Compromise (song)

by Maher   Jul 8, 2018


Oh clerk in black, swinging away with your silent blade;
the morning grass never stood a chance and it's far too late.
Could I trouble you for a word? It's just that, lately I have heard,
that you've come so far with the lonely task to take my sunshine away.
Have you not a beating heart? Or even skin to feel the drought
of the icy touch your presence brings to this Summer's day?

I'd love it so, to have her here - oh how sweet love tastes,
before the thread is cut and bitter flows turn dark hairs grey.
May I ask that you return? Or even that you take me first;
just as long as you let me let her know that I'm not far away.
Could you let me see her face? Or let us share a last embrace,
before you cut us short like the grass you mowed in this empty place?

Would you consider what I say? I beg you, please, just let her stay.
This heart can only break so much before you're back here again.

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Listen to Compromise here:

https://youtu.be/D45FUq64-2g

My apologies for the bad quality and shaky vocals - first time singing this out loud and first chance I had being home alone to record it :)

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  • 1 month ago

    by VAHID

    very beautiful!

    • 1 month ago

      by Maher

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed it :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Brenda

    Maher, I always look forward to your pieces, this being of no exception. Loved it!

    • 1 month ago

      by Maher

      Thanks Brenda :)

  • 1 month ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Ohh SC... I do hope its all working to plan... although from this it doesnt sound promising.
    What a stunning piece full of little mysteries.. More questions than answers..

    I wish i could nominate..

    I do hope you are well dude.

    Ps. Please tell me you have made this and recorded it? Id love to hear it.

    • 1 month ago

      by Maher

      Thanks USB, glad you like it. Haven't recorded it yet, probably won't for a while, but we'll see :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    That grim reaper is a heartless scoundrel indeed! Seriously though Maher ... this is a brilliant piece and depicts so brilliantly the 'bargaining' thoughts we all have when faced with losing a loved one. :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 1 month ago

      by Maher

      Thank you cat ma'am, I'm glad you liked it :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I may just go and get my acoustic guitar, attempt the few chords I know and strum pathetically away while reciting these words, thus completely and utterly besmearing your lovely work with some of the worst guitar playing heard in many a long year...

    Take care, Maher

    • 1 month ago

      by Maher

      Strum away, you might even come up with something better than mine!

      You too and thank you, Ben :)

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