I thought I was doing just fine,
Without all the things I once called mine.
I never knew I was just distracted and
Not really okay with it.
When this song played, not that I hadn't heard it before
But I guess this was the first time I was reading the lyrics,
They were not filled with a million metaphors or lines difficult to interpret
It was just what it was, nothing complicated.
A line from the song says - “If you ever go, all the songs that we like will sound like bittersweet lullabies.”
And I realised that there are so many people and relations we cherished once upon a time,
Now they are nothing but a bittersweet memory
That's all I have of them and probably that's all I will ever have.
I didn't cry and neither did I get angry.
Instead I smiled, smiled as I remembered all the times those bittersweet lullabies were my jam and how I had danced to them every single day.
Author: Jia Baskhi
Editor: Prachi Saini