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. 

The Other Man

I’m scared I must admit
my body shakes
my mind is blurry
my eyes can say the honest truth
and I’m not even ready
not over you.
 
I’m scared I must admit
my hands revolving
my heart is jumping
don’t know what to do or what to say
just by seeing you there
my world will fade.
 
[Chorus A]
 
And I’m not trying to impress you
or to even say that I’m ok
I’m just trying to make it simple
a white flag to start again
as friends or strangers
our story will remain
without the sight of others
in the deepest of ourselves.
 
I’m afraid to even touch you
you were once my shelter
my secret threat
now that you’re just too far away
I’m a lonely walker
you’re an empty cave.
 
I’m afraid of my decisions
the steps I took went far away
regret is not an issue
that doesn’t mean I choose the best
mistakes may be my common race
losing or winning, don’t know it yet.
 
[Chorus B]
 
And I’m not trying to forgive you
or to even show that I’m ok
I’m just trying not to feel guilty
a white flag to quit the game
as foes or strangers
our story will hurt again
if we insist to play the cover
of that song kept in our shells.
 
[Bridge]
 
Oh and I thought you were going to be there
waiting for me, waiting just to say
goodbye once and for all
to sign the final chapter and burn the book
but no, you did not came
so I guess this is it
nice to meet you and walk away.
 
[Chorus C]
 
And I’m not trying to believe you
or to even think that you’re ok
I’m just trying to clean this mess
a crime scene where love is dead
as victims or offenders
our treachery will be paid
you as the coward who ran
me as the other man.
hat

“Dick’s Hat” by Trina. 2012.