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Far Away

“At least then, we were under one command. Now, we are being controlled by several commands. Everyone wants to go after each’s not good at all”..

This is really not an anti-war sentiment or a statement. I think it comes out of this individual’s heart truthfully and it reflects the ground reality in Iraq, clearer and truer than what Bush and McCain would like to project.

“The surge is working”!

May I ask, what is the definition of working? Did you read about the sudden convergence of troops in Basra where more than 80% of Iraq’a oil wealth is? You know why?? Because there is continuing and increasing violence there the past few days.

4000 US troops’ and probably 400,000 Iraqi lives have been displaced. Can you argue that this 4000 is more precious than that 400,000? Sweden alone has more than 20,000 war refugees from Iraq..and they are trying to block more from entering the country.
The real surprise for me though is that there is still some nincompoop & utterly ignorant American public, that buys the sales pitches of the Bush/Cheney/McCain government.

Five years, $5000/second war cost, 4000 US troops, 400000 Iraqi lives, Shattered country and insurgency boiling point!!

I tried to speak to the unknown Iraqi out there, through this song..In some ways, you can call it “Part 2” of “Dream On“, which I wrote in 2003 after the invasion.

I am calling it “Far Away”..″

Here are the words..

Far Away..Far away…Your dreams are..
So far Away..Your hopes are..
In a frightful moment, the stage is twisted..
Agonizing days and weeks and months to follow..
Far away..

Who is helping you my friend?
We aren’t – we know we want to..
Empty bombshells and burning wells around you..
Empty bottles and glowing pride around me..

Wish I had the courage..
I wish I had it to salvage your life..

So Far away..

All the things you have lost..
There just isn’t a way I can pay off..
All the things you have lost..
There just isn’t a way I can pay you..
Call me for any help..
There just isn’t a way I can assure you…

So far away..


Besides fantasizing about being a Peter Gibbons at least for a couple of days at my work, I think I have a long way to go to realize some of the other fantasies. But like any ambitious man out there, I will get there! Note: All views expressed in this blog are mine alone and have got nothing to do with my company Cogent IBS, Inc., its employees or any of its affiliates.

2 thoughts on “Far Away

  1. Amazing…very very touching…If i were an Iraqi i’d have cried thanking you for the concern, now , even otherwise as a Human! The lyrics are exactly the feeling that we would some time feel ….very hopeless…helpless…want to reach and help people in need…but finally end up with prayers alone…hoping thats the best to soothe certain pains.., may be its only to convince and comfort ourselves…
    Great..apart from music i have become a fan of your lyrics and humane feelings too…This thing iam sure would have definitely eased the pain of atleast one suffering soul…Keep it up!

  2. Thanks again for taking the time to analyze the song. Yes. The song was written exactly in a mood as analyzed by you – sort of helpless. Helplessness crept into my mind that made me write the song just to comfort myself I guess. I hope it eased some pain for some souls (even for one moment)…!
    Music is a great outlet to express our emotions, whatever they are..

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