A Special Moment

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A Special Moment

July 6, 2014

I looked out the window as the rain fell last Saturday. The night breeze was coming in through the jalousie glass blinds.

I was in our room, sitting in the dark. I tried to write down some the things that are running around my mind.

In between thoughts,  I took note of some of the songs from the radio. I want to make that moment special. This is where I'll make that special moment last forever.

One of my top favorite Filipino songs in Tagalog is Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang, the original by Ogie Alcasid. It will always be special to me.

"Sana'y nalaman ko na darating ka sa buhay ko, 'di sana'y naghintay ako..."

But I can't relate to it anymore because I now found the one person for whom I'll give the rest of my life.  I know I’ll never love this way again.

Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang
Ogie Alcasid

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I think of Kenny Rogers' Through The Years as special because it calls to mind my true and loyal friends.

Friendship is important to me. I still keep in touch with most of them, those are still living. We have been there for each other through thick and thin, through the good and bad times, through the test of time.

"Through the years, you've never let me down, you turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found, I've found with you..."
Through The Years
Kenny Rogers

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There was a touching moment in a Bee Gees concert I saw on DVD some years back. A slideshow of the late Andy Gibb played as his brothers performed Don't Throw It All Away. I've been hearing this haunting song since I started listening to music when I was still a kid.

I tend to think of the 70s "Manila Sound" group VST & Co., the local version of the Bee Gees, with Vic Sotto and Spanky Rigor doing their own falsetto disco hits and unforgettable ballads.

"You alone are the living thing that keeps me alive, and tomorrow if I'm here without your love, you know I can't survive..."

Our Love (Don't Throw It All Away)
Bee Gees

I like the melody and the musical arrangement of Saving The Best For Last by Vanessa Williams. It reminds me of my teenage years when this song came out in the early nineties.

I like the sarcastic irony when the boy shares his dreams to one girl but gives his love to another. What inspires me is the idea that when it seems that the last chance has passed, the best is yet to come.

"Just when I thought our chance had passed, you go and save the best for last..."

Saving The Best For Last
Vanessa Williams

The next is one of those rare songs to which I don't know the title nor the artist. I grew up in a musical family and I've been playing the guitar since I was a kid. I would take those vintage editions of Jingle Magazine to study the chords. That's how I got to know the singers of the songs that would be part of the soundtrack of my life.

 "When love moons disappear forever, and the sun shines electric blue," goes this song. If I figure it out, the video will appear on my blog. "And the mountains and trees falling into the sea, to rest there for eternity, no matter what you do, I would still love you..." 

I Will Still Love You

One of the saddest songs I ever heard is I've Never Been To Me by Charlene Duncan. This is the story of a woman sharing her life and revealing her inmost feelings. She has been to glamorous places and gone through exhilarating experiences unlike many of us. Through it all flows the stream of loneliness and alienation. In the end, there is only regret and a sense of emptiness.

"Sometimes I've been to crying for unborn children that might have made me complete, but I took the sweet life and never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet..."

I've Never Been To Me
Charlene Duncan


"So the weary traveler, tired of passing through, stops to get his bearings, and stays on to wait for you..."
"This happy room will be a lonely place when you are gone
and I won't even have your shoulders for the crying on..."
"Bakit ngayon ka lang dumating sa buhay ko,
pilit binubuksan ang sarado ko nang puso..."
"So if all your bridges
go up in flames,
and if all your lovers
strike you too tame,
or some sad song of love you hear
can make you call my name,
I will be there in a minute
and you know I'll feel the same..."
I will be there in a minute
and you know I'll feel the same..."
"So the weary traveler, tired of passing through, stops to get his bearing..."
Huggybear said…

"...stops to get his bearings, and stays on to wait for you..."