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09 May 2007 @ 11:54 pm
Music & Lyrics  
There was a time, a time in days of old when things were different. In our heads, we often try and write down every small detail and feeling, every experience, every thought and every memory, even the bad ones - those precious memories. Some of which are inextricably entwined with what we love in music, in words and in songs.

While running through my CD collection one day, lots of old tracks that I used to listen to, those buried and forgotten, made me dwell there a little longer than I should. I remember the time when I felt exceptionally happy listening and relistening to them. They were a delight - those that I used to love, used to favour, and used to dance to, used to sing along to. Those that would never fail to evoke the emotions within me. Now I remember more and more...

These “old songs” might be quite old-fashioned, might be heard by too many people, might be quite un-heard of, and might even be considered awful by some. But don't we find that we could just be so surprised and touched by those songs which are our everlasting favorites, for what they had brought us when we were younger: those we shared with our best friends and also who share similar tastes with us; the saddest songs that you and the one who broke your heart both loved; those that stirred and roused your heart and soul, and maybe the few we particularly loved but nobody else did.

Some of these songs date back to my secondary school, junior college and university days...they seemed like a long time ago. And almost each song has stories behind it, and could be related to one or a few persons or experiences in my life. Sweet, bittersweet, or just so bitter, they could still make me laugh or make me cry. Each one personal, each unique.

And then I remember them again:

Reflections of My Life - Marmalade
Only You - Yazoo
I Don't Want To Talk About it - Everything But The Girl
Never Never - The Assembly
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Something - Beatles
No More "I Love You's" - Annie Lennox
Somebody - Depeche Mode
Foolish Beat - Debbie Gibson
Friendly Fire - Pet Shop Boys
Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
It Must Have Been Love - Roxette
Enola Gay - OMD
Look Away - Chicago
Hands To Heaven - Breathe
No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones
Running To Standstill - U2
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Ship of Fools - Erasure
She - Vegas
Imagine - John Lennon
Caramel - Suzanne Vega
Sante Fe - Bon Jovi
Last Christmas - Wham!
1000 Oceans - Tori Amos
Better Be Home Soon - Crowded House
You're Still the One - Shania Twain
Lightning Crashes - Live
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
And When She Danced (Love Theme from Stealing Home) - David Foster & Marilyn Martin
Current Mood: enthralledIn Wonder
Kaylascratch_n_claw on May 10th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
ya ya i know what you mean about each song bringing back a certain distant memory of a particular place & time... hmmm... sounds remotely like lyrics from tommy page...
Ariel: lovelyenchantedwood on May 12th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
ha ha, tommy page! ya, those songs still tug at the heartstrings, don't they? what are some of these songs for you? = )
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