Life From The Best Seat

Life From The Best Seat

A Poem by Karina Longo
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Lyrics.

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Odd red bird sings, wake up,
Open your eyes and welcome
Another old seeping day
Milk still tastes pure and sweet, coffee is
so strong and addictive

But why should I take sides
If I can get out and ride my bike
to see life from the best seat -
In slow-motion or godspeed -
It just depends on where you'd like
to go now.

Here or there, going everywhere
I run from the people talking
All the same cheap plastic things
That agonize my dreams

Now I'm hiding from my fears
Just a lonely refugee
Who has to face a long storm
Breaking glasses, minds and walls.

But then why should I take sides
If I can get out and ride my bike
To see the life from the best seat -
In slow-motion or godspeed
Though I admit defeat and lack of maturity

Now the sun is getting lazy and
The dark clouds of my mind
Rise up to the skies
The day has gone, welcome the night,
Goodnight to life, goodnight.


© 2011 Karina Longo



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Karina Longo
Lyrics.

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I love the way you divide the chaos of the world around you with
pure happiness and enjoyment. You did a brilliant job of teaching
us what life is truly about...and Rocked that theme.

Please do a 12 string acoustic version. The chorus effect is singing
to my heart.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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really good Karina. I think I may like this better than all the rest! Particularly I like the free and easy style and carefree chorus. Nice!

Posted 6 Years Ago


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thinking of all of the things I have experienced on my bikes ...

Posted 6 Years Ago


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A nice poem with good images, thoughtful and a good read.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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A very entertaining poem. Took me on a field trip in a day of a life. I like the way you begin the poem and added more situations and thoughts.
"Now I'm hiding from my fears
Just a lonely refugee
Who has to face a long storm
Breaking glasses, minds and walls."
So many strong line in this poem. Thank you for a excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 6 Years Ago


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this is so easy ...beautiful..

Posted 6 Years Ago


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These are obstruct lyrics and I love it. You blended it in so well that its remarkable to make this a rock song or what you please to play. I also love the line, "But why should I take sides
If I can get out and ride my bike
to see life from the best seat -
In slow-motion or godspeed -
It just depends on where you'd like
to go now."
We have to take the first step without no one to be there because we can discover things on our own. That's the magic of it.


Posted 6 Years Ago


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I Love this. From one lyricist to another, you've written something music can dance around.I would love to put this to music. I sent you an add. Comment me sometime :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Kewl write, would like to hear the tunes behind it......

Last stanza very kewl indeed

Posted 6 Years Ago


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The imagery of this poem is lovely. There are all the horrors and fears of growing up, mixed in with the innocence of childhood (bicycles, sunshine, etc). I love that you're branching out and writing less obviously. There's some figuring out to do with this, and theres something of abstraction there, leaving the readers to come to their own conclusions. I, for one, have a sense of loss of innocence and a coming to age. Whether that's the way you intended it has ceased to matter so much to me, because I can bring my own life to it, and see myself in it. Like a mirror, this poem reflects back my own experiences and fears, and becomes about me, which draws me in, and it isn't so much about one person, but about everyone. Which is appealing to me. Well done. Thank you for sharing this with me.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Wow :D this is powerful. I love that last stanza :D

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Karina Longo
Karina Longo

Further Away, Somewhere, Brazil



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I'm a lyric writer/poet since I was 13. First of all, I would write on my language (Portuguese) only. But then I taught myself English and with time I've got confident enough to write some lyrics/.. more..

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