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Roar - Katy Perry

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

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

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

Share your thoughts.  The lyrics is below.


Lyrics of the song
ROAR by Katy Perry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Angels - David Archuleta

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

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

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

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

Have a great one!

Angels sung by David Archuleta
Lyrics below:

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


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



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



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



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

OK Lang Ako - Parokya ni Edgar

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

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

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

I tried to translate it for your reading pleasure.

Lyrics of the song
OK Lang Ako
by Parokya ni Edgar

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

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

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

(REPEAT CHORUS)

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

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

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