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Everytime - A1

Today is the first of August and I just feel like I need to write and I have a very clear recollection of a very emotional song by A1. That is the title of this blog entry.

Let me start with the lyrics because this is the reason why this song stood out from the rest, as far as I'm concerned.


Lyrics | Everytime lyrics

I was in a van going home, idly listening to my ipod shuffle then I came accross this song. I suddenly remembered the story of someone close to me. This is a story of a couple having rough times in their relationship, fought back to be together, then sadly had to say goodbye for good. I've known them for how many years having full of love, sincerity and strength but short to be a perfect couple. Both of them are now happily engaged with somebody new but the ex-couples are still good friends. That is why this song reminds me of them.


I just envy them because after the relationship, their friendship lives on. I wonder how many of us feels that lovers should be good friends afterwards. I sometimes wish I could still be in good terms with lovers or friends or whoever I used to consider special and used to be close with, and that includes some relatives, who give you heartaches, problems and pains more than anyone else. Ooopsss, wait, i didn't mean all of them. At least some of them. Well, at least I have some who are still my good friends after the pain they caused me. (sigh!) The reason is: I easily forget the pain then move on.

Ok so I guess this is just it. I'm short to saying "Love makes the world go round so let's spread it!"



For your listening pleasure:
A1 - EverYtimE

The Gift - Jim Brickman


A post was sent to me via email. The sender is "oNe lOvE"

Here it goes for better view:


Everyone has one Special Gift that stands out from among the rest. It may have taken God for so long to prepare me this gift, but no regrets for He has picked up and given me the Best and most Precoius gift one has always prayed for...and it's worth all the wait!


This song reminds me how precious and special I am in God's eyes that despite of my disobedience to Him, He has given the gift of this person...I can share and spend the rest of my life with.


To restore oneself from a painful past caused by broken relationships is a great challenge, but it was made easy with the presence of this person...i can consider a gift....and I'm thankful everyday for the GIFT!

Such a lucky person! Well, goodluck to you and may you be together in spirit, in time and in space! Til Death do you part! Thanks for sharing one love! I took the liberty of searching the lyrics and audio (Sarah Geronimo version):


Winter snow is falling down
Children laughing all around
Lights are turning on
Like a fairy tale come true
Sitting by the fire we made
You're the answer when i prayed
I would find someone
And baby i found you

All i want is to hold you forever
All i need is you more every day
You saved my heart
From being broken apart
You gave your love away
And i'm thankful every day
For the gift

Watching as you softly sleep
What i'd give if i could keep
Just this moment
If only time stood still
But the colors fade away
And the years will make us grey
But baby in my eyes
You'll still be beautiful

All i want is to hold you forever
All i need is you more every day
You saved my heart
From being broken apart
You gave your love away
And i'm thankful every day
For the gift
(instrumental)

All i want is to hold you forever
All i need is you more every day
You saved my heart
From being broken apart
You gave your love away
I can't find the words to say
That i'm thankful every day
For the gift


The Gift - Sarah Geronimo

Let me be your hero - Enrique Iglesias




Everyone has their own love story and this one is one of the most romantic love songs I've ever heard. This song by Enrique Iglesias was the wedding song of one of my closest cousins. She has been living in another country for almost 10 years now but she got married here last October 2004.



Her husband became close to me, why not? We almost have the same first names (haha!) He's European and is really a very sweet and sincere person. One could see that he's deeply in love, and now happily married to my cousin. They are currently living in Europe and blessed with 2 kids. He chose this song and heartfully dedicated it to her wife. What makes this wedding even more special is when one of the country's biggest news center covered the wedding and was featured/shown in a national television. Primarily because the couple and their entourage were all wearing black (or with a tinge of black), color not so famous in a wedding ceremony.


Of course this means a lot to me too, because in their church wedding, it was my mom who sang it for them. (She just have a very irresistible voice, a voice in demand!) If you happen to see the MTV of this song, you could actually feel all the emotions that Enrique Iglesias has placed in this song.


I bet everyone would fall in love again once we read the lyrics below:





--- LET ME BE YOUR HERO ---
Would you dance,If I asked you to dance?
Would you run, And never look back?
Would you cry,If you saw me crying?
And would you save my soul, tonight?
Would you tremble,If I touched your lips?
Would you laugh? Oh please tell me this.

Now would you die,For the one you love?
Hold me in your arms, tonight.
I can be your hero, baby.
I can kiss away the pain.
I will stand by you forever.
You can take my breath away.


Would you swear, That youll always be mine?
Or would you lie? Would you run and hide?
Am I in too deep? Have I lost my mind?
I dont care...Youre here, tonight.
I can be your hero, baby.
I can kiss away the pain.
I will stand by you forever.
You can take my breath away.
Oh, I just wanna to hold you.
I just wanna to hold you. Oh yeah.

Am I in too deep? Have I lost my mind?
Well I dont care...You're here, tonight.
I can be your hero, baby. I can kiss away the pain.
I will stand by your forever.
You can take my breath away.

I can be your hero.
I can kiss away the pain.
And I will stand by you, forever.
You can take my breath away.
You can take my breath away.
I can be your hero.

I Remember The Boy - Joey Albert

Since most of my song stories here are related to a person close to my heart, here is another one. Im protecting her identity so let's call her by the name "Bing".

This song by Joey Albert (artist from the Philippines, who happened to be the original singer of "Tell Me" a song revived by David Pomeranz) reminds me so much, not of the boy, but of the girl who gave me pointers on how to sing better. Of course I got my natural talent in singing from my mom (on the presumption that I'm indeed a good singer), and there were some people instrumental in my singing (soon a carreer). One of them is a cousin of my dad whom I adore so much. It was mid-80s, (I know, I'm getting old) when we used to spend vacation in my aunt's house. She is likewise a good singer, very intelligent, very caring not to mention very pretty (because we carry the same set of genes - wink!).

I learned about the song when I hear her sing "I Remember The Boy" a lot. She played the tape of Joey Albert over and over, and this is the one song I hear her sing in the kitchen, the living room or in her room, name it! She wanted me to remember the way it was sung. When I open my mouth and start to sing, whe knew right there that my note is not good. I'm a shy kid, but she managed to let me sing and she corrected me in a very sensitive way.


My vacation ended, a year later her entire family went to the US. It's gonna be silly for me to expect she'd call and sing me this song. I miss her and I miss those days. I remember the girl when I hear the song "I Remember the Boy".

Let's try to listen to the song and remember the boy.... errr... I mean remember the past.

http://www.imeem.com/imissrehab/music/gHKsBSAo/joey_albert_i_remember_the_boy/

Today I heard them play the song again
An old familiar strain from way back when
Every note and every line
It's always been a favorite song of mine

It used to haunt me so some years ago
Reminds me of a boy I used to know
And although the melody lives on
The memories and the boy are all but gone

And while the song still brings that certain glow
And the words still sing of love I know
It isn't quite the way it was before
I remember the boy
But I don't remember the feeling anymore

The promises we made seemed easier then
As if we knew our love would never end
But seasons change and time erases the tears
As quickly as the rivers disappear

So while the song still brings that certain glow
And the words still sing of love I know
It isn't quite the way it was before
I remember the boy
But I don't remember the feeling
I remember the boy
But I don't remember the feeling anymore

The Greatest Love of all - Whitney Houston

Okay, so you probably have heard this song for the nth time. My mom used to sing this each time we have videoke sessions, "from then until now". I enjoy her singing this song because I really felt loved, the way a mom loves her kids. I truly like the lyrics of the song, especially when you're watching it in MTV or the like, and there are children in the background, playing, laughing, running around and enjoying every single minute while you are listening to the song.

The last phrase is also very catchy when it says "...find your strength in love..."
Yeah, with love, we can conquer all. We can only conquer everything if we have love and so we realize that we are strong because we have love. On the other hand, we love because we have the strength to fall-in love, or to fall-apart. So there goes the greatest advise a mom can give to her kids. Love! and the greatest love of all is happening to me... (I bet mom's greatest love of all is "me"). hahaha. But seriously, I love this song when my mom's singing it so better hear her sing!

Just imagine your mom saying those words to you, gently, full of compassion, ecouragement and love. That's how my mom sings this song... with feelings, not necessarily for me but for the entire family.

For your pleasure, here's the lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyrics007.com

I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

Chorus:
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

Chorus

And if by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

Love Moves in Mysterious Ways - Julia Fordham

A story from my friend Ryan.

This is an original by Julia Fordham then later on revived by Nina (a singer from the Philippines). I have always loved the lyrics of the song when I was still in college. I believe this song hit the airwaves mid-90s. I have always loved the rhythm, the lyrics and the slow pace of the song.

After more that 10 years, I was reminded of this song again when my ex-girlfriend (who is now my wife) and I got back together despite a long distance relationship. I know there was a mystery there. I left my hometown, got a good job and tried to forget the past, move on and tried to find someone new, but nothing happened. I believe it is impossible to happen but it did! It just happened. We're happily together!

Truly, love moves in mysterious ways!

Love Moves In Mysterious Ways - Nina

Superwoman -Alicia Keys

From Kay May of Yahoo!

Superwoman by Alicia Keys. It such a beautiful song with such a good meaning. It's talking about the strength of women. I haven't had the easiest life, but I know that I'm strong and that song just reinforces my thoughts.


Superwoman - Alicia Keys



Alicia Keys Lyrics
Superwoman Lyrics

All Things Are Possible - Darlene Zschech

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"There are plenty of songs that I consider my favorites - from soul, r&b to gospel, among others. I like "All Things Are Possible" by Darlene Zschech and "Way Back into Love" from the movie Music and Lyrics. I like "All Things Are Possible" most of all because my life story so far has been about situations that I could not imagine coming true... from sickness back to health, from my son's fatal accident to his survival , from difficult situations to answered prayers, because the bottom line to it all is believing that He exists and makes all things possible =)"


All Things Are Possible - Darlene Zschech





Almighty God my redeemer
My hiding place my safe refuge, no other name like Jesus
No power can stand against You.

My feet are planted on this rock
And I will not be shaken
My hope it comes from You alone
My Lord and my salvation

Your praise is always on my lips
Your word is living in my heart
And I will praise You with a new song, My soul will bless You Lord

You fill my life with greater joy
Yes I delight myself in You
And I will praise You with a new song, My soul will bless You, Lord

When I am weak, you make me strong
When I'm poor, I know I'm rich for in the power of Your name
All things are possible
All things are possible
All things are possible
All things are possible

November Rain - Guns N Roses

From KGBdaaarling of Yahoo!

I've always believed nothing lasts forever, and my boyfriend got mad when he read that in my diary one day, but "nothing lasts forever, not even cold november rain" means that even the bad things subside.

Also, this was a difficult time for me & my bf, and listening to it just gave me a different outlook on the situation. =)

November rain - Guns n roses

When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained
But darlin' when I hold you
Don't you know I feel the same
'Cause nothin' lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it's hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain
We've been through this such a long long time
Just tryin' to kill the pain
But lovers always come and lovers always go
An no one's really sure who's lettin' go today
Walking away
If we could take the time to lay it on the line
I could rest my head
Just knowin' that you were mine
All mine
So if you want to love me
then darlin' don't refrain
Or I'll just end up walkin'
In the cold November rain

Do you need some time...on your own
Do you need some time...all alone
Everybody needs some time...on their own
Don't you know you need some time...all alone
I know it's hard to keep an open heart
When even friends seem out to harm you
But if you could heal a broken heart
Wouldn't time be out to charm you

Sometimes I need some time...on my
own Sometimes I need some time...all alone
Everybody needs some time...on their own
Don't you know you need some time...all alone

And when your fears subside
And shadows still remain, ohhh yeahhh
I know that you can love me
When there's no one left to blame
So never mind the darkness
We still can find a way
'Cause nothin' lasts forever
Even cold November rain


Don't ya think that you need somebody
Don't ya think that you need someone
Everybody needs somebody
You're not the only one
You're not the only one


As Tears Go By - The Rolling Stones

As Tears Go By - The Rolling Stones



It's like this many years ago aroung 1968 the first girl I really fell in love with was singing this song around a bonfire while 40 to 50 people sat and listened in a trance. Her voice was like a angel coming from the midnight on a warm summer night. I went with this girl for a few years. Then one day I just walked away don't know why. That's why tha song still haunts me in a good way

As Tears Go By - Rolling Stones

It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Smiling faces I can see
But not for me
I sit and watch
As tears go by

My riches cant buy everything
I want to hear the children sing
All I hear is the sound
Of rain falling on the ground
I sit and watch
As tears go by

It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Doin things I used to do
They think are new
I sit and watch
As tears go by

What is your story behind your favorite song/s?

I like to know why do you like a particular song or what instantly comes to mind when you hear a song playing? I asked this because I'm so crazy when I hear the song "I'll say goodbye for the two of us" by Expose. It reminds me of my college love interest. I liked the melody and I felt back then that our relationship will not last long, so I memorized the lyrics and sang it over and over again and my heart and mind were conditioned to it. True enough, after almost two years, we broke up.

Ill say goodbye for the two of us - Expose

When you wake up
And find me gone tomorrow
Don’t think I meant to hurt you
I just did what we knew I had to
And all the time we knew
The time was never right for us
Time to leave this love behind
I could never leave you - Baby

If I saw you cry


I’ll say good bye for the two of us
Tonight while you sleep
I’ll kiss you softly one last time
And say good-bye

Like I know we must
There’s just no other way
And I couldn’t bear
to see your heart break
So I´ll wait till your asleep to say good-bye

Please realize
How hard it is to do this
I’m trying to make it through this
Say good-bye just as gently as I can
Please try and understand
This time just wasn’t the time for us
We knew I couldn’t stay
But that don’t make it easier to leave you
So while I can find the strength


Before your arms embrace me
Before your kisses take me
Before your eyes can make me stay



Like I know we must
I´ll wait till you’re asleep
To say good-bye for the two of us
Tonight while you sleep
I´ll kiss you softly one last time
And say good-bye
Like I know we must
There’s just no other way
And I couldn’t bear
to see your heart break
So I´ll wait till your asleep to say good-bye

When you wake up
And find me gone tomorrow
Don’t think I meant to hurt you

Good bye





So what is your favorite song and what do you remember about it? I don't just mean your interpretation of the lyrics/song but your experience with the song.



Feel free to share your thoughts and I will feature your story together with the lyrics and music.

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