Day 122: 05.03.17

“Ordinary Day” – Vanessa Carlton

Just a day,
Just an ordinary day.
Just trying to get by.
Just a boy,
Just an ordinary boy.
But he was looking to the sky.
And as he asked if I would come along
I started to realize
That everyday he finds
Just what he’s looking for,
Like a shooting star he shines.

He said take my hand,
Live while you can
Don’t you see your dreams lie right in the palm of your hand

And as he spoke, he spoke ordinary words
Although they did not feel
For I felt what I had not felt before
And you’d swear those words could heal.
And as I looked up into those eyes
His vision borrows mine.
And I know he’s no stranger,
For I feel I’ve held him for all of time.

And he said take my hand,
Live while you can
Don’t you see your dreams lie right in the palm of your hand
In the palm of your hand.

Please come with me,
See what I see.
Touch the stars for time will not flee.
Time will not flee.
Can you see?

Just a dream, just an ordinary dream.
As I wake in bed
And the boy, that ordinary boy
Or was it all in my head?
Did he asked if I would come along
It all seemed so real.
But as I looked to the door,
I saw that boy standing there with a deal.

And he said take my hand,
Live while you can,
Don’t you see all your dreams lie right in the palm of your hand
In the palm of your hand,
In the palm of your hand.

Just a day, just an ordinary day
Just trying to get by.
Just a boy,
Just an ordinary boy.
But he was looking to the sky.

私の世界 (My World)

Sekai juu no te ki ni kou sansa
Tatakau ishiwanai
Sekai juu no hito no shiawase wo inori masu
Sekai no dare no jama mo shimasen
Shizuka ni shitemasu
Sekai no naka no chiisana basho da are ba ii
okashii de suka?
Hito wa sore zore chigau desho? Desho? Desho?

Dakara onegai kakawaranai de
Sotto shi to i te kudasai
Dakara onegai kakawaranai de
watashi no koto wa hotte o ite


They win—I give up.
I don’t have the will to fight back.
I’ll just pray that they can all be happy.
I’ll live my life and they can live theirs,
quiet and peaceful.
If all I have in this world is a little place to call home, I’ll be fine.
Is that so strange?
‘Cuz you know, everyone’s different, right?
So please don’t concern yourself with me.
I’ll be fine by myself.
So please, don’t concern yourself with me.
Just leave me be.

Despite the innocent, happy sound of this song (with children singing it, to boot) this is one of the saddest, truthful songs I’ve encountered. The song is as short as your usual children’s song, so the lyrics are just straight the point.

If the beginning of the lyrics didn’t begin with, “I give up, they win. I don’t have the will to fight back”, I’d probably make this my personal anthem as I love spending days by myself at home and not really concerning about others’ opinions or their opinion of me. If I’m not being a bother to them, why bother me? However, I do fight back when needed. I don’t just give up for the heck of it. I make sure that to give up would mean redeeming myself next time.

Anyway, as a song this is a very singable one. So I’m trying to memorize the lyrics. With these trying times which makes me want to leave life and say fuck it all, this would be my goodbye song to the world.

Music: “Tadhana” by Up Dharma Down

Sa hindi inaaasahang
Pagtatagpo ng mga mundo
May minsan lang na nagdugtong,
Damang dama na ang ugong nito.
Di pa ba sapat ang sakit at lahat
Na hinding hindi ko ipararanas sa’yo
Ibinubunyag ka ng iyong mata
Sumisigaw ng pag-sinta.

Bakit di papatulan
Ang pagsuyong nagkulang
Tayong umaasang
Hilaga’t kanluran
Ikaw ang hantungan
At bilang kanlungan mo
Ako ang sasagip sa’yo
.

Saan nga ba patungo,
Nakayapak at nahihiwagaan na
Ang bagyo ng tadhana ay
Dinadala ako sa init ng bisig mo
Bakit di pa sabihin
Ang hindi mo maamin
Ipauubaya na lang ba ‘to sa hangin
‘Wag mong ikatakot
Ang bulong ng damdamin mo
Naririto ako’t nakikinig sa’yo

Whoo… oohh… ho… ooohh…
Whoo… oohh… ho… ooohh…
Whoo… oohh… ho… ooohh…
Whoo… ohhh…

Lalalala…

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I am in love with this song. ❤