September 26, 2008

Child.

I am Akash
I am Amarnath
I am Bond
I am Badani

I’m that part of you that sits in dark corners
Waiting for a phone call
But the phone call never comes

And I stare into the mid distance
Staring at a game, I once played
And how I played, that day

I have it on replay, and it just won’t go away
And maybe I don’t want it to go away

It’s my poison and my peace
It heals me and it bleeds me
And there’s frankly not much that I can do

Or is there, I really don’t know

And even if they don’t pick me
Can I pick my scattered bits
Which lie strewn across
Grounds and parks I once played
And how I played that day

I know the words well
Written by a scribe in Sydney
Of the 27th day of December
In the year of our Lord

I am Saurav
I am Saqlain
I am Taibu
I am Telemachus

I am that child in you
That always wants to play.


(to be performed by Leonard Cohen, ideally)

17 comments:

John said...

SUPERB!!!

Straight Point said...

just one word...

MIND BLOWING!!

It’s my poison and my peace
It heals me and it bleeds me
And there’s frankly not much that I can do......

......

I am that child in you
That always wants to play.


i am really really moved...gaurav...

meraj said...

BRILLIANT STUFF! am sure mr cohen will be delighted to sing this.

cheers!
m

Soulberry said...

And I stare into the mid distance
Staring at a game, I once played
And how I played, that day


I find myself getting a little restive these days waiting for the newest lyrics to be written by you.

This one has been worth the wait...another platinum!

rajat said...

hey Gaurav,
really well written. may your tribe increase.

sraghuna said...

With apologies wherever they might be due ... when Dr.Hook counselled Mr.Cohen ...
'Tendya's mother says Tendya's busy
Too busy to come to the phone
Badani's mother says Badani's tryin'
To start a new life of his own
Chopra's mother says Akash's happy
So why don't you leave her alone

And the operator says "40 cents more for the next 3 minutes"
Ple-ease Mr.Pawar, I just gotta talk to them
I'll only keep them a while
Please Mr. Pawar, I just wanna tell them goodbyeeyeyeye!!!'

Neno Cricket said...

Hi Friends,

At last I have modified the ICC Ratings Gadget as per suggested by some members.

Do install on your blogs from http://www.cricketgod.in/Gadget_tools

Naked Cricket said...

Cheers John!

Btw what email ad can i write to you at? Alternatively, write to me at bcciwrites@gmail.com

Naked Cricket said...

SP - They all Blew it!
From now on should we refer to Chopra, Kaif, Badri all as Blewit?

Naked Cricket said...

cheers m.
wonder how dylan will say it.

Naked Cricket said...

Thanks a ton sb and rajat.

Naked Cricket said...

sr - "tower of song" with a twist, eh?

Naked Cricket said...

Cheers neno, will have a look.

Neno Cricket said...

Thats a good stroke for me by you NC(not me, it's you) !

A Bisht said...

Terrific ! thought provoking ! full of essence !

Brilliant NC !

Great !

Naked Cricket said...

Cheers and thanks AB!

scorpicity said...

Ok now its official.... NC is the cricket song writer. How about this... in song format like a podcast... you reckon you can sing.