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 The Outcome

I don’t know how I got you near
I sang your song and it all became
The outcome and now you’re here

No one cares no one doubts
It’s all gonna turn out right somehow
But the outcome is surely near

I dreamed that destiny came
Empty handed with nothing to say
I dreamed it was all behind me
But there was nothing in my way

The god damn walls standing in the streets
The lines, the laws, they’re only made concrete
They will crumble before our eyes
The could crumble before our eyes

I know what’s next a field of flowers
Me and my baby walking out
To the outcome that surely near
The outcome is almost here

Copyright © 2005 Ami Saraiya

Familiar (By Hera)

You seem familiar
Hands they just keep going round
In the clock above you
Hands they just keep going round

But oh, time keeps getting younger in your face
Once when you and I were ruling the world from the clouds we made

So, you seem familiar
You won’t even turn my way
Did dear old god of memory steal our proverbial fate?

But oh, I don’t believe that it’s true
I know, I just know

You know I didn’t mean what I said when I cursed you out into the black black night
But you just kept on throwing out your bolts of light out into that hazy atmosphere
So, I held you tight ‘til we burst and made the sun appear
How was I to know?

You seem familiar
Hands they just keep going round
In the clock above you
Hands they just keep going round

But oh, time keeps getting slower in your face
You and your Jupiter eyes – I know

Copyright © 2005 Ami Saraiya/Scott Blackburn

Marmalade

You walked away from my door to quickly this time
Sweet marmalade on your tongue still melting on mine
Will you stretch your words to me over millions of miles of wire
Will you ever come back to me?
You’re so far away

Elves on parade and scrooges smile cause there hearts open wide
On Christmas day – that’s what’s I saw on your T.V. set
But still you stretch your words to me over millions of miles of wire
Will you ever come back to me?

Give it a rest, give it a rest for awhile
I know I’m starting to defile
Give it a rest, give it a rest you say and smile
This is only a test
This is only a test
This is only a test

I’ve fallen prey to the words that fall out of their mouths
They won’t go away.  I need you here to drown them all out.
But still you stretch your words to me over millions of miles of wire
Will you ever come back to me?

Copyright © 2005 Ami Saraiya

Versadh

In honor of Hasumati Saraiya

We light up like a Christmas tree cverytime you start. 
There’s no way to stop. 
From your words I see what you see of times before I start.
Tell me more don’t stop. 

In the summer you said you’d ask the rain in for tea. 
In the summer you said you’d make your salt from the sea. 

The man with the serpent tongue,
Krishna kanayo found his hand inside the jar. 
And I feel like you’re ripped from me then glued back on top. 
I don’t know what’s what. 

In the summer you said you’d ask the rain in for tea
In the summer you said you’d make your salt from the sea. 

The stories sound like the part of you - of our collective hearts. 
Tell me more don’t stop. 
And I feel like you’re ripped from me then glued back on top. 
I don’t know what’s what. 

In the summer you said you’d ask the rain in for tea.  In the summer you said you’d make your salt from the sea. 

Copyright © 2005 Ami Saraiya

The Otherside

Her eyes roll up and to the otherside
Where the carnival had come to make her soul a bride
Out there when she closed the curtains, down lids
She started to drift from the world to you

Cause the world, no it don’t make sense
How you gotta be to jump the fence
How you gotta play the system so it can play you

(oh, you’re a beauty – a turn from the dull it’s all become)
With her mind made up by her golden eye
Ringlets of rays from the golden skies
Out with the freaks and all the goblins – all crowned
We’ve finally found what we’re meant to do

Nobody to please like a begging dog
The people laugh and point, you just carry on
There’s nothing left to prove, no alibis
She’s running fast asleep to the otherside

Don’t make me wait too long
Don’t make me wait too long

Her eyes roll up and to the otherside
Where the morning had come to claim her waking life
She bolts up, there she had the vision
It’s all there, she finally found all her dreams were true

Oh how it all made sense
The sun is now the moon high above the fence
You don’t gotta play no system and it won’t play you

Copyright © 2005 Ami Saraiya/Scott Blackburn

TEARS

I don’t care if you’re tired and lonely
I don’t care if you’re cold
Cause you’ve been killing me since the day I met you
And I don’t want to die no more

Well you left me behind down in that valley below
Where the light it stopped shining long ago

I don’t care if you’re now kind and cozy
I don’t care if you’re learned
Cause every time you take my mind and money
Every time I get burned

Well, the buck stops here after 26 years
You’ll be getting off that floor
You can walk right out the way you came in
I’ll be bolting up that door

I’m gonna leave you behind down in that valley below
Where your heart left me standing long ago

Somewhere in the dark there’s a corridor that you’ll come to
Somewhere where a light so bright will shine from inside of you

So I left you behind down in that valley below
Where the light it stopped shining in that hole.

(music by Reinhardt/Grappelli, Lyrics Saraiya)

By Jove

I got a lot of nerve in my pocket
That and 3 hundred dollar bills
I could blow it all in the split of a second
Like a coward in a cheap cheap wind

The girl at the end of the bar keeps on staring
At me or the clock above my head
Don’t she see that I’m a washed up old rag
I lost my power

35 years of assisting
a man with my balls in his hands
I found my hope just sitting there waiting
for me to take a stand

I never wanted to be such a predictable son of a bitch
But then I guess I never thought I’d ever end up like this

I’m remembering things that never happened
I’ll tell you the story if you care
I was entrenched in a body of hot molten liquid
With that girl there by my side

I held her inside me and we ruled the world
When I had a lot of nerve

I want to believe in this illusion
I want to believe I’m a part of this myth
Cause how can I forget that sweet complexion
Or what’s hiding beneath that little blue dress

I never wanted to be such a predictable son of a bitch
But then I guess I never thought I’d ever end up like this

Copyright © 2005 Ami Saraiya/Scott Blackburn

For Mary

This tune is dedicated to the memory of Marvelous Mary.   A circus performer in the Sparks Brothers Circus, Mary was hanged on September 13, 1916.  Read more about Mary’s tragic tale

There’s a skeleton in a train yard out in East Tennessee
Where the work’s all about the same with her faint memory

On the fifteenth car, a 5-ton Asian dancing routine
She’s a stunning spectacle prize who lived a died a marvel queen
Where right is wrong is right it depends on who’s telling

When Red walked into town and joined the circus parade
He didn’t know what to do with his hands that day
He tried to tame her wild, but it turned out to kill him

And for you – a never done before
Yes, the beast will hang
Falling down dying for you

Well, she knew better than that….

And for you – a never done before
Yes, the beast will hang
Falling from the chains that you made
And for your laws around her neck
Falling down dying for you.

Well, she knew better than that….

Copyright © 2005 Ami Saraiya/Scott Blackburn

Yashomati

an old Hindi film song my mom used to sing to me when I was a
kid. The film is entitled “Satyam Shivam Sundaram.”

Yashomati maiya se bole Nandalala:
Radha kyu gori? Mai kyu kala?

Boli musakati maiya, lalana ko bataya:
kali adhiyari adhi-rata me tu aya.

Yashomati maiya se bole Nandalala:
Radha kyu gori? Mai kyu kala?

Boli musakati maiya: suna, mere pyare, (2X)
gori-gori Radhika ke naina kajara re.
kale nainovali ne aisa jadu dala,
isi lie kala. Yashomati... .
 
Yashomati maiya se bole Nandalala:
Radha kyu gori? Mai kyu kala?

By Narendra Sharma 

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