Prinsep Ghat:Peace is a place

Was it the Hooghly river singing a lullaby or those boatmen at work , oblivious to the passage of time? Something about that evening was tranquil, dreamy clouds had just passed by and even the Vidyasagar bridge looked slumberous somehow . A soothing song and a few pictures from that quiet evening in Kolkata….

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The Palladian Porch in memory of James Prinsep – an Anglo Indian Scholar
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Fixing his net
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Vidyasagar bridge
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People enjoying a boat ride

I remember seeing glimpses of this place in a Hindi movie ‘Parineeta’ and the song that has been shot against the backdrop of this ghat is a melodious number that I am sharing .

Have a happy weekend all !

Words don’t come easily ….

There are times when words that seem easy to say are the most difficult to utter. If only we could find the right words at the right time ….

Tracy Chapman’s song says it all …

 

“Baby Can I Hold You”

Sorry
Is all that you can’t say
Years gone by and still
Words don’t come easily
Like sorry like sorryForgive me
Is all that you can’t say
Years gone by and still
Words don’t come easily
Like forgive me forgive me

But you can say baby
Baby can I hold you tonight
Maybe if I told you the right words
At the right time you’d be mine

I love you
Is all that you can’t say
Years gone by and still
Words don’t come easily
Like I love you I love you

But you can say baby
Baby can I hold you tonight
Maybe if I told you the right words
At the right time you’d be mine

— that mishmash

Who needs tomorrow ?

We’ve got tonight !

It’s been a lovely weekend and I have to end it with a song that I love listening to, it’s called ‘We’ve got tonight’.

I prefer Kenny Roger’s duet with Sheena Easton to the one with Dolly Parton .

Enjoy !

We’ve Got Tonight”
I know it’s late
I know you’re weary
I know your plans
Don’t include me
Still here we are
Both of us lonely
Longing for shelter
From all that we see
Why should we worry
No one will care girl
Look at the stars now
So far away
We’ve got tonight
Who needs tomorrow
We’ve got tonight, babe
Why don’t you stay

Deep in my soul
I’ve been so lonely
All of my hopes fading away
I’ve longed for love
Like everyone else does
I know I’ll keep searching after today

So there it is girl
I’ve said it all now
And here we are, babe
What do you say
We’ve got tonight
Who needs tomorrow
We’ve got tonight, babe
Why don’t you stay

I know it’s late
And I know you’re weary
I know your plans
Don’t include me
Still here we are
Both of us lonely
Both of us lonely
We’ve got tonight
Who needs tomorrow
Let’s make it last
Let’s find a way
Turn out the light
Oooooh-ho, come take my hand now
We’ve got tonight, babe
Why don’t you stay
Why don’t you stay

— that mishmash

Stand by me – Playing for Change !

Listen to this  🙂 This one’s got so much soul , makes me happy every time I listen to it !

“Stand By Me”

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you’re in trouble won’t you stand by me
Oh stand by me, won’t you stand now, oh, stand
Stand by me

— that mishmash

 

Always and Forever….

…. for as long as forever lasts . My answer to those questions you asked. I thought I’d put up our Don William’s song today , but am dedicating another one to you. Love you sweetheart !

“Forever And For Always”

In your arms I can still feel the way you
want me when you hold me
I can still hear the words you whispered
when you told me
I can stay right here forever in your armsAnd there ain’t no way–
I’m lettin’ you go now
And there ain’t no way–
and there ain’t no how
I’ll never see that day….

[Chorus:]
‘Cause I’m keeping you
forever and for always
We will be together all of our days
Wanna wake up every
morning to your sweet face–always

Mmmm, baby
In your heart–I can still hear
a beat for every time you kiss me
And when we’re apart,
I know how much you miss me
I can feel your love for me in your heart

And there ain’t no way–
I’m lettin’ you go now
And there ain’t now way–
and there ain’t no how
I’ll never see that day….

[Repeat Chorus]

(I wanna wake up every morning)

In your eyes–(I can still see
the look of the one) I can still see
the look of the one who really loves me
(I can still feel the way that you want)
The one who wouldn’t put anything
else in the world above me
(I can still see love for me) I can
still see love for me in your eyes
(I still see the love)

And there ain’t no way–
I’m lettin’ you go now
And there ain’t no way–
and there ain’t no how
I’ll never see that day….

[Repeat Chorus (2x)]

I’m keeping you forever and for always
I’m in your arms

Let it hurt

Sometimes it’s best to let it hurt , no? A bummer of a song for the weekend , I know , but there can’t always be sunshine !!!

 

 

“Let It Hurt”

7:42 in the morning
8 seconds before it all sinks in
Put your best face on for the world
Fake another smile and just pretend
But you’re just puttin’ off the pain
Nothing’s ever really gonna change
[Chorus:]
So let it hurt, let it bleed
Let it take you right down to your knees
Let it burn to the worst degree
May not be what you want, but it’s what you need
Sometimes the only way around it
Is to let love do it’s work
And let it hurt
Yeah, let it hurt3:28 in the morning
Countin’ up the spaces between the rain
You’re gettin’ used to the rocks at the bottom
Your heart goes numb, but the lonely stays the same
And that’s the price you’re bound to pay
And there’s really nothing anyone can say
Oh, there’s only just one way

[Chorus:]
So let it hurt, let it bleed
Let it take you right down to your knees
Let it burn to the worst degree
May not be what you want, but it’s what you need
Sometimes the only way around it
Is to let love do it’s work
So go on
Yeah, let it hurt

You might just find you’re better for it
When you let go and you learn
To let it hurt, let it bleed
Let it take you right down to your knees
Oh…
Sometimes the only way around it
Is to let love do it’s work
So go on
And let it hurt
Oh, let it hurt

— that mishmash

 

I’m gonna stand by you

…and when you dedicate this song to me , I know you mean it 🙂  Love just happens , you know. You are and will always be my bestie . I wish my hugs could explain what my words cannot.

Stand By You

Hands, put your empty hands in mine
And scars, show me all the scars you hide
And hey, if your wings are broken
Please take mine so yours can open, too
‘Cause I’m gonna stand by you

Oh, tears make kaleidoscopes in your eyes
And hurt, I know you’re hurting, but so am I
And, love, if your wings are broken
Borrow mine ’til yours can open, too
‘Cause I’m gonna stand by you

Even if we’re breaking down, we can find a way to break through
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through Hell with you
Love, you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through Hell with you
Love, you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna stand by you

Yeah, you’re all I never knew I needed
And the heart—sometimes it’s unclear why it’s beating
And, love, if your wings are broken
We can brave through those emotions, too
‘Cause I’m gonna stand by you

Oh, truth—I guess truth is what you believe in
And faith—I think faith is having a reason
And I know now, love, if your wings are broken
Borrow mine ’til yours can open, too
‘Cause I’m gonna stand by you

Even if we’re breaking down, we can find a way to break through
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through Hell with you
Love, you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through Hell with you
Love, you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna stand by you

I’ll be your eyes ’til yours can shine
And I’ll be your arms, I’ll be your steady satellite
And when you can’t rise, well, I’ll crawl with you on hands and knees
‘Cause I… I’m gonna stand by you

Even if we’re breaking down, we can find a way to break through (come on)
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through Hell with you
Love, you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through Hell with you
Love, you’re not alone, ’cause I’m gonna stand by you
Love, you’re not alone
Oh, I’m gonna stand by you
(even if we can’t find heaven, heaven, heaven)
Yeah, I’m gonna stand by you

— that mishmash