Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sing.

Every night I sleep
With pain anchored inside me
And the roots of it are deep
But sealed away so no one can see

Everyday I smile
Knowing my heart wants to cry
But I don't want to seem so fragile
To every onlooker's eye

So I swallow it all and when I feel too bad
When the tears won't stop when I'm just so sad,
When I can't bear it all, can't do anything,
I open my heart and sing
I open my heart and sing.

So I don't tell a soul about my grief
Because I know all the care is fake and brief
When life becomes a curse, when it gets maddening
I open my heart and sing
I sing.

Everywhere I go
I look at people around me, they seem happy
I wonder if it's really so
Or if they're just better at pretending

Every time I lie
On my bed, looking at the only star
I wipe a tear and heave a sigh
Wishing I could go somewhere that far

But I swallow it all and if I feel too bad
If the tears won't stop, if I'm just too sad
If I can't bear it all, can't do anything
I open my heart and sing
I open my heart and sing

Then I feel relief sweeping through me
Because a song can heal the worst misery
And then I smile, and this time genuinely
And things aren't so bad

Maybe tomorrow a good day will come
Maybe of all the sunshine, I'll get some
Maybe I'll know what it is to be glad
And things won't be so bad

And if it doesn't well

I'll swallow it all and if I feel too bad
If the tears won't stop, if I'll feel too sad
If I can't bear it all, can't do anything
I'll open my heart and sing
I'll open my heart and sing

And I won't tell a soul about my grief
Because I know all the care is fake and brief
When life becomes a curse, when it gets maddening
I'll open my heart and sing
I'll sing.

16 comments:

Ki said...

All the care is 'fake and brief'... hmmm... I can empathise with that one! Sometimes it's funny how maddeningly fake people can get.

I liked this. Nice. :)

BloggerMouth said...

Thanks Ki :) You're always so generous with your comments!

findingmywingsinlife said...

It took me forever to figure out how to comment on your post today!

This is a beautiful song, I wrote a draft once that I did not post entitled "Sometimes She Crys" that says pretty much the same things as this post of yours does.

BloggerMouth said...

Thank you Wings. I am so glad someone else feels the same way as I do! Appreciate your time!

Ki said...

Hardly. You write well :)

BloggerMouth said...

Thank you so much :)

joaquin carvel said...

this is beautiful. "If I can't bear it all, can't do anything /
I open my heart and sing" -

we should all do that more often.

BloggerMouth said...

Oh my God! Joaquin, I am so honoured that you left a comment here. Thanks so much for reading! You're one of my favourite literary authors. Thanks so much

Gymnast said...

Everyone has fears and insecurities and grief of their own. And to each , his grief is the greatest.

Nice song , by the way.

BloggerMouth said...

I won't say my grief is the greatest. I'll only say my grief is mine alone. Thanks for dropping by :)

chewmysambhar said...

And that's how I feel now :|

BloggerMouth said...

Glad that you could relate to the post, Chew but sorry that you feel this way :( I hope things get better for you :)

Pesto Sauce said...

There is no heart which music cannot melt

Brosreview said...

I love this piece! The mod-set conveyed is just so very well done! Now, for the very same reason, I am tempted to suggest you could edit it just one more time. I mean, it requires the 7th coat of polish that a marble requires. Well done! Keep writing!!!

BloggerMouth said...

Wow thanks so much :)

Elithraniel Arawion said...

sing to joy and madness now and ever more to freedom's song :) open up our heart's desire to love that's ever lasting...

(hymn from school :D)