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Out Here on my Own - Irene Cara


This song reminds me of my high school days. It was a singing contest and a Senior student, named Jane, sang this song. I clearly remember how good her voice was and I always picture that scene, Jane in her uniform, singing this song on stage at our old high school.

Here is the lyrics:

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Sometimes I wonder where I've been
Who I am? Do I fit in?
Make believin' is hard alone,
Out here on my own

We're always provin' who we are
Always reachin' for the risin' star
To guide me far and shine me home
Out here on my own

When I'm down and feelin' blue
I close my eyes so I can be with you
Oh, baby, be strong for me
Baby, belong to me
Help me through, Help me need you

Until the morning sun appears
Making light of all my fears
I dry the tears, I've never shown
Out here on my own

When I'm down and feelin' blue
I close my eyes so I can be with you
Oh, baby, be strong for me
Baby, belong to me
Help me through, help me need you

Sometimes I wonder where I've been
Who I am? Do I fit in?
I may not win, but I can't be thrown
Out here on my own
On my own
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Two of my high school friends celebrated their birthday this month and I manage to send them birthday greetings but failed to show up primarily because of my keeping up with the flood that devastated us weeks ago. It was few weeks ago but I still see the "remnants" of that "great flood". Those two friends I just mentioned, they likewise sufferred tremendously from the flood. Anyway, I am not going to delve deeper into that miseries of the past. I am over it now.

What can I tell you about this song? Well, I came from Sunday Mass this morning. I once again stepped on the floors of Manaoag church (I posted a picture above) with a friend. I know churches are all the same: they give the same Gospel reading, they deliver sermons, sing with the choir and respond appropriately and others. This is the reason why I seldom hear mass in Manaoag church despite of it becoming a tourist spot and "petition central" of the Philippines. This is because my friend and her family give a great deal going to Manaoag each time they have petitions. One reason I can see is that it is one of the biggest churches here in our Province and it is accessible. She has her own petition and so I went with her there. Please do not get the impression that I dislike it there. I am just sharing with you my thoughts on our Catholic churches here: they all deal with the Holy Trinity and we uphold that view.

My friends I talked to you about? They were my company in going to church since we went to a Catholic School together. We see each other there in the church every Sunday either as a choir member or just as a student, having our attendance checked by our teacher, the Religion teacher. Well, it was their way of enticing students to hear the mass, in order to form a habit. I had nothing against it if that is their means to achieve an end. The most important thing there is that somehow, they were able to instill into the heads of the student to re-live the good inside them as "instigated" by the Holy Spirit. Ahh, is this a sermon already?

Just sharing my view.

Anyway, I am about to end this entry. Let me end with this: "when I'm down and feeling blue, I close my eyes so I can be with you..." I close my eyes in prayers. I talk to God, mostly giving Him thanks for yet another night of rest, another day of good health, another day spent with loved ones. It's inspiring.

1 comment:

Marites said...

this song reminds me of my college days:) I've been to Manaoag before.