Liberation In A Dream – Saahil & Akshay [A Joint Venture]

One evening, Saahil and I decided to play a game. One would write a verse, and the other would continue with another verse. We would not communicate. Just write. Whatever you could decipher from the other’s words was left to you. So this is how it went. Saahil started with the first verse and I alternated.

The next day, when I read what we had written, it had turned out to be about the conversation we had over dinner. Love, Kolkata, Mumbai, life, death, about all of us being puppets, about liberation, about the game.

Run through me like the blood in my veins

Gun me down with your evil ways

O hear my forever world

Hunt me back my glory days

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The decaying canvas that once was coloured

The unholy nights i throbbed you shuddered

The experiments of uniting agony with ecstasy

The curious probes made, the layers uncovered

Rotting is the canvas, fading are the colors

Its the brain that throbs and soul that shudders

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Hear him John Doe sing his grave ballad

As death awaits to bring him his last salad

Hear him in his dying voice

Just a low spark of the high heeled boys

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As puzzles fall aplace and lines draw clear

The fog wiped out, now shines the mirror

The salad is ready and drawn is the knife

The strings are cut and the puppet jumps to life

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The dream is clear and ending the run

Empty is the gun chasing the run

Wake up child, go chase the sun

Redemption is here, what’s done will be undone

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Wake up child, you’ve got new strings on your guitar

Death has brought you to life, the graveyard is the altar

The game ends but the story has begun

To hell with the play, its the puppet’s turn

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