Taken Away

by BenjaSoul

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I spent these years building my castle
Brick by brick upon the sand
Every edifice and fixture with its grandeur and its perfectness
Was the craft of my two hands
And I lifted up a monument and slung its heavy burden on my back
Enforced the windows to withstand the storm's attack

While I searched for dangers on the outside
I couldn’t feel the slipping of my feet
And the only thing I wanted most to cling to
Was the only thing I’d never get to keep

Taken away from me

You and I are orbiting like satellites around the sun
Whose pathways are in sync but never meet
Or maybe we’re like shining stars whose light has only reached the earth
Though we’ve been dead a hundred thousand years

But I looked through my telescope to find you
While I built my castle on the sand
A thing that was dismantling even as I crafted it
And slipped away like water through my hands

Taken away from me


released December 28, 2016



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BenjaSoul Berkeley, California

BenjaSoul is the R&B/hip-hop project of Benjamin Mertz, a gospel choir director, jazz pianist, flutist, and music educator living in California's East Bay. BenjaSoul is dedicated to moral, socially conscious, intelligent, compassionate, challenging art and music. ... more

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