Garden...

Photo Semeli Economou

Photo Semeli Economou

Welcome to my garden

Make yourself at home

It’s yours to play and roam in

From sunset until dawn..

I’ve called upon the bluebirds

Who'll be joining us for tea

The butterflies and squirrels

Who've been living here with me                                                                           

Come inside my garden

And build yourself a shed

To rest and find a shelter

In times of trouble and regret

Stay inside my garden

Be a child and have some fun

Forget the clouds that are above you

Inside this garden lives the Sun! 


I fancy the pants off you...

Photo Justine Harari

Photo Justine Harari

You say I’m pretty, but that you’re shy…

You say you like me, but then you sigh…

You say you want me, but you’re afraid,

That I may think you’re old and frayed…

You say how rare this is, but that you’re insecure

You say you want my kisses, but have to cure

You say you miss me but need some time

To come before me with a smile!

But hey, guess what?

You’d never know!

I do, I do, oh hell I do!

I fancy the pants off you!

(I do!)

You say I’m your desire, but cannot deal

You say my presence makes you feel

You say that you believe me, but seem to fear

To come too close and hold me dear…

You say you have the matches for my fire

But then in doubt assume that I may tire

You say you want to wake up by my side

But before we say ‘hello!’ you swim away and hide!

But hey, guess what?

You’d never know!

I do, I do, oh hell I do!

I fancy the pants off you!

(I do!)

And then…

You said no more

And then…

I said too much

If only you would trust in me

The way I trust in you

You would make my wish come true

And let me pull the pants off you!



Call it whatever...

Photo Semeli Economou

Photo Semeli Economou

Four days to go

I’m gone…

The gentle breeze

Has brought you here

As an invisible presence

As an invisible love

To make me feel

Your feelings too.

You said hello

And made me smile…

We never wondered why

It was just so…

No distance was an absence

No silence was a hiss

We reveled in the magic

Some choose to call it bliss…

When I set sail

You set sail too

But heavy storms

And danger came

The cruel unknown

To rock the boat…

Will I survive this?

Where will I go?

Well you got stuck

And I don’t know

Where I’ve gone wrong

Where I’ve gone wrong

I wanted you to take me

I wanted you to smile

But all I did was giving

To a man who’s gone.

This bond we have between us

Is cutting me in half

The birds are singing

When I am crying

Sending messages to you

‘You let her down’

‘You turn your back’

‘For nothing you are a stupid twat!’

One page is written

The next one blank

I promised you for ever

You hold your promise back

And here we are together

In the space I call apart

If you could find the courage

It could’ve been a start…

If ifs and whats are meaningless

Perhaps I’m useless too

I don’t know what more to do

This game is over

I play no part

Whatever may be the season

You will always have my heart!



Let Down…

Photo Semeli Economou

Photo Semeli Economou

What a let down. 

What a mess. 

Such distress. 

‘And you on keep smiling’…you say to me.

Let down

Let down

Let down

I let you down. 

Wow!

How?

Now…

What am I supposed to do?

Throw myself in front of a train?

Create a drama?

Call myself Anna?

And you are who, the Count?

Let down…

Take back everything I said and did?

Pretend everything is dandy and fine?

Nein!

I may be stupid, but I’m not a fool.

I’m pretty ok and some even say I’m cool!

Blow me off, run away or disappear

If you think you’ll make things clear.

Let down.

Let down.

Let down.

No.

It ain’t so.

I have nothing to feel sorry for.

I’m sorry I can’t give you more.

What a let down, ey?

But baby…Hey!

And P.S. Have a great day!


Us…

Photo Semeli Economou

Photo Semeli Economou

I see hypocrisy and lies

Everyone is being so happy

Everyone’s so pleased

Floating on a cloud of fun.

I sit at home and cry

The hours flee

The hours don’t seem to pass

Wondering why I’m stuck.


The world’s a lovely place I see

Filled with many ugly faces

This is not where I wanna be

Half way between’s

The space I choose to dream…

I’d rather be a nervous wreck

And know the time’s to come

I dread to think the past

Cos now seems sad and empty.

I’m not a friendly face

Who knows if people like me

Apparently I’m this and that

And everyone’s just waiting.

Instead I ate a box of chocolate 

Trying to grow a belly

For if I rub it long enough

I might just see my luck!

It’s not easy being us…

Not easy being us…

La la la…la la…

Not easy being us.

La la.


The Fall…

Photo Semeli Economou

Photo Semeli Economou

We fell together side by side.

You slipped and pushed me down onto the melting snow.

How so?

Why did you have to slip?

And why did you assume we were joined by the hip?

Did you want me next to you,

Or where you scared to lie alone?

Snow has covered our desires

Making bed for all our sins.

I took your hand to lift you up,

You shook the wet and pain.

We looked each other blankly

And then we both begun to laugh…

Ha-ha-ha-ha!

 

 

A Fairy’s tale…

Photo Semeli Economou

Photo Semeli Economou

You’re up there with the fairies

Looking down at hell.

Hiding snugly in a cocoon,

How you’ll survive this…

Only time will tell.

The Tarot calls you Hermit.

The psychics call you Ghost.

The stars aligned for you to struggle,

‘Shine on’…you say 

To the one you love the most.

She’s your ailing Maiden

You’re her saving Knight

On your horse you embark and take her

Far away…

Where you no more have to fight.

The Land you find is yours,

To live and to forget,

What other castles failed to offer

Yesterday…

Is a time with no regret.

That special world you’ve chosen

Has no shadows and no rain

It embraces you and gives you shelter 

From now on…

There’s no more pain.

But if all fairytales have happy endings,

And its heroes do live on,

Sharing a life that’s calm and blissful

I wonder…

Why’s the suffering not gone?

Two souls that found each other,

Held onto each other tight.

They called each other soul mates

And tried…

To save each other from the darkest night.

 

you and i...

Photo Semeli Economou

Photo Semeli Economou

You speak in metaphors and I in words…

You paint in shades and I write black…

You ask the questions and I the answers…

You withhold and I want more…

You think in abstracts and I speak clear…

You like it silent, I like it loud…

You say I’m Drama but you’re the Muse…

You say ‘Sooner is sooner than something’ and I say ‘Sooner is not soon enough’…

You walk for hours and I am still…

Your Sun is East and mine is West…

You keep me waiting and I have no choice…

You take in slowly and I want fast…

You send me smileys, I send you hearts…

You are the Yin and I the Yang…

You are the X and I the Y…

And here we are.

You and I….

 

 

Schizophrenic Assholes...

Photo Roger Eaton

Photo Roger Eaton

One minute I’m like this

The next one I’m like that

I don’t know who I am

I just wanna sulk my life away

And keep suffering as my friend

Schizophrenic assholes

Schizophrenic assholes

That’s who we are

That’s who we are

I keep on waking up happy and horny

But as the day goes on I wanna cut your throat

Who knows what you are thinking?

Who knows what I am thinking?

And I don’t give a flying fuck!

Schizophrenic assholes

Schizophrenic assholes

That’s who we are

That’s who we are

I don’t wanna have-a money

But I wanna spend it all

I wanna gorge myself in caviar

And drink champagne till I am blue in the face

Money is shit

I wish I could shit on it

What you’re gonna call me?

Schizophrenic asshole?

That’s who I am

That’s who you are as well if you believe in my religion.

Schizophrenic assholes

Schizophrenic assholes

That’s who we are

That’s who we are

And who are you?


If I died...

Photo Semeli Economou

Photo Semeli Economou

If I died

If I died

Would you bring some flowers to me?

If I died 

I I died

Would you come and visit me?

But now I'm alive there is no nothing

But now I'm alive there is no nothing..

There is no nothing..

If I died

If I died

Would you come and rescue me?

If I died

I I died

Would you say how much you love me?

But now I'm alive you're trying to kill me

But now I'm alive you're trying to kill me

You're trying to kill me

But I won't die.


Making up with you...

Drawing by Giovanni Rizzoli

Drawing by Giovanni Rizzoli

I’m looking forward to coming home to you

I think that I just might leave behind any other plans I made for tonight

Though we spent our time

In a crazy fight

Making up with you

Is the best part

And I can’t wait 

ooh honey 

I can hardly wait to come to you

Baby I’ve done you wrong

Cos you kept me waiting long

But being sorry couldn’t get us any higher right now

And you being angry turns me on.

Baby let me make it up to you

In any way I can.

We’ve had our ups and downs

Our share of smiles and frowns

No one said it was gonna be easy for anyone

Oh no...it ain’t easy that’s for sure.

And even though as you well know

I love having the last word

The word I love the most is you.

Ooh the sweetest pain there is is you.

Baby I’ve done you wrong, i know

Cos you kept me waiting long

But being sorry couldn’t get us any higher right now

And making up with you

Turns me on...

Ooh turns me on like you’d never known

ooh baby it feels so good right now

don’t you stop loving me the way do

And I’m never gonna give you up

Loving you is the sweetest pain there is.

 

Lets make love and say goodbye...

Photo Semeli Economou

Photo Semeli Economou

Lets’ make love and say goodbye

Say goodbye to everything we had

Leave behind wild flames and storms

Let our memories be gone..

Let’s make love and say goodbye

Say goodbye just like our first hello

Never mind lost time and fears

We’ve come a long way and now are here.

Lets make love and say goodbye

Say goodbye and kiss all night

No other wrong could be more right

Hold me close, turn on the light..

Lets make love and say goodbye

Say goodbye to all tomorrows

Should we have to greet more sorrows

Lets’ be grateful for today

Lets make love and say goodbye

Lets make love and say goodbye