Monday, January 11, 2010


(Guitar INTRO)
(Bass + Keyboard begins)
(Drums begin)

Howling through the haunting nights
Fainting through the depths of heights
Beyond the palm’s disgrace
In search of the claw’s embrace

(Drum + Bass dual)
(Drums stop)
(Guitar solo)
(Choir – OOH)

It is your mind, my soul
My hearse, your arms
Your wish, my fate
My incompleteness, your destiny

(Guitar solo)
(Choir-OOH - FADE OUT)
(Guitar + Bass dual)
(Drums begin)
(Keyboard solo)
(Guitar Bridge)

You wait for the praising faith
You run away from the sharpened scathe
I wait for the fearing death
I run towards the sharpened scathe

Peeking from the brutal crest
I’m waking to an insightful quest

(Instrumental break)
(Guitar solo)
(Drum + Bass dual)

Look at my shadow, choking itself
Shedding its’ skin from itself

(Drum solo)
(Drum fills + Guitar solo)
(Keyboard solo + Drums stop)

Leaned and bent and wept to this darkness
Running away from this shadow, still
It’s following

It is following
It keeps following

(Drums begin)
(Guitar + Keyboard dual)

This blatant ignorance grows wilder
Scraping my flesh, draping my soul
Growing bolder and stronger
Now, I’m mired beneath my funeral pyre

This blatant ignorance grows wilder
Scraping my flesh, draping my soul
Growing bolder and stronger
Now, I am mired beneath my funeral pyre

Copyright © Ajey Padival 2009 (Brisbane, Australia; +61434360675;

Image by notforthisworld

The "Song for the week" is an instrumental piece by Joe Satriani - Always with me, always with you. This is one of my favorite romantic instrumentals.

33 responses:

Strawberry Girl said...

Fatalistic death approaching, incompleteness without the other, yet with a force that shall destroy both...

AH This is excellent! Terrific job my love... xx

Brosreview said...

Honey, muwah! you understand this perfectly! And, hey I am not surprised, hehe. Muwah!

Rick said...

AJ, bout time you opened the door. Yeah, me and my shadow. Always that damn shadow. Gotta be honest, my new header pic needs to be the cover of an album with this song. Perhaps we're too dark. I love it. always running away and to and never escape. Good stuff. ~rick

Eva O'Dell said...

"I wait for the fearing of death". That is my favorite line. I feel it captures it all. Amazing work.

Saadi said...

'Growing bolder and stronger'...tht sort defines the u i kno! :D

Good work!

Brosreview said...

@Rick - Thanks mate. And, yes, coming to think of it, your header suits this song.

Brosreview said...

@Eva - Thanks!

Brosreview said...

@Saadi - Yes, it does. Thanks.

Judith Ellis said...

Ajey - The is a tour de force. Very fine writing. What cascading images and deafening sounds one after another until the ultimate silence. Excellent!

Brosreview said...

@Judith - Thanks so much!!

for I am so many things.. said...

I love this - ....."choking itself sheddin its skin"" whoa!

findingmywingsinlife said...

"leaned and bent and wept to this darkness"- now that says so many things all in one line! Bravo, this is well done Ajey.

Anonymous said...

wow this one touches me strongly after this past week of remembering a dear one..

In sha Allah

Viji said...

Ajey,'s like coming home after a long hassle..

"Look at my shadow, choking itself
Shedding its’ skin from itself" and the closing lines are amazing..stole my heart!

Alexandra Garland said...

Bit dark at first... we fear death but without it life would have different meaning. Can't have one without the other...
Excellent write!!

The Write Girl said...

What a palpable and haunting setting in this piece. Fantastic writing as always Ajey. Love the imagery in this piece as well.

Anonymous said...

I like the first half better than the latter half. I've seen most of your songs be consistent...I like the switch in tone...or maybe the tone is in my head, lol.

As always, like your work.

Brosreview said...

@for i am so many things - Thanks

Brosreview said...

@findingmywingsinlife - Thanks!

Brosreview said...

@inky - Thanks!

Brosreview said...

@Viji - Okay, thanks.

Brosreview said...

@Alexandra - Thanks!!!

Brosreview said...

@the Write Girl - Thanks!!

Brosreview said...

@Meena - yes, well spotted! there is a switch in tone! Thank you! And, hey welcome back, after a very long time!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, it has been a while.

Nikki... said...

The pessimist in me sees the shadow of gloom soon taking the form of claws of death.. A deliverance in the wake of loss and frustration..

Brosreview said...

@Nikki - You are spot on! Thanks for reading and understanding!

PS the Pratsie said...

loved the first clean vocal lyrics !! really interesting !

Vittaldas Prabhu said...

Since I don't get your feed, I sometimes am delayed coming here. Apologies for that.

On this song all I can say is, "Now we are talking". This is the real stuff, this is reality, simple brutality of life. Doom is imminent, yet there is the tendency to touch it, to make it happen. There is incompleteness, even the shadows seems to have left your side. A feeling of total insanity. This is beautiful.

Brosreview said...

@PS - Thanks

Brosreview said...

@Vittaldas - It is okay. I completely understand. That is why I sent an e-mail to all my followers that I update my blog once every week, on Mondays.

Thank you!!

island of peace said...


Brosreview said...

@island of peace - Thanks.