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I’m bursting with creative juices.

I need my form of musical release.

Recent events has fueled my desire to create = )

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I’m ready to start writing again.

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To spread my joy, my sadness, my love, and my misery; through music.

To write lyrics and form melodies so others

can relate.

To inspire others as I continue to be inspired.

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Now.

More than ever.

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Just me.

And my piano.

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I’m on a roll.

This is the product of my three day weekend.

I don’t want to keep this on
What’s the use in carrying on?
I have nothing more to say
You will never change your ways

I can’t keep living on this phase like everything’s alright
Maybe it’s time we face the truth and say what’s on our minds

It’s over, so over
Let’s move on with our lives
There’s no point in living in this hurt that just won’t subside
Though it’s been said before
This time I mean it more
There’s no use in holding on
It’s over, so over
Love can’t save us anymore
Not this time

Girl, let’s not start pitting blames
At this point there’s no return
It takes two to play this game
And we both have lost out turn

We gave our love a try and that’s the best that we can do
It’s hard to say this but I guess I wasn’t meant for you

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It’s kind of a mixed feeling of regret meets affirmation. It tells of two people stuck in a dead end relationship that isn’t really going anywhere and neither wants to end it though the thought of it may have risen before.

There were phases in my life
When I lose my way
Swallowed by the bright and dazzling lights,
Woe, the pressures of the world
Cos’ it blurs the line
And now I can’t see what is right from wrong

I wanna ride the waves of life
Cos’ I live life on a constant high
But I can’t keep living in a web of contradictions
Now I’m stumped
Cos’ I’m torn between both worlds

If mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation
Then I must figure how to mask my desolation
As I circle round the voice of truth
I’m still afraid to face the fact that would free me from being confused

I see beauty edged upon the end of my road
Waiting for me as I trudge along on my own
If I look hard and seek refuge in the right path
And stop chasing both worlds

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Sometimes as Christian youth, I feel like we tend to kid ourselves into thinking that some of the things we do are right in God’s eyes when they’re actually not. I guess this is pretty common and I know that a lot of you out there can relate to what I’m talking about. The line between the sinful nature of the world and our Christian beliefs are often blurred because we deny ourselves by thinking that what we do is fine because we think we know what we’re doing.

I was plagued by that thought and wanted to voice it in a song.

The song touches on our winding journey in this world and how we often get caught up by the materialistic way we live our lives in this world when we’re supposed to be beacons of light for Christ. The irony of it all is that we know the difference and yet we choose to make leeways for ourselves, thinking we can live immersed in the ways of the world and then come back to God at the end of the day, ergo, living in “Both Worlds”. 

The truth of the matter is that we can’t keep fooling ourselves. As much as we’d like to think so, we are not of this world. And the futile efforts we put into trying to pit ourselves between both worlds are just that, futile.

I have recently, after almost four years of utter indolence, decided to start writing songs again. This sudden burst of creative energy couldn’t possibly come at a better time.

I needed some sort of channel, an outlet to express my thoughts and views. And though a blog, as it is an online journal, couldn’t be more ideal, I just didn’t feel like blogging alone was enough to satisfy my artistic impulses. Sure I could post my opinions, my outlook, and my stance on my not-so-secret diary for all to read but I wanted my words to have more meaning than just another blog post.

I wanted it to not only capture the reader’s attention and interest but also to evoke some sort of emotion or thought.

I wanted viewers who take time off their routine to check out my blog to feel something other than amusement or glee.

I wanted to influence and arouse them.

To me words are not necessarily just words. The right statement or expression can compel and inspire people to think and act differently. It is the matter of whether or not we choose to use the voice that is inside each and every one of us to say the right things that would make a difference in someone else’s life. We all have the power inside of us to make a change. To leave a mark. A small distinction that, if attended to, would inevitably lead others to think. As long as people can change, the world can change.

But I didn’t want to just write an article or a post. I wanted to immortalize those thoughts and words into a song. One that would provoke others to think.

This song was inspired by both a conversation and a revelation I had last week, right around the time that I unwittingly decided to start blogging again. It is about the youth of today and our flagrant disregard for the world around us and the actions that we could or can do to make a difference.

Now it is still a work in progress and I may decide in the near future to make a few adjustments but it will do for now and I wanted to share with you lot the lines from the song. It is the second out of the two songs that I composed in the past week and this one is aptly titled “What Would You Do?”

One fine day,
When you get out bed,
And you feel like life just flew by unbeknownst
Then you walk out,
And take a look around,
And you see the world is not like as it should

If the world lived in darkness,
Shadowed by the light,
Would you fight? Would you fall?
What would you do?

Pick up a paper,
More bad news and more bloodshed printed on the headlines
You feel pity,
For just one instant,
Then a happy thought and everything is fine

When the world lives in darkness,
Shadowed by the light,
Would you fight or would you fall?
What would you do?

If we’re suppose to live in harmony,
Then why do we see such pain?
Do we fight or do we fall?
What would we do?

While we live in our moment there are others planning our future,
It’s the choices we make now that decides if we live or suffer,
We will not make a change if we continue to live in ignorance,
It is time we face the day for the sake of our children

When the world lives in darkness,
Shadowed by the light,
Would we fight or would we fall?
What would we do?
If we’re suppose to live in harmony,

Then why do we see such pain?
Did we fight or did we fall?
What did we do?

If we’re living in independence,
Then why do we feel so lost?
Did we fight? Did we falter?
What did we do?

The title was largely enthused by the famous W.W.J.D. bands I use to strap around my wrist when I was younger. I thought; instead of asking “what would Jesus do?” we should ask ourselves “what would we do?”

This is not about self-glory or seeking self-gratification. This is about using our God given brains and making a difference. If we only rely on God to stir a change then what good is our existence here on earth?

What good is having a set of hands, a mouth, and a well functioning brain if we don’t use it to fight the good fight? I speak for myself as well because even I cringed after re-reading my own lyrics and I felt shame, looking at the words.

This is an awakening for all of us.

Ask yourself today. What have you done lately to make a change in someone else’s life?