@SarahA - that means a lot to me, "you". Thanks!

findingmywingsinlife said...

you could've been describing my work day Ajey. It also had the feel of weary bittersweetness- goals to be had and yet those very goals push further away the one goal that seems so elusive to grasp-peace for the soul. Have you heard of the band Chevelle? This song of yours reminded me of their work. I really liked this, it had a frank honesty to it.

Alexandra Garland said...

Hey, if you need "appointment with me"... how much worse can it get...? And insomnia is just a cherry on the cake...
A while ago this was my life too. It went on for a long time. Sometimes great goals require sacrifices; we do what needs to be done to get where we want to be. Remember to keep those "appointments” with you though :o)
Excellent write, as always.

Viji said...

Wow Ajey...that's precisely how I feel too.. can't be expressed better.
"Makes me feel like a rat on a wheel
With nowhere else to go"
Perfect lines...
you have a very good eye when it comes to images that compliment your songs :) Well done Ajey

Robin said...

I wish this like could move in slo-mo too. Great song... I think a lot of us can connect with it.

Brosreview said...

@findingmywingsinlife - Yes! Thank you!

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@Alexandra - Yea, innit? Thanks!

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@Viji - Thanks!

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@Robin - Yes! Thanks!

Strawberry Girl said...

Ajey! I love it, it is so freely written, right from the thought process and emotions to the page (erm, computer screen). Yes easy to relate to as well!! The picture is perfect as well eh, just like running away from demons. ;D

Brosreview said...

@SG - Yes, it is! Thanks!

TechnoBabe said...

I like the part that life seems like going round and round and nowhere to go. I think lots of people have felt like that one time or another. I know I sure have. I get the guitar intro, not real fast.

Brosreview said...

@TechnoBabe - Thanks!

Rainbow dreams said...

slo-mo is possible...that elusive feather you fail to grasp on so many occasions and yet treasure when you do.
I've grasped a few of those moments this summer - hope you do too.
Always love your writing :) does anyone ever take it and run with it, putting music to your lyrics?

Noelle said...

these could be words from my head - glad I'm not alone in this! Good stuff there my friend.

Brosreview said...

@Rainbow Dreams - Thanks! yes, some bands with permission and some of them just nicked it!

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@Noelle - Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I really connected to this piece. love the emotions. I always see your songs performed on stage, through my daughter or any other performer, the emotions that come out are truly remarkable


Brosreview said...

@Inky - Oh thanks! That means a lot to me! Thanks again!

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

so very well portrayed ajey. this is all of ours life today. wish it cud move in slow-mo.

very very nice

Brosreview said...

@preetilata - Thanks!

Walker said...

Are we popular or are others wanting of a piece of what we have.
Maybe we are just in a hurry to do everything at once.

Great song and thanks for the invite.

Brosreview said...

@Walker - Thank you!

riddhi said...

wah.. love u for this one.. like could n't get better wit the dog's day at wrk when u come back and read this it gives that feeling "sigh!! I am not the only one" hehe i know it isnt meant to be funny, but as they say human tendency to feel better by comparing ourselves with the trauma of others. like ur busy schedule becomes yardstick to judge where i stand. if by chance mine is less hectic i sit back and smirk- aah m better off:)
Ok jokes apart a real good one.. and this one i could hear.

i cnt believe i actually have word verification that says - 'phown wow' :P

Anonymous said...

there are times i wish i could go slower! it becomes a headache at times when we move so fast!

Brosreview said...

@riddhi - Thanks!

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@Leo - Thanks for reading!

Judith Ellis said...

Great writing, Ajey. The theme is universal, akin to our very human existence, though I think it need not be. Thank you, my friend for the truth of self and the beauty of honesty.

Brosreview said...

@Judith Ellis - Thanks!!!

J said...

Enjoyed reading this one mate! "Stars for my bucks" - interesting and unusual manner to put it out! You could use it as a slogan, knowing that you are studying the same field, right?

Shadow said...

damn, perfect! i feel like that rat at times. just stop this world, i'd like to get off!!!!!!

zorlone said...

Way to go mate!

It feels that the speaker is stuck at the moment, so to speak.


Brosreview said...

@J - Yea! I tried, but I guess it might not work in all countries. Thanks!!!

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@Shadow - Thanks!!

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@zorlone - Yeah! Thank you.

mysterious gal said...

Well this was perfect expression of the busy street life of today's time.....all we want is someone to give us a lullaby to sleep in their laps.....i loved that expression of urs.....i could so feel the feel of this song!

A soulful and inner expression of truth! Amazing!

Brosreview said...

@mysterious gal - Thanks!

Saadi said...

Did u vent out the daily rat race set frustrations into a song?!

Hahahaha...good one though! Liked the chorus alot...simple BUT effective!