Turning lyrical

Sometime in the recent past, I had penned lyrics for a Bangalore band Inmates. The song – Where is home is out now. Do check it out on SoundCloud here.

Glad with how the song has turned out. Here are the lyrics:

Where is home
I have walked
Chained to the ground,
Searching for a moment
To swim out of the earth,
And somersault into the sky.

I have run
Floating over grass and stone,
Rushing past snoring nights,
In the company of bats and stars,
Guided by my restless eye.

I turn my hand in my pocket,
Keys bound to a bunch
of memories graze my fingers.

Should I stay? Should I leave?
Should I grind out my skin, pass it through the sieve?
In another place
with a brand new face,
Should I renew myself,
blend into this home?
Where, oh where, is home?

I have flown,
Mesmerized by a cloud,
Unmindful
Of the slabs of rain,
On sun-kissed winds,
My weightless soul,
I’ve come a few miles
Closer to the sun.

I turn my head,
the wind screams and goes past my ears.
I feel weightless
like a child’s dream.

Should I stay? Should I leave?
Should I grind out my skin, pass it through the sieve?
In another place
with a brand new face,
Should I renew myself,
blend into this home?
Where, oh where, is home?

This me, this me now,
is a different me.
I’ve spilt bits of myself like breadcrumbs on my trail
should you want to find me somewhere in these clouds.
Drops of air have seeped in from everywhere I’ve drifted,
I’ve thrown away the shroud.

 

That’s it for now. Will be back soon with a happy poem. Okay bye.

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