Push and Run (Song Lyrics + Song)

[Verse 1]
You told me that you’d never leave
In fact, you promised me
What do these words even mean
When they don’t last past a week?

I’ve seen you up in my dreams
The only place you don’t leave
What does that even mean
When it don’t last past a sleep?

[Chorus]
You push and run
You push and run
You run faster than anyone

You push and run
You push and run
You push harder than anyone

You push and run
You push and run
Is that your superpower, huh?
Is that your…?

[Verse 2]
I told you that I’d never leave
You should’ve trusted me
I don’t do make-believes
Not even in a dream

This wasn’t fantasy
No matter what it seems
I’m coming for you, babe
Tossing the world out the way

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
You’re drifting me out toward sea
Drown every time I believe
This time I don’t think I can breathe
This time there’s no air left for me

You’re drifting me out toward sea
Die every time that you leave
This time I don’t think I should breathe
This time I don’t want to be

[Chorus]
You push and run
You push and run
You run faster than anyone

You push and run
You push and run
You push harder than anyone

You push and run
You push and run
I know that more than anyone

You push and run
You push and run
Is that you superpower, huh?
Or do you do it for fun?

Whoa, or do you do it so?
Or do you do it so?
Or do you do it so
I have to run?

Or do you do it so?
Or do you do it so?

I have to….

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Special thanks to the beautiful soul who helped me with this song and the chords. You know who you are.

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!

Yin

I’m missing           my yin
No longer am I at peace
Just       i n      p

                             i

                                 e             c

e

        s

Drifting  slowly   away    from    light
Half my soul has                 departed

If yin is    earth     darkness       cold
Why do I feel colder since you left?

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Thanks to Bree Leto for writing the companion piece to this. Check “Yang” out here: https://secretthoughtswithin.com/2021/07/03/yang