Fly Away


Fly away, fly away
Before it’s too late
Winter’s coming on my dear
So fly away

Say goodbye to Ponchetrain
Say goodbye to spring
It’s best you learn to lose
Everything

So fly away, fly away
Before it’s too late
Winter’s coming on my dear
So fly away

It’s a lonely course ahead
It’s an uphill climb
But these woes that weigh you down
Fade in time

So fly away, fly away
Before it’s too late
Winter’s coming on my dear
So fly away

They say the darkest night
Comes ‘fore the day begins
But I’ve lived enough to learn
The dark wins

So fly away, fly away
Before it’s too late
Winter’s coming on my dear
So fly away

One word of peace before
You’re on your way
I won’t forget your face
So fly away

I won’t forget your face
So fly away


Take Me Away


I'm lost

Out in the dark

Take me away

Take me away

I'm scared

Of falling apart

Take me away

Take me away


The birds have stopped singing today

They ran out of songs so they're moving away

I begged and I plead I said oh 

Just please just stay

They just smiled and waved

Said "it'll be okay"


I'm lost
Out in the dark
Take me away
Take me away
I'm scared
Of falling apart
Take me away
Take me away


Is it getting colder somehow

Am I getting older I can't figure it out

Everything's changing and I want out

Nobody told me life's so full of doubt


I'm lost
Out in the dark
Take me away
Take me away
I'm scared
Of falling apart
Take me away
Take me away


Something's gone wrong here

And maybe it's me

My lungs have closed 

It's getting so hard to breathe

Is anyone out there 

Who can hear me

Take me with you

Please


I'm lost
Out in the dark
Take me away
Take me away
I'm scared
Of falling apart
Take me away
Take me away


Rain​


I told him I didn’t want to come
And he told me not to tell anyone
And the rain forgets
The rain forgets what’s washed away

And the years go
And nobody knows he’s on his way
And we sit in the silence
Holy silence take me away
And he says he’s sorry
And I say I don’t remember
Anyway

And the trees weep
And the flowers dream
But the rain forgets what it’s seen

Oh
Oh
It’s been seven years
So why can’t I hold back these tears

Oh but one day I’ll be just like the rain
Oh I’m gonna be just like the rain
Just like the rain

Cause the rain forgets
The rain forgets what’s washed away

Ursula​


Ursula
Where have you gone my old friend?
Are you somewhere in the stars tonight my love?
Are you alright?

Cause it’s been a while since I’ve seen your face
And the last time that you left you were gone without a trace
Ursula

And I try my best to reach you
But you know I’m not that tall
And standing in the darkness
I can’t see anything at all

Oh Ursula

Hold on tight
Got to be strong if you’re gonna last the night
This hollow cave inside my heart makes space
For the dark

And I try my best to reach you
But you know I’m not that tall
And standing in the darkness
I can’t see anything at all
And I don’t know where to go
Cause I’m afraid of where I’ve been
And the farther I feel from you
The more I die within

Oh Ursula
What I wouldn’t give to hold you again
To possess your ageless heart in my hand
Ursula

And I try my best to reach you
But you know I’m not that tall
And standing in the darkness
I can’t see anything at all
And I don’t know where to go
Cause I’m afraid of where I’ve been
And the farther I feel from you
The more I die within
And I don’t believe in God
But I was born a heathen still
And in the heat of starlight 
I must bow down to her will

Oh Ursula
Ursula
Ursula

My Tender Heart


From where we stand

It's a long way down

Can't we go home

On a different road somehow

My feet are tired

And my eyes are swollen shut

My tender heart 

Can't keep this up


And I can't carry you

But I can't move on

No I can't carry you 

But I can't move on


Please take my hand

And make me believe

It's not the end

As dark as it may seem

I need a friend

As selfish as that may be

I'm fading slowly


And I can't carry you

But I can't move on

No I' can't carry you

But I can't move on


No I can't

No I can't


But I can't move on

​​​Akaina Ghosh

Winter


Will I survive
If I am lost
Dawn is breaking
And I can’t stop shaking
Winter has taken its cost

The river didn’t flow so fast before
I used to think that I could make it to the shore
But nowadays it seems so far away
Maybe I’d best be giving up

I wrote a letter to myself
Asking to find someone to come and help
But the postmaster never came
The words all went to waste
Maybe I’d best be giving up

Will I survive
If I am lost
Dawn is breaking
And I can’t stop shaking
Winter has taken its cost

I thought I had a plan
Simple enough for God to understand
But somewhere along the way
The pages blew away
May I’d best be giving up

Will I survive
If I am lost
Dawn is breaking
And I can’t stop shaking
Winter has taken its cost

Where did all the people go
The ones I fell in love with so long ago
I didn’t get to say goodbye
I’d like another try
Maybe I’d best be giving up


Still Breathing


Excuse me miss but

Have we been here before

I could say I've seen that sweater dress once more

We were walking 

And talking of God

And you'd say "It's so beautiful"

And I'd just nod

Right by the tree there

We buried a match


Promised one day we'd return

And light it up

To prove that we

Are still breathing


You showed me your scars

And I showed you mine

We covered them with daffodils and wine

You kissed me in secret

Where no one could see


Promised one day we'd return

And kiss again

To prove that we

Are still breathing


Excuse me miss but

I thought you were her

When I saw that purple sweater I was sure

If you see here

Please tell her I came

To see if she'd return

If it's not too late 

To prove that we

Are still breathing

A Creation Story


There was a man named God

Who had too much time

So he created a people

Born to die

Then he went to sleep for awhile

He went to sleep


Then we started wars

We didn't know how to fight

And we married our brothers 

And killed our wives

And God said "What have I done?"

So he played spin the bottle with his gun


Then we made pills and drills and oil spills

And washed away the fear with beer

And laughed all day to take the

Pain away

And a little girl with golden curls

Cried and cried

Screaming what is this all for?


Cause people die 

And children cry

But we just close our eyes

Saying one day we'll figure it out

What being alive is about


The AZT The ecstacy 

Didn't work

But pretend not to notice

Cause we're still so devoted

And we act surprised by the suicides

Then sharpen our knives at home

We sharped our knives at home


But can't we be more than what we're created for

Can't you be something more than what you're created for

I need to be something more

There needs to be something more

​​​​Into Your Arms


Can you see the falling stars?
Are you looking way up there?
And if I told you
That I was looking too
Would you care?

Cause in the comfort of the dark
I can say these things to you
Cause you’re not listening
To anything I say
Or what I do

And I’m fading
And I’m shaking
And I feel my heart beat fast
When you’re near

Can you really see me?
Am I not alone?
Cause I could fall into your arms
And call it home

Have you stood out in the rain?
Just to feel drops on your skin?
And if I did the same
Would that be enough
To let me in

And I’m fading
And I’m shaking
And I feel my heart beat fast
When you’re near

Can you really see me?
Am I not alone?
Cause I could fall into your arms
And call it home

Do you lie awake at night
Thinking of all you didn’t do?
Cause I regret every minute that I spent
Without you

Can you really see me?
Am I not alone?
Cause I could fall into your arms
And call it home

Oh I could fall into your arms
And call it home


More to Me


We were young
Alone but not afraid
We built our wall of scarves
In the castle that we made
But we grew older
And now I’m afraid to even dream

Stand up straight
The choices that you make
Are not just for today
You’re standing on the brink 
Of something bolder
Than anything you wish you’d ever done

And I’m too young
And I’m too irresponsible to help anyone
But I can’t get this feeling out
That there’s more to me than I can see

When did we
Learn to do it all
Did I miss class that day
I’m flaky in the fall
When it gets colder
And now there’s no one left to teach me

Wait for me
This running doesn’t come to me
So easily
I need to catch my breath
And then start over
But I’m afraid to be alone

And I’m too young
And I’m too irresponsible to help anyone
But I can’t get this feeling out
That there’s more to me than I can see

When did we
Become so afraid
And break so easily
I’d give up anything 
Just to hold her
Hold her
But now she’s gone and that can’t be undone

And I’m too young
And I’m too irresponsible to help anyone
But I can’t get this feeling out
That there’s more to me than I can see

We were young
Alone but not afraid
We built our wall of scarves
In the castle that we made
And then grew older
But there’s still part of me that needs to dream


Nonetheless​


I’m afraid to know you
I’m afraid to want to
Does that make me weird
Does that make me strange
Does that make me normal
Does that make me weird
Does that make me strange
Does that make me wrong

Cause I’ve gotten this far on my own
In these woods it’s safer alone
And then you appear so frightening and charming
And I’m left speechless
And I’m so good with words
I’m so good with words
And yet I am dumb

And then I feel this pull like gravity
And I pull back to show how strong I can be
And I don’t need you but could I want you nonetheless

I know you want to know me
Cause you think you can show me
How to be brave how to be fierce 
How to be like you
But I’m already fierce I’m already brave
And I'm nothing like you


But then I feel this pull like gravity
And I pull back to show how strong I can be
And I don’t need you but could I want you nonetheless

I’m afraid to want you
I’m afraid to wanted by you
Afraid to be right, afraid to be wrong
Afraid to be perfect, afraid to be plain
Afraid to be nothing, afraid you be your everything

I just want to know you
I just want

Paper Houses


We built our house

Out of cardboard boxes 

And playing cards and

No honesty aloud

But these secrets cut me 

Inside out and 


I am defined 

By the tears you've seen me cry

What are you waiting for

What are you waiting for


Cause we can forget it all

We can forget it all

As you fall away fall away

Fall away fall away

From me

From me

 

I held your hand 

To fill the spaces in between your

Rusty fingertips

Which crash like iceburgs 

In my skin and


I don't know why 

You won't look me in the eye

What are you waiting for

What are you waiting for


Cause we can forget it all
We can forget it all
As you fall away fall away
Fall away fall away
From me
From me

Yeah we can forget it all
We can forget it all
As you fall away fall away
Fall away fall away
From me
From me


So where does this leave us now

With scraps of paper in my hand

It's clear to see we're up to no good


So we can forget it all

We can forget it all

As you fall away fall away

Fall away fall away

From me

From me


Yeah we can forget it all

We can forget it all 

As you fall away fall away

Fall away fall away

​From me


Down the Line​


Wading through an ocean of fear
If I don’t drown will you still be here
Wake me up I’m tired of sleep
Will you forgive what’s become of me

Of all the ways to ask me if I’m here just take my hand
Promise it’d be easier if you tried to understand
And after all these years I’m still afraid we’re wasting time
But maybe it makes sense down the line

Rolling hills put my mind at ease
Do you keep these memories
Roaming round like an aimless soul
If you left would I still be whole

I try not to need you but I’m afraid to be alone
If you’ve got some solutions leave your message at the tone
And after all these years I’m still afraid we’re wasting time
But maybe it makes sense down the line

Hold me tighter when I can’t speak
Hope is wider than fear I think
In sickness and in health are just five words what do they mean
Would you have gotten on this road if you saw what now you see
And after all these years I’m still afraid we’re wasting time
But maybe it makes sense down the line


Burn​


I just might break
Can anyone pick up the pieces
Will they remember me as I was

I’ve lost my way
Can anyone show me the path
I’ve lost myself in my mind

And the fire’s rushing in
And climbing up the walls
Will I make it out alive
Alive

And I hold my breath
And I bite my tongue
And I wave outside 
To the passersby 
As they watch me burn

I just can’t sleep
The darkness keeps me awake
Will they remember me as I was

So I fall into myself
Till I no longer see
The broken part of me
Of me

And I hold my breath
And I bite my tongue
And I wave outside 
To the passersby 
As they watch me burn

And I hold my breath
And I bite my tongue
And I wave outside 
To the passersby 
As they watch me burn

I just might break
Can anyone pick up the pieces
Will they remember me as I was

Between the Earth and Sky​


Snow falls on your face
And melts away
And frozen to the bone we make angels
Cause we have not forgotten how to play

And we both know
We’re falling into something
But I’m afraid to say

I could stay forever in this place
Between the earth and sky we found our way
And I pray that once the night is through
I’m still here, I’m still here with you

At dusk the stars look like fireflies
We name a few
And soon as it began the day is over
But I’m not over you

And we both know
We’re falling into something
But I’m afraid to say

I could stay forever in this place
Between the earth and sky we found our way
And I pray that once the night is through
I’m still here, I’m still here with you
I’m still here, I’m still here with you

And all these words
Are running through my mind 
But I stay quiet and wait
Cause sure enough I know I’ll hear you say

I could stay forever in this place
Between the earth and sky we found our way
And I pray that once the night is through
I’m still here, I’m still here with you

Oh I could stay forever in this place
Between the earth and sky we found our way
And I pray that once the night is through
I’m still here, I’m still here with you
I’m still here, I’m still here with you
I’m still here, I’m still here with you

Akaina Ghosh is a folk inspired singer-songwriter.


Their music explores bare, acoustic tones and deeply human narratives. With two albums and dozens of original songs, they perform concerts around the Bay Area that tell stories of love, loss, and the strength of vulnerability. 


The Wolf

Blink twice if you’re alright
I’m sorry love I was never quite
So good at reading faces
And on and on and on and on and on
We go

And I can’t help but wonder
Are you thinking of her
When you say my name?
And when your eyes are closed
Do you see her face?

Are you drunk again
Your whiskey lips are swollen
And I know that
Soon you’re going back to her
And I’ll be lying here icing burns

And I can’t help but wonder
Are you thinking of her
When you say my name?
And when your eyes are closed
Do you see her face?

It’s a foolish girl who falls for the wolf
In the end
And when all the blood’s been dried
Is there any proof I survived

And I can’t help but wonder

Spotlight


I’m trying to forget the things you said
And we know how this ends but we pretend

And you’re such a good actress
And I’m such a good actor
And we both know what to say
And when the curtain rises 
We get caught up in the spotlight
We won’t give the end away

So round and around we go
Round and around we go
Just don’t look down
And you’ll never touch the ground
Round and around we go

It’s better left unsaid, what’s in my head
You’re a stranger in my bed, but I pretend
And it really doesn’t matter

Cause you’re such a good actress
And I’m such a good actor
And we both know what to say
And when the curtain rises 
We get caught up in the spotlight
We won’t give the end away

So round and around we go
Round and around we go
Just don’t look down
And you’ll never touch the ground
Round and around we go

If you’re such a good actress
And I’m such a good actor
How do we end the show
When the curtain finally falls
And we don’t know ourselves at all
Where will we go
If you’re such a good actress
And I’m such a good actor
Where do we go from here
When the curtain finally falls 
And we don’t know ourselves at all
Where will we go

Round and around we go
Round and around we go
Just don’t look down
And you’ll never touch the ground
Round and around we go
Round and around we go
Round and around we go


Enough


One heart, one mind
One chance of happiness
One slip, one fall it’s gone

Tides rise, boats sink
Before they leave the shore
What a fatal flaw to want more

Where to now?
Where do I go?
I don’t know

One small step
And one deep breath
Will hold me above water
With no one here to guide me 
Will I drown?
Just one small step
And one deep breath
Can hold me above water
And maybe that’s enough
For now

Two hands, two eyes
Two words you need to say
Two words that stop my heart
Can’t see, can’t speak
Legs underwater
The riptide is pulling me

Where to now?
Where do I go?
I don’t know


One small step
And one deep breath
Will hold me above water
With no one here to guide me 
Will I drown?
Just one small step
And one deep breath
Can hold me above water
And maybe that’s enough

Just one small step
And one deep breath
Will hold me above water
With no one here to guide me 
Will I drown?
Just one small step
And one deep breath
Can hold me above water
And maybe that’s enough
And maybe that’s enough
And maybe that’s enough
For now
For now


Strings


I wish that I’d stop reaching back to you
You think I’d know to cut it out by now
But it seems the earth beneath my feet 
Crumbles with your footsteps on the ground

And I wish you’d cut these strings 
that cling to me
You don’t seem to use them anyhow
And they weigh me down so down
And I can’t figure out

And it all seems wrong
And I wonder how we’ve gotten to this place
Cause your touch cuts deeper the further I go
But I can’t let go of that face

I know you only love me in the dark
When lights are out with no one else around
But the sun comes out anyhow
And I’m left on the ground

And I’m stronger than you’d lead me to believe
But your poison finds a way into my veins
And I want you, I need you
To remain

And it all feels wrong
And I feel these words catching on my tongue
Cause I don’t want to write songs for you anymore
And I don’t want to think of what you’ve done

Please stop running through my mind
These images they wake me up at night
All those words you’d say before you looked away, They’re not right

And you’ll never be my love
You’d think that I’d know that by now
But it weighs me down, so down
And I can’t figure out


The Night's Are Getting Colder


It’s been far too long since I’ve fallen in love
And I’m looking to you to be someone 
I can hold when the night gets cold
Oh to hold, cause the nights are getting colder

I have spent too many hours
Chasing after love that wasn’t mine
I’m so sick of telling myself
All good things take time

I have never been a patient soul
Truth be told I don’t know who is
But I know what I want
And it looks a lot like this

Cause it’s been far too long since I’ve fallen in love
And I’m looking to you to be someone 
I can hold when the night gets cold
Oh to hold, cause the nights are getting colder

What’s the harm in holding my hand
Sweaty palms don’t scare me at all
And I might like you a lot
But I’ve still got a ways to fall

Take me somewhere nobodies knows
Can’t we be alone for a while
Cause I could spend a day or two
With that luminescent smile

Cause it’s been far too long since I’ve fallen in love
And I’m looking to you to be someone 
I can hold when the night gets cold
Oh to hold, cause the nights are getting colder

A fire needs a spark
And it’s so damn hard to start
Don’t leave me in the cold
It’s time for something bold 

Cause it’s been far too long since I’ve fallen in love
And I’m looking to you to be someone 
I can hold when the night gets cold
Oh to hold, cause the night gets cold
Oh to hold, cause the nights are getting colder

A Fatal Touch


You are the opposite of what I look for

You are exactly what I think I'd be good for

And we are something to see

A new type of reality

Let's go and run

Till we're long gone


And I'll sail away

Cause the people begged me not to stay

If you take my hand

I will lead you to the promised land

And I don't have much 

Except for a fatal touch of love


You are scared of change but afraid of standing still

You are the type of strange this hole in my heart could fill

And we are cryptic and queer

Maybe we should get out of here

Let's go and run 

Till we're long gone


And I'll sail away
Cause the people begged me not to stay
If you take my hand
I will lead you to the promised land
And I don't have much 
Except for a fatal touch of love


And we'll sail away
Cause they won't miss us anyway
If you take my hand
I will lead you to the promised land
And we won't have much 
Except for a fatal touch of love


November


Close my eyes and count from one to ten

Before I've finished you'll be gone again

Behind your eyes I see a splash of light

Please let it breed and bring me back to life


If you'd stay for a minute

I'd be gone inside your arms

If I prayed to be in it

Would you save me from the dark

And these clouds that hang above me

You could wash the rain away 

If you'd stay


Dreams are toys but this one has me squared

This vacancy has left me unprepared

Your words are sweetly killing me it seems

Is this the kind of love that stays in dreams


If you'd stay for a minute
I'd be gone inside your arms
If I prayed to be in it
Would you save me from the dark
And these clouds that hang above me
You could wash the rain away 
If you'd stay


If you'd stay for a minute
I'd be gone inside your arms
If I prayed to be in it
Would you save me from the dark
And these clouds that hang above me
You could wash the rain away 
If you'd stay

The Long Way Back


Night comes here again

But we're not friends

No we're not

Anything to anyone anymore

And I won't call your name

Not with my tongue

What have we done

We can't be anything to anyone


And I won't think about you

Won't dream about you

Won't scream about you


And I take the long way back

And I take the long way back home

Cause I don't want to be alone

No I don't want to be alone


Touch me if you can

Unholy hands

Grip tighter

I'm terrified of everyone and anyone

And I don't know your name

Or where you're from

What have I done

I don't know anyone


And I won't think about you
Won't dream about you
Won't scream about you

And I take the long way back
And I take the long way back home
Cause I don't want to be alone
No I don't want to be alone


Peel away my skin

And breathe me in

You know me now

Control me in

My lonely insides

Fill me up til I am whole


And I take the long way back
And I take the long way back home
Cause I don't want to be alone
No I don't want to be alone

And I take the long way back

And I take the long way back

And I take the long way back

And I take the long way back


Better Than This


If I pretended not to know about the things you did to her 

Would things be better

If I pretended not to think about the doubts inside your kiss 

Would things be better

I might not know much but I think I know

I could do better

Better Than this


Go back to when we were something

Something to be talked about

On top of the world

It may have been an inch or two

Out of reality

But we were on top of the world


I didn't know much at the time

But you didn't know much either


If I pretended not to know about the things you did to her 
Would things be better
If I pretended not to think about the doubts inside your kiss 
Would things be better
I might not know much but I think I know
I could do better
Better Than this


Tell me what you expected from

This old little dance and song

I'm ready for that

Maybe if I was the only one

This would be a different song

I'm ready for that


I didn't know much at the time
But you didn't know much either

If I pretended not to know about the things you did to her 
Would things be better
If I pretended not to think about the doubts inside your kiss 
Would things be better
I might not know much but I think I know
I could do better
Better Than this


Oh 

One more kiss

Oh

One more kiss


I didn't know much at the time

But you didn't know much either


Dear You


If I wrote you a song would you like me

I will try not to sing it out of key

But it seems you don't notice me 

The way I notice you

And that's alright


But that night when you almost touched

My hand I thought I'd die

So I thought that I should say something to you

Because maybe just maybe

Things could turn out right

In the end


Because things could be alright in the end


There's a part of me that likes a part of you

And I'm pretty sure that part of you

Is falling for me too

But sometimes when you look at me

I can't really tell what you think


So just tell me just tell me

How you really feel

And I'll try not to cry when you leave

Because even if everything I've done

Has been in vain

I'm still the same


If it's all been in vain I'm still the same


I had a dream that you and I were at the end of days

We shared a beer and went our separate ways

But before you left you kissed my cheek and said

It's been great


You kissed my cheek and said

It's been great

In Memory of a Lost Loved One


She just looked asleep

Dreaming pretty dreams 

And those rosy cheeks 

Aren't meant to be

Cold and bittersweet

Can she hear me?

Writing a song and crying too long

Won't she wake up and see

I can't do this alone

She needs to come home


And I swear to God 

I saw her breathing

And I swear to God

She's not ready to leave

Oh please don't take her from me


Yesterday she was fine

Singing a song and drinking too long

Yesterday she was mine

To cuddle to hold to keep growing old

Too young to be out of time

She's got so much to see 

So many things to be

Where's the reason or rhyme?

Why put her to bed why not take me instead?


And I swear to God

I saw her breathing

And I swear to God

She's not ready to leave

Oh please don't take her from me


And I swear to God

I saw her breathing

And I swear to God

She's not ready to leave

Oh please don't take her from me


40 Ft. Tall


When we met I was in love

With someone who'd forget me in the morning

Three weeks later I fell in love

With a blue-eyed beauty full of words of warning


True love never lasts

Our end is coming fast

We're different in too many ways

We'll go our separate paths

And cry as we laugh

About the times we made love for days


But I say

We bite our nails the same way

We're not so different at all

And when you kiss me like that

I swear I'm 40 Ft. Tall

You say love ends in misery

Sorry but I have to disagree

So darling won't you stay with me

Until our bones freeze


When you sleep you hold my hand

Like otters do so they don't lose each other

When you're awake I can hardly stand

Cause when you laugh my legs turn to butter


But you like beer and I like wine

We argue nearly half the time

We're different in too many ways

One day we're doing fine

Walking a steady line

Then something tears us far apart for days


But I say
We bite our nails the same way
We're not so different at all
And when you kiss me like that
I swear I'm 40 Ft. Tall
You say love ends in misery
Sorry but I have to disagree
So darling won't you stay with me
Until our bones freeze


We'll never make it through

Just look at me and look at you 

We're different in too many ways

But fuck it I love you

And I know deep down you love me too

So let's get back to making love for days


Cause I say
We bite our nails the same way
We're not so different at all
And when you kiss me like that
I swear I'm 40 Ft. Tall
You say love ends in misery
Sorry but I have to disagree
So darling won't you stay with me
Until our bones freeze