Take off your rose-tinted shades and look around,
Everything is new or so it seems.
Do you know what a postmodern world is?
Hold your breath, count to three.

We haven't got long to last,
The future looks bleak so pretend we're in the past.
The youth cry out for non-existent guidance,
Danger is growing, it's not rocket science.

Materialistic desire:
Just a mere distraction.
There's bigger things going on,
Yet you can't form a faction.

Are you on my wavelength or is there a hidden catch?
Once I get to know you I'll have more backs to scratch.
Cynical by name and bitter by nature,
This minor mess will soon be major.

I see you're doing well, or is that an ironic statement?
I'd take things step-by-step but man, I'm just too impatient.
Stuck in a rut once again with no way out,
I'd lend a helping hand but man, I'm just full of doubt.

Are you here for business or are you in the queue for pleasure?
I guess you have to balance your work from your leisure.
Rot away in labour from life till death,
But as long as you earn your crust, you're doing better than the rest.

You are blessed with a gift yet you still want to waste it,
You've seen the glamour and you'd like a taste of it.
A working class town may not be Hollywood,
But with the right filter it can be anything it could.
Chloe 1d
one
the one that caught your look
the one that heard the roses like you
the one that smelt like a antique book
the one that pissed you right off
the one that made you want to take your clothes off
the one that made your nerves feel electric

the one that tasted like love,
but was never fully digested.

the heartbreakers
and the still waiters.

for hope is still about,
waiting while they have some doubt.
Winds whisper through shaking leaves
As dandelions dance around you and me
In the autumn breeze
My hearts an open ocean
Yeah, you’ll see,
like waves caress the sand
We’re connected hand in hand
With you, that is where I stand
I’m proud to be called your man
Sunset skies reflected in your eyes
I’ve been falling for you
Baby, I’ve fallen for you
Her soul is beaming through
I feel the chemistry build up inside

Sensations tingle from deep within
Just like air need to breathe you in
Yeah, girl, you’re my everything
Fill me with hope, fill me with strength
Yeah, girl, you’re my everything
Just like air need to breathe you in
Fill me with passion, fill me with love
I’ve got you girl, and that is enough
Fill me with light, fill me with joy
Yeah, girl, you’re my everything
Just like air need to breathe you in

Gotta song coming on,
Music in my bones
hearts synchronised
to a beat all their own
Just like stars, the nights are ours
Just like rain, you give life to me
You help me grow
You’re the knowledge
I need to know
The power you’re sending
From your magnetic connection
Electrified, re-energised,
vital signs come alive

Sensations tingle from deep within
Just like air need to breathe you in
Yeah, girl, you’re my everything
Fill me with hope, fill me with strength
Yeah, girl, you’re my everything
Just like air need to breathe you in
Fill me with passion, fill me with love
I’ve got you girl, and that is enough
Fill me with light, fill me with joy
Yeah, girl, you’re my everything
Just like air need to breathe you in

Beauty is found
Wherever you’re around
With style through grace
Your sweet cherry lips taste
The more I get of you
The more I get of us
Gets me hooked like a drug
You’re the bandage on my scars
I admire all that you are
Need you at my side
For the rest of time
I see us forever intertwined
Forever I want you to be mine
I see it in you, I feel it in me
I tell you all the things you need
Together we’re better
This is my never-ending love letter
For you

Sensations tingle from deep within
Just like air need to breathe you in
Yeah, girl, you’re my everything
Fill me with hope, fill me with strength
Yeah, girl, you’re my everything
Just like air need to breathe you in
Fill me with passion, fill me with love
I’ve got you girl, and that is enough
Fill me with light, fill me with joy
Yeah, girl, you’re my everything
Just like air need to breathe you in

©2018 Written By Benji James
Countless fired and flaming rows
of foot-worn streets I walked,
watching faces grow and become the things
of the evils that they talked.

I shot a sidelong sharpened glance
at these foes whose names are lost,
only to fall in line with them,
standing crooked, callow, crossed.

I donned a suit and played the part.
I spoke their words and sneered
at lonely men with drooping hearts
as mine did disappear.

I lived like this for centuries,
at least that’s how it seemed,
all the while grasping at air
and forgetting what I’d dreamed.

Until one day I heard a voice
come wafting through my door.
It said "Temptation is a ghost,
you’re meant for something more."

Stricken by this phantom noise,
I thought that I’d been called
upon by gods or angels then,
and so to them I crawled.

I crawled, I crawled, I lived like dust,
blowing this way and that,
atoning for what I had become,
and on my face fell flat.

I must have died a thousand times
if only in my thoughts.
My head grew weary, sight grew dim,
my heart tied up in knots,

When out of darkness came a hand
reaching out to mine,
and pulled me up. I stood again,
though much more straight this time.
Quick write
The long hands of mem’ry are strangling my mind,
reachin’ out past the face to which my love was assigned.
When I go out in the evening to see what it is I can find
I’m haunted by the things we said.

When morning light lies beside me in my bed
I’ve got to turn myself over and shake out my head
because the whole scene reminds me of the day we wed
and of the life from which we resigned.

Like a sharp shaft of glass, we tore through the years,
only to end drowning in each other’s tears.
But the past’s so much closer than it appears,
and if you look too long you’ll go mad.

To say I never loved you’s to fall in line with a fad.
But to ignore what I feel now is just more weight I can’t add.
So I look down at the ashes, dust off what we had,
and stifle my rising fears.
it's been a season
like no other.

who would figure
out this blunder
would be ours?

i thought we had it all.
it felt so real,
felt so strong.

but now, i just sit here,
down with no faith
it's coming back up.
___
they'll raise a drink or two
and party all night long.

they'll be the talk of the town
and all around.

that could have been us.
oh, that should have been us.

___

mark my words, i won't forget yet.
even when it hurts, i know i still love you.
maybe it wasn't that we weren't meant
to see the golden light,
maybe it just wasn't our turn that night.

now they're walking around in their best outfits.
they're smiling with a smile that should
have been ours.

oh, i don't know how i'll feel tomorrow,
but if it's anything like today,
it'll still be heartbreak and sorrow.

___
they'll raise a drink or two
and party all night long.

they'll be the talk of the town
and all around.

that could have been us.
oh, that should have been us.
___

they will light up the skies
with fireworks of their own shades of gold.

they've told me this pain wouldn't last forever,
but i'm not sold.

maybe next season, we won't fall
like the winter snowflakes did.

maybe next season, we'll have it all.
we will be the champions,
but not this time.

___
they'll raise a drink or two
and party all night long.

they'll be the talk of the town
and all around.

that could have been us.
oh, that should have been us.
____

it's been a season
like no other.

who would figure
out this blunder
would be ours?
-WRR
On a rather lonesome autumn day I drifted through the trees,
Wandering round the forest floor with a soreness in my knees.
I'd come out to this quiet place in need of healing time,
For those moments I'd let slip away and walked the painful line.

I sat down on a dying log when the leaves began to fall.
For what seemed like forever I just tried to fight it all,
Every hurt and wound I'd caused, every fall from grace,
That led me down the jagged path and brought me to this place.

As I saw the ashes floating, there was an unexpected sound,
and I turned to see a pair of wings that were lifting off the ground.
With feathers thick and dark as night but fire at its core.
I stood there frozen by the grace as I watched the black bird soar.

Fly away,
Fly away,
Oh Black bird help me fly away.

The bird tore through the windy sky with an awesome show of force,
as if drawing on a passion fueled by some unknown source.
In defiance it let out its cry and that was when I saw,
The face of mother nature here in the cold and in the raw.

Valiant, stretched from wing to wing it carried on its way,
Sailing through the rugged skies and dreary clouds of gray.
It rode up to that horizon line and I watched it disappear,
Free from all its enemies and free from all its fear.

Fly away,
Fly away,
Oh Blackbird help me fly away.

I chased it down the muddy trail along the rivers bank,
and suddenly I saw two more join up along its flank.
Then three strong they picked up speed and rode towards the sun,
Separate though they may have been, they found their way as one.

I still walk through the forest floor on lonesome autumn days,
For it's there I find my quiet time where I go to get away.
And I look up in wonder and listen for the mighty cry,
Hoping that the black bird is still tearing through the sky.

Fly away,
Fly away,
Oh Blackbird help me fly away.
Wrote this a couple of years ago. These are pesudo song lyrics, written to the tune of "Ghost Riders in the Sky" by Johnny Cash.
I want to yell and to scream
But my lungs won't hold air
My eyes would flow like a stream
But there's no water there

And the days pass me by,
Though there's not many left
Can only breathe deep and sigh
Hold tight all that's left, bereft.
Alone, in an unfamiliar country, on the verge of homelessness, missing the friends I consider family.

Trying to work on my lyric writing ability, hope to come back to this and expand on it one day.
Where is your heart?
...'cause I can't see it.
Where is your heart?
I don't believe it...

Here I am down,
-you're not to be found.
Where is your heart?
Your never around...
...around.

Where is your heart baby?
I can't find your heart baby...

How can I wait here in love,
feeling pressure of clouds from above,
the tension, frustration and enough is enough.
Tearing flowers, spinning a circle...
...drop to my knees,
...how did I hurt ya?


Where is you heart, hear-art, hear-art?

Where is you heart, hear-art, hear-art?

How can I wait here in love,
feeling pressure of clouds from above,
torn up with flowers, enough is enough,
spinning circle on knees here in cuffs,
locked in place, no heart to trust.


Where is your heart?
...'cause I can't see it.
Where is your heart?
I don't believe it...

Here I am down,
-you're not to be found.
Where is your heart?
Your never around...
...around.

Where is your heart baby?
I can't find your heart baby...
Waiting for love baby,
but your never around.
Edward Coles Feb 16
Late night drive-thru, red lights, stop signs.
Lately I’ve been blue all in the absence of you
And I won’t lie
The Philistines are out in force tonight
And I won’t lie
I’m back on the bottle again tonight.

I can’t control it, the weight of the morning,
I read the warning but I never saw it coming
In my field of view, or in my mind’s eye,
Well, I’ve been blue in the absence of you

And I
Like a beating drum,
Like a washed-out popstar,
Like an artifact
After the fact-

I’ll cling onto what I got stored up in karma,
You see, I’ve been a good man
But I’ve done some bad things in my time.
And I won’t lie
Everything must go here tonight.
And I won’t lie
I’m back on the bottle again tonight.

They say laughter is the greatest medicine.
They say a lot of things but it never makes much sense.
They’re climbing up the walls
To get their monthly pay;
They say laughter is the greatest medicine.

Late night, junk food, I’m stoned without you.
I’m a badly drawn cartoon with red eyes
And an ego on fire.

And I won’t lie
The lunatics are out in force tonight

And I won’t lie
There’s too much wrong here
To try and make it right.

And I won’t lie
I’m back on the bottle again tonight.

https://soundcloud.com/ed-coles-667440414/bottle
A song I wrote on my cheap-ass keyboard
https://soundcloud.com/ed-coles-667440414/bottle
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