Songs and lyrics

Melodies have a way of revealing in us our own emotions, what we truly feel, what we sometimes cannot seem to feel at all. Songs, lyrics, rhymes … Some of these things can be our friend when we want nothing but just to get lost in the moment.

Ikaw

I am really so in love with this song. There is something about the lines that just pulls every heart string in me. I just go weak and swoon while listening. I don’t know. Just so beautiful. I mean who doesn’t want to fall in love like this? This is real. This is possible. We all deserve to feel the way the author of this song was surely feeling when he wrote these lines. It is just so raw, so alive. It makes me cry, always, whenever I listen to this song. The Voice of the Philippines contestant Jessica has given it a different interpretation here which really captured me and brought tears to my eyes.

Indeed one of the best Filipino songs which I hope people around the world will get to know. They’re missing a lot!

Ikaw ang bigay ng maykapal
Tugon sa aking dasal
Upang sa lahat ng panahon
Bawat pagkakataon
Ang ibigin ko’y ikaw

Ikaw ang tanglaw sa ‘king mundo
Kabiyak nitong puso ko
Wala ni kahati mang saglit
Na sa yo’y maipapalit
Ngayo’t kailanma’y ikaw

Ang lahat ng aking galaw
Ang sanhi ay ikaw
Kung may bukas mang tinatanaw
Dahil may isang ikaw
Kulang ang magpakailan pa man
Upang bawat sandali ay
Upang muli’t muli ay
Ang mahalin ay ikaw

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Remind Me

In spite of what I have been through, I am still a believer of love. I still believe in fairy tale fantasies that transcend what is real in the world where people hardly ever believe it. And yes,I believe that things so beautiful such as the ones mentioned in the song doesn’t have to wane, much more end. It is such a wonderment for me, why it has to end for some, even most couples. Something so beautiful equals a kind of life of peace and happiness. Why does it have to end?

We didn’t care if people stared
We’d make out in a crowd somewhere
Somebody’s tell us to get a room
It’s hard to believe that was me and you

Now we keep saying that we’re okay
But I don’t want to settle for good, not great
I miss the way that it felt back then
I wanna feel that way again

Been so long, bet you forget
The way I used to kiss your neck

Remind me, remind me

So on fire, so in love
Way back when we couldn’t get enough
Remind me, remind me

Remember the airport, dropping me off
We were kissing goodbye and we couldn’t stop
And I felt bad ’cause you missed your flight
But that meant we had one more night

Do you remember how it used to be?
We’d turn out the lights and we didn’t just sleep
Remind me, baby, remind me

Oh, so on fire, so in love
That look in your eyes that I miss so much
Remind me, baby, remind me

I wanna feel that way
Yeah, I wanna hold you close
Oh, if you still love me
Don’t just assume I know

Oh baby, remind me
Remind me

Do you remember the way it felt?
You mean back when we couldn’t control ourselves
Remind me, yeah, remind me

All those things that you used to do
That made me fall in love with you
Remind me, oh baby, remind me

Yeah, you’d wake up in my old t-shirt
All those mornings I was late for work
Remind me, oh baby, remind me, yeah

Oh baby, remind me
Baby, remind me, yeah, oh
(Yeah, you’d wake up in my old t-shirt)
Baby, remind me

So I can just be me

It is only with the one who can never run out of love for me, where I feel so safe being myself. With all that I am, flaws and whatnot. Others can expect so much from me and sometimes it puts a strain to my shoulders. There are times when I feel scared if not hesitant to express myself freely lest I might be faced with rejection. Come to think of it, if we spend too much time thinking about how others think of us, we will just end up ruining our self esteem and not sharing the best of what we have and what we can be. This song reminds me that it is safer to run to Our Father’s arms in times when I need someone to tell me, “I love you for who you are.”

 Laura Story “I Can Just Be Me” 

I’ve been doing all that I can
To hold it all together
Piece by piece.
I’ve been feeling like a failure,
Trying to be braver
Than I could ever be.
It’s just not me.

So be my healer, be my comfort, be my peace.
Cause I can be broken, I can be needy,
Lord I need You now to be,
Be my God, so I can just be me.

I’ve been living like an orphan,
Trying to belong here,
But it’s just not my home.
I’ve been holding on so tightly,
To all the things that I think
Could satisfy my soul.
But I’m letting go…

So be my father, my mighty warrior, be my king.
Cause I can be scattered, frail and shattered,
Lord I need You now to be,
Be my God, so I can just be me.

Cause I was lost in this dark world
Until I was finally found in You
So now I’m needing, desperately pleading
Oh Lord, be all to me

And be my savior, be my lifeline, won’t You be my everything.
Cause I’m so tired of trying to be someone
I was never meant to be
Be my God
Please be my God
Be my God
So I can just be me
So I can just be me
I can just be me.

You know better than I

First movie my son and I watched this year. Joseph the Dreamer is one of our favorite movies and we have watched it together over and over since he was three. This particular song has blessed me immensely and I am sharing it here in the hope that it will bless you, too. I have always failed putting my new years resolution into action and this song has reminded me to just at least do this one: Stop acting smart and just let God be God. 

 

 

I thought I did what’s right
I thought I had the answers
I thought I chose the surest road
But that road brought me here

So I put up a fight
And told you how to help me
Now just when I have given up
The truth is coming clear

You know better than I
You know the way
I’ve let go the need to know why
For you know better than I

If this has been a test
I cannot see the reason
But maybe knowing I don’t know
Is part of getting through

I try to do what’s best
And faith has made it easy
To see the best thing I can do
Is put my trust in you

For You know better than I
You know the way
I’ve let go the need to know why
For you know better than I

I saw one cloud and thought it was a sky
I saw a bird and thought that I could follow
But it was you who taught that bird to fly
If I let you reach me will you teach me

For You know better than I
You know the way
I’ve let go the need to know why
I’ll take what answers you supply
You know better than I