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RiCterMan
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Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:35 pm Reply with quote

Hey All,

I wrote this one on July 15th. It's another song I wrote that deals with frustration, and it seems to speak for itself, though it's still symbolic. It's titled, "Podium". Feedback is welcome, as always.


"Podium"

I fear what I say.
To stutter is imperfection.
I'm afraid I'll do so much more.
I remain here, anyway.
Observations of my deformation
create opinions not sought after.

Beads of sweat upon me,
rolling down, and palms slippery.
Each time I grasp the mic'
I lose grip,-

(Chorus):
Behind the Podium.
I'm thinking, "Disaster."
A pandemonium
lies inside. I feel battered.
I never placed my feet on a pedestal.
I've only known the floor.
That's what I prefer.
But my podium could, very well be knocked over.

They think what I say
is another said indescretion.
They make me feel like a new-born.
Still I stand with shaky knees,
in front of them and everyone.
They see the fear, but words they never hear.

Frantically, I talk loudly.
Eye the crowd, they won't look at me.
They only look at past times,
when I wasn't,-

(Chorus)

(Bridge):
You judge me.
Suddenly,
I can't breathe.
I'm gasping.
You're busy,
divulging
in all things
that pass me
by...

It's true.
(*The previous part is repeated once more)

Pay more attention...,
now that I'm truly standing here,-

(Chorus)

(If ever recorded, this whole next part will be barely audible, unless listened closely to):
I try to reach out.
You ignore and remember,
when I stood right here,
but wasn't really here at all.

I call on you to listen,
but all you hear is echoing.
I need you to hear me.
I'm begging you, "Hear my call,
before you push...,
my podium down on me."

EnD


Critique, Share thoughts, etc. I hope you enjoyed this, and I've got a poem inspired by this song that I'm gonna post sometime today, and one more song. That one is a re-work of a much older song, and I think the newer version of it is a better piece of lyrics than this. Thanks.

Cheers and a smile, All!

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:27 pm Reply with quote

Nice song dude.Even doe i dont know ehat an podium means.your best song yet.

ps:have a read on some of my songs example memorys from the past,brother,tell that chris i know where he lives.i think you might like them and post what you think.
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:43 am Reply with quote

Thanks much. I've kind of disappeared a little in the last week or so, but yeah... I'll definitely check out more of your lyrics sometime soon. Cheers!

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:28 am Reply with quote

While offline, I realized I forgot to explain the meaning of the word podium. It's basically a desk-like, platform structure, that's usually made of wood, and people who are speaking to a crowd stand behind it. Sometimes, there's a microphone on the top of it, for the speaker. Many of the world's leaders use them when they address their country, the media, etc. I think I worded that in a way that won't be confusing. Cheers again!

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