No Air

Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown bring together an aggressively passionate duet that fits so many intense occasions aptly. I love how they are depicted in the video, constantly yelling at each other. This manifests the maddening love amidst incompatibility. It’s rather confusing. But, there is definitely no lack of emotion from either side. You can view it as a compelling situation, maybe there are fundamental or irreconcilable differences between this couple that is habituated to each other’s company that could probably be heavily toxic. But, the farce of psychological acclimated comfort prevents them from reviewing reality. Another interpretation is the typical painful breakup situation everyone assumes this song to be about. If you analyze the lyrics, it could also be applicable to the death of a very intimate consort, maybe a spouse, a partner, parent, child, or even a very close BFF. The dominant soprano in this song is unable to cope with the loss of the deceased, while the tenor grieves his earnest efforts. The tenor cannot be blamed for lack of attempt. He tried and tried in vain resilience …until he finally reluctantly died/exited. And, just like all my music-inspired poems, I suggest playing the song{which I have embedded below for your convenience} as you read; it truly elevates the experience!

No Air – poem by Ruelha

How can one breathe without air?
I've lost interest in everything; I no longer care
How can one appreciate other things
When life's running out and they're suffocating!

I'd rather die before I wake
Because anymore this pain I can't take
You snatched my breath away
While in lonely isolation, I lay

How and why am I still breathing?
I'm gasping for air and I'm struggling
If only there were a way
I'd swim through the dismay

How am I still alive
Must be a reason for me to survive
I'm breathing when there's no air
Somehow I'm alive; but I ain't there

I walked, I ran, I jumped, I flew
I did more than a human could do
But still landed at the inevitable endpoint
After glueing and taping several holes and joints

Not resting peacefully in my grave, yet I'm six feet deep
In my lungs, water has begun to aspirate and seep
I can't even see the surface anymore
I'm right at the bottom of the ocean floor

And I'm struggling to breathe with no air
Somehow I'm still alive; but I ain't there
I don't know how and why, but I'm still alive
There must be a reason for me to survive
- RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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Disclaimer: This poem is purely literary. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. To me, writing is my life. There is nothing I love more. I have a very creative imagination. Most of my poems do not hint at my life/situation. Kindly refrain from drawing such parallels. Much of what I write is purely fictional. Situations and examples may be hypothetical. I have always written about topics I am passionate about – Christianity, makeup, melancholic poetry, food, romance, women’s issues, soulful music, narratives, etc. Given the circumstances, my gender, situation, geography, etc., I feel the need to put up a disclaimer! Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in a disrespectful manner. Please extend me the grace of excusing typos if you notice any. I seldom ever edit due to time constraints. My written material may have references to various substances, none of which I promote. My writings contain material that may be unsuitable for children.

Lyrics of ‘No Air’ by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown

Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe with no air?

If I should die before I wake
It's 'cause you took my breath away
Losing you is like living in a world with no air, oh

I'm here alone, didn't wanna leave
My heart won't move, it's incomplete
Is there a way I could make you understand?

But how
Do you expect me, to live alone with just me?
'Cause my world revolves around you
It's so hard for me to breathe

Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe with no air?
Can't live, can't breathe with no air
That's how I feel whenever you ain't there
There's no air, no air
Got me out here in the water so deep
Tell me how you gon' be without me?
If you ain't here I just can't breathe
There's no air, no air
No air air, No air air

I walked, I ran, I jumped, I flew right off
The ground and float to you
There's no gravity to hold me down, for real

But somehow I'm still alive inside
You took my breath but I survived
I don't know how but I don't even care

So how do you expect me to live alone with just me?
'Cause my world revolves around you
It's so hard for me to breathe

Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe with no air?
Can't live, can't breathe with no air
That's how I feel whenever you ain't there
There's no air, no air
Got me out here in the water so deep
Tell me how you gon' be without me?
If you ain't here I just can't breathe
There's no air, no air
No air air, No air air

Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe with no air?
Can't live, can't breathe with no air
That's how I feel whenever you ain't there
There's no air, no air
Got me out here in the water so deep
Tell me how you gon' be without me?
If you ain't here I just can't breathe
There's no air, no air
No air air, No air air

Got me here out in the water so deep

Tell me how you goin' be without me?

If you ain't here I just can't breathe

There's no air, no air
No air air, no air air

3 Comments

  1. THE GIFT EVEN GREATER
    THAN ROAST BEAST PIG OH LORD

    Oh my Gosh Dear Rue As Soon
    As i Saw The Title Of “No Air”

    And The

    Underwater

    Illustration Now

    A Song Immediately Comes

    RiSinG From my Subconscious
    Mind Along With A Video Yes That

    iLLuSTRaTES Your Lyrics Before

    i Even Read them Okay i’ll Do

    That Now Be WRiTE Back…

    Yes Lord Yes And

    Perhaps i’ve

    Shared This Song
    With You Before Dancing it

    Yet HAha Even in The Older Bible they
    Provide Similar Stories then to Better
    Illustrate Deeper Points of Soul SPiRiT
    HeART BEATS Breathing Or Suffocating too

    YeS On A Beach Yet Not Recovering in 2013 in
    July Yes January of 2008 At The Beginning of Hell

    Yet i CaMe To Realize The Beach Really Lives Within
    me Then As Suddenly All the Oneness of Existence Gone

    From my Grasp A Love For All Suffocating Then With No Eyes
    Or Ears Beyond Organs to Feel And Sense Green All the Colors

    Sublime Within That Are So Invisibly God And Real in Connecting

    All That Is It’s TRue Then Realizing i had Been Romancing God All Along

    And Didn’t Even Realize The Gift Then Now of Heaven Within i Had at 16 WaLKinG

    One With Those Emerald Green Waves Sea Oats in the Breeze Sugar White Sands Yes

    You’ll Hear, Feel, Sense, And See it Again Reborn Wings of All the Seagulls in FLiGHT

    On Land me

    Spiraling

    Wings Mine

    ANeW The Sun

    Free Before Yet So Very Lost

    Yes So Very Lost All i Wanted

    To Do Is Drown Myself in the

    Ocean Just to Be the Ocean Water

    Waves Whole Inhaling Peace And Exhaling Love

    Again No One Ever Really Explained even in the Old

    Bible How All of this May Be Lost Now Yet SeeKinG Returning

    Finding

    Never

    Leaving

    Again Now

    AS UNderwater

    Becomes Ocean Whole
    Water All US Living Tree
    Leaf Whole Again All That is
    Comes To Breath Again Reborn US Now…

    THeRE are Some Romances Greater Than The

    Air Above And Sea Below Ocean Within When We Become

    The

    Beach

    For Real
    SMiLinG With

    All the Colors
    of Gratitude For
    This Only Breath Within
    God Now Presently We aRe THE GIFT…

    Oh Yeah And Back to that FlesH and Blood
    Romancy Trancy Fancy Feeling So Very Deep

    So Very
    Underwater

    Precipice

    Of Hell And

    Heaven Where

    Love Meets Loss
    And ReTuRNS AGAiN

    And Again And Again

    And Again And Again Unrequiting
    Waves Shores Expanding Receding Now

    Expanding Never Beginning Never Ending
    Never Finishing Always Starting Now

    ReNeWinG Dear Rue

    The Ocean

    The Beach

    The Waves

    Shores Alive
    Drink of Water
    ALL Ours to BREaTHE Roots Vines
    Living Trees All Leaves Green CoLoRinG Love (GoD) More..:)

    Like

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