The Guitarist Traveller: Emotions In 8 Classics

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Turn the Page.... BOB SEGER
"On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha... 
You can listen to the engines moanin' out its one note song..
You can think about the woman, or the girl you knew the night before..
But your thoughts will soon be wondering the way they always do...
When you are riding 16 hours and there's nothing there to do..
And you don't feel much like riding, you just wish the trip was through...
Here I am, on a road again,
There I am, on a stage,
Here I go, playing star again,
There I go, Turn the Page......." 

A ride through the Monument Valley, Arizona Desert, Estrella by his side, he calls his guitar by the name..the vastness surrounding him, the reddish-brown hues of the mountains around, smell of burnt rubber, wind blowing against his traveller face and a long ride ahead before he reaches the place which he plans to call his home for next few months. The emptiness around can be playful and it can lead him to nostalgia at once... Here while he rides & hums along the song, he remembers how he always was a traveller in this world....

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Runaway...BON JOVI
"On the street where you live girls talk about their social lives...
They are made of lipstick, plastic and paint, a touch of sable in their eyes...
All your life, all you've asked when's your daddy gonna talk to you...
But you were living in another world tryin' to get your message through...
No one heard a single world you said...
They should have seen it in your eyes..
What was going around your head..
Ooh...she's a little runaway.
Daddy's girl learned fast
All those things she couldn't say
Ooh... she's a little runaway....

While growing up among concrete & brick-made structures and people racing among themselves to reach the corner office on the pinnacle of those structures, he always thought of jumping the city walls and explore beyond the city into the unknown.. City-life never excited him, what did was his guitar & nature....

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Otherside....RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS

"How long how long will I slide..
Separate my side I don't...
I don't believe its bad..
Slit my throat...Its all I ever..
I heard your voice through a photograph
I thought it up it brought up the past
Once you know you can never go back
I've got to take it on the otherside

His first solo trip to Parvati Valley was spent in contemplation while gazing up towards the blue skies, his Estrella giving him company. Do I really want to go back to city life? Can I start afresh from here? A good stuff can really play with your mind...it lets you slide to extremes but do not let you take decisions... And when you badly need to decide... you go back to your old friend....Estrella....

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Layla.....ERIC CLAPTON

"What'll you do when you get lonely
And nobody's waiting by your side?
You've been running and hiding much too long.
You know it's just your foolish pride
Layla.....
Layla, you've got me on my knees.
Layla, I'm begging, darling please
Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind.......Laylaaa...."

The Mediterranean coast is so deeply intriguing that it can pause a free-spirited soul...Love can happen all over again with your existing partner, Estrella or with someone you just knew in Santorini, Greece..  While he loiters along with his Estrella through the narrow cobbled passages hidden between the white & blue, overlooking the sea...he sees a beautiful woman with golden tresses walking towards him in a red dress....He falls in love all over again....

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Child in Time.....DEEP PURPLE

Sweet child in time..
You will see the line..
The line that's drawn between.. 
Good and Bad..
See the blind man...
Shooting at the world...
Bullets flying..
Ohh taking toll...
If you've been bad...
Oh Lord I bet you have
And you've not been hit
Oh by flying lead
You'd better close your eyes...
Ohhhh bow your head
Wait for the ricochet....

A heart full of love can sometimes weep tears of blood...for he never expects human heart can take shape of God & Demon alike .. But a traveller's heart only yearns for love..love among the mankind...for this why he travels so far across... to spread love... Yet when he travelled among the fallen Bamiyan Buddha in the hallowed country of Afghanistan, he witnessed the curse that befall this place... 

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Stairway To Heaven.....LED ZEPPELIN

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold....
And she's buying the stairway to heaven....
When she gets there she knows, if the doors are all closed....
With a word she can get what she came for....
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying the stairway to heaven....

Hope...the only thing the person poses who owns nothing today....Just alike the children in Ladakh, a traveller do not poses anything but hope...Hope for love around...hope for heaven around...He wanders around for search of this heaven...Before soon he realises the heaven is where your heart is... In Ladakh he lost his heart to Zanskar and among the smiling kids 

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Hotel California....EAGLES
"On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair..
Warm smell of the colitas , rising up through the air..
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light...
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim...
...................Welcome to the Hotel California.....
You can check-in any-time you like, But you can never leave........"

Traveller, gipsy, nomad, wayfarer through the great plains, mountains & valleys of Mongolia....he has given in to his desire, wondering alone... He can't go back to the materialistic life...He finds happiness, solace and contentment in his journey... His songs reflect he being slave to his vices....being a vagabond...

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Man who sold the world.....NIRVANA

"We passed upon the stair
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there
He said I was his friend
Which came as a surprise
I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone
A long long time ago
Oh no, not me
We never lost control
You are face to face
With the man who sold the World...."

His journey need not end at any destination...Coz he found himself while he travelled.. He came face to face with himself when he wandered... And he realised he is only a life-traveller in this world... He journeys with himself and his Estrella to the Great Kailash Mansarovar !!!

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