Goodbye New York

I’ll pack a bit later
let me enjoy leaves as they fall
as Norah cries on the radio
while she sings a sad song
Manhattan will be waiting for me, I know
and this letters will remain on the floor
autumn will be here again, I know
but you… you won’t.
 
[Chorus A]
 
So goodbye New York
bye bye my love
old streets and new hopes
maybe one day you will know
that I miss you so
specially in the nights of snow
when you’re laying next to someone.
 
My tea’s getting colder
maybe I left a window open
so the wind will be my company
since the cat ran away last week
stories will be written, I know
and my name will be in some corridor
I’ll think of you in each airport
but you… you won’t think of me anymore.
 
[Chorus A]
 
So goodbye New York
bye bye my love
old streets and new hopes
maybe one day you will know
that I miss you so
specially in the nights of snow
when you’re laying next to someone.
 
[Chorus B]
 
So goodbye New York
bye bye to the ones I know
save a hug for my return
maybe we will laugh at this song
so everyone can actually know
that I still miss you so
specially in the nights of snow
even when I’m laying next to someone.
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“Lights in Staten Island where I wrote this song”. Fotografía propia. 

Better Man

It hurts so damn much
Trying to be perfect
To please everyone
Put yourself in a second place.
 
But baby I’m taking chances
Living the best I can
Finding the true meaning
Of being honest.
[Pre-Chorus]
 
‘Cause all I want to do
Is to become a better man
[Chorus A]
 
I will still care for you
But I’ll take care of me too
I love you so, trust me I do
But love is about freedom too
That’s why I’m leaving
To find where I belong to
Would you forgive me then?
Would you understand?
I’m just trying to be
A better man.
 
I want to write
The prettiest song
Cause when I do
I would be thinking of you
 
But this silly boy
Who wants to grow up too
Ended up with a farewell letter
And a one-way ticket through
 
[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause all I need to do
Is to evolve into a better man
 
[Chorus B]
I will still care for you
But I’ll take care of me too
Through the distance
Through it all
I’ll be there for you
far away
or close enough
but believe when I say
the best thing for me to do
Is to walk away from you
I love you so, trust me I do
But love is about freedom too
So now I’m leaving
To find where I belong to
Would you forgive me then?
Would you understand?
I’m just trying to be
A better man
[Bridge]
 
Remember that one time when you didn’t answer
when I thought you were the moon
but you were just a temporary lighter
to burning up my chest
and make me understand
the importance of trying my best
and to be a better man
[Chorus B]
I will still care for you
But I’ll take care of me too
Through the distance
Through it all
I’ll be there for you
far away
or close enough
but believe when I say
the best thing for me to do
Is to walk away from you
I love you so, trust me I do
But love is about freedom too
So now I’m leaving
To find where I belong to
Would you forgive me then?
Would you understand?
I’m just trying to be
A better man.
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“Are we, we are”. Autoría propia. 

 
 

Y fue un lunes

Caminé bajo la lluvia
sin percatarme de
las gotas que cubrían
mi cabeza fría
y mi dorso desnudo
sin dirección alguna
más que tu canción
y nuestras memorias
de los días en que
las noches no eran solas
y las luces que cubrían
eran de tu sonrisa
pero ahora solo
hay desolación
y sigo mi camino absurdo
sin pensar en rumbos
porque la ironía
hizo que me fuera
con la osadía
de creerte eterno
cuando no era así
y ahora que me descubro
y me siento vacío
tengo las manos sucias
y los pies rendidos
ante este dolor
que da el no saberte mío
y me trae al hastío
daría lo que fuera por tocar tu piel
porque las madrugadas
fueran de papel
y mis ojos durmieran sin saber
que necesitan verte otra vez
pero cómo decirte
“perdóname”
si en otros brazos yo me refugié
pero tus besos jamás olvidé
pues solo contigo me arriesgué
y mi verdad dejé ver
Te lloro y te lloré
te imploro, perdóname
te marchas y yo me iré
esperando que con los años
tú también puedas saber
que solo a ti mi amigo
solo a ti te amé.
despedida en la lluvia-pintores y pinturas-blo de juan carlos boveri

“Farewell in the rain” por Steve Hanks. 1949.

Para MJ.

Clouds

Suddenly their destinies collided. The thoughts of a hundred minds put into one small place, in the air. Praying for safety, wanting not to miss or be missed. The clouds as neighbours, protocols as annoying predators; one place to another, the world as an enormous playground. How easy? How long? How many farewells waiting to be told? The frames of this escape, a nest of fears and hopes. The reckless resembles of a silence unborn because there is too much whispering in a single spot. Then the lady with red bows spoke: we are ready to board.

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Painting by Vladimir Kush.

Vegas (Take Me With You)

I saw you leaving
Saw you walking through my door
I heard you saying goodbye in your thoughts
I heard that you weren’t happy
As you were before

You said you’d go to Vegas
You said it’s time for you to move on
I grabbed my proud, picked up the medals
I won those thousand times I proved you wrong

‘Cause you were a trainwreck, oh yes you were
and if Vegas will keep you warm, well make it your world

I can not lie, it’s so hard to forgive you
I can not pretend I won’t miss you
Even with all the mess and all the issues
Still in my mind I’d betray your decision
And I’d say, please take me with you

Take me with you…

I’d tattoo every single eccentric word I know
Oh yes I’d be this senseless only to show
How much I wanted to give you what you want
But I guess it’s obvious I would not crawl

No matter how much I wanted you
No matter how strong this love has grown into
Our dimensions will not collide
But first we’ll make love for one last time

‘Cause I was so distracted by your essence
so you could leave without sound, oh it was outrageous

I can not lie, it’s so hard to forgive you
I can not pretend I won’t miss you
Even with all the mess and all the issues
Still in my mind I’d betray your decision
And I’d say, please take me with you

Take me with you…