Lovers of The World – Jerry Wallace

All the world loves a lover
All the girls in every landom
And to know the joy of loving
Is to live in the world of mandom

There's a someone who's waiting for you
Soon the world will be yours for a toy

Music starts to play
Night will turn to day
Darkness disappears
When the one you love is near
You're in mandom

All the world loves a lover
All the girls in every landom
And to know the joy of loving
Is to live in the world of mandom

There's a place that is waiting for you
A world where the best in life is free

Where time is always spring
Happiness is king
The dreams you dream come true
When the one you love loves you
You're in mandom

All the world loves a lover
All the girls in every landom
And to know the joy of loving
Is to live in the world of mandom

Billy Idol – Bitter Taste

Pada tanggal 6 Februari 1990, Billy Idol terlibat dalam kecelakaan sepeda motor yang hampir fatal ketika dia bertabrakan dengan mobil di malam hari di Los Angeles. Lagu ini menggambarkan suasana kontemplatif dari penulis lagu saat ia melihat kembali bagaimana hidupnya telah berubah sejak kecelakaan sepeda motor pada tahun 1990.


The bitter taste
On my tongue
Many holes
The damage done

It’s bitter sweet
Black on gold
Talk is cheap
Or so I’m told

I’m gonna ride this bike
to the edge of town
Roll to the bridge with my eyes shut
and spit at the stars

Scream in the dark

There’s nothing I can do to change it now
But if I cut myself open, baby,
you can read all my scars

Read all my scars

Hello, goodbye
There’s a million ways to die
Should’ve left me way back
Should’ve left me way back
by the roadside

Hello, goodbye
I was staring in the devil’s eyes
Should’ve left me way back
Should’ve left me way back
by the roadside

It’s a bitter taste

Jagged stain
On my skin
Broken leg
Born again

Wide glide
Upside down
Twisted frame
My new crown

I’m gonna ride this bike ‘til the break of day
Rollin’ through the garden like the fountain
won’t take it away

I’m not gonna change

I’m gonna live so hard these broken wings
will lift me to the sun
so I can burn up in the flames

Again and again

Hello, goodbye
There’s a million ways to die
Should’ve left me way back
Should’ve left me way back
by the roadside

Hello, goodbye
I was staring in the devil’s eyes
Should’ve left me way back
Should’ve left me way back
by the roadside

It’s a bitter taste
It’s a jagged stain

It’s a bitter taste
It’s a jagged stain

Hello, goodbye
There’s a million ways to die
Should’ve left me way back
Should’ve left me way back
by the roadside

It’s a bitter taste

Where do I begin – Andy Williams

Semua orang pasti ada kenangan yang mengandung kerinduan akan hal-hal masa lalu. Melalui lagu, kenangan masa lalu dapat menjadi pengingat apa yang terjadi. Lagu ini mengingatkan saya ketika saya tinggal di Sapporo, Hokkaido dari tahun 1999 sampai tahun 2002. Lagu ini disimpan dalam sebuah compact disk yang saya beli di Holiday Plaza, Johor Bahru sebelum berangkat ke Jepang dan selalu saya dengar ketika tinggal di Jepang.


Where do I begin
To tell the story of how great a love can be
The sweet love story that is older than the sea
The simple truth about the love she brings to me
Where do I start

With her first hello
She gave new meaning to this empty world of mine
There’d never be another love, another time
She came into my life and made the living fine

She fills my heart
She fills my heart with very special things
With angels’ songs, with wild imaginings
She fills my soul with so much love
That anywhere I go I’m never lonely
With her around, who could be lonely
I reach for her hand, it’s always there

How long does it last
Can love be measured by the hours in a day
I have no answers now but this much I can say
I know I’ll need her ’till the stars all burn away
And she’ll be there

How long does it last
Can love be measured by the hours in a day
I have no answers now but this much I can say
I know I’ll need her ’till the stars all burn away
And she’ll be there

Getaran Jiwa – P. Ramlee


Getaran jiwa
Melanda hatiku
Tersusun nada
Irama dan lagu

Walau hanya sederhana
Tetapi tak mengapa
Moga dapat membangkitkan
Sedarlah kamu wahai insan

Tak mungkin hilang
Irama dan lagu
Bagaikan kembang
Sentiasa bermadu

Andai dipisah
Lagu dan irama
Lemah tiada berjiwa
Hampa

Lagu ini dirilis pada 28 Mei 1960, dan salah satu lagu dari album “Antara Dua Darjat.” Biografi Puteh Ramlee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._Ramlee

Morning has broken – Cat Stevens


Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rains new fall, sunlit from Heaven
Like the first dewfall on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God’s recreation of the new day

Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

While on holiday in Marrakesh, Morocco, Stevens was intrigued by the sound of the adhān, the Islamic ritual call to prayer, which was explained to him as “music for God“. Stevens said, “I thought, music for God? I’d never heard that before – I’d heard of music for money, music for fame, music for personal power, but music for God!”

Ebiet G. Ade – Hidup I (Pernah Kucoba Untuk Melupakan Kamu)


Pernah kucoba untuk melupakan Kamu
dalam setiap renunganku
Melupakan semua yang Kau goreskan
pada telapak tanganku
Dan juga kucoba untuk meyakinkan fikiranku
bahwa sebenarnya Engkau tak pernah ada

Bahwa bumi dan isinya ini tercipta karena
memang harus tercipta
Bahwa Adam dan Hawa tiba-tiba saja turun
tanpa karena makan buah khuldi dahulu
Dan aku lahir juga bukan karena campur tanganMu
Hanya karena ibu memang seharusnya melahirkanku
Hanya karena ibu memang seharusnya melahirkanku

Tetapi yang kurasakan kemudian
hidup seperti tak berarti lagi
Dan ternyata bahwa hanya kasih sayangMu
yang mampu membimbing tanganku
Oh, yang mampu membimbing tanganku

Tuhan, maafkanlah atas kelancanganku
mencoba meninggalkanMu
Sekarang datanglah Engkau bersama angin
Agar setiap waktu aku bisa menikmati kasihMu
Agar setiap waktu aku bisa menikmati kasihMu

Tuhan, maafkanlah atas kelancanganku
mencoba meninggalkanMu
Sekarang datanglah Engkau bersama angin
Agar setiap waktu aku bisa menikmati kasihMu
Agar setiap waktu aku bisa menikmati kasihMu

Jadi pemusik

“Cita-cita Fahima mau jadi apa?”, tanya saya kepada si bungsu. “Fahima mau jadi musician“, katanya. Langsung saya teringat, waktu kecil Fahima suka mendengar musik. Salah-satunya adalah lagu Mornin’ yang dinyanyikan oleh Al Jaerrau. Fahima mengangkat tangannya ketika sampai pada lirik dengan nada yang tinggi ” … and touch the face of God …” Di bawah ini adalah foto Fahima tahun 2007. Lihat ekspresinya.


Mornin’ Mister Radio
Mornin’ little Cheerios
Mornin’ sister oriole
Did I tell you everything is fine
In my mind?

Mornin’ Mister Shoeshine man
Shine’em bright in white and tan
Baby said she loves me and
Need I tell you that everything here is just fine
In my mind

‘Scuse me if I sing
My heart has found its wings
Searchin’ high and low
And now at last I know

Mornin’ Mister Golden Gate
I should walk but I can’t wait
I can’t wait to set it straight
I was shakin’ but now I am makin’ it fine
Here in my mind

My heart will soar
With love that’s rare and real
My smiling face will feel every cloud
Then higher still beyond the blue until
I know I can like any man reach out my hand
And touch the face of God

‘Scuse me if I sing
My heart has found its wings
Searchin’ high and low
And now at last I know

Mornin’ Mister Radio
Mornin’ little Cheerios
Mornin’ sister oriole
Did I tell you everything is fine
In my mind

So won’t you get up, oriole
So won’t you get up, Cheerio
Wake up, Mister Radio
[Scatting] it’s fine
Here in my mind

Singin’ about mornin’ little radio
Mornin’ little Cheerios
Wake up, Mister Radio
Need I tell you everything right is just doing fine
Woo, in my mind

Manajemen kalbu oleh Cak Nun

Emha Ainun Nadjib di Wikipedia.

“Allah (pemberi) cahaya (kepada) langit dan bumi. Perumpamaan cahaya-Nya, seperti sebuah lubang yang tidak tembus, yang di dalamnya ada pelita besar. Pelita itu di dalam tabung kaca, (dan) tabung kaca itu bagaikan bintang yang berkilauan, yang dinyalakan dengan minyak dari pohon yang diberkahi, (yaitu) pohon zaitun yang tumbuh tidak di timur dan tidak pula di barat, yang minyaknya (saja) hampir-hampir menerangi, walaupun tidak disentuh api. Cahaya di atas cahaya (berlapis-lapis), Allah memberi petunjuk kepada cahaya-Nya bagi orang yang Dia kehendaki, dan Allah membuat perumpamaan-perumpamaan bagi manusia. Dan Allah Maha Mengetahui segala sesuatu.” | QS 24:35 | Tafsir |

Al Jarreau – Rainbow in Your Eyes


Well, love’s got a hold on me, won’t let go;
‘Cause it’s the real thing baby,
I just want you to know
That I love you all the way,
More and more each day.

I love to hear you say, ‘Well, loves got a hold of me too,
I know it’s true; I get that funny feeling just from being close to you.
When I listen to your heart-beat
Not another sound so sweet,
Please hold my hand.’

And we climbed the highest mountain
And we sailed the seven seas,
And nobody was with us
At the top of the world in love
And runnin’ free.

‘Baby, I’m on fire,
And it feels so good
To have this warm desire
Like a woman should who’s really got
Someone to make love to.
I’ll stay right here forever with you.’

Well, I’ll be right here beside you till the end,
And kiss your eyes and cast away your troubles to the wind,
And love you for all my life,
And take you for my wife,
Please hold my hand.

And we climbed the highest mountain
And we sailed the seven seas,
And nobody was with us
At the top of the world in love
And runnin’ free.

I can see the love light shinin’
Like a rainbow in your eyes.
Listen to your heartbeat.
Ain’t nobody here with us,
Listen to your heartbeat,
Ain’t nobody here with us.
Listen to your heartbeat,
Ain’t nobody here with us.

Heatwave – All I Am


Who do you think you see
When you look at me
Is it somebody strong
Somebody you could admire
And who do you think I am
When I take your hand
Are you counting on me
To fill your dreams and your desires

Well all I am
Is lonely (just) like you
All I want to do
Is have one dream come true
All I am is handing you my heart
And hoping to be part of you

Who do you think you are
Standing in the dark
Are you waiting for me
Why can’t I reach you from here
And how do I get to you
Won’t you let me through
Don’t you think maybe we
Have something special to be shared

Well all I am
Is lonely (just) like you
All I want to do
Is have one dream come true
All I am is handing you my heart
And hoping to be part of you