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Passenger - Let Her Go

I was thinking about the two sides of the coin.  It is related to the scientific fact: Opposite poles attract.  Then came this song on the background.

We never really can experience darkness without the concept of light.  We never can appreciate the value of a person when they are just there.  We are just too comfortable and familiar with each other until we let them go. We shoo them away by our mean words, thoughtless deeds, immature ways.  Then they are gone.

Life is short so let us spread love. We experience pain but let's love anyway and let that mean, immature and thoughtless person we care. We love no matter what.

"Let Her Go"

Well you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day you'll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you'll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

But you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
'Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

Well you see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep
'Cause you loved her too much
And you dived too deep

Well you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go (oh, oh, ooh, oh no)
And you let her go (oh, oh, ooh, oh no)
Will you let her go?

'Cause you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

'Cause you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go

Roar - Katy Perry

Choice.  I have always known that we make choices every single minute. But then, in the bigger portion of my life, I just focused on one thing, not remembering that I have a choice.  It didn't really matter to me.  I was just... most likely idle everytime. 

When I heard this song, I instantly had a connection. I am in the process of "re-inventing" myself because I once again learned that I still have a choice.  I chose to say I am happy rather than say "I am not sad".  Happiness is a choice and once you have it, keep it. Do not let it go because no one will be happy for you but yourself alone.

I do not regret not making a choice.  Not making a choice is also a choice and I have to stand by it no matter what.  The most important thing is you chose to be happy.  I am just expressing joy, not regret, by the way.

Share your thoughts.  The lyrics is below.


Lyrics of the song
ROAR by Katy Perry

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You'll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna hear me roar...

Roar-or, roar-or, roar-or, roar-or, roar-or

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You'll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You're gonna hear me roar...

Angels - David Archuleta

This is the second time I am writing about this song.  It was sung by David Archuleta and reminded me of the movie City of Angels starred by Nicola Cage and Meg Ryan.
The movie depicted an extra ordinary love story of an angel named Seth.  He fell in love with Meg Ryan, a mortal he is supposed to be guarding and protecting.

Everything is possible in movies.  There are a lot of different ways to tell stories in movies. There are also a lot of love stories in real life.  However which way we see it, love is a wonderful feeling.  It is fulfilling.  "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" so they said and I agree.

We fall in love with ordinary people but when we do, they appear to be an angel to us.  Their physique or their intelligence or their affection can simply be equated to an angel.  That's how we are when we are in love.  Everything is special, extra ordinary.  One note of precaution though, like in the movie City of Angels, not all love stories end with happily-ever-afters.  And when that sad reality comes, knock on wood, then we go back to that quote above.

Love just the same, we only have one life to live.

Have a great one!

Angels sung by David Archuleta
Lyrics below:

I sit and wait, does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know, the places where we go
When we're grey and old
'Cause I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead


And through it all
She offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call
She won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead



When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead



And through it all
She offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call
She won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead
I'm loving angels instead
Oh, oh yeah



And through it all
She offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call
She won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

OK Lang Ako - Parokya ni Edgar

I thought I am through with pain. I thought this was all the pain I will have to bear and I thought of a time and place to end it.  And everything is told in this song I just heard this morning.  

I could still bear pain after all... because it is more painful to let go of someone you love when you know there is something you could do about it.  I don't deserve to be hurt, nobody does but it's a way of life. 

I'm willing to wait til it hurts no more.

I tried to translate it for your reading pleasure.

Lyrics of the song
OK Lang Ako
by Parokya ni Edgar

Ayoko nang malaman pa (I no don't want to know)
Kung sino siya at kung saan ka nag punta (Who he is and where you've been)
Hindi na lang tatanungin (I will no longer ask)
Para hindi mo na kailangan pang umamin (So that you won't have to swear)
Ok lang ako, ok lang ako (I am OK, I'm OK)

-Chorus
Lahat ay aking gagawin, (I will do everything)
Pikit matang tatangapin, (With closed eyes, I'll accept it)
Mas kayang masaktan paminsan minsan (I could bear being  hurt once in a while)
Wag ka lamang mawala ng tuluyan (Rather than lose you all over)

Maniniwala na lang ako, (I will believe)
Sa lahat ng sasabihin mo, (In everything you'll say)
Di na kita kukulitin,  (I will not bug you)
Para di na kailangan pang mag sinungaling, (So you will not have to tell a lie)
Ok lang ako, ok lang ako (I'm OK, I'm OK)

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Hindi ko kakayanin mawala ka sa akin (I could not bear to lose you)
Kahit na mag mukha akong tanga sa mata ng iba (Though I may look a fool in others' eyes)

Lahat ay aking gagawin, (I will do everything)
Pikit matang tatangapin, (With closed eyes, I'll accept it)
Kung meron mag tanong tungkol sa akin (If anyone would ask about me)
Sabhin mo ok lang ako, ok lang ako (Tell them I'm OK, I'm OK)

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/p/parokya_ni_edgar/

Akap by Imago

Akap is short for YAKAP. That means "embrace".  When we feel sad, an embrace would sure uplift us a bit.  When we embrace someone, we assure them that we are here to stay, we care, we love.

This is a song a few years back.  It was introduced to me by my beloved. I heard this before but wasn't paying too much attention to what it says until it was sung for me.

I am a very serious person. I've grown such because of a lot of life's cruelty shown to me.  It was cruel I say because I struggled with it all alone.  I have managed to endure too much pain in my heart but without regrets.  I don't regret my bad experiences because they taught me to be strong albeit I remained to be serious.

When I met my beloved, I learned how to give myself a reason to smile.  Well, to make the story short, it is a wonderful feeling when someone accepts you for who you are.  It is blissful especially when I am complemented, embraced for my shortcomings... hugged when I feel so down.

I translated this song for you to appreciate.  It is a love song. A song for an unconditional love which we are supposed to give to everyone... even if it hurts.  That's how my love will be.  And I will never ask for anything in return.


AKAP lyrics

Nagtatanong (Asking)
Bakit mahirap sumabay sa agos ng iyong mundo (Why is it difficult to go with the flow in your world)

Nagtataka (Wondering)
Simple lang naman sana ang buhay kung ika'y matino (Life is simple only if you're sane)

Sabihin sa akin lahat ng lihim mo (Tell me all of your secrets)
Iingatan ko (I will take care of them)
Ibaling sa akin ang problema mo (Blame all your problems to me)
Kakayanin ko (I can bear it)

Pikit mata kong iaalay ang buwan at araw (With closed eyes, I will offer to you the moon and the sun)
Pati pa sapatos kong suot (Inclund the shoes I'm wearing)

Nagtatanong (Asking)
Simple lang naman sana ang buhay (Life is simple)
Kung ika'y lumayo (Only if you'll go away)

Sasamahan ka sa tamis (I will give you company in sweetness)
Sasamahan ka sa dilim (I will give you company in darkness)
Sasamahan ka hanggang langit (I will give you company until heaven)
Sasamahan ka sa tamis (I will give you company in sweetness)
Sasamahan ka sa pait (I will give you company in bitterness)
Sasamahan ka sa dilim (I will give you company in darkness)
Sasamahan ka hanggang langit (I will give you company until heaven)
Sasamahan ka (I will give you company)



Read more: Imago - Akap Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Chances Are - Robert Downey Jr & Vonda Shepard

I will never forget the movie CHANCES ARE, also starred by Robert Downey, Jr. That was an old movie back in the 90s.  This song, however is another story.  It just talks about "who knows" as opposed to a planned life.

I have always planned my life because that's what I learned from my mentor.  Somewhere, however, I had to abandon some of those plans not because chances are, I may fail, but because something unplanned came up.  I do not regret planning my life, despite uncertainties of fate.  I just have too much to consider and plan for so I am living life as it comes right now.  But we cannot stay that way for long.  No matter what fate brings us, we still should be ready, to at least cope with our current situation.

I have committed myself to someone and what if that commitment doesn't seem to work out because of numerous humps and bumps along the way? Do we wait til timelines become aligned with the heart's desires? Then how long shall we wait? Ohh, who knows, ayt?


Lyrics of the song
CHANCES ARE
Robert Downey Jr & Vonda Shepard

Chances are you'll find me
somewhere on your road tonight
Seems I always end up driving by

Ever since I've known you
It just seems you're on my way
All the rules of logic don't apply

I long to see you in the night

Be with you 'till the morning light...

I remember clearly
how you looked the night we met
I recall your laughter and your smile

I remember how
you made me feel so at ease
I remember all your grace and style

And now you're all I long to see
you've come to mean so much to me...

Chances are I'll see you
somewhere in my dreams tonight
You'll be smiling like the night we met

Chances are I'll hold you
an I'll offer all I have
You're the only one I can't forget

Baby you're the best I've ever met...

And I'll be dreaming ot the future...

... hoping you'll be by my side.

And in the morning I'd be longing for the night
for the night...

Chances are I'll see you
somewhere in my dreams tonight
You'll be smiling like the night we met

Chances are I'll hold you
and I'll offer all I have
You're the only one I can't forget

Baby you're the best I've ever met...

Give Your Heart a Break - Demi Lovato

I heard this song this morning and it somehow reminded me of the very first song I blogged here long time ago.  It shivered me because I don't like the feeling.  That is a feeling of having a relationship but knowing that it is going to end sometime later.  

Who would want to experience a heartbreak? I don't.  But every day of breathing is a heartbreak because each moment, we will make a move that will either make us or break us.  Add that to investing so much of your time and effort, including feelings, just to lose that someone closest to our heart.

I really don't like talking about parting ways because it is like a bad omen to me.  However, whatever we do, things happen the way they are meant to be.  So let us give our hearts a break.  Let's pause and ponder that our heart was placed lower than our brain.  Who knows, we might realize that our so-called heartbreaks are just figment of our rational faculties.  Who knows.

"Give Your Heart A Break"

The day I first met you
You told me you'd never fall in love
But now that I get you
I know fear is what it really was

Now here we are,
So close yet so far.
Haven't I passed the test?
When will you realize,
Baby, I'm not like the rest?

Don't wanna break your heart
Wanna give your heart a break
I know you're scared it's wrong
Like you might make a mistake
There's just one life to live
And there's no time to wait, to wait
So let me give your heart a break, give your heart a break
Let me give your heart a break, your heart a break
There's just so much you can take
Give your heart a break
Let me give your heart a break, your heart a break
Oh yeah, yeah

On Sunday you went home alone
There were tears in your eyes
I called your cell phone, my love
But you did not reply

The world is ours if we want it
We can take it if you just take my hand
There's no turning back now
Baby, try to understand

Don't wanna break your heart
Wanna give your heart a break
I know you're scared it's wrong
Like you might make a mistake
There's just one life to live
And there's no time to wait, to wait
So let me give your heart a break, give your heart a break
Let me give your heart a break, your heart a break
There's just so much you can take
Give your heart a break
Let me give your heart a break, your heart a break
Oh yeah, yeah

When your lips are on my lips
Then our hearts beat as one
But you slip out of my fingertips
Every time you run, whoa-oh-whoa-oh-oh

Don't wanna break your heart
Wanna give your heart a break
I know you're scared it's wrong
Like you might make a mistake
There's just one life to live
And there's no time to wait, to wait
So let me give your heart a break

'Cause you've been hurt before
I can see it in your eyes
You try to smile it away, some things you can't disguise
Don't wanna break your heart
Maybe, I can ease the ache, the ache
So let me give your heart a break, give your heart a break
Let me give your heart a break, your heart a break
There's just so much you can take
Give your heart a break
Let me give your heart a break, your heart a break
Oh yeah, yeah

The day I first met you
You told me you'd never fall in love