This Time, This Space

by Yining Ma

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Have I ever told you I tried to be a rock star?
Only in my head
But when music comes out, it's always...

Have I ever told you I try to play my favourite songs?
I never find the right chords.
And my voice quivers as I try to focus on my hands.

I try to sing along.
But my brain slows song down...

I don't know how to write music down.
Even if I could I couldn't weave them back into the same song.
Besides most of the times I don't know what I'm thinking.
I express
Only then a window is opened
And I can touch my thoughts...
Shiny... Glittering... Glistening...

It doesn't matter to me now
That my voice can't go up and can't go down.
It doesn't matter to me now
If I can only create and it's gone.
It doesn't matter to me now
If it's different to what people do at this time, this space.
I capture a copy of the universe
As it travels through
At this time, this space.

And it becomes a universe of its own.
And it belongs to you.
To you.
Only to you.


released September 4, 2016
With excerpt of Coin-Operated Boy by the Dresden Dolls

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Yining Ma Shanghai, China

I sit at the piano and let things happen.

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