Nov 23, 2014

Sunday Serenade: human

This week's song is neither fun nor cheery.. in fact it is kinda dark and real.. that's what I like about it.. the lyrics are real and raw.. it is something to ponder upon this Sunday morning..

Human   by Christina Perri
I can hold my breath
I can bite my tongue
I can stay awake for days
If that's what you want
Be your number one

I can fake a smile
I can force a laugh
I can dance and play the part
If that's what you ask
Give you all I am

I can do it (x3)

[chorus]
But I'm only human
And I bleed when I fall down
I'm only human
And I crash and I break down
Your words in my head, knives in my heart
You build me up and then I fall apart
'Cause I'm only human
[end of chorus]

I can turn it on
Be a good machine
I can hold the weight of worlds
If that's what you need
Be your everything

I can do it
I can do it
I'll get through it

[chorus]

I'm only human
I'm only human
Just a little human

I can take so much
'Til I've had enough

[chorus]





Have a great week ahead! Be healthy!

Nov 16, 2014

Sunday Serenade: ain't it fun

Let's have some fun this week with a song from Paramore.. Enjoy!




Have a great week ahead! Be healthy and stay safe!

Nov 15, 2014

Poetry Solace: journey

This week is back to Tomas Tranströmer.. another poem by this Swedish Nobel Laureate. It is translated by May Swenson, an American poet.  Hope you'll like it.

Journey
On the subway platform.
A crowd among billboards
in a staring dead light.

The train comes and fetches
faces and briefcases.

Darkness next. We sit 
like statues in the cars
hauled into the tunnels.
Strain, dreams, strain.

At the stations below sea level 
the news of darkness is sold.
People moving melancholy,
mum, beneath clockfaces.

The train carries a load
of street clothes and souls.

Looks in all directions,
passing through the mountain.
Nothing changing yet.

But near the surface begins
the hum of freedom's bees.
We emerge from the earth.

The countryside flaps its wings
once, and then subsides
under us, wide and greenish.

Shucks of corn blow in
across the platforms.
End of the line! I ride
beyond the end of the line.

How many aboard? Four,
five, hardly more.

Houses, roads, skies,
fjords, mountains
have opened their windows.



Have a great weekend! Stay healthy and be safe!

Nov 9, 2014

Sunday Serenade: friends

This is a song that I would like to dedicate to all my friends, aptly named 'Friends' by Travis. :)

Friends
Who cheers you up
When you are down
Who brings you cups of coffee
Who picks you up
When you're in town
Whatever makes you happy
And I'm glad you're better now
But I'm sad you're not around

[chorus]
Friends
Will never desert you
Or turn against
Friends
Won't love you and leave you
To mend the fence
[end of chorus]

ooohhh...
ooohhh...

Who wakes you up
When you're late for work
Who makes the bed so lovely
Who found your sock
Who picked your shirt
Whatever makes you love me
And I'm glad I'm better now
But I'm sad you're not around
Friends
Will never desert you
Or turn against
Friends
Won't love you and leave you
To mend the fence

ooohhh...
ooohhh...

Friends
Will never desert you
Or turn against
Friends
Won't love you and leave you
To mend the fence

Friends
Will never decieve you
and turn against
Friends
Won't love you and leave you
To mend the fence

ooohhh...




Have a good and productive week ahead!

Nov 2, 2014

Sunday Serenade: rather be

Again this week's song is chosen for its music video.. why? cos it was shot in Japan! I hate to say it but I miss Japan, especially its autumn season.. so it is kinda nostalgic to see some typical Japanese scenes in the music video.. of course, the song is pretty catchy too.. Enjoy!

Rather Be
by Clean Bandit ft Jess Gylnne
[Verse 1:]
We're a thousand miles from comfort, we have traveled land and sea
But as long as you are with me, there's no place I'd rather be
I would wait forever, exalted in the scene
As long as I am with you, my heart continues to beat

[Pre-Chorus:]
With every step we take, Kyoto to The Bay
Strolling so casually
We're different and the same, get you another name
Switch up the batteries

[Chorus:]
If you gave me a chance I would take it
It's a shot in the dark but I'll make it
Know with all of your heart, you can't shake me
When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I'd rather be [3x]

[Verse 2:]
We staked out on a mission to find our inner peace
Make it everlasting so nothing's incomplete
It's easy being with you, sacred simplicity
As long as we're together, there's no place I'd rather be

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]

When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be

[Bridge:]
Hmmmmmmmmmm, hoooooooooo
Be [9x]
Yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah, yeah, yeah

[Chorus]

When I am with you, there's no place I'd rather be






Have a productive week ahead! Stay warm and be safe!