Introspective melodies

Takes me to your home…..

I will be eternally obliged to my years in Seth G S Medical College, where I spent a decade of the years of my youth becoming a doctor. It was just the right mix of academics (no quarter given nor asked for in the intensely cerebral environment where virtually more than 75% of the kids in class was as bright as any other and the competition very intense) , fun (& loads of it, too, my classmates during my II & III MBBS years wouldn’t have wagered I would do something substantial academically as I was into so many other things). My teachers : the Dean, Dr C K Deshpande , HOD Medicine/Cardiology Dr K G Nair and my best friends in college in many ways (all 2 years my senior, Quresh Maskati, Prakash Nadkarni, Rajesh Parikh and Suleman Merchant– thanks to Prakash) helped me grow and blossom. My interest in music was fuelled by our team doing well in Quiz competitions around the country. Prakash was a good guitarist and singer too, although I do think very few would suspect that this would be the case looking at his demeanour.

I had heard this band before but I did an exhaustive research and hearing after landing up in GS. I love this song because it is so very different from their other songs. Much more introspective and slower in tempo than their energetic , even frenzied songs. I was reminded of this one after posting today’s picture/couplet, centred around a winding country road.

The lyrics are attributed to John Lennon and Paul McCartney as is the case with most of the lyrics for their songs.

The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I’ve seen that road before
It always leads me here
Lead me to your door

The wild and windy night
That the rain washed away
Has left a pool of tears
Crying for the day
Why leave me standing here?
Let me know the way

Many times I’ve been alone
And many times I’ve cried
Anyway, you’ll never know
The many ways I’ve tried

And still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long, long time ago
Don’t leave me waiting here
Lead me to your door

But still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long, long time ago
Don’t keep me waiting here
Lead me to your door

One of my all time favourite ones from the band.

Stay safe, folks, stay happy and healthy. The summer is pretty much here. We have been lucky thus far to get frequent rain showers that have mitigated the impact of thr heat.


By abchandorkar

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Pune, India

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