what reduces me to tears…

I was in this funk for a while, pining over what I thought was a love lost (well it was just me thinking that actually since my high school crush didn’t even know I exist!) + made each + every heartbreak song  my national anthem back then…a few years later, the habit sort of stuck + I was left associating with each + every heartbreak song or lonely love song i hear, one that stands out is this lonely ballad from one of my most favorite band, Savage Garden. Darren Hayes’ straight-forward lyrics + haunting vocals seemed to hit straight home every time I replay it on the Diskman (yes, it’s that old!). His melancholic rendition makes the emotion tangible I could almost taste it + made me ache + cry even when I totally have no clue how loving + losing that person to another actually feels!

The part I love most (and I am plucking these words from memory):

Am I all alone in the universe? There’s no love on these streets

I have given mine away to a world that didn’t want it anyway…

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gt:i am in love again

It’s Thursday once again, time for one of my favorite memes (and fave topics too^^) again. And for something that made me fall in love, i chose this song from one of my favorite artists, Shawn Colvin, Never Saw Blue Like That.

This song best describes the warm, fuzzy feeling one experiences when one falls in love. It also best illustrates how your surrounding becomes a reflection of how you feel: the sky seems bluer than you last remembered, the breeze blowing its gentle singsong into your ear, and how practically everything around you seem to glow with light + love.

This song was also part of the Dawson’s Creek (remember that famed teen soap in the 90’s?) of which volume escapes my mind now + it does remind me of the first time i fall in love whenever i hear it…

I can’t believe a month ago
I was alone, I didn’t know you
I hadn’t seen or heard you’re name
And even now, I’m so amazed
It’s like a dream, It’s like a rainbow, it’s like the rain..

Cause I never saw blue like that before
Across the sky
Around the world
You’ve given me all you have and more
And no one else has ever shown me how
To see the world the way I see it now
Oh, I, I never saw blue like that before

Jeez, I guess it does feel good to fall in love for the first time + here was I thinking we’ve fully recovered from the love bug the love month brings…

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my very first gt: please stop that music!

March will be all about the music:

March 3 – that we hate

March 10 – that make us fall in love

March 17 – that make us cry

March 24 – that make us smile

March 31 – that gets stuck in our head (LSS)

I simply love GT’s topics for this month being the music lover that I am. And from now on, mum writes will be the one joining this meme so that I can focus on more jared + mum stuffs in jared’s little corner.

Now, for something that I hate. I really wish artists + singers will just stop doing remakes of old, popular songs! You hear them on the radio almost all the time (in my case, since i don’t listen to the radio often, from the blaring speakers of my neighbor’s radio, which to my annoyance, is constantly tuned in to love radio!grr!) + it seems like, virtually every OPM artist has one remake at least. I was just wondering can they not make any new songs at all. People had enough of all these music rehash and maybe it’s time to tinker on new songs to sing, don’t you agree? Besides, the old version would, almost always, sound better than the new ones.

I don’t mind doing your own rendition of old tunes in live concerts or gigs, I actually enjoy them that way with all the energy, vocal calisthenics + the audience participation, but to release an entire album of revivals? Come on, you can probably do better than that, you shouldn’t be calling yourself an artist if you can’t in the first place. Samples of old tunes in new songs are cool, but revivals? Stop it now, they’re killing me!

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