Tuesday, June 29, 2010

No one but you

 
(Bagpipers INTRO)
(Bass + Drums begin)

You know your goals
You know the road to them
You know your dreams
You have recognised them

(Guitar begins)

You know your goals
You know the road to them
You know your dreams
You have recognised them
You know them
Because they are yours

(Strings begin)

You only need to
Prove this to yourself
You answer to
No one but you

No matter what happens
No matter what comes between
You and your goals
You know

You are only as much as you dream to be

(Strings SOLO)
(Strings + Guitar DUAL)

Arrows from the sky
Rocks from the mountains
Fire from the ground
Cannot stop you
From reaching your goals
Success is never final
Failure is never fatal

You only need to
Prove this to yourself
You answer to
No one but you

(Guitar SOLO)

If you have the ambition
You have the strength
If you know the route
You have the courage
If you dream,
You’ve got to act
If you plan,
You’ve got to believe
No matter the distance
No matter the gap
Tie your happiness to your goal
And, march towards it
Let nothing stop you
And, you’ll see
Your goal shall come to you

You only need to
Prove this to yourself
You answer to
No one but you

(Strings + Guitar DUAL)

You know your goals
You know the road to them
You know your dreams
You have recognised them
You know them
Because they are yours

(Drums break)
(Strings + Guitar DUAL)
(SCALE CHANGE)
(Music stops except guitar)

I look at myself
In the foggy mirror
But, I can see myself clearly
I look at myself
And, smile
I smile at myself



Photo by Ajey Padival 
Copyright © Ajey Padival 2010 (Brisbane, Australia; +61434360675; ajeypadival@msn.com)




15 responses:

Walker said...

Very assertive words laced with self awareness.

Love it

TechnoBabe said...

I like the bagpipe intro. Cool.
I also like that your words are strong and I am hearing that you don't need to prove anything to anyone, only to yourself. You alone are responsible for your ultimate happiness. I have to tell you that the last part almost makes me cry. For most of my life I could not look at myself in a mirror. You know, really look and really see me. So to read your words that you look at yourself and smile, it is a huge deal for me and I am so glad for you that you are in that healthy place. Hugs.

The Write Girl said...

I love this song and I feel quite inspired by this piece. Certainly it can meet us all where we are in life. Amazing writing here AJ.

Rainbow dreams said...

I see exactly that this fits well with my last post :)
love it too,
x

Eva said...

Its interesting because this is a similar realization I had myself recently. Nothing means more than the promises we make to ourselves and the goals we set for ourselves. This piece captured that feeling wonderfully. Very inspiring.

Strawberry Girl said...

The only goals worthwhile are the ones that you set for yourself, that come from the deepest essence of yourself.

island of peace said...

Too much trouble in blogspot has left me stranded.

I have lost track of your poems i have read.

this is one of your best works, your poems are getting deeper and deeper.

best of luck.

Opaque said...

@Walker - Thanks!

Opaque said...

@TechnoBabe - It is nice to know that my words have such effects. :) Thanks!!!

Opaque said...

@The Write Girl - Thanks!

Opaque said...

@Rainbow Dreams - Yeah! Thanks for stopping by.

Opaque said...

@Eva - Thanks!!

Opaque said...

@Strawberry Girl - No doubt there.

Opaque said...

@island of peace - Thanks.

Shadow said...

so inspirational, thanks!!!