Tuesday, September 25, 2012

forgetting



choosing what
to remember
remembering that we forget
memories and forgotten
my life
my reality
my existence
~9.25.12~




The first time I heard the song 'Forgetting', I wept. 

I wept hard. Then I wept some more, wishing that it had been me writing those heart-rending soulful lines. Wishing it had been my story being told. Such simple lines, yet such intricate stories, exquisitely beautiful. Every forgetting revealing a story, every stroke of the piano key narrating a history.

This is what composer/writer had to say about writing the song. 

"...we choose to forget most things. Most of the times because life would be just too painful if you had to sort of just remember just how painful life is for so many people and the fact that your existence is propped up on this incredible  pyramid of down-trodden masses or whatever it is. Every step of the way you can question life. And it's basically you just draw a shutter down, and that makes live tolerable" - David Gray -


'Forgetting' by David Gray

 Crawling and walking
And running and sweating
Forgetting

Lying and cheating

Aiding and abetting
Forgetting

And itching and scratching

And punching and hitting
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting

Reminding rewinding

Removing regretting
Forgetting

Your smiles at the wake and

Your tears at the wedding
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting

Spellbound and hellbound

And caught in the netting
Forgetting

Wiping it clean

Minute Armageddon
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting


Crawling and walking
And running and sweating
Forgetting

Lying and cheating

Aiding and abetting
Forgetting

And itching and scratching

And punching and hitting
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting

Reminding rewinding

Removing regretting
Forgetting

Your smiles at the wake and

Your tears at the wedding
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting

Spellbound and hellbound

And caught in the netting
Forgetting

Wiping it clean

Minute Armageddon
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting
Forgetting, forgetting, forgetting
Forgetting



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