Welcome to ‘Valley/Wood,’ a new Lyrics Collection by Serg Beret

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The newest Lyrics Collection has arrived. That’s right, there was a reason for all those newly published lyrics earlier as they are part of Valley/WoodValley/Wood is the latest in collections of lyrics, this time focusing on the newly acquired sense of being for the narrator character of the previous outings RGHTS and (E)(P) Escapade Perchance.

The narrator returns to reside in the town of Valley/Wood. It is here that we find him dreaming once again of romance in lyrics such as “Dream Too Much,” “Morning Star,” “Safe by You” and “Keep.” He also reflects and reveals the subject of the pain on RGHTS in “ane,” “oyl,”  & “method: Madness” and discusses his failed romances in “Fantom” & “Kimber Li.” Other lyrics include the commentary on the banality of popular music in “Banal,” the tribute to a lover’s dream in “Second Light” and the dramatic realization of the one that got away in the closing lyrics “Much to Dream.”

Of course, it is always open for more interpretation than just the descriptions above. Please read and enjoy this wonderful collection of lyrics.

Valley/Wood

  1. Dream Too Much
  2. Safe by You
  3. Morning Star
  4. Keep
  5. oyl
  6. Fantom
  7. Banal
  8. ane
  9. Samantha
  10. method: Madness
  11. Kimber Li
  12. Second Light
  13. Much To Dream

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Lyrics: “Second Light”

Are you the light to brighten up
This darkened world?
Are you the dream brought into life
For me to seek?

Yet you could be a thoughtful fantasy
A million have already wish to be
With them, holding them, embracing them
Throughout all the odds and ends

Magnificent in every way
Your light shines on me
Makes the grey and overcast
Into a brighter day on Earth
You are my second light

Am I the light to brighten up
Your darkened world?
Am I a dream brought into life
For you to seek?
That last inquiry was absolutely dumb
Of me

Yet you could be a fun and fancy free dream
A million have tried to find
Around them, surrounding them, waiting for them
Through their lives’ odds and ends

Magnificent in every way
Your light shines on me
Makes the grey and overcast
Into a brighter day on Earth
You are my second light

Lyrics: “Kimber Li”

Swear I can hear you
Swear I can feel you
Arms around you
Warm satisfaction from
The embrace of a loved one
Too soon for the rush
Just four months since
I lost the last touch

It’s a problem, too much
To take in and the situation as such
Won’t go to plan due to the state
My mental being has because I do admire
Your heart-filled soul, selfless and romantic
But your mind is just as frantic

Caught you crying in the backseat of your car
The heat and heaviness fade as you collapse into
My arms telling you you’ll be safe
The pull of your past love inhibits you
Yet we still make love to make his pull numb

It kills us both with each push and stroke
I lose heat when In think of her push
As you think of his pull on you
No longer in embrace, naked and lying in place

We use intimacy to distract, not to attract
We both felt the same
Which is why we began to decay
You still wanted lust in the end
My mind took lust aside to have love
Friendship was thing on our mind
Only lustful beings left here to die

Snap videos fooling with ourselves
Technologic fun bad for our bond’s health
Dissolving with every moan and groan involved
We both got used to fill a space
Passionate appetite became an irritant
Craved it before with the past mate
Was the only way she shows her true face

Apologize for going too fast
We knew going in it would not last
Lied to ourselves to afloat
But every kiss and hand held only amplified
All the lies we kept inside
Now your name is just a rhyme
And my name a simple footnote in your life
Hope we start getting better in time
Kimber Li

Lyrics: “Fantom”

You aren’t
The first one to go and do this
Ditch me at the first sign of doubt
Instead of trying to figure it out

I’ve been
In your position before all this
Wanting to leave and erase a trace
Instead of trying to figure it out

I’m a phantom falling away
Fictitious in your melody you sang
Becoming the ghost
That wanders your soul

I’m a phantom falling away
Fictitious in your melody you sang
Becoming the ghost
That wanders your soul

Kim did
It all in a flashing instant
Elizabeth only wanted a night
Instead of finding some ground

Des was
Never the fate that I needed
Darlene got away with it easy
Instead of finding some ground

I’m a phantom falling away
Fictitious in your melody you sang
Becoming the ghost
That wanders your soul

I’m a phantom falling away
Fictitious in your melody you sang
Becoming the ghost
That wanders your soul

Lyrics: “Keep”

Keep safe from out of harm’s way
Keep calm from the storms that rage
Keep warm from the cold that sweeps away
Keep love from the hate that penetrates
The soul in disarray

Please stay on the ground
There’s no one else around
To keep my heart
To keep my heart

Stay safe from the beings that claw at us
Stay calm in the winds that devastate us
Stay warm when the cold snaps us in two
Stay in love as hate only kills
It only kills those who lost love
Along the way

Please stay on the ground
There’s no one else around
To keep my heart
To keep my heart

Keep it for yourself
I’ve got nothing else
Keep it for yourself

Lyrics: “Dream Too Much”

Building moments
Leading to an end
A climax, a resolve
Light shines on us both

Your smile, a gleam in eye
Your laugh, a quick rush
Long for a touch
Of your hand to run

Off to the horizon
Infinite in view
Off to the skyline
Lit up in hues of blue
I dream too much
I dream too much

Kissing in rain
Droplets fall away
For it’s you they love
Your greatness, they know

You’re kind, a dream in time
You’re sweet, but never enough
To tire of
Your hand to run

Off to the horizon
Infinite in view
Off to the skyline
Lit up in hues of blue
I dream too much
I dream too much

Yet I know this
I get lost in your bliss
Maybe I can say
“I’m falling for you” someday

Let’s run today
A private getaway

Off to the horizon
Infinite in view
Off to the skyline
Lit up in hues of blue
I dream too much
I dream too much

Into the horizon
Infinity’s in view
Into the skyline
Turning blues to technicolor hues
We’ll both wake up
We’ll both wake up

Lyrics: “Banal”

Let’s start with a dark tone
To set the scene
Add false strings
To create atmosphere
Emphasize the banality
In each line they write

Insert a catchy line here
They will only know
Casual listeners only remember
A cheap chorus
They’ll sing it and spent all their dough
On a over-produced mediocre show

Why must we fall for the stale?
Why must we fall for the stale?

Call the slow pace
A meditation in melody
Socialize and embrace
The lack of actual creativity
Vocals that sound the same
As other on that radio

Insert a catchy line here
They will only know
Casual listeners only remember
A cheap chorus
They’ll sing it and spent all their dough
On a over-produced mediocre show

Why must we fall for the stale?
Why must we fall for the stale?

Sing it swiftly by the marina
On a weekend in the grace
Of the lady and our lord
Play it for the halls
Through the rays of the machine

Insert a catchy line here
They will only know
Casual listeners only remember
A cheap chorus
They’ll sing it and spent all their dough
On a over-produced mediocre show

Why must we fall for the stale?
Why must we fall for the stale?

Lyrics: “Samantha”

Notes from the Writer
Hello, Serg Beret here. The next set of 14 lyrics (including this one) are revised and rewritten lyrics back from my first few years of writing lyrics. Out of the hundreds, only these 14 felt worth the time to revise and add to the next Lyrics Collection to be titled Schoolhead Revisited. The original lyrics will follow the revised lyrics

Introduction to “Samantha”
This song in particular was personal favorite and was originally written as “Zamora.” I decided to rewrite it with a different name with “Samantha.” It was written mostly because I thought Zamora was a cool last name and I wanted to make a Radiohead-inspired song (think of their second album The Bends when reading). Without further ado, here’s “Samantha” formerly “Zamora.”

“Samantha” (Formerly “Zamora”)
Got caught with your heart on your sleeve
It can clue in all your enemies
Embracing the sun and sky that surrounds yourself
And it’s quite clear you get the better of me
But as long as you stay under this light

Everything turns out fine
Samantha
We’ll remain in this time
As they try to take advantage of you
Falling down, falling down

Stare into your pondering soul
Make sure the framework is under control
Your lungs are gasping for breath
And you race as if to beat death
But as long I hold you, a new loving friend,
We can fend for ourselves out of this place

Samantha
We’ll return to home
Turn these cascading frowns to smiles in this time
As you make way to fall
Into my arms, into my arms

Could we take our bruised hands
And hold them hand in hand
Even if this relationship doesn’t last?
You’re intricate beyond compare
A beauty so debonair
Right down to every flaw
These pulses they beat in rhyme
This heart growing in size
Two sizes too small to three too big

I think we can try
To be fine in life
In these hopeless rhymes
Samantha, we can try

I promise to keep us afloat
Maybe it’s too much to hope
Samantha
We’ll be fine
We’ll be fine

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“Zamora” (Original Version)
Got caught with a heart on my sleeve
Felt like I was being chased by the thought police
Embraced the air and the sky that surrounds me
And its pretty clear your mirage is all I see
As long as this spring grows deep into summer now

Everything turns out fine, Zamora, you’ll be there
In time
As a gravity’s breakdown catches our eyes
Falling up, falling up, falling up

Stare into my pondering soul
Make sure the cogs and gears are under control
My robotic is breaking out of my chest
And realizing we all die in the end
As as I’ll love you, a new best friend
Who can defend me out of this place

Zamora, return to town
Turn these cascading smiles to frowns
And in time
Falling up, falling up, falling up
In arms

Could you take my bruised hands,
If this relationship, so perfect, doesn’t last?
You’re beautiful and intricate
Right down to the depth of it
The impulses grow in size
From twenty to a thousand megahertz
In mind

Just could you try
To fall in time, in my hopeless rhymes
Zamora, you can try

I promise to everything you’ve wanted
Only if you could see it you I wanted
All this time
All this time

 

 

Lyrics: “Safe By You”

Can you promise not to break?
I’ve seen lovers break before
Can I promise to do the same
In return?
For I’ve been run down before

I yearn to be safe by you
I hope to learn to love by you
You can do right by me
You can set me free

Will you promise to be the same
When the lights dim and cameras fade?
Because I will do the same
For I’ve been fooled by this act
Before you came to my stage

I yearn to be safe by you
I hope you are safe by me
Can we hope to learn to love again?
You can do right by me
I can set you free

Let us be free
From this world’s stage
And all the players in it
Oh, how I yearn to be safe
By you

Hope to learn to love by you
Hope you are safe by me
I can do right by you
We can set ourselves free

I yearn to be safe by you
Hope you are safe by me too
We can set ourselves free

Safe by ourselves

Lyrics: “ane”

You are chaos, a symptom you can’t control
I’ve met the monster, the beast within your soul
You are chaos, a symptom you can’t control
I’ve met the monster, the beast within your soul

It’s the late night tying to keep outta sight
From the streets’ harsh reality by sitting here
Stabilize my own mentality and fear
Of you appearing as it only perks
The anxiety, oh how this mind jerks
Thinking of the quirks I loved
Trying to outshine times when you push and shoved

Nadine was the name when it appeared
A kaiju being come to fruition when it reared
Its ugly head, yet it was only grand in bed
Private practices of different positions
Natty Neidhart when it came to submissions
Took advantage of the nocturnal inhibitions
In between my gestures of romance on a roll

You are chaos, a symptom you can’t control
I’ve met the monster, the beast within your soul
You are chaos, a symptom you can’t control
I’ve met the monster, the beast within your soul

Darken hallways are a grim reminder
Being driven to death with her dragging me behind her
The balcony was her home, star above kept her alone
A phantom haunted her, paid out of pocket to confront him
Got you held on tightly on his whim
Got her away from the nightmare of scars
She got as a therapeutic lab rat
Making a controller out of her, she’s a Mad Cat

Even if you took out my lungs and clogged my artery
To keep me from beating on and on by doing only me
I dreamed of your true name I sought
That nerd gal pal with happiness always a thought
Because I love you and missed you, as you see, past tense
You’re gone with the tide, you no longer take control
Her actions aren’t part of my toll

You are chaos, a symptom you can’t control
I’ve met the monster, the beast within your soul
You are chaos, a symptom you can’t control
I’ve met the monster, the beast within your soul

I scream when I hear your name
Internally though as not to show
The pain and shit
A coronary can come just from
Seeing your eyes
All those times
They remain in rhyme
I remember them all

You are chaos, a symptom you can’t control
I’ve met the monster, the beast within your soul
You are chaos, a symptom you can’t control
I’ve met the monster, the beast within your soul