No

I won’t wish you a Happy New Year
Since I wished you a Happy Birthday
                                                                And
You never replied

(Perhaps you just forgot it was your day?)

No, I won’t wish you a Happy New Year
But if the world was ending
                                               Only
You know where I’d be

Following Love (Song + Lyrics)

For Sirishty Devi

[Chorus]
I think I’m falling in love
I think I’m falling in love
I think I’m falling in
I think I’m falling in

I keep on following love
I keep on following love
I keep on following
I keep on following

[Verse 1]
It doesn’t matter what they tell us to do
I’m still gonna be with you
It doesn’t matter what they want us to do
I’m still gonna stay with you

It doesn’t matter what they want us to say
I’m not going anywhere
It doesn’t matter what they force us to do
I’m still gonna stand by you

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
I hope they tell us what to do
Cause I’m never gonna stray from you
I hope they tell us what to say
So I can show them that I’ll always stay

[Chorus x2]
I think I’m falling in love
I think I’m falling in love
I think I’m falling in
I think I’m falling in

I keep on following love
I keep on following love
I keep on following
I keep on following … my heart

Skyline (Lyrics + Song)

[Verse 1]

I never knew that it could feel like this
And I … never knew that love could get this big
You only find this on a movie screen
I think I found it in a real-life scene

You were smarter before we met
And I … was nothing but an idiot
Cause I … didn’t know that love could grow this big
Or that … I could feel like this

[Chorus]
You’re my, sky-sky-sky-line
All the time-ime-ime-ime
And I rise-ise-ise-ise
When I’m by your side-ide-ide-ide

The stars align-ign-ign-ign
When you walk-alk-alk-alk on by
My eyes-eyes-eyes-eyes
All the time-ime-ime-ime-ime

[Verse 2]

I never knew that it could feel like this
So I … never really dreamed of this
But I …. want to hold on to this
For forever’s lifetime

I’ve been smarter since the day we met
And you … still think I’m an idiot
Cause I … see forever within our kiss
I’m doing everything to hold on to it

[Chorus]

Sirishty (Song Lyrics + Song)

[Verse 1]

Shakespeare would’ve written about you
If he had the chance to

Newton would question all the laws
If he saw you up against the stars

Socrates would have so many questions
Buddha would call you perfected perfection

Darwin would rethink evolution
Moses would have another commandment

Galileo would change his mind
Realize the sun revolves around your eyes

[Chorus 1]

Sirishty
Do you know what you would’ve done to da Vinci?

Sirishty
Do you know what you would’ve done to Ghandi?

Sirishty
Do you know what you would’ve done to Genghis Kahn?

Sirishty
Do you know what you do to the gods?

[Verse 2]

Sirishty
If you were from another time
There’d be no water to wine

Sirishty
If you were from another time
There’d be no atomic bomb

Sirishty
If you were from another time
There’d be no Beethoven or Bach

[Chorus 2]

Sirishty
Too bad you can’t travel back
Too bad you can’t travel back

You’d be the most sung about
You’d be the most written about
You’d be the most talked about
You’d be the most

Goddess (Song Lyrics + Song)

[Guitar Intro]

[Verse 1]

I fell in love with you
Under the stars
There’s something ‘bout the way
You move in the dark

The way you walk
Is a new form of art
I think my heart
Is beating off the charts

I swear to heaven
That you are divine
I’d think the same
Even if you weren’t mine

The way you look
Just breaks up mind
If you were a flower
You’d bloom for all time

[Chorus]

When you fall
You fall just like a goddess
When you say you have flaws
I think that you’re flawless

There’s nothing about you
That wouldn’t be perfect
Your imperfections
I don’t even notice

When you fall
You fall just like a goddess
When you say you have flaws
I think that you’re flawless

There’s nothing about you
That wouldn’t be perfect
Your imperfections
Don’t come to the surface

[Bridge]

You’re like a dream
That walks in the world
You’re like a chord
That nobody’s heard
If you aren’t rare
Then rare is not there
If you aren’t rare
Then nothing is, dear

You’re like a dream
That walks in the world
You’re like a song
That nobody’s heard
If you aren’t rare
Then rare is not there
If you are not rare
Then nothing is here

[Piano solo]

Sugar Moon (Lyrics + Song)

For Situ

[Verse 1]
I want to know your name
But you won’t give me a thing
Told me to guess, that’s true
I tell you what I’m gonna do

[Chorus]
You’re something like the sky
You always hold my view
If I could call you anything
I’d call you Sugar Moon

I’d call you

[Verse 2]
I finally know your name
Think it sounds pretty cool
But there’s just one thing
That I gotta tell you

[Chorus (2x)]
You’re something like the sky
You always hold my view
If I could call you anything
I’d call you Sugar Moon

[Bridge (2x)]
It doesn’t matter where we go
It doesn’t matter what we do
If you’re standing in the room
Then I’m staring at you

[Chorus]
You’re something like the sky
You always hold my view
If I could call you anything
I’d call you Sugar Moon

You’re something like the sky
You always hold my view
If I could call you anything
I’d call you Sugar Moon

It doesn’t matter where we go
It doesn’t matter what we do
If I could call you anything
I’d call you Sugar Moon

[Guitar Solo]

What Is Poetry Anyway?

Forget the sensuous rhythms, the candlelit flows
The flame-drenched language
                                and the exaggerated escapades

Forget the masterful forms, the dreamy refrains
The count of lines and stanzas
                      and the elaborate rhyming schemes

Forget the scathing irony, the fanciful similes
The absolutely astonishing alliteration
                         and the mind-blowing metaphors

Forget all that glitter and just keep the gold
        A poem isn’t a poem
                                                Unless it’s about you

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Here’s also the first version of this poem, which I’ve been working on for too long.

A poem is not a poem
On the page
Unless it’s about you

Though it may feel and look
Like some poetry
It’s not the same

Every word decays
In my candlelit mind
Unless it’s about you

Often lines and stanzas
Go astray, too, when
A poem is not a poem

Because there is no prose
Or even rhyme
Unless it’s about you

And in my heart and
On the page
A poem is not a poem
Unless it’s about you

 

Universal Song

By Benjamin Grossman & Ace

Push and pull
Empty and full
Ebb and flow
Learn and know

A balance of inwardness
And outwardness
I wish I could explain
The twists and turns of this lane

Dark and light
Day and night
Observing and living
Receiving and giving

There’s a dream to be at peace
There’s a knowing it’s within range
With a smile and a breath of release
This feeling is a message no longer strange

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Another duet with the fantastic Ace! Make sure you check out her blog Fearless Free Soul!