Sweetie

I tried:
Pavlova from Australia
Leivasupp from Estonia
Wuzetka from Poland
Nanaimo bars from Canada
Gulab jamun from Pakistan
Kashata from East Africa
Crema volteada from Peru
And still:

I can’t find anything sweeter than you

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If you have a favorite dessert, feel free to share it in the comment section below. It would be interesting to see what everyone likes from around the world. Thanks for reading. Stay sweet!

The Day You Came (Song + Lyrics)

For Sirishty (Baar baar din ye aaye! Baar baar dil ye gaaye!)

[Chorus]

Happy Birthday! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
Happy Birthday! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
This is your day! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
This is your day! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)

Happy Birthday! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
Happy Birthday! (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
Love you always (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)
Love you always (Bum-Bum-Yum-Bah-Dum)

[Verse 1]

The day that you were born
The world was all in pain
But the sky opened up
When it heard your name

The day you walked my way
I felt it right away
I’d treat you like a queen
And you’d forever reign

[Verse 2]

If there’s ever a day
When you’re in too much pain
I hope these words I say
Take your frown away

You know the day you came
I threw my cares away
There’s nothing like your love
It’s like a sacred prayer

It’s like a sacred prayer…
So:

[Chorus]

Pull (Song + Lyrics)

For Sirishty Thakur

[Verse 1]
Was in a hole when I first met you
There was no sun and there was no truth

I didn’t know that words had pull
But, uh, you made believe in something new

The way you love’s like a postcard view
And, uh, I never want to stray from you

I didn’t know your words had pull
But, uh, you lift me up to the penthouse, boo

[Pre-Chorus]
You’re nothing, you’re nothing
You’re nothing that’s bad
You’re something, you’re something
That I have to have … That I have to have

[Chorus]
You lift me up
You got you wings
You lift me up
You’re angeling

You lift me up
I hear them sing
You lift me up
I’m leveling

You life me up
You spread your wings
You lift me up
You’re angeling

You lift me up
I hear them sing
You lift me up
I’m leveling

[Pre-Chorus]
You’re nothing, you’re nothing
You’re nothing that’s sad
You’re something, you’re something
That I have to have … That I have to have

[Chorus]

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

The Anatomy Of A Hug

Through an endless cycle of embrace
I will go beyond all lovers
And spin your world in reverse

Travel back to a time before myths
Reimagine the universe as the shape of our kiss

Slow

        Down

The

       Earth

Until the core and mantle flake

Whileholdingtheatmospherewithinreach

Atlas held the celestial spheres on his shoulders
Now you hold them on your hips
And spin my world in reverse

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This poem was a collaboration with Sirishty Thakur. Please, do yourself a favor and check out her amazing poetry on her blog: Thought Loop.

© 2021 Sirishty Thakur & Benjamin Grossman

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]

Not Like You (Lyrics + Song)

[Verse 1]

There’s no one like you in the world, babe
There’s no one like you in the galaxy
There’s no one like you in the universe, babe
There’s no like you in eternity

There’s no one like you in Heaven, babe
There’s no one like you in humanity

[Chorus 1]

That’s why I’m losing my mind
That’s why I’m sharing my heart
That’s why I’m building a home
That’s why I’m never apart

That’s why I’m never apart

[Verse 2]

There’s no one like us in the world, babe
There’s no one like us in the galaxy
There’s no one like us in the universe, babe
There’s no like like us in eternity

There’s no one like us in Heaven, babe
There’s no one like us in humanity

[Chorus 2]

That’s why we’re losing our minds
That’s why we’re sharing our hearts
That’s why we’re building a home
That’s why we’re never apart

That’s why we’re never apart

[Bridge]

There’s nothing like you in the whole world, babe
There’s nothing like you in history

(2x)
That’s why I’m losing my mind
That’s why I’m sharing my heart
That’s why I’m building a home
That’s why we’re never apart

That’s why we’re losing our minds
That’s why we’re sharing hearts
That’s why we’re building a home
That’s why we’re never apart

That’s why we’re never apart