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Water From the Moon - Celine Dion

Probably not a lot of people knows this song, not even my closest friends or family but this is a great song. I shouldn't have known about this song if not for this person. She was the first person I approached when I planned to join the school's varsity team. We became close and I even urged her to teach me to smoke (and I failed). Before she'd graduate from UP, she made it to the Military school and four years later, she topped her class. We were even prouder. This song will always remind me of her.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I was watching MTV of Celine Dion and so I remembered all her songs from my college days. I remembered "If I Were You", "I Love You, Goodbye", "Beauty and the Beast" etc. and I recalled how did I ever get to learn about most of THE Celine Dion's songs. Then I remembered my friend, we called her "Cru". Unfortunately, this friend of mine just passed away due to a vehicular accident. That's the reason why I should've been sleeping by now but I'm doing this post.

I've known her as a strong person yet hearing her falling in love with this song made me realize that she is an emotional person after all. Who wouldn't? Read the lyrics and listen to the song at the bottom of this post.

And right now, I can't help thinking about her. I was hoping to see her and talk to her once again during our Homecoming set for tomorrow (December 5 and 6) but I know she really had to rest now. I will try to enjoy the grand celebration tomorrow which we have been planning for a few months now. But it will not be as happy knowing that we lost yet another great person in our midst.

To you and your big heart "Cru"... you're in our hearts!


Lyrics | Water From The Moon lyrics



Love Will Lead You Back - Taylor Dayne

This is the only song I know that would remind me of a person I lost in the past. For the past few nights, I've been dreaming about her, thinking about her and my vivid thoughts are sometimes just about her -Jenny, my cousin.

I've lost her for seventeen (17) years now. She could have been a very pretty lady as she was before. Who knows, she might have her own family already. Too bad and too sad, this world can no longer witness that because she is gone ahead of us all.


Lyrics | Taylor Dayne lyrics - Love Will Lead You Back lyrics

I have no more means to verify with her, her story behind this song. But one thing came true: love leads her back. I only knew her deeply for about two weeks but I spent so many hours and nights with her, most especially when she was sick. We ate in her room together, laugh together, tell stories and all that friends would do together. It was one of my happiest moments but also the most painful part of my life. I was just trying to be firm because I know, she is above there, watching over us, praying for us even.

Let me share with you a poem my mom made when Jenny passed away.

I'LL BE BACK (1991)
Wipe the tears in your eyes dearest ones
i'm not dead as you see me dead
my spirit lives and have gone ahead
to the Kingdom of God and eternal rest

Grieve not my passing away from this world
pilgrims all we pass this way once
some chose the long and torturous roads
my route was short & easy as a dance

Fourteen years you had me in your midst
you've seen me laugh & dance & sing
if you see me now so still and unmoving
it's not because I am dead rather that I'm resting

For my journey through this earth though short and easy
still my heart never rests, my spirit weary
til I rest in His bossom
my God, the Almighty

But I'll be back dearest ones, I'll be back
You'll see me in your memories where I live on
I'll be in your midst in joy and fun
In spirit, I'll be back dearest ones.

-a dew
(copied with permission)

I miss you Jenny!






Point of View - Joey Albert

This is another song by Joey Albert. This is the song for the very best sister in the world... I couldn't have made some good breaks in my life without her.


Lyrics | Point Of View lyrics

Back in our younger years, we have loved Joey Albert and her songs. By "we", I mean my sister and me. There are times we just hum the song or actually sing them. We shared a lot of things: we washed clothes, take a bath together (we fill up the pale with water, use the dipper then just shower ourselves with it), we press our uniforms, we tickle each other before we go to sleep amd I don't recall any event where we hurt each other (I mean physically, even emotionally). I don't think I was ever envious about my big sister. We are completely different: she's tall, my mom call me plump; she's skinny, I'm chubby; she's friendly, I'm not - but we're both inteligent and wise (self-professed again!).

We were together most of our lives and we tell each other our problems. There are a lot of things I can tell her but not to anyone else. Now that we're older, before we both make decisions, we always ask for each others' point of view on things. That's the common thing between us. She tells me her problems, her opinion about things, our family problems, work relations and others. In return, I tell her what I think, what should have been and be done. She also knows my frustrations and gives me comforting words.

I'm glad I have the most wonderful sister of all. I love her so -so much that I love her kids as my own. (Well, I love all of my nephews and my nieces.) She has done a lot of things for me and for our family. Oh, and did I mention she's my best drinkin' buddy? Drinking is not the same when we don't do it together. We drink, we sing, we laugh, we tell stories and we have so much fun together... and that's until now... and I hope forever!

The song says: "We may have gone our diff'rent ways, But since we are the kind of friends who'll always stay no matter what the pain..."

That's my big sis! Isn't the world a wonderful place if you have someone you can talk to anything under the sun?

By Heart - Jim Brickman

This is a story why I have always loved my best friend...

There I was in the government office I used to go to. There were a lot of things I couldn't forget in that office and one of them is when I was introduced to this song "By Heart". It was 2005. I was looking for a good song, you know me, music is my life! Then there was my cousin, who, after scolding me and giving me some pain in the head, asked me to record some songs for her. She said I should chose the songs that are good so I chose the song I fell in love with. One of them is this. I know it was the first time she heard this when I finally gave the copy to her. It didn't even mean anything to her, for all I know (that's why I regretted giving her a copy, wink! Just kidding!)

Alright, in person, I will appear to you as strong, liberal, someone rational and someone who will always have a solution to everything. Well guess what? YOU'RE RIGHT! (haha!) But not when I am left confronted by this stubborn cousin of mine. She'll have me so helpless, so weak, lame and dumb... call me all the equivalents. She just knows where to push the button to tone me down. No one has ever did this and I think no one ever will. Despite this, she's a favorite sister. We had a lot of disagreements, and we still have them, but she is what I told you she is.

She just knows when to execute that 1-2-jab-kinda-manny-pacquiao-punch on me. She kicked me in the retina, blew my cerebrum, poked my hemoglobin (I learned these terms from her). I'll be filing a case by the way, serious physical injuries with an aggravating circumstance of abuse to minor -haha!)

Then I provided a space for myself. I left for Manila to work, but after a couple of years being alone, I missed her. When she decided to work there too, I went back to the province. I missed her all the more. One thing remained: She is still my very best cousin -noone could replace. Yeah, we're worlds apart, but she is here embedded deep in my heart. She is stubborn, but with a great heart; brat but with an open mind; quiet but with a strong faith! And have I told you I love her so dearly? I love her.

Candle in the Wind - Elton John

I have been out for a while. First off, my paternal grandmother died. While I was reminiscing the events when my "lola" (Filipino word for grandmother) was still alive, I just can't help but remember one of the most tragic deaths that the entertainment and political world had seen. The tragic death of Princess Diana.

I have always admired her, not because she had a fairytale-like wedding but because she is a woman of strength. As a self-professed feminist, Diana or Princess D is really a woman one could admire from the heart. We all know her story and I will always remember her as the most "photographed" personality.

What made this song special to me is the singer. Elton John is a great singer! His voice never fades and when he sang this song to Diana, it was like a fairytale to me. My most-admired woman and my singer-idol were together on a scene albeit one is dead, the other is teary-eyed singing his song.

That's why I will always love music because people would come and go but music will always give us comfort. They bring back memories.

I always love to sing this song and when I do, I always remember Princess D. For the rest of the story of this song, here is Elton John's lyrics:

Goodbye England's rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
You called out to our country
And you whispered to those in pain
Now you belong to heaven
And the stars spell out your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall you
Along England's greenest hills
Your candle's burned out long before
Your legend never will

Loveliness we've lost
These empty days without your smile
This torch we'll always carry
For our nation's golden child
And even though we try
The truth brings us to tears
All our words cannot express
The joy you brought us through the years

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall you
Along England's greenest hills
Your candle's burned out long before
Your legend never will

Goodbye England's rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
Goodbye England's rose
From a country lost without your soul
Who'll miss the wings of your compassion
More than you'll ever know

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And you footsteps will always fall you
Along England's greenest hills
Your candle's burned out long before
Your legend never will


I wonder who else remembers a person when they hear a particular song? If you wouldn't mind, I would truly love to get your story behind your favorite song.

:-) til next entry!

Constant Change - Jose Mari Chan



This is our beach in Darigayos, Luna, La Union located North of the Philippines.


Jose Mari Chan Lyrics


From the very title of this song, one could do nothing but agree with its concept. As they say: "Change is the only permanent thing in this world."

This song reminds me so much of my father's siblings (paternal siblings) who were just my age. When we were younger, we got the chance to spend a very long vacation with them. We went to the beach, climbed the Grotto, went fishing, diving and all. We really "moved from place to place". From Pangasinan, then to La Union then to Manila. They were from Tuguegarao, by the way. (All of the places I mentioned, except Manila, are provinces from the North of the country.)

As kids, we truly enjoyed that time together. Now, I was reminded of this song again because we already seldom see each other. We gathered together once in 2006 when their youngest, PJ, got married. Now they are all linving in America albeit the three of them living in different states. We are now living apart from each other but that vacation we spent together in 1989 was so memorable! I am not sure if I can produce photos from that day but it sure is very vivid in my memory.

Through the internet, we still communicate with each other and we get to share our own accomplishments, our heart aches and how we miss the old days. It's always nice to be young, to be like Peter Pan and to always cherish the childishness in our hearts. This song asked: "Have we outgrown our Peter Pan's and wings?" It's a troubling question for me but I want to convince myself that sometimes I see myself as an adult but when bombarded with so much pressure already, I think of a happy thought. I think of my childhood -the good ones of course.

And life is a constant change, oh no!

To Jose Mari Chan: I have always loved this song and the others you've recorded.

If We Hold On Together - Diana Ross

My last post was about my best friend. This current song is about my high school friends because they were the ones who welcomed me into high school life and they accompanied me there. Unfortunately, they did not stay long.

I am talking about my big brother (we fondly call him "Bacon") who was in his Senior year when I was a freshman in high school. The three of us, me and my big sister and brother went to the same school although I must admit, I was closer with my brother back then. I had a classmate, maybe I could name her Chu, who became my friend and while I was close to my brother, she also developed this closeness to him. All these happened when we, Chu and I, were in still in the first year level.

The three of us go to church together, and if we had free time, we eat out and talk a lot. We fell in love with this song because we thought about being good friends for life.I learned later on that this song was used in the animated movie: The Land Before Time. I loved the song even more.

But things changed my brother graduated and had to go to college in the city. I began having my own set of friends, she did likewise.

Almost 20 years since then, I still remember our song and when I hear it (which I seldom do this age), I remember Chu.

This is the lyrics and the song:

If We Hold on Together - Diana Ross

If We Hold On TogetherDon’t lose your way
With each passing day
You’ve come so far
Don’t throw it away
Live believing
Dreams are for weaving
Wonders are waiting to start
Live your story
Faith, hope & glory
Hold to the truth in your heart

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and i

Souls in the wind
Must learn how to bend
Seek out a star
Hold on to the end
Valley, mountain
There is a fountain
Washes our tears all away
Words are swaying
Somebody is praying
Please let us come home to stay

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and i

When we are out there in the dark
We’ll dream about the sun
In the dark we’ll feel the light
Warm our hearts, everyone

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
As high as souls can fly
The clouds roll by
For you and i

Through The Years - Kenny Rogers

This article is about me and my best friend and this is our song!

(N.B. These are just a few recollection of the good and bad events that challenged our friendship and our being.)

We have different ways of categorizing our best friends, why we chose them and what circumstances that brought us together. Ours was a product of some series of painful events. I'd like to reiterate that I am not normally an emotional person, but this is the "softest" spot of my life -those series of tragic events we, me and my cousin, shared together.

In high school, I had nothing to be proud of and I was always shying away because I knew back then that I am not one of those normal high school girls. (Stop there.) I was always misunderstood then I found this person -whom I can be just me when I'm with her. She's the daughter of my father's cousin (in legal terms: consanguinity on the fourth degree:)

Both our families lived in one shelter when they needed cover from the ash falls of a volcano that erupted. This was the event in 1991 when the Mount Pinatubo in Central Luzon (Philippines) erupted, thus changed the lives of the people there, and it also changed mine. It was during their stay in our house that their elder sister died caused by H-fever or dengue. I was not really sure. All I know is that we were all too young to be faced with such tragic event so we had to pull strength from each other. In less than a month, at our early age, we've experienced one of life's most painful part -losing a loved one!

Then there we were, stuck together: a person who has lost self-esteem and no-sense of self-worth; she (and her family) lost a house, stopped school and lost a sister.

These and all other depressions, life's pressures, peer and family-related problems and the likes that we shared. But my best friend and I, we survived. We always helped each other. I was the practical side, she was the spiritual side. We had a very good chemistry. I could say, I was the head, she was the heart. But of course, like all other friendship stories out there, we argued a lot and argued some more until our communication grew lesser and the distance between us was more than 100 miles. We had a fight because of conflicting outlook in life. We realized we had different lives and we thought nothing seemed to click between us anymore. But I remember, before we actullay parted ways, we still sang this song not knowing it might be our last duet together.

But after all those years, we were able to work things out. We knew something in this song drew us again to each other. Now we are over-my-dead-body-ready-to-protect each other just like we used to. And despite our extreme ideals, we are still ready to support each other because that's what friendship is all about. That's what the previous pains of life had taught us at our tender years. "Through all the good and bad... we'd always work things out". That's why we always believed in this song.


Lyrics | Through The Years lyrics

Despite the pains we've caused to each other, we still love each other. In our lives, we will always have issues, concerns, problems but I will always be proud to say that I am ready to face them all because we got each other.


Through the Years - Kenny Rogers

Our house - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Hi again! It's been a while... many things happened and for some reason, I had no access to the internet. It is now October and here in the Philippines, the Spirit of Christmas is already around the corner. And when we talk about Christmas, the center of the celebration is the family. This is the reason why I remember this song.

I was not familiar with this one, neither the artists who sang it until I heard it as a soundtrack in one of my favorite movies, "My Girl". Each time I hear it played, I remember our own house. The part that says "you placed the flowers in the vase..." because we only had one flower vase back then. I remember it was placed on top of our TV set and since we have a small garden, I gather flowers from there, different kinds on diferent days. My sister and I even place a very common flower/grass called "baby's breath". It was so cute and a beautiful ornament for roses.

"Our house is a very, very funny house... with 2 cats in the yard..." We had 2 cats, persian descent. They were my pets from a good friend of mine back in college. I loved them! People in our place say you'll get allergies and asthma when you sleep with cats but not with me. I slept with my cats. I placed them on my chest while I lie down. They say cats hate water but I shower them then afterwards place them under the sun. Now, they're gone but I still had funny memories with them.

I hope you'll find this song interesting too. Til next entry!

I'll light the fire
You put the flowers in the vase
That you bought today

Staring at the fire
For hours and hours
While I listen to you
Play your love songs
All night long for me
Only for me

Come to me now
And rest your head for just five minutes
Everything is good
Such a cosy room
The windows are illuminated
By the sunshine through them
Fiery gems for you
Only for you

Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you
And our la,la,la, la,la etc

And our

I'll light the fire
And you place the flowers in the jar
That you bought today

Every Breath You Take -Sting (The Police)



Just the other week, I watched Ally McBeal in DVD format. As a law student, I am inclined to watch courtroom-oriented movies, TV series and novels. Anything that would inspire me to continue with my studies.

Ally McBeal is a story about lawyers who go about lawyering and at the same time living their normal "lives and loves". That's what I love about that TV series (which unfortunately stopped airing since I-don't-know-when) and thankful that I was able to obtain a DVD copy. I am a DVD-addict, in fact. I just don't have enough time to watch right now because of school. Going back, I loved the eposide when Sting appeared in one of its episodes and Larry Paul (Robert Downey, Jr. -I just love him!) sang this song with him, and of course it was meant for Ally.

I loved that scene and it made me fall in love again. It's been a while since I fell in love. I used to say loving is an everyday thing but I guess because of the busy world we live in now, some elements of love dwindled, diminished or lost. Love for me is just giving everything and I guess I cannot do it anymore since my mind is so divided or maybe I forgot the meaning of love... haha! Silly thing to forget!

Well, the song says: "I'll be watching you..." but if it were me, I'd rether say I'll be watching over you... making sure nothing or no one will harm you. It is more of the protective shield. For me, when you say "I'll be watching you" means you're on the passive side, just letting things happen or worst, watching someone like a jail warden watching prisoners. That's just my two cents...

But what I really loved about this song is:
Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace
I dream at night I can only see your face
I look around but it's you I can't replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace

I loved that part especailly when I have the mic. wink! (Let me end now and start the videoke machine... till then!)


Every Breath You Take - Copeland

Reason to Believe - Rod Stewart

Here is the story for the day:

If I listened long enough to you
Id find a way to believe that its all true
Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried
Still I look to find a reason to believe

Someone like you makes it hard to live without
Somebody else
Someone like you makes it easy to give
Never think about myself

If I gave you time to change my mind
Id find a way just to leave the past behind
Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried
Still I look to find a reason to believe

If I listened long enough to you
I'd find a way to believe that its all true
Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried
Still I look to find a reason to believe

Someone like you makes it hard to live without somebody else
Someone like you makes it easy to give
Never think about myself

I remember clearly that this song is included in the movie "My Girl", also one of my favorites. I can no longer recall the scene where this song was played but I know it's there. Rod Stewart also sang it perfectly when he had a concert in the US. I watched that concert in DVD format.

I liked the part: "Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried..." which talks about how cruel life can be yet, because of an overwhelming love for a person, one will tend to forget the pain and switch it with affection instead. For me, this conveys a message of balance -that you cannot comprehend what is love unless you also understand the meaning of hate.

I am not a hard to get person; I don't easily get mad and if I do, I easily forget; and I am very, very trusting. I don't know how I do it but I could only give one explanation: I love to love.

Incidentally, I have been pondering on these words by Mother Teresa:
A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, must empty ourselves. The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace.

I always have that in my heart and I am fervently hoping that one day, we will all reap the fruit of LOVE.

Here is the song:

Reason to Believe - Rod Stewart

STAY - Matthew Arnold



I have told you stories about the members of my family and this time, I will talk about the artist in our family -in our nuclear family. He is our youngest brother who was born an artist. He used to draw and paint when we weres till young. As a teenager, he joined showbusiness and did extra appearances in some national movies. This stopped only when he had to work harder for his growing family.

His passion for music, as influence from mom, continued as he loved to play the guitar. With it, he started to compose his own songs and play it with his band during jamming sessions on some local bars. I still have some of his recorded songs and what I will share with you is his latest:

STAY
Composed and Sung by:
Matthew Arnold

Stay by my side and listen for a while
The words I say about the feelings I have for you

Hold me close don’t ever go away from me
Hold my hand try to understand and you will see
What you really mean to me
Why I need you in my life
With you I want to share
My everlasting love
So, hold me close don’t ever go away from me
Hold my hand try to understand and you will see

So, hold me close don’t ever go away from me
Hold my hand try to understand and you will see
How I love you…
How I need you…

What made this song special is that he sang it during the wedding of his colleagues. I know he enjoyed it because a crowd of more than 200 people listened and really appreciated his song. After his presentation, the crowd gave him a very loud cheer, in standing ovation. I wish I was there to celebrate his success. But let me just do it here in my blog and I want him to know that we have always been proud of him. We love you bro and we miss you here!

He is such an accomplished guy.

Please bear with me as this is the unedited version of the song. You will find that some of the lyrics written above is different from the one that you will hear. I will update this music as soon as the file becomes available. Thanks ;-)

Stay - Matthew Deguzman

Angel - Sarah Mclachlan



I always loved this song and I can't forget the very first time I heard it played in the movie City of Angels. I watched that movie not just because of Nicolas Cage but also because of Meg Ryan. I just loved the movie and the idea that an angel could just be anywhere we are, watching over us. The movie was a love story and this is my story about this song.


Lyrics | Angel (feat. Sarah McLachlan) lyrics

I have an angel. Her name is Sophie, from her real name Sophia. I called her Sophie because it reminds me so much of her and it reminds me of the very first novel I read: Sophie's World.

I met Sophie (or at least I came to know her when I was already capable of thinking and remembering) when I was still a little kid. She took care of me and apparently, we were like "mother and child". What I mostly remember about her is my desire to get even with her when I grow up, because she was typically an adult of do's and don'ts. But that negative feeling towards her totally vanished when I finally got into my senses. She just did what she had to do and if only I listened... and if only I understood her concern, not just towards me but to all kids my age. She is relly close to our family. She was probably on her mid 50s when she first took care of me as a baby. Legends have it... we were inseparable! She was always misundertood, but I admired her and I love her!

Then I went to school and we parted ways for a while. I seldom see her and on some occasion, I brought her gifts, bought her medicine, brought her to the doctor and add some penny to her savings. I was so fond of her. Until one day, I realized she is growing older and yet, she was still very active that only a tragic accident had to put an end to her grief (for the loss of her husband and daughter), difficulties (of getting medical treatment for some age-related illness) and all sorts of hardship in life (like taking care of stubborn me :)

I have always felt her presence because I knew right there and then that she would always take care of me. This is what I asked of her. True enough, I felt her presence and I wasn't scared. When I was living a solitary life in Manila, I knew she was there with me and several occasions, when good things happen, she is the person that comes to mind that's why I consider her my angel. At times when I need to wake up early to go to work, I dream of her waking me up. One time I almost burnt my apartment when I almost fell asleep while I was boiling water. I didn't know how it happened but I was like sleep walking, I went to the kitchen then it dawned on me -I could have been a news headline the following morning! There were a lot of sad moments during those times but I managed to keep up. Although I was figuratively, physically and emotionally alone, spiritually I was being guarded. God sent me an Angel! Each time she appears in my dream, it was always with a happy thought and a good vibration.

I miss my Angel. I really do. Wherever you are, Salamat! (thank you!) You will always be in my heart. If there is one person who truly loved me, cared for me and knew me since day 1, it would be my Sophie.

Angel - Sarah McLachlan

Hard Habit to Break - Chicago

This is another song whose lyrics I have kinda memorized, adn I'm proud I could still memorize some things. It is a story about a person you keep thinking about, a person stuck in your head for a very long time.


Lyrics Hard Habit To Break lyrics

I like this song most especially when it was revived by Jed Madela duet with Gary Valenciano (two famous artist from Manila). I just loved their singing! I've watched them perform live on different occasions and the experience was incomparable. Those were the rare moments I get to treat myself outside my home, for pleasure, as an outlet and a good break!

I've watched Gary Valenciano's concert in Dagupan, with my brother when we were still little children then I've seen him again in Bauio City when they performed at Burnham Park. I've seen Jed Madela once, in Katips Bar somewhere along Katipunan Ave, Quezon City. He sang really, really good and since then I have had head-over-heels admiration towards him. I always see them on TV, in a variety show, singing/performing. Gary V (for short) is a good dancer too, you know.

If you are wondering why this song popped up... I'm just out of my head lately. My partner called it "off" for I don't know how long. I know I sang this song once but it wasn't easy. Singing this song is not as easy as the good artists sing it. I like those singers, and I like this song so much that I can't break the habit of singing it. I'm sorry I can't write long right now. I still need to go through my notes in preparation for my exam this noon. Thanks for dropping by.

Enjoy the music
HARD HABIT TO BREAK - JED MADELA ft. GARY VALENCIANO

I Offer My Life - Don Moen

This is a very memorable song for me and my spiritual life.

Have I told you I used to teach in college? I guess not. Well, I used to teach in college. It was one of the highlights of my life. It was my passion to teach because I wanted to contribute to the development of youth, in my own ways. I always admired teachers and I said, maybe I could be like them.

I taught college students. I lectured on Ethics, Art Appreciation, Logic, Philosophy of Man and Political Science (which were my major courses back at UP). I want to remember this as a highlight of my life because I learned to embrace my spiritual life. I learned that there is one supreme Being who made all things possible. God made things possible when, with the help of our community, my best friend and I were able to start an organization in the campus, the Christ's Youth in Action. You probably heard about it when you are in Manila and Baguio City, but not in Dagupan, where my cousin and I used to work.

As a group, we sang our very fist Doxology during the opening program of a University-wide activity. This is the song that remained in my heart each time I remember CYA. When I think of this breakthrough of my life, I will always remember this song because we learned the signs of this song. We sang it in front of the University's president, all the teachers, the staff and all the students of the University. This is one of the most unforgetable moment of my teaching days... and I miss teaching... and now I know, I am also missing some aspect of my spiritual life. Maybe it's about time I recharge... maybe it's about time I share this soft spot of my heart... and maybe, it's about time I should take heed of my heart's desire, the deepest desire... just maybe. I would need a lot of preparations for this so I hope you will be there with me.

For the meantime, let's read the lyrics of the most highlighted song of my life:

(Verse 1)
All that I am, all that I have
I lay them down before you, oh Lord
All my regrets, all my acclaims
The joy and the pain, I'm making them yours
(Chorus)
Lord, I offer my life to you
Everything I've been through
Use it for your glory
Lord I offer my days to you
Lifting my praise to you
As a pleasing sacrifice
Lord I offer you my life
(Verse 2)
Things in the past, things yet unseen
Wishes and dreams that are yet to come true
All of my heart, alll of my praise
My heart and my hands are lifted to you
(Chorus)
Lord, I offer my life to you
Everything I've been through
Use it for your glory
Lord I offer my days to you
Lifting my praise to you
As a pleasing sacrifice
Lord I offer you my life
(Bridge)
What can we give
That you have not given?
And what do we have
That is not already yours?
All we possess
Are these lives we're living
That's what we give to you, Lord
(Chorus)
Lord, I offer my life to you
Everything I've been through
Use it for your glory
Lord I offer my days to you
Lifting my praise to you
As a pleasing sacrifice
Lord I offer you my life
(Chorus)
Lord, I offer my life to you
Everything I've been through
Use it for your glory
Lord I offer my days to you
Lifting my praise to you
As a pleasing sacrifice
Lord I offer you my life
Lord I offer you my life

And this is the audio from Imeem:
I Offer My Life - Don Moen

My Life - Billy Joel


Lyrics My Life lyrics

I missed Billy Joel because I am also a big fan! I came to learn of this song when I was alone in Manila. If you happened to read my previous blog (Complicated), I am a "loner" so when I lived by myself, my routine was just work and home and vice versa. While I was alone, I felt so scared and there were a lot of lonely nights. One time I got scared when there was a house burning, in the middle of the night, on the other street. I didn't know what to do and so I just prayed. Most of the time, my music gave me company. During my lonesome days, one of the albums that my CD player kept playing was Billy Joel's and I comprehended the lyrics of the song.

Despite my fear, my lonely nights and my solitary ways, this song gave me comfort because it gave me a confrimation I needed: THIS IS MY LIFE!

That's me! I wanted to spend sometime with my life and I don't care what other people say... at least I tried not to care most especially when they did not understand what is going on in my head. This song gave me a consolation for being left alone and yes, solitary. I can't count the days I was alone and hoping somebody would come along and give me company.

Thankfully, somebody dropped by and stayed with me for a while. She's my officemate who shared an apartment with me. I experienced camaraderie and in fact, we established a good relationship that after she left our workplace for greener pasture abroad, we still get in touch. Then I was back to MY LIFE!

Being alone was liberating and at the same time. it's a sad phase in anyone's life. It was one thing when you were left alone to decide for yourself, and another whe you are left alone physically -no family within hand's reach, no person to return my smile, nobody to wrap my arms around to... just no one in sight! So I had developed a connection with this song... it was my way of life... this is me... This is MY LIFE! And to all who have left me... to be with myself, thank you. I found myslef because you left me... Bitter? Of course not! Thankful? You bet!


My Life - Billy Joel

When You Say Nothing at all - Ronan Keating

I am a person of deep thought. However, I do not normally keep things to myself. In fact, I am a very expressive person, no wonder I keep blogging. But I am a believer of the saying that "if you have nothing good to say, zip your mouth"

I have to admit though that most of the time, this virtue really challenges me. It is too difficult to keep my mouth shut when my heart is beating so fast and I know I can beat the crap out of the person I am having an argument with...

You say it best when you say nothing at all... Right now, I don't know where the conversation have gone. I used to be able to interpret silence but now, I no longer know it's meaning. Probably I'm getting a lot of silence and I only hear myself. Am I winning the argument or am I losing it altogether? Nevertheless, I like playing this song with the guitar because it has easy chords.

I love the introduction of the song: "It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart" and I memorized that line by heart. I've memorized that since the movie Notting Hill. I even learned to sing it while playing the guitar.

I also wish I could say more but let me be quiet for a while. Let's just all check the lyrics of the song and if you want to hear the song, I downloaded it from Imeem so enjoy folks!

Thanks for taking the time to undesrtand me.


Lyrics | When You Say Nothing At All lyrics

When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating

Friends are friends forever - Michael W. Smith




Lyrics | Michael W. Smith - Friends are friends forever lyrics

I first heard of this song back in high school, when my big brother and sister were still singing with the church choir. We went to a catholic school together, even my youngest brother Matt (but due to financial difficulties of our parents, public school was forced upon him. That time both our big brother and sister were already in college). So I guess my story about this song is my siblings. They are in fact my first friends despite the normal sibling rivalry.

I believe your sibling are your first friends because you get to share the same sorrow when parents impose upon children the do's and don'ts in the house. However, most often than not, jealousy and hate come to picture. "Why do I always get the hand me downs? Why do I need to wash the dishes after dinner? Do I really have to obey my older sister and brother all the time?" Such questions definitely floated in my head back then. Now I can say, that is all part of growing up and one will never really know what a friend is unless you feel neglected, isolated and left alone. I always point that to "my law of opposites".

Incidentally, one of my favorite bible verses talks about friends: "A friend is loving at all times, and becomes a brother in times of trouble." (Basic English Version, Proverb 17:17) and I believe that. No matter how many times you inflict pain on your brother/sister, they will always understand. No matter how many times you will have disagreements, we will always find a way to forget the negative vibrations and continue on with life. Besides, we were raised to be open-minded, loving and understanding. This is one of the reasons I love my family.

Complicated - Avril Lavigne

If you see me with a microphone, in a videoke bar or in the house, definitely, this is one of the songs on queue.


Lyrics | Complicated lyrics

This is a story not about anybody else but me. You see, a lot of people misunderstand me. I am indeed a quiet person and when you hear me laugh or talk too much, it just means I'm trying to socialize, which is not really like me. I used to be a loner. I'd rather be with myself because I love to think. What do I normally think about? I think about my moves, I day dream, I think about my days in the sea where everything is calm. I recall my dreams, I regret a few things and thought I could have done something better. I think about the past so that I won'd fall on the same pit again. I just thought everything would be simple if life would just be about me. There would be no complications.

But in a world of "interconnected-ness", I learned that indeed, "no one is an island". That is the main reason why we have to socialize, meet people and talk to them. I could meet with people but I don't know how to start a conversation. If I do, expect dead air after my second sentence because I have nothing else to ask, I have nothing else to say and I think about various things then my mind will just go blank. Then I thought... what if this happens in a courtroom, where I am already a practicing lawyer? When after my second question, I'd say, "I have nothing further, your honor"! (This is so future but questions like this pops up). Aha! There goes another thing to consider -my schooling! This is my childhood dream and maybe I just want to fulfill that. Maybe I just wanted the title and who knows luck would be on my side this time.

Honestly, I do have the tendency to make things so complicated. I just don't get to enjoy things in themselves. I still have to consider the pros and the cons. You might ask, what's wrong with that? There are people who just enjoys doing things, they enjoy themselves, they enjoy what they do no matter what other people say. I take things seriously, I take criticisms wholeheartedly because I am a people pleaser. I will try to satisfy my friends, do everything for my family, I will do what others think is right, I will socialize regardless if I'm not being myself and I will go beyond my means if pressed with a crisis. See how complicated I make my life?

This are the choices I make and this is me. My choices... my decisions are mine and if I break down or tear apart -happens once in a blue moon- I don't blame anybody. I just put it on me because I don't want to bother anybody else. But if you happen to have learned about my story, if you knew any of my darkest secrets, if I told you what I've been through and still you're there, I'd say, we had a connection and accept my grtitude for bearing with me (wink!).

So there you are... This is a song about my life, my complicated life. This is my life's theme song.

This is from imeem:
Complicated - Avril Lavigne

Don't Fade Away - Acosta Russell


Lyrics | Don't Fade Away lyrics

When it comes to our big clan, this is one of our most memorable songs. This reminds us of a very tragic event and I can't help but experience goosebumps each time I recall this part of our history.

This is a story of my cousin Emil, who left his earthly being at an early age because of an accident. I can describe him as a responsible person, very far from his siblings. He had great respect for his parents and he felt all the agony that befall their family. At an early age, he was forced to wrok in order to support his family and somehow save for his own future and siblings. I don't wanna dwell so much on this sad story.

I wasn't really there all the days of his life but I knew him since childhood. He used to be this bully person, hard headed and everything that a young lad could be. He worked as a bartender and he often gets drunk before he could serve the customers because of the nature of his work. He's also a friendly person. His townmates like him so much and even if those friends made it to another place, they remember him. Then it was time for him to meet his Maker... we are just glad he left us with this memory and left us this song that he used to sing with his guitar.

At the mass, all his cousins sung this song as our farewell song. This was the only time all cousins were there singing in one voice, all offering their talents to this great cousin of ours. His momories won't fade away!

I tried to look for this music.
Dont Fade Away - Acosta Russell

Sa Kanya - Ogie Alcasid/MYMP

This is my first time to write on this blogsite and the song is a local song. I will find a way to translate it's lyrics in English. Let me begin:

How can I forget December of 2005, when I was admitted to the Hospital because of acute bronchitis leading to asthma attack. I was confined for 3 days with all the oxygen and dextrose inserted to my body. My sincerest gratitude to my family because they were all there to provide me with all the things I needed.

The last time I was admitted to the hospital was when I have undergone an apendectomy procedure which is a surgical operation on appendix. It was one of the painful moments in my life that i had to overcome. Every single day and night, I had to cry because of the pain of it, but this person has shown his sincere concern, provided me with all the things I needed, from going to the bathroom and going back to my bed and put me back to sleep. All these he endured to lessen the inconveniences. If only he has the power to switch place with me so I'll never have to suffer the pain, he could have done it long ago out of his great and sincere love for me.

I felt the same longing the second time I was admitted on December of 2005. I broke up with him 3 years back and never had any communication with him. The song that keeps playing back on my mind while I was in the hospital is this "Sa Kanya"...by MYMP. I was deeply moved because it reminds me that despite of all the storms in life. I may have met few people who attempted to take his place in my heart...but nothing has levelled/equalled his ways. I just realized that, it is still him...my heart longs for. If only we have given it another chance, we could've restored the broken part. In my despair and loneliness... in my sleepless nights and disappointments... my lips has only spoken nothing else but his name. Hoping, just maybe, he'd come back for if that time comes, I would say... "my Heart still belongs to you".

This is my rough translation of the song:
Namulat ako at ngayo'y nag-iisa (I came to realize that I'm now alone)
Pagkatapos ng ulan (After the rain)
Bagama't nakalipas na ang mga sandali (Although the moments have passed)
Ay nagmumuni kung ako'y nagwagi (I am pondering if I won)

Pinipilit mang sabihin na ito'y wala sa akin (I tell myself that it is nothing)
Ngunit bakit hanggang ngayon, nagdurugo pa rin (But until now, I'm still in pain)

Chorus:
Sa kanya pa rin babalik sigaw, ng damdamin (I'll still come back to him)
Sa kanya pa rin sasaya bulong ng puso ko (I'll still be happy with him)
Kung buhay pa ang alaala ng ating nakaraan (If the memories are still alive...)
Ang pagmamahal at panahon alay pa rin sa kanya (All the love and time, I will still offer to him...)

At sa hatinggabi ay nag-iisa na lang (And while alone in the midnight)
Ay minamasdan ang larawan mo (I stare at your photo)
At ngayo'y bumalik nang siya'y kapiling pa (Now you came back while she's still with you)
Alaala ng buong magdamag (I think of this the whole night)
Kung sakali man isipin na ito'y wala sa akin (If you think this is nothing to me...)
Sana'y dinggin ang tinig kong nag-iisa pa rin (Please listen, my heart's desire is still the same)

Adlib:
Ang pagmamahal at panahon alay pa rin (All the love and time is offered...)
Sa kanya, sa kanya, sa kanya, hah-ooh
Sa kanya.
(...to him)

You can also listen to the song here:


Sa Kanya - Ogie Alcasid

Will I Survive - Introvoys

It's been a while since I wrote here. I was expecting my co-author (Yes, I now have a co-author -music247- also a music addict) to post a blog but I guess, it's still on the way.

I was in the City of Pines last night. It was one of the biggest gatherings I have attended in my alam mater since I graduated and there was a lot of fun. I didn't mind the trip plus the financial factor that is currently hurting me. Just the thought of going back to the one of my most favorite places, is enough to keep me going. Here is a photo of the famous "Oblation" of the University of the Philippines, my beloved UP.


My college days was the first time I was separated from my parents for a such a long time. They said it was a form of liberation to be living away from parents. I agree, but what is more liberating is to be counted as one of those "lucky" UP students. I do not subscribe to things that are meant to compare schools from one another, most especially, we are all on the same footing. To me, the difference between these big universities are their students -the future hope of the motherland, so to speak.

My parents are proud of me -for passing the entrance exam of UP, but I was so scared. I was scared of college life that is why I asked myself "Will I survive"? (This is another song, not related to the previous post I made about "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor). Then there was this OPM band (Priginal Pilipino Music) who sang this song. It was supposed to be a love song but I got struck by its title. This is memorable to me because I was separated from my parents, uprooted from my hometown, endured this "culture shock" that every freshman student would encounter when they frist enter UP. This is it... life now is going to be me and others, me and my school, me and my classmates, me and the world. I didn't mean it as a competition. It was more of either I make it or I break it. It was tough for me especially when you developed so much dependence on the people around you, my parents most especially. Then it hit me! My decisions are now me!

There was this Math subject handled by Ma'am Joy (which after I graduated from college, I learned is also a member of ANAK-UP). Mark was a classmate who can play the electric organ. We had this one project, a presentation, and there he played this song. He was good and I enjoyed the music even more. The topic back then was "Making Math Fun!" I did not just had fun, I think I was in a cloud! (Exaggeration? Nuh!). This is also one of the reasons why I think this is my college life song. After all, college life was not really scary. I survived UP and I'm proud of that. I never thought I would admit that because I thought I was really a failure in UP. Then I came to think of it, after our anniversary celebration last night, I am proud of UP. I am proud to be called ANAK-UP! And hurrah, I survived!

This is the lyrics of the song:

Lyrics | Will I Survive lyrics

Will I Survive - Introvoys

PS. ANAK in the Filipino language means a "child" and the acronym ANAK-UP is: Alyansa ng Nagkakaisang Kabataan sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (Alliance of United Youth in UP)

Of All the Things - Dennis Lambert

Read the lyrics of this song:


Dennis Lambert Lyrics



I have always admired this song, not to mentioned its lovely lyrics. This is one of those songs that will keep on buzzing my ears for hours and hours and still my heart will long to hear more of it. I want it non-stop at times.

Today, while I'm in front of my computer, nursing a burned fingers from an accident spill last night, this song played. The song suddenly made me think of a person who was hurt more than what I am feeling right now because of the previous accident. I am thankful this is all I got from my carelessness but I felt sorry for those who met an accident or are feeling much worse than I do, they'd wish they're rather dead.

I haven't been in such situation but as I have always been declaring, I would willingly take a bullet for someone. I just hope this time won't come but if it did... if it does happen... I'd be more than willing to take this bullet for my loved one. Because I think I can handle it better if I am the one in pain than seeing other people dying with pain. While I was at the Emergency Room last night, I saw a patient who was near shouting because of the pain. One patient was in a wheelchair who was half-conscious. I tried to suppress my own pain and imagine I was them. Then I asked myself... if it happened to me, will somebody take the bullet? I could hardly guess. It doesn't really matter as long as I know, and I let them know that I will do it -I will do it for him.

As the song says, "of all the things I ever wanna do, I think I'll stop and end with loving you" to let them know that I love them. But for all the things I ever done... (and I will ever do) I'd rather have a part of you than all of my so-called friends... (or lovers).

This is the song, I hope you will all appreciate it. :-p

Of All The Things - Dennis Lambert

Love Song - Kenny Rogers


Lyrics | A Love Song lyrics

I'm a Kenny Rogers fan as far as his songs are concerned. He has a lot of songs that I know so well. I will be writing some of them here too, on my future blogs. I knew the song first before I have discovered that this Love Song was sung my Kenny. I guess he is also the original singer, I just wonder why I did not recognize his voice when I first heard this.


Because of my prodding, my friend permitted me to write this story. I am writing about a friend from my last workplace. She's the best I had when I was still working there. You see, we shared a lot of things. But wait, there's more...!

I mean, let me tell something more about her :-)

She's pretty, sweet, friendly, caring and most of all, a very proud mom! If you'll see his cute little boy, I'm sure you'd be very, very proud too! Our first encounter was in Waterhole in Shangri-La EDSA. She had the offer she can't resist so she joined our company and would-soon-to-be one of my trainees in one of our projects. Since then, we exchanged issues, shared ideas, communicated frustrations and the rest is history. We would then become so updated with each other. Thanks to modern technology.

One of our conversations back then was about her failing relationship, and I told her everything we talked about reminded me of this song. I guess the way they relationship is ending made me think of this song. It was just about saying goodbye, nothing else. From my point, the reason of the doomed relationship is: wanting to say goodbye. I said I don't like "goodbyes" and she said "who would be happy with goodbyes?" but have to say it after all. I didn't want to hear goodbye, but what is more important for me is her happiness. To make the story shorter: So there was a goodbye but it was more of a relief for her to see someone-she-used-to-love free again and now a happily engaged person.

Now, I am happy for my friend. I feel sad about that part but all the more, I am still happy for her. And now I miss her because I bade her goodbye. I just had to leave the company. We are still friends and I know we'll remain that way through eternity. I have to write this story because I also said goodbye and now we're 5-hour-bus-ride-apart.

Here's the song:

A Love Song - Kenny Rogers

214 - Rivermaya


It's my brother's birthday today. We just came from their house and we had a little chat from the past and then I remembered this song from one of the local bands. I used to like this song, in fact, I like all of their songs in their first album. Next to my favorite band, Eraserheads, is Rivermaya. If you want to know where they got their names, you can find it elsewhere. But for sure, one thing that attracted me to Rivermaya is the word "maya". It is the national bird of my beloved country and I'm not sure if it would mean anything to you but I like them. One time I was in the zoo with my cousin, we just looked at the mayas (plural) in the cage. It's as if we don't see maya everyday. I just admired them. Despite of their tiny built, they are still free -free as a bird- as they say. I also used to have a friend back in college named Maya, and I missed her. I don't know where she is now. I will try to trace later on.

So much about the maya. It's my brother's birthday! He's the only guy who had been so close to my heart. He is my big brother. Of course my little brother (who is taller than me) is also close to me and I love my family! I will talk about him later on the show (huh? show? haha, as if!) My big brother is different. He is just quiet most of the time and who doesn't love quiet people? I know why he is just quiet. He abhors arguments, period.

If there is one song I know he would appreciate is this one. Just read the lyrics and you'll see what I mean. It's being someone you always wanted to be and still be afforded the love one needed and wanted. Sometimes, we dare to do everything we want at the expense of other people's feelings. So, what do we need to consider? Is it others' happiness or your own? My brother gives an assurance like that. Do your own thing and he'll still stick by your side -understanding, encouraging and loving you. He got himself a very lucky wife, and two loving daughters.

Enjoy the song, lyrics and photo. The man in grey shirt is my BIG brother. The cute little gir making face in front of the photo is his cute Kyla and the one beside him is his lovely Cyrelle. Til next story!

214 - Rivermaya

Am I real?
Do the words I speak before you make feel
That the love I've got for you will see no ending?
Well if you look into my eyes then you should know
That you have nothing here to doubt nothing to fear
And you can lay your questions down 'cause if you'll hold me
we can fade into the night and you'll know

CHORUS:
The world would die and everything may lie
Still you shan't cry 'Cause time may pass
But longer than it'll last I'll be by your side

Take my hand
And gently close your eyes so you could understand
That there's no greater love tonight than what I've for you
Well if you feel the same way for me then let go
We can journey to a garden no one knows
Life is short my darling tell me that you love me
So we can fade into the night and you'll know
The world could die and everything may lie
But you won't cry 'cause time may pass
And everything won't last but I'll be by your side
Forever by your side so you
won't cry

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor


Song Lyrics



I have mentioned about this song in my previous blogs. This is my favorite videoke song, and my sister too. I love to sing this song because of it's very lively tone plus the chance to dance on its interlude or instrumental part. I'd rather sing it than dance to it. My sister is good in both dancing and singing so I grab the mic from her when we reach the instrumental part of this song. (That's her with our new baby in the family, Chezka.)

I remembered to write about this song because I was thinking of the previous post from raimster16. I asked myself "what if the boyfriend came back, not to love her back, but just to give her hope". It is not far from possible because sometimes we tend to love a person (or so we thought) because we feel sorry about them. We don't want to see them crying. It's like there is something we could do but that is a quicksand, if you know what I mean.

We feel so sorry about them to the extent that we neglect our own happiness just to see such people to be happy. I do that, so don't wonder why I had this thought coming around. So I said, go ahead raimster, you can do it! You will survive this by yourself. You wouldn't need him again if he will just give you false hopes. That's when I remembered to write about this song.

I also would like to talk about my sister whom I'm reminded when I hear this song. I love her and I would never trade anybody else for her. She is the best for me! So to my best friend, my drinking buddy, my favorite sister, my "ATE"... We will survive as we always do!

I love you siz!

Above is the lyrics of the song. If it is loading very, very slow, try this link:
http://www.lyricsdomain.com/7/gloria_gaynor/i_will_survive.html

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

(If you think the lyrics format for this blog is better than the previous lyrics I embedded on my site, please let me know. Thanks!)

I Need You - America

Thank you raimster16 for this story:

Hi there! I read your blog and I wanted to share to you my story about this song by America.

My experience with this song is very sad because that is when my boyfriend left me after 7 years of being together. I want to seek revenge but I cannot do it. He was so dear to me because he knows me inside and out. He knows when I want to cry and why I want to cry. I wanted to tell him that I need him, not as my boyfriend or someone intimate but someone who knows me, someone I can cry on and someone I can feel genuine affection. I know he’s a very happy soon-to-be-married man and I want him to stay that way. I hope he can read this so that he will know that I need him and when he comes to me, I will embrace him with my two hands because I just needed him beside me. Last night we talked and I never told him about this song but now my heart is singing it out for me.

I know I was hurt when he left me. I am still hurting until now and I can’t forget how he hurt me. I will not try to win him back. I just want him to be there for me when I need him. And I guess he promised he will.

“I just need you.”



We used to laugh, we used to cry
We used to bow our heads then, wonder why
And now you're gone, I guess I'll carry on
And make the best of what you've left to me
Left to me, left to me
I need you like the flower needs the rain
You know I need you,
guess I'll start it all again
You know I need you like the winter needs the spring
You know I need you,
I need you
And every day, I'd laugh the hours away
Just knowing you were thinking of me
And then it came that I was put to blame
For every story told about me
About me, about me
I need you like the flower needs the rain
You know I need you,
guess I'll start it all again You know I need you,
I need you
I need you like the winter needs the spring
You know I need you, guess
I'll start it all again
You know I need you,
I need you...


Isn’t it nice when after ending the relationship, you are still good friends? -0-

Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo Ole'


I used to hear my big brother say: there is a rainbow behind the clouds. I know he got it from somewhere and he was the first person that came to my mind when I heard this song. I love the rainbow and all the ideas that come with it. Ideas like "there's a pot of gold on rainbow's end" or "there's a rainbow after the rain" or "rainbows have the richest colors", and I'm reminded of Rainbow Bright. She's my favorite cartoon character when I was still a little kid. I seldom see her now, but I still have her in my heart. Well, I also remember this song playing back then. (Was it already playing before I was born or perhaps, when I already had a recollection of things happening around me.)

I am always amazed by rainbows and when I see them, I enjoy nature all the more.

I have a lot of memories when it comes to rainbows but for this particular song, the rendetion of Israel, struck me! Honestly, I first heard of it in the movie Finding Forrester, a different character portrayed by Sean Connery, being a literature enthusiast/an author/educator. He seemed an intelligent man in that movie and I liked him. I think everyone would wish there was a William Forrester in our midst when we are so unsure of what to do. At least we will be reminded that we have to move on... Like when it's raining hard, our consolation is... we'll get a rainbow. There is harmony after all the chaos that storms or rains bring. There is a calming effect on me when I remember the rainbow. I tell you, I really love nature and one of the wonders it leaves me is how the rainbow colors are orderly laid. There is a scientific explanation to that and I find it complicated so I'd rather wonder with awe and be amazed!

As I was searching for the lyrics of the song, i learned that it is actually some kind of a remix or blended song. Read on so you'll know what I mean. It's nice! It's all about the beauty of nature and our wonderful world!

So here is the song I got from Imeem. I tried to color the lyrics with the rainbow's colors. Hope you liked it.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwoole


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Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Once in a lullaby ii ii iii
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Dreams really do come true ooh ooooh
Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me ee ee eeh
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops thats where you'll find me oh
Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
And the dream that you dare to,why, oh why can't I? i iiii

Well I see trees of green and
Red roses too,
I'll watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Well I see skies of blue and I see clouds of white
And the brightness of day
I like the dark and I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people passing by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying, I...I love you
I hear babies cry and I watch them grow,
They'll learn much more
Than we'll know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world (w)oohoorld

Someday I'll wish upon a star,
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top that's where you'll find me
Oh, Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
And the dream that you dare to, why, oh why can't I? I hiii ?

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