Beneath Kolkata’s Sky

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013

Ehren & Camila

My Process:

Writing a song for my son and his beautiful fiance who are 2 incredible full time musicians and also being the minister was an inspiring challenge to say the least! They feel in love in India where they now live 3 months of the year. Beneath Kolkata’s Sky was the second song I wrote using Your story is a Song process. I remember standing on the stage after the cermony feeling overwhelmed with love for them.

Beneath Kolkata’s Sky

Ehren & Camila
Ehren & Camila
Trey, Ehren, Garrett, & Camila

My boys Trey and Ehren and their fabulous women, Garrett and Camila

He was waiting there for me as I got off the flight
A man I barely knew that steamy Delhi night
We talked at each other in a railroad car
Three days to Kolkata we were worlds apart

Charcoal, curry and roses filled the square
Neighborhood kids followed him everywhere
We sat with our instruments and practiced til dusk
Our passion for music built a bridge between us

The Jersey Boy and his tabla, my guitar and I
Making our own music beneath Kolkata’s sky

We shared his apartment with a single bed
The weather was hot but I was cold instead
We weren’t talking much when he pulled out of town
I found myself wishing Jersey Boy was around

I heard from his friend one afternoon drinking tea
Whenever they met he was talking about me
I raced up the stairs sensing he had come home
And fell into his arms no longer alone

The Jersey Boy and his tabla, my guitar and I
Making our own music beneath Kolkata’s sky