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Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler

The Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)

It must have been cold there in my shadow
To never have sunlight on your face
You were content to let me shine, that's your way,
You always walked a step behind.

So I was the one with all the glory,
While you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name -- for so long,
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.

Did you ever know that you're my hero and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle, 'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed
but I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it
I would be nothing with out you.

Fly... fly... fly away, you let me fly so high.
fly... fly... so high against the sky
So high I almost touched the sky.
Thank you, thank you, thank God for you,
the wind beneath my wings.

Today is the first of May. We are celebrating the "Labor Day" here in the Philippines. Everyone in the labor force longs to have a holiday and this is it, this is such a long weekend!

I am writing about this song because for me, it depicts labor - labor of all sorts. I have always wished that someone would sing this for me or someone I would sing it to but no one has yet reached that standard, the standard of being my hero, someone who is really beneath my wings. (I would say my family but that would be my "HEROES") However, I can name two reasons. First, because I haven't really flied like an eagle, I haven't really reached what I wanted to be. I am still longing for so much in my life. I still dream of things which I haven't realized.

Secondly, work is always in progress. I know there are people who are continuously working to be my hero. Little by little, inch by inch, they are nearing that and I would want to thank them for staying with me, for giving me company.

I said to myself once "stay with the one who will never leave me". Who would that be? My answer is MYSELF. Sounds crazy but for me the only real person who knows me best is myself, my keeper, my helper, my guardian, my conscience, my soul, my mind, my body and all the tiny genes in me. I thought since I cannot call anybody my hero, no one calls me their hero (to be worthy of this song), why don't I just call myself, my own hero? I know that's crazy but for now, let me be just that for myself - a HERO!


WIND BENEATH MY WING - Bette Midler

Michelle - Beatles

This is a favorite of my brother-in-law. He is also my favorite, I seldom kid him, because he is my only brother-in-law ("bayaw" is the local word for brother-in-law). I also call my sister, my favorite sis because she's the only sis I have, I mean my blood sister.

I really don't know why my bayaw liked this song. I never got the chance to ask him, besides, he's such a quiet guy. He only talks a lot when he's got plenty of beer in his tummy, although, I "over-talk" him, really!

Before he married my sister, I heard him sing this song in a bar not just once. And when they got married, this song is also on queue on the videoke screen. I even made a video of his daughter with this song as a background. Well, never mind the mnemonics, he is still my favorite bayaw as long as he remains to be in love with my sister.... what more can I ask for? And this song will remind me of him.

By the way, I had become an avid fan of American Idol 2008 so when Jason Castro sang this, I truly enjoyed the sound of it! It was really perfect! Perfect song for this blog site too!

So here is the lyrics and music of the song:


LYRICS OF THE SONG
Michelle, ma belle, these are words that go together well,
My Michelle.

Michelle, ma belle, sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble,
Très bien ensemble.

I love you, I love you, I love you.
That's all I want to say, until I find a way
I will say the only words I know that you'll understand.

Michelle, ma belle sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble,
Très bien ensemble.

I need to, I need to, I need to.
I need to make you see oh, what you mean to me.
Until I do I'm hoping you will know what I mean.

I love you...

I want you, I want you, I want you.
I think you know by now I'll get to you somehow.
Until I do I'm telling you so you'll understand.

Michelle, ma belle.
Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble,
Très bien ensemble.
I will say the only words I know that you'll understand, my Michelle.

This is the version of Jason Castro (American Idol 2008 Finalist)

Michelle - Jason Castro

Home - Diana Ross

I haven't really heard of this song for quite some time now, probably more than a decade already. I always long for the FM stations to play this song once again but I think most of them do not even know about this song. Before I begin, here is the lyrics of the song I found over the internet.

LYRICS OF THE SONG HOME
Think of home... Home

When I think of home, I think of a place where there's love overflowing
I wish I was home, I wish I was back there with the things I been knowing

Wind that makes the tall trees bend into leaning
Suddenly the snowflakes that fall have a meaning
Sprinkling the scene, makes it all clean

Maybe there's a chance for me to go back now that I have some direction
It would sure be nice to be back home where there's love and affection
And just maybe I can convince time to slow up
Giving me enough time in my life to grow up
Time be my friend, let me start again

Suddenly my world has changed it's face but I still know where I'm going
I have had my mind spun around in space And yet I've watched it growing

If you're list'ning God, please don't make it hard to know
If we should believe in the things that we see
Tell us, should we run away? Should we try and stay?
Or would it be better just to let things be?

Living here, in this brand new world might be a fantasy
But it taught me to love... so it's real, real to me

And I've learned that we must look inside our hearts
To find a world full of love like yours, like mine

Like home...

I always see our old house mostly known as an "ancestral house" where the children grow up with their parents and other relative, the extended family as we call it here in the Philippines. I call it our ancestral house because we lived there for almost 3 decades and although it is now a history, it forms part of my character, my upbringing, my happiness, my tears. I really don't have to hear this song to be reminded of our "ancestral house" but surely, when I remember home, I hear this song behind my head.

We left that house and moved to a better one. Nothing could be more complete and fulfilling than having your family so close, not necessarily physically close, but close by heart. I am always proud of my family and I will always here.

By the way, here is a bit of information I learned from High School: The distinction between a house and a home.

A house is a structure that holds a home.
A home is where the family lives, which includes the father, mother and children (some with household help).

So there is a simple definition I learned from our Home Economics teacher, I bet my classmates would also recall those words. ;-0




Home - Diana Ross

Somewhere Down The Road - Barry Manilow

To some, this is a love song but to our high school batch of 1993, this is our graduation song. Yes, 16 years ago, the "leaders" of our class decided this should be our graduation song perhaps because there were too few songs related to graduation to chose from during those days.

This would remain a love song for me but it would remind me of a dear friend - Agnes. This song would definitely always remind me of her because I've known her to be fond of love songs. I remember she was so happy when our class president announced that this would be our graduation song. This kinda tickled her heart which enabled her smile to shine the brightest when such announcement was made.

She is a very dear friend, very sweet, very thoughtful. I could hardly believe I was her friend. She would give me encouraging words, she made a poem for me, she is very open, she never fails to make me smile, she is everything a real friend could be. We still get in touch until today.

To all of you, maybe this song will really make a good graduation song... it is for me... because it reminds me of a friend like Agnes.

LYRICS OF SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD
We had the right love at the wrong time
Guess I always knew inside
I wouldn't have you for a long time
Those dreams of yours are shining on distant shores
And if they're calling you away, I have no right to make you stay

But somewhere down the road, Our roads are gonna cross again
It doesn't really matter when, but somewhere down the road
I know that heart of yours will come to see
That you belong with me

Sometimes goodbyes are not forever
It doesn't matter if you're gone
I still believe in us together
I understand more than you think I can
You have to go out on your own
So you can find your way back home

And somewhere down the road
Our roads are gonna cross again, it doesn't really matter when
But somewhere down the road I know that heart of yours
will come to see that you belong with me

Letting go is just another way to say I'll always love you so

We had the right love at the wrong time
Maybe we've only just begun, maybe the best is yet to come

'Cause somewhere down the road
Our roads are gonna cross again
It doesn't really matter when
But somewhere down the road
I know that heart of yours will come to see
That you belong with me




Somewhere Down The Road - Barry Manilow

Panahon Na Naman - Rivermaya

I asked songdiary why would she want me here. I think the reason was this: to have someone write about Tagalog/Filipino songs and try to translate them in English. We all know that direct translation from one language to another is not possible so for the sake of this blogsite, I will try to translate the song/s the best way possible.

This is my first story:

I love the rhythm of this song and each time I hear this, I remember Harold. I remember him because during our first meeting, he told me he liked this one. Right there and then, I knew we clicked with each other. My friend, who is our common friend told me that he's got a crush on me. I didn't really notice him until I was told about it.

I always remember him with his "mighty ducks" uniform... his smile is different when he looks at me. Now I'm wishing it was him but life was so different then. It is more different and difficult now that I lost contact with him. I hope when you hear this song, you'd also remember me.



MY ROUGH TRANSALATION OF THE SONG

PANAHON NA NAMAN (ENGLISH)
May, may naririnig akong bagong awitin (there, I am hearing a new song)
at may may naririnig akong bagong sigaw. (and there, I am hearing a new shout)

Hindi mo ba namamalayan? (Don't you realize it?)
wala ka bang nararamdaman? (Don't you feel anything?)
Ika ng hangin na humahalik sa atin (The air that kisses us says:)

"panahon na naman ng pag-ibig. (It is the season of love)
panahon na naman aahh. (It is the season... ahhh)
panahon na naman ng pag-ibig. (It is the season of love)
gumising ka tara na." (Wake up, let us go!)

Masdang maigi ang mga mata ng bawat tao (Take notice of the eyes of each person)
nakasilip ang isang bagong saya (There peeping one new happiness)
at pag-ibig na dakilang matagal nang nawala, (and love that is great, has long been gone )
kumusta na? (How it is going?)
nariyan ka lang pala. (Oh, there you are!)

"panahon na naman ng pag-ibig. (It is the season of love)
panahon na naman aahh. (It is the season... ahhh)
panahon na naman ng pag-ibig. (It is the season of love)
gumising ka tara na." (Wake up, let us go!)


After All - Peter Cetera

This song reminds me of the movie Chances Are (Robert Downey Jr., Sybill Shepherd and Mary Stewart Masterson - I got those names memorized because the movie really got to my nerve and I loved the story.) I can still tell you the story of the movie if you didn't get the chance to see it but I am providing you here with the link to the summary of the movie.(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097044/plotsummary)

This is the theme song of that movie and each time I hear this song, I also remember my dad's brothers and sister. They were the ones who actually informed me about this song. We used to go out together, beach, climb the mountain, visit relatives and just roam around town and travelled a lot. They now live in America and how I miss them so. The memories we had together is always worth remembering. We are just one big happy family and I love it!

LYRICS OF THE SONG AFTER ALL
Well, here we are again, I guess it must be fate.
We've tried it on our own, but deep inside we've known
We'd be back to set things straight.

I still remember when your kiss was so brand new.
Every memory repeats, every step I take retreats,
Every journey always brings me back to you.

After All the stops and starts, we keep coming back to these two hearts,
Two angels who've been rescued from the fall.
After All that we've been through, (it) all comes down to me and you.
I guess it's meant to be, forever you and me
After All.

When love is truly right, it lives from year to year.
It changes as it goes, Oh, and on the way it grows,
But it never disappears

Always just beyond my touch, you know I needed you so much.
After All, what else is livin' for?




After All - Peter Cetera

Take me I'll Follow - Bobby Caldwell

It was an ET movie which first introduced me to this song sometime in the 80s which later research revealed that the movie's title was actually "Mac & Me". It was an intersting movie especially those times when people, including me, were so inclined into believing that there are Extra-Terrestrials (ET) among us here on earth. I remember I find it hard sleeping at night because the ET might attack.

I used to consider them mosters but when I watched these films (ET, Mac & Me and other alien-related films of today), my notion about them had changed. There was nothing to be afraid of after all. If in the future, there would be enough proof that those ET really exist and the tendency of them conquering our earth, then so be it. I am a believer of the phrase that "Everything happens for a reason". I would even believe a divine reason behind it. But that's ultra vires ("beyond the powers" of my brain as of the moment). That's too complex for me to conceive right now. I am just a blogger who tells stories about my favorite songs.

Well, let's altogether listen to the song as we picture in our mind how friendly those ETs are...

LYRICS OF TAKE ME (I'LL FOLLOW)
Tired of feeling all by myself
Being so different from everyone else
Somehow you knew I needed your help
Be my friend forever
I never found my star in the night
Feeling my dream was far from my sight
You came along and I saw the light
We'll be friends forever

CHORUS:
I can't face the thought of you leaving
So take me along, I swear I'll be strong
(If/when) you take me wherever you go
I wanna learn the things that you know
Now that you made me believe
I want you to take me 'cause I long to be
Able to see the things that you see
Know that whatever you do, I'll follow you

Somebody must have sent you to me
What do I have you could possibly need
All I can give is my guarantee
We'll be friends forever

Repeat chorus

Teach me more in each passing hour
By your side I know I will cower
Is it true that you have the power
To capture this moment in time

Take me wherever you go
I wanna learn the things that you know
Now that you made me believe
I want you to take me 'Cause I long to be
Able to see the things that you see
Know that whatever you do, I'll follow you


Take Me Ill Follow You - Bobby Caldwen

Always be my baby - David Cook

This will be my second post from the American Idol 2008. David Cook would always remind me of how I owned an iPod. As a music lover, one should not go without a music player or an iPod but my financial status was preventing me from owning one.

A dear friend of mine gave me a green iPod as a present from USA. He is Dane. He even lent me his "mass storage drive" (a portable hard disk drive) with almost 30gb of saved mp3 songs on it. One of the songs I uploaded was this one. I think David's interpretation of the song is much better than the original. I love the way he interpreted it! I even watched him on Youtube and he sings it full of soul and emotion. That was the moment I couldn't get David's image out of my head. Add to that my admiration for singers with husky voice, David is one of them, plus the "rocker" factor in him.

When I shower, I always sing this song, the David Cook way of singing it. I sure took notice of the song since David sung it but I have known it's tune since Mariah Carey. I was so interested in David Cook's version, I read the lyrics, which I didn't understood before. I understand it now.

Mr. Cook, this is for you! I mean, is this for me? (wink!)

LYRICS OF THE SONG
We were as one, babe for a moment in time
And it seemed everlasting that you would always be mine
Now you want to be free, yeah, so I'm letting you fly
'Cause I know in my heart babe, our love will never die, no

You'll always be a part of me
I'm part of you indefinitely
Girl, don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling, 'cause you'll always be my baby
And we'll linger on
Time can't erase a feeling that strong
No way, you're never gonna shake me
Ooh darling, 'cause you'll always be my baby

I ain't gonna cry, no, and I won't beg you to stay
If you're determined to leave, girl, I will not stand in your way
But inevitably, you'll be back again
'Cause you know in my heart, babe
Our love will never end, no

You'll always be a part of me
I'm part of you indefinitely
Girl, don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling, 'cause you'll always be my baby

Always be my baby...


Always Be My Baby (Studio) - David Cook

Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler


Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler

I always enjoy singing this song during "videoke hour" be it inour house, at the beach, at an outing or anywhere for that matter. Wherever I go, I got this song playing in my head, over and over and over again. I must have memorized the song lyrics... not really!

I just love singing the song for no particular reason. I love the high and fast note especially when you get to that part which says: "Your love is like a shadow all the time... I don't know what to do..."

Oh well, this is a love song after all. So I always try my best to sing it from the heart given the chance. This song taught me a lot of singing styles as well. I admit, I also admire the husky voice of Bonnie Tyler. I just admire singers who sing that way: Rod Steward, Michael Bolton, Bryan Adams, etc.

I almost forgot... one must have a back up in singing this song. However, our home made videoke only has one microphone. We really struggle in looking for a back up mic when I had this song on queue. Struggle as it may seem, when I sing this song, I had my mom or my sister or my aunt to sing the echoing part of "Turn around...". Well, they are my special singing partners. I wonder when would my aunt write here on the site. (Are you there? Yes, she's here, she helps me edit this site!)

It's really nice to look back at those moments. Now I'm wishing we had that portable, handy video camera to capture those moments and I could post it here ;-)

Here is the lyrics!
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART

(Turnaround) Every now and then I get a
little bit lonely and you're never coming around
(Turnaround) Every now and then I get a
little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears
(Turnaround) Every now and then I get a
little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by
(Turnaround) Every now and then I get a
little bit terrified and then I see the look in your eyes
(Turnaround bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart
(Turnaround bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart

(Turnaround) Every now and then I get a
little bit restless and I dream of something wild
(Turnaround) Every now and then I get a
little bit helpless and I'm lying like a child in your arms
(Turnaround) Every now and then I get a
little bit angry and I know I've got to get out and cry
(Turnaround) Every now and then I get a
little bit terrified but then I see the look in your eyes
(Turnaround bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart
(Turnaround bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart

And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you'll only hold me tight
We'll be holding on forever
And we'll only be making it right
Cause we'll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don't know what to do and I'm always in the dark
We're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight

Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only falling apart
There's nothing I can do... a total eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there's only love in the dark
Nothing I can say... a total eclipse of the heart

Turnaround bright eyes
Turnaround bright eyes
(Turnaround) Every now and then I know
you'll never be the boy you always you wanted to be
(Turnaround) Every now and then I know
you'll always be the only boy who wanted me the way that I am
(Turnaround) Every now and then I know
there's no one in the universe as magical and wonderous as you
(Turnaround) Every now and then I know
there's nothing any better and there's nothing I just wouldn't do
(Turnaround bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart
(Turnaround bright eyes) Every now and then I fall apart

And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you'll only hold me tight
We'll be holding on forever
And we'll only be making it right
Cause we'll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
I don't know what to do and I'm always in the dark
We're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight
Forever's gonna start tonight

Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only falling apart
There's nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there's only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart

Maybe - Sherin Regis

When I grow lonely, I remember my old friends and special people -loved ones. I always wondered why it didn't work out, where it went wrong. Then again, I tell myself, nothing went wrong, we just had to grow not necessarily with them, but on our own.

I used to grow on my own. In fact I want to be alone because when I do, I get more creative, I am more free, I see myself clearly, my mind is so focused. However, just yesterday, I remembered "Diday" and I thought of her when I heard this song without the intention of winning her back but just to spark the old friendship we once had. I am just a fan of peace... of reconsiliation... of friendship. "Maybe" the world would become the world we wanted it to be: World without hatred.

That's just my simple wish... from my diday, to maybe, to world peace. Would that be possible?

LYRICS OF MAYBE
If we both decide to try and make it one more time
I hope we take the time to know each other well
And if the answers don't come quick, we'll go with how it feels
And sometimes that's not yes or no, but...

CHORUS:
Maybe... there'll be no falling stars this time around
I still believe that honesty is all we'll ever need
You and me again... Maybe

You keep asking me if I will love you for all time
If two of us will be enough to make us strong
And if we learn to keep it free and let each other grow
We'll find out there's no yes or no, but

Maybe... no candles or guitars this time around
I still believe that honesty is all we ever need (all we need)
(Can we make it through) Can we make it through
(Can we make it through) You and me again
(You and me again) Hah... Maybe


maybe by sherin