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And…

March 31, 2011

I was feeling all nostalgic today and started listening to this oldie but goldie song by Indonesian band Sheila On 7 (by the way, where are they now??). The song is called “Dan” (which means “And” in English).

Such a lovely song. Simple, deep, full of memories for me 🙂

Dan…
Bila esok datang kembali
Seperti sedia kala dimana kau bisa bercanda
Dan…
Perlahan kaupun, lupakan aku
Mimpi burukmu
Dimana t’lah kutancapkan duri tajam
Kaupun menangis, menangis sedih
Maafkan aku…

Dan…
Bukan maksudku, bukan inginku
Melukaimu sadarkah kau di sini ‘kupun terluka
Melupakanmu, menepikanmu
Maafkan aku

Lupakanlah diriku
Bila itu bisa membuatmu kembali bersinar
Dan berpijar seperti dulu kala

Caci maki saja diriku
Bila itu bisa membuatmu kembali bersinar
Dan berpijar seperti dulu kala

English translation (my really horrible, UN-poetic rough translation):

And …
When it’s tomorrow again
Just like before where you can joke and laugh again
And …
Slowly you’ll forget me
Just like a bad dream
Where my sharp thorns pierced through you
And you cried tears of sadness
Please forgive me …

And …
I didn’t mean to
I didn’t want to
Hurt you so much
Don’t you know how much I’m hurting too?
Trying to forget you
Pushing you aside
Please forgive me

Just forget about me
If it can bring back your shine
And make you glow like last time

Just say what you want, abuse me
If it can bring back your shine
And make you glow like last time

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More Passion :)

November 9, 2010

Love this song – Sleepyhead 🙂 Passion Pit

Pit of Passion

November 9, 2010

I love these guys so much I’ve decided to post more of their songs that I like 🙂

Here’s ‘The Reeling’ by Passion Pit 🙂

Don’t Come and Go

November 5, 2010

This song was playing on the radio today and it was exactly what I needed. I have been feeling pretty blue for the last 2 weeks, and kinda stuck in an emotional rut. I’ve sorted out what I want to do with my life but in terms of relationships… well. Let’s just say it’s under construction. LOL.

But yeah, I have always loved this song, and this is an amazing live version of it. I want to sing this to you, one day 🙂

Bic Runga – Sway

Don’t stray, don’t ever go away
I should be much too smart for this
You know it gets the better of me

Sometimes, when you and I collide
I fall into an ocean of you, pull me out in time
Don’t let me drown, let me down
I say it’s all because of you

And here I go, losing my control
I’m practicing your name
So I can say it to your face
It doesn’t seem right to look you in the eye

Let all the things you mean to me
Come tumbling out my mouth
Indeed it’s time to tell you why
I say it’s infinitely true

Say you’ll stay, don’t
Come and go like you do
Sway my way, yeah
I need to know all about you

And there’s no cure and no way to be sure
Why everything’s turned inside out
Instilling so much doubt

It makes me so tired, I feel so uninspired
My head is battling with my heart
My logic has been torn apart
And now it all turns sour
Come sweeten every afternoon

Say you’ll stay, don’t
Come and go like you do
Sway my way, yeah
I need to know all about you

Say you’ll stay, don’t
Come and go like you do
Sway my way, yeah
I need to know all about you

It’s all because of you
It’s all because of you

Now it all turns sour
Come sweeten every afternoon
It’s time telling you why
I say it’s infinitely true

Say you’ll stay, don’t
Come and go like you do
Sway my way, yeah
I need to know all about you

Say you’ll stay, don’t
Come and go like you do
Sway my way, yeah
I need to know all about you

It’s all because of you
It’s all because of you
It’s all because of you

The Dawn Poured Into Me

September 29, 2010

My latest aural obsession: Passion Pit – Little Secrets 🙂

Such a delight to listen to. Sweet like butterscotch, pralines and cream.

When I came down the dawn poured into me
I shook em up, the walls came crumbling
My fists kept trembling with these salty wounds
My stolen gold inside the emperors tomb

Now painting rainbows on my ugly face
I built this cardboard neighborhoods disgrace
But I ascend and serve my feverish need
Within the confines of such chemistry

It’s the way I see
Everything I need
It’s no way to be

Let this be our little secret
No one needs to know were feeling
Higher and higher and higher
Higher and higher and higher

But I feel alive and I feel it in me
Up and up I keep on climbing
Higher and higher and higher
Higher and higher and higher

My face blew up at such a casual sight
The smattered colors of ecstatic fright
The rush above me to oblivion
Outlining wet sidewalks in halogen

Oh have you ever felt so goddamn strong
How come it takes some people so damn long
He tried to squeeze the lemon juice to rain
The citrus drawing out the scene in stains

Watch the basin drain
As your life lines wane
And you cant explain
As your friends complain

You’ve caused all this pain
And you proudly shame
Your whole families name

Let this be our little secret
No one needs to know were feeling
Higher and higher and higher
Higher and higher and higher

But I feel alive and I feel it in me
Up and up I keep on climbing
Higher and higher and higher
Higher and higher and higher

Mother I can tell what you’ve been thinking
Staring at the stars on your ceiling
Thinking once there was a power that you were wielding
And now I’ve hit the mark
Stabbing at the dark
And I cannot help but ignore the people staring at my scars

Let this be our little secret
No-one needs to know we’re feeling
Higher and higher and higher
Higher and higher and higher

But I feel alive and feel it in me
Up and up I keep on climbing
Higher and higher and higher
Higher and higher and higher
Higher and higher and higher

Let this be our little secret
No one needs to know were feeling
Higher and higher and higher

But I feel alive and I feel it in me
Up and up and keep on climbing
Higher and higher and higher

Alabama, Arkansas…

September 23, 2010

I do love this song by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

It’s waaay overdue for a post here, but I’ve been AWOL for a bit. Anyways… here’s a video and some lyrics to accompany this amazing tune. 🙂

[Her:]
Alabama, Arkansas,
I do love my ma and pa,
Not the way that I do love you.

[Him:]
Holy, Moley, me, oh my,
You’re the apple of my eye,
Girl I’ve never loved one like you.

[Her:]
Man oh man you’re my best friend,
I scream it to the nothingness,
There ain’t nothing that I need.

[Him:]
Well, hot and heavy, pumpkin pie,
Chocolate candy, Jesus Christ,
Ain’t nothing please me more than you.

[Both:]
Ahh Home. Let me come home
Home is wherever I’m with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is wherever I’m with you.

La, la, la, la, take me home.
Mother, I’m coming home.

[Him:]
I’ll follow you into the park,
Through the jungle through the dark,
Girl I never loved one like you.

[Her:]
Moats and boats and waterfalls,
Alley-ways and pay phone calls,
I’ve been everywhere with you.

[Him:]
We laugh until we think we’ll die,
Barefoot on a summer night
Nothin’ new is sweeter than with you

[Her:]
And in the streets you run afree,
Like it’s only you and me,
Geeze, you’re something to see.

[Both:]
Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I’m with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is wherever I’m with you.

La, la, la, la, take me home.
Daddy, I’m coming home.

(Talking)
Him: Jade
Her: Alexander
Him: Do you remember that day you fell outta my window?
Her: I sure do, you came jumping out after me.
Him: Well, you fell on the concrete, nearly broke your ass, you were bleeding all over the place and I rushed you out to the hospital, you remember that?
Her: Yes I do.
Him: Well there’s something I never told you about that night.
Her: What didn’t you tell me?
Him: While you were sitting in the backseat smoking a cigarette you thought was gonna be your last, I was falling deep, deeply in love with you, and I never told you til just now.

[Both:]
Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I’m with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is where I’m alone with you.

[Him:]
Home. Let me come home.
Home is wherever I’m with you.

[Her:]
Ahh home. Yes I am ho-oh-ome.
Home is when I’m alone with you.

[Her:]
Alabama, Arkansas,
I do love my ma and pa…
Moats and boats and waterfalls,
Alley-ways and pay phone calls…

[Both:]
Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I’m with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is where I’m alone with you…

Desert Song

August 22, 2010

So how awesome is Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ song “Home”? Well I’m not posting that one here for now because I found a reeeallly trippy video for their song “Desert Song” which is just. So. Awesome.

Here it is!!! 🙂

p/s: the beginning is a video of the lead singer’s father doing some throat singing/chanting thing, with the singer as a baby in his arms, and it was shot by the singer’s mother. Like I said. TRIPPY.