MUSIC AND LYRICS

I saw the movie Music and Lyrics starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore on DVD for the second time last night, I had a choice of watching Wowowee or this. I chose the DVD. I can only take so much Wowowee in one lifetime. And suffice to say, I liked the song.  

 

 

Way Back Into Love – Hugh Grant

I’ve been living with a shadow overhead,
I’ve been sleeping with a cloud above my bed,
I’ve been lonely for so long,
Trapped in the past,
I just can’t seem to move on!

I’ve been hiding all my hopes and dreams away,
Just in case I ever need them again someday,
I’ve been setting aside time,
To clear a little space in the corners of my mind!

All I want to do is find a way back into love.
I can’t make it true without a way back into love.
Oooooh.

I’ve been watching but the stars refuse to shine,
I’ve been searching but i just don’t see the signs,
I know that it’s out there,
There’s got to be something for my soul somewhere!

I’ve been looking for someone to shed some light,
Not somebody just to get me through the night,
I could use some direction,
And I’m open to your suggestions.

All I want to do is find a way back into love.
I can’t make it through without a way back into love.
And if I open my heart again,
I guess I’m hoping you’ll be there for me in the end!
Oooooooh, Ooooooh, Ooooooh.

There are moments when I don’t know if it’s real
Or if anybody feels the way I feel
I need inspiration
Not just another negotiation

All I want to do is find a way back into love,
I can’t make it through without a way back into love,
And if I open my heart to you,
I’m hoping you’ll show me what to do,
And if you help me to start again,
You know that I’ll be there for you in the end!
Oooooooh. Oooooooh. Ooooooooh. Oooooooh. Ooooooh


Samson by Regina Spektor

I’m back from my two-day weekend.

And I’m featuring this beautiful song “Samson” by Regina Spektor.

I didn’t know about this song up until last week when my friend Gerard asked me if I knew about it. I said I didn’t and since I didn’t like being the last to know about what was in, then I immediately checked it out in youtube.

I tried to analyze the song. The song to me has to do with Samson. So during my lunchbreak, I tried to read up on the story of Samson in the Bible.

I’m sure many of you know the story of Samson. His physical strength. His marriage to a Phillistine, who also betrayed him. And his eventual affair with Delilah who cuts off his hair, which was the source of his strength. But actually not, because Samson has already broken two laws of the Nazarite, enough for God to to take away his power from him.

I have two theories on the song. First theory is that the song is about Delilah, well not about her exactly, but an alternate ending to their story. The song is about how she imagined a different ending for their tragic romance. In this different version, after she cuts his hair, he just eats a piece of bread, tells her its okay and nothing has changed. the line ” loved you first” implies that she not only did she love him back, but she loved Samson even before he even loved her. And in her version, the Bible doesn’t mention them because they did not change history.

And my other theory is that the song is about Samson, but not Delilah. In my theory, the song is about another woman who was in Samson’s life even before Timnah – the Phillistine woman Samson married, and even before Delilah. This woman who Samson truly loved let her cut his hair so that he could be vulnerable with her. And Samson is reflecting on how the world would never know about it because it is not mentioned in the Bible. When it is sung “Your hair was long when we first met, may mean that he had his guard up when and didn’t want to let her in at first.

Anywhow, the song is great. Its like Regina Spektor is making a fictional story with her songs.

Do you have anything more to add? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.”What do you think the song is about?


Dreamgirls



I saw Dreamgirls last night, seems like I’m watching it after the whole world has seen it! Kagabi ko lang napanood. Well I’ve had several chances to watch it. Nung una, sa Pinas, while I was on vacation, I watched the first few minutes got a call and turned it off. And other opportunities passed, pero siguro kagabi talaga destined na mapanood ko ang Dreamgirls. Sinilip ko muna ang aking clock, it was 8:10 pm, 10 minutes till Oprah. If I watch Dreamgirls on DVD, mami miss ko ang Oprah, but then again, replay naman pala ang Oprah so I finally decided to watch the Dreamgirls DVD.

Now I understand why Jennifer Hudson won her Oscar, Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a SAG Award. She was extremely moving in her portrayal of Effie White. Nagtaray siya the whole time hahahahaha. I turned up the volume everytime Jennifer would sing. Especially when she sang “And I am Telling You” (which I’m not sure if that is the right title by the way), nahiya lang ako baka mamaya kasi naririnig ng kapitbahay ko ang sound from the walls? Kaya hindi ko nilaksan masiyado ang volume. Ganda story, kaya lang feeling ko bitin ako. Sana 3 hours ang movie.

I didn’t want the movie to end. Papanoorin ko ulit tonight.

You & Me by Lifehouse

Love this song. I’m a sucker for these type of songs. This is by Lifehouse who I just love to death. I know I’m sounding like a teenager now. So I should just stop.


Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

I’m sure everybody who reads by Blog knows that I am such a fan of Grey’s Anatomy. So you wouldn’t be surprised about this post. Love the song. Super thumbs up.


I like ………..

The song was introduced to me by my cousin Daniel, I knew the song but didn’t much like it in the beginning, but I just came to appreciate it afterwards. I like the video too. Di ba, ang ganda ng mga videos na may some kind of story. Even if I had a Bad Day, when I listen to the song, it gets better.

Mental note, I gotta get me one of those MP3 players, seems like everybody has one plugged to their ears? Question? Will I look cool wearing those while walking in the mall? Or will I just look stupid? May fear din ako, I have a tendency to sing along with the song, so if I wear those, I might already be singing out loud and out of tune and everybody was laughing at me already – tapos hindi ko pa alam? Scratch the purchase of MP3 na lang pala.


Out of Reach

Ha! My first post from youtube. CONGRATULATIONS TO ME !!!

Do you ever remember a partucular incident in your life when you hear a song? Well Out of Reach just always reminds me of a bitterswet moment in my life. Ito ang medyo kilig moment in my life kaya dapat lang na balik balikan. Medyo kaunti lang ang mga kilig kiligan portion sa aking life kaya naalala ko ang karamihan sa kanila. Dapat kasi half day ako ng Thursday and I was really looking forward to playing volleyball kaya lang si Bestfriend naman eh may pinuntahan sa airport kaya wala akong nakasama sa bubbletop kaya hindi na lang ako tumuloy, iba ang may ka tandem talaga, sad mag isa. And since alive alive enthusiastic na ako and Im sure I wouldnt be able to sleep anymore, go na lang ako sa office and posted this. I hope you enjoy the song, because I did. Actually, I played it 7 times before I tried to post it. Kahit ngayon nga tumutugtog pa eh.