by Yining Ma

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Ruth Gordon This beautiful song was written from the huge heart of Yining Ma for a friend in need. You can feel the love in her lyrics and vocal. She is a lovely star!
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You tell me you had a bad day.
You say maybe you just need to vent.
You need advice, and some courage.
You need some love.
But most of all,
The thing you need is a hug.
But that's the one thing I can't give you.
I can only type, in capital letters,
H-U-G-S, H-U-G-S, H-U-G-S

I wrap my arms around myself
Tightly. Try to squeeze out
The hollow feeling ripping out my insides
Through a black hole the shape of you.
For a hug is mutual.
Now I need a hug, too.
But you are not here.
I can only type, in capital letters,
H-U-G-S, H-U-G-S, H-U-G-S

Lying on my chest in the darkness,
The waves of sadness crashes onto the bed board.
We are just at each other's fingertips,
But in sleep we are alone.
I keep reminding myself
To think of you, to focus on you.
Should you know how I'm feeling now,
You would type, in capital letters,
H-U-G-S, H-U-G-S, H-U-G-S

It's not the best,
But it'll do for us.
To give each other
Capital letter hugs
H-U-G-S, H-U-G-S...


released September 6, 2015



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Yining Ma Shanghai, China

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