Wings

Wings

A Poem by Damien Ridge
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A story of self, a song for me.

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A star in the night with darkness surrounding
It's hard to pronounce right, it keeps coming out wrong
Believe the inner child when it speaks, seek
Breathe deep when you reach peace, leap
It's not a ledge, it's an airstrip
But you said in your head that you can't bare it
Who cares if you can't stand it, you cherish your fam's hand
Just stand clear of the landing
Stampede in to battle
Retreat, enemies leave and their battered
At least defeat each of your bad thoughts
That's not a big reach, take the ladder
Man up, no just be who you are now
With a reason to keep speaking, go talk now
Walk farther than fathers of fathers, daughters of mothers
Brothers of daughters and daughter's of brothers
Got caught up in living everyday like it was my last
It would never change, just patterns
Ever rearranging, how to put the things in place that matter
Just madness
How could this happen, act quick, magic
Cast it, establish any single way I can manage to grab it
I'm just barely able to grasp it
Unstable, unmanaged
Capable of only what I'm focused on
If hope is gone, I'm holding on the rope
Slowly going down the only route I know
Those that know me know I sold my soul for the sickness
It's sickening, I said I'm sinking
In a sea full of symphonies
Memories of melodies, so mellow and deep
Send me to a heaven so free, regret is no thing
I'm better if me is bettering me
In bed with the feeling of set in a dream
I'm set to release

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My wings unfold, they take me high
I'd keep you warm and cold at the same time
Fly
Wind on our face, scenery amazing
Breathtaking, but wait, seem to be escaping
Just save me from taking another pill
Or a way to remain sane, am I crazy?
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It's like I open up a door
Standing in the frame I look at what's before me
I'm sorry if I never look back at the past after the fact
Casting a shadow at that
There's an illumination that saved me
Sick of playing all the games
I bet you're sick of saying the same things
Kid complaining there for days
I'm containing all my anger and saving it for a way out
Of a state where I'm in danger and dangling by a thread count
Need strength now
Everything it takes now
Not escape, let's make every single face proud
In the way are mistakes, never break down
On another train, am I crazy or sane?
How do I spread these broken wings
I've reached the ceiling and the room is squeezing me
I need the freedom and I need the room to breathe
I can see the sea underneath the moon
This kingdom
Got caught up in living everyday like it was my last
It would never change, just patterns
Ever rearranging, how to put the things in place that matter
Just madness
How could this happen, act quick, magic
Cast it, establish any single way I can manage to grab it
I'm just barely able to grasp it
Unstable, unmanaged
Capable of only what I'm focused on
If hope is gone, I'm holding on the rope
Slowly going down the only route I know
Those that know me know I sold my soul for the sickness
It's sickening, I said I'm sinking
In a sea full of symphonies
Memories of melodies, so mellow and deep
Send me to a heaven so free, regret is no thing
I'm better if me is bettering me
In bed with the feeling of set in a dream
I'm set to release

© 2016 Damien Ridge



Author's Note

Damien Ridge
A song I made, the video is of me playing it live with my acoustic. Let me know what you think!

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This is absolutely breathtaking for me. When I first started reading the lyrics, I noticed each word was written with care and meaning, however when I came upon, "Got caught up in living everyday like it was my last," I was hooked. The meaning of this song is beautifully written. I also would like to point out I love how you play with your words and integrate sound devices. Beautiful!

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Damien Ridge

5 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words, much love!


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Posted 2 Months Ago


i BELIEVE IN THIS.. AND I HAVE MUSIC SKILL.. YOU NEED HARMONY ON TWO CHORUSES .. OH IT'S LOVELY YOU SHOULD HEAR IT. AND I LOVE YOU FOR THE POEM LYRICAL POEM.. THANK YOU AGAIN, OKAY. KEEP DOING THIS.. AND OTHER THINGS.. FIND NEW THINGS TOO.. BYE

Posted 2 Months Ago


Wonderful lyrics.. Thanks for sharing

Posted 5 Months Ago


Damien Ridge

5 Months Ago

Thank you!
This is really incredible, I can't wait to read/hear more of your work. I started reading this and felt a lot of emotion but hearing you play it was jaw-dropping. I didn't even realize you could upload videos to this website so I'm excited about that, but please keep up the excellent work; I'm extremely impressed and ready to hear more(gained yourself another fan).

Posted 5 Months Ago


Damien Ridge

5 Months Ago

That's great! Thank you for reading and listening. Glad you enjoyed it.
I think this is one of the best pieces I've read on this site, and believe me, I've read a LOT from being on here for over 4 years. Very well done.

~Luna

Posted 5 Months Ago


Damien Ridge

5 Months Ago

Wow, that means a lot! Thank you.
Great lyrics Damian. Enough for two songs.
Great tune. Wonder how this would sound with drums and two more guitars.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Damien Ridge

5 Months Ago

Thank you, and I may just have to find out! Thanks for listening!
A very powerful and captivating piece, didn't know what to expect but you're a very, very talented artist. Deep emotion and the lyrics
sends a deep message that is so raw, I really enjoyed listening to it, love your style. See big things coming your way!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Damien Ridge

5 Months Ago

Awe, thank you! Means a lot. I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks for coming by!
A fitting tribute to the burning and wanton desire to escape the ramshackle, humdrum mundane nuances of life and fly free!

Soulfully penned with your very inimitable style, you have talent indeed my friend by the spade full!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Damien Ridge

5 Months Ago

Much appreciated! Your words mean a lot! Thanks!
this is absolutely stunning in its intensity, that vividly captures the profound emotional chaos.

unique metaphors, and word-play. i especially enjoyed the last seven lines in the first verse, tho the chorus is as equally memorable, as the rest of your lyrics

the music and delivery, pitch are a perfect marriage with your lyrics. i enjoyed the passion you've incorporated into this, refreshing from the same old,
same old, nice to not only read black while font, &. just pure poetry, on here, but lyrics, listen to the immense talent behind the words.

i look forward to re visiting, reading & listening to your words. just amazing stuff!

thank you for sharing- xx --





Posted 5 Months Ago


Damien Ridge

5 Months Ago

That means so much, thank you. Such kind words! I'm glad you could enjoy it, thanks for checking it .. read more
Your video reminded me very much of the Beatnics from the 50s ... cool, man.

Posted 5 Months Ago



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