Sunday, July 31, 2011

Exhaled Fogs

You hold my hand but you don't know
What it means to me I don't show
What it means to breathe and not grow
Why the world does move so very slow

I know you look but you don't see
I react quite constantly
I prefer to live in my make believe
Here there are no fallen trees

Would you come with me to the other side
A place where you and I can hide
A space were we don't have to decide
A time when we have never lied

Of course now that is wishful thinking
What's real is this feeling sinking
I am alone and slowly blinking
Far from me you are shrinking

You are welcome to enter my illusion
Your being here is no intrusion
Your being near there's less confusion
The air is clear and there's no pollution

Sick of moving with the mob
Bored of smiling at the job
I refuse to sit down and sob
Got my eye on the door knob

© Rahul Chidambaran 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Conflict of Interest

Pulled from these sides by me and them
The tides go high and low and then
Sometimes I just want to be free
Not think about your society
If I can't breathe I'd rather not try
Fall in with your suicide

Though there you are with all your rules
Your ideas of what I should do
Though when I care I only pretend
For you may never see my bends
Ask yourself what makes you right
It shouldn't take you all night

Justify your little flaws
Go break your own laws
I swear I try real hard to follow
Not bring you any more sorrow
What's inside has turned to frost
For as long as I have been lost

© Rahul Chidambaran 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011


       Shatter me, you don't have to try
  The pieces of me on their own fly
       Pulled along by horses on loose reins
           Each running its own way
           Still here I stand silly
   A kind of oddity

© Rahul Chidambaran 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011


If you're living in the present
Then you'll find me in the past
If you're looking to the future
You know it ain't gonna last
For we always come back just to be reborn
Give into the night and fade to the dawn

It's just another test yet again
And the sword never wins over the mighty pen
You're holding back from running wild
Your freedom was lost to you when you were a child

You take a little bite of my soul
Slowly making me lose control
In your hands you hold the leash
Will you let loose this crazy beast?
For we always come back just to be reborn
Give into the night and fade into the dawn

Would you take back what you said?
Do you still sing inside my head?
I'm just a man with a little hope
Please don't push me down the steep slope
I could hold you to my heart
For an exit don't you make no start
Sit beside me for a little while
Just for a laugh and a little smile

© Rahul Chidambaran 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Low Times

Hey you
I can see you've got the blues
You could use a little sunlight
In your life

Do you long to feel the rain
Fallin' on your face
On a day when you've got nothin' to worry about?
But instead you find yourself in a storm
Drenched to the bone
Never feeling at home

You fear that nobody sees you
That you are here nobody believes you
Not even yourself

Falling down the slippery slope
You are wondering when you will hit bottom
When you can wash off all this muck in a friendlier rain
Until then, here you are again