What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today, eh eh

Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today, oh oh oh

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what’s going on
What’s going on
Yeah, what’s going on
Ah, what’s going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on brother
Right on babe

Mother, mother, everybody thinks we’re wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply ’cause our hair is long
Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today
Oh oh oh

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
C’mon talk to me
So you can see
What’s going on
Yeah, what’s going on
Tell me what’s going on
I’ll tell you what’s going on, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Right on baby
Right on baby

The Doobie Brothers – Listen to the Music

Don’t you feel it growin’, 
Day by day
People 
Gettin’ ready for the news
Some are happy, 
Some are sad
Wo, we got to let the music play 
Wo, oh yeah
What the people need
Is a way to make ’em smile
It ain’t so hard to do if you know how
Gotta get a message
Get it on through
Oh now mama’s goin’ to after awhile
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
All the time 

Well I know, 
You know better
Everything I say
Meet me in the country for a day
We’ll be happy
And we’ll dance
Wo, we’re gonna dance the blues away 
Wo, oh yeah
And if I’m feelin’ good to you
And you’re feelin’ good to me
There ain’t nothin’ we can’t do or say
Feelin’ good,
Feeling fine
Wo, baby, let the music play 

Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
All the time 

Like a lazy flowing river
Surrounding castles in the sky
And the crowd is growing bigger
List’nin’ for the happy sounds
And I got to let em fly 

Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
All the time 
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
All the time
God, we gotta let the music play!

Simply Red – You Make Me Feel Brand New

My love, I’ll never find the words my love, to tell you how I feel my love.
Mere words, could not explain.
Precious love, you held my life within your hands, created everything I am, taught me how to live again.
Only you, cared when I needed a friend, believed in me through thick and thin, this song is for you, filled with gratitude and love.
God bless you, you make me feel brand new, for God blessed me with you, you make me feel brand new, I sing this song ’cause you, make me feel brand new.
My love, when ever I was insecure, you built me up and made me sure, you gave, my pride, back to me.
Precious friend, with you I’ll always have a friend, you’re someone who I can depend, to walk a path that sometimes bends.
Without you, fife has no meaning or rhyme, like notes to a song out of time, how can I repay, you for having faith in me.
God bless you, you make me feel brand new,
For God blessed me with you, you make me feel brand new, I sing this song ’cause you, make me feel brand new.

Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams, I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light, I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
“Fools” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
Within the sound of silence

Honesty

Because there are still many dishonest people, honesty still needs to be sung many times …

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you

50 tahun

Saya mengucapkan terima kasih kepada rekan-rekan yang telah mengingatkan saya setiap tahun bahwa masa hidup di dunia sudah semakin berkurang, dan tahun ini umur saya telah mencapai 50 tahun. Semoga hidup kita diberkati oleh Allah SWT.

Inilah beberapa penjelasan terkait usia manusia dalam Al-Quran:

Semakin bertambah usia semakin lemah tangan menggenggam, karena Allah sedang mendidik kita agar melepaskan cinta dunia (QS Hud: 15-16).

Semakin bertambah usia semakin kabur mata kita, karena Allah sedang mencerahkan mata hati untuk melihat akhirat (QS Al-Isra: 72).

Semakin bertambah usia semakin sensitif perasaan kita, karena Allah sedang mengajarkan bahwa pautan hati dengan makhluk senantiasa menghampakan. Namun hati yang berpaut kepada Allah, tiada pernah mengecewakan (QS Al-Lukman: 22).

Semakin bertambah usia semakin gugur gigi-gigi kita, karena Allah sedang mengingatkan bahwa suatu hari kita akan gugur kedalam tanah selamanya (QS Ali Imran: 145).

Semakin bertambah usia semakin ditarik nikmat kekuatan tulang dan sendi kita, karena Allah sedang mengingatkan bahwa tak lama lagi nyawanya akan diambil (QS An-Nisa: 78).

Semakin bertambah usia semakin putih rambut kita, karena Allah sedang ingatkan kain kafan yang putih (QS Ali Imran: 185).

Begitu juga hati kita, semakin bertambah usia semakin sepi dan ingin bersendirian. Karena Allah sedang mendidik kita untuk melepaskan cinta manusia dan dunia (QS Al-An’am: 32).

 

Anti-mainstream

Dalam hidup, ada saja orang yang berani melawan arus (anti-mainstream), sehingga membuat orang-orang dikelilingnya menjadi terkejut, walaupun akhirnya kadang-kadang ditertawai oleh banyak orang. Ini contoh kejadian di Malaysia. Lihat sampai habis videonya 😅