Where I Truly Belong

Take me back to where my heart truly belongs
The place that holds memories fond
Let me re-live those childhood days
Strengthen the ties with my long lost friends, tighten the bond.

Take me back to where my heart truly belongs
The view around the city has changed but viewers remain the same
It’s people that maketh a place
No matter what they call it – Mumbai or Bombay, what’s in a name!

Take me back to where my heart truly belongs
I’m in love with the undying spirit of this city
Childhood memories still afresh in my mind
I wonder if I’ll remember it all when I’m fifty!

Take me back to where my heart truly belongs
Now I’m all grown-up and I ponder upon what was and what lies ahead…
Oh! Let me enjoy the sunset, let me forget all my worries
Let me take a mid-night walk at the Queen’s necklace; the uncertain future I dread!

Take me back to where my heart truly belongs
A place where life runs on the fast track and traffic moves real slow
A place where the beggar makes as much money as the rich…
Where neon lights outshine the shimmering moon’s glow!

Take me back to where my heart truly belongs
Home feels like the lyrics I’ve composed
And it gels with the tune that’s been played nowhere else but my “heart”
I’m no good composer; I’m ignorant about melody, hence the idea I dispose.

Take me back to where my heart truly belongs
My soul beckons me home; I wane…
It’s such a difficult choice –
How can one choose between – what sounds right and what’s sane!

Take me back to where my heart truly belongs
I stare at the wide ocean and dream of a far-off place
I hold out my hand and feel a raindrop glistening
In a drizzle of October rain, I plant promises to trace.

Take me back to where my heart truly belongs
The time has come to leave
I shall be “home” in no time;
Where the soul rejoices, the heart grieves!

2 thoughts on “Where I Truly Belong

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