The One With What You Will

Awaken at 3.30am by playful cats jumping running on the bed along with the sound of cat bell balls and knowing tomorrow is weekend do not help my eyes to shut. So, here I am sitting in My Bb’s SOHO trying to add a new post to A Good Life with a total blank in mind. It is so windy this early morning considering the day before it was cloudy and raining.

Since I still have no clue what to blog in this entry, maybe I will just share few of my all time favourite songs as I am listening to one of it now.

In no particular order…

Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Any place is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
But me myself I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
And I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
We won’t have to drive too far
Just ‘cross the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

You see my old man’s got a problem
He live with the bottle that’s the way it is
He says his body’s too old for working
I say his body’s too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody’s got to take care of him
So I quit school and that’s what I did

You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so we can fly away
We gotta make a decision
We leave tonight or live and die this way

I remember we were driving driving in your car
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped ’round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
And we go cruising to entertain ourselves
You still ain’t got a job
And I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You’ll find work and I’ll get promoted
We’ll move out of the shelter
Buy a big house and live in the suburbs

You got a fast car
And I got a job that pays all our bills
You stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I’d always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me would find it
I got no plans I ain’t going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so you can fly away
You gotta make a decision
You leave tonight or live and die this way

 
Why I like this song

The song is a narrative tale of someone’s hard life, which begins when her mother divorces her alcoholic jobless father, forcing the narrator to quit school in order to care for him. Eventually, she leaves her hometown with her partner in the hope of making a better life. Despite her employment, she falls as a victim. Her life begins to mirror her mother’s. Her partner remains largely unemployed and becomes an alcoholic. She is left alone with her children while her partner spends time drinking with friends. Finally, after getting a job that supports her family, she comes to accept her life as the way it is and to give up chasing empty dreams. Due to the last in a series of unpleasant events, the narrator draws the last straw to her partner – you gotta make a decision, leave tonight or live and die this way.

Green Day’s Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don’t know where it goes
But it’s home to me and I walk alone

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
When the city sleeps
And I’m the only one and I walk alone

I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk a

My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone up there will find me
‘Til then I walk alone

Ah-ah, ah-ah

Ah-ah aaah-ah
Ah-ah
Ah-ah ah-ah

I’m walking down the line
That divides me somewhere in my mind
On the border line
Of the edge and where I walk alone

Read between the lines
What’s fucked up and everything’s alright
Check my vital signs
To know I’m still alive and I walk alone

I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk alone
I walk a

My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone up there will find me
‘Til then I walk alone

Ah-ah, ah-ah
Ah-ah aaah-ah
Ah-ah
Ah-ah ah-ah

I walk alone
I walk a

I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
When the city sleeps
And I’m the only one and I walk a

My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone up there will find me
‘Til then I walk alone

 
Why I like this song
 
 This song describes the expression of despair and fear of being alone. Of course, there is more to this song than just emotional hangover. Walking a lonely road is not only a one-time realization of one’s loneliness. The narrator accepts his life the way it is, he is used to it, no matter how horrible it might get or seem, this loneliness is his way. Only sometimes does he dream of someone finding him and saving him from his aloneness, but so far the solitude that this lonely road becomes his home, and his actual life. 
 

 R.E.M’s Losing My Religion

Oh life it’s bigger
It’s bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no I’ve said too much
I’ve said enough

That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don’t know if I can do it
Oh no I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough

I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

Every whisper 
Of every waking hour
I’m choosing my confessions
Trying to keep an eye on you
Like a hurt lost and blinded fool fool
Oh no I’ve said too much
I’ve said enough

Consider this
Consider this, the hint of the century
Consider this, the slip
That brought me to my knees, failed
What if all these fantasies come
Flailing around
Now I’ve said too much

I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

But that was just a dream
That was just a dream

That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don’t know if I can do it
Oh no I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough

I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

But that was just a dream
Try cry why try
That was just a dream
Just a dream
Just a dream, dream

 
Why I like this song
 
The one and only reason – when one is at wit’s end, when things were going so bad, you could easily lose your faith in God. When you lost faith in God, you have nothing.
 
Too deep and too depressing at this wee hour?
 
I blame My Bb for this post since he has night work ;P
 
*Hahahahahahahaha*…
 
Till I blog again…
 
There’s a secret garden she hides
-Nani Mansor-
 
 
 
 

 

 

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