Category Archives: songs and lyrics

The Best Evergreen Song from Simon & Garfunkel

“Scarborough Fair” is a traditional ballad of Great Britain and more precisely Yorkshire. The melody is very typical of the middle English period. Album released February 1968.

The song relates the tale of a young man who instructs the listener to tell his former love to perform for him a series of impossible tasks, such as making him a shirt without a seam and then washing it in a dry well, adding that if she completes these tasks he will take her back. Often the song is sung as a duet, with the woman then giving her lover a series of equally impossible tasks, promising to give him his seamless shirt once he has finished.

Symbolic Interpretations

  • Parsley has been used as a digestant, which should take the bitterness out of certain comestibles. Some medieval physicians used this herb in a spiritual manner.
  • Sage is renowned as a symbol of power.
  • Rosemary represents fidelity, love, and remembrance and is therefore often used in traditional wedding customs. Rosemary for remembrance.
  • Thyme symbolizes courage and thus found its way into heraldry.

Another interpretation is that the four herbs are being used in charms to ward off the evil eye.

Lyrics : Scarborough Fair

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.
Remember me to one who lives there, she once was a true love of mine.

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt (On the side of a hill in the deep forest green).
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (Tracing a sparrow on snow-crested brown).
Without no seams nor needlework (Blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain).
Then she’ll be a true love of mine (Sleeps unaware of the clarion call).

Tell her to find me an acre of land (On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves).
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (Washes the grave with silvery tears).
Between the saltwater and the sea strands (A soldier cleans and polishes a gun).
Then she’ll be a true love of mine. (Sleeps unaware of the clarion call).

Tell her to reap it in a sickle of leather (War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions).
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (Generals order their soldiers to kill).
And gather it all in a bunch of heather (And to fight for a cause they’ve long ago forgotten).
Then she’ll be a true love of mine. (Sleeps unaware of the clarion call).

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.
Remember me to one who lives there, she once was a true love of mine.

El Cóndor Pasa (“The condor goes by”, or “flies past”) is a song from the zarzuela El Cóndor Pasa by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles, written in 1913 and based on traditional Andean folk tunes.

It is possibly the best-known Peruvian song worldwide due to a cover version by Simon & Garfunkel in 1970 on their Bridge Over Troubled Water album. This cover version is called “El Condor Pasa (If I Could)”. Album released September 1970.

Lyrics : El Cóndor Pasa – If I could

I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail.
Yes I would,
If I could,
I surely would.

I’d rather be a hammer than a nail.
Yes I would,
If I only could,
I surely would.

CHORUS
Away, I’d rather sail away
Like a swan that’s here and gone
A man gets tied up to the ground
He gives the world
Its saddest sound,
Its saddest sound.

I’d rather be a forest than a street.
Yes I would.
If I could,
I surely would.

I’d rather feel the earth beneath my feet,
Yes I would.
If I only could,
I surely would.

Inspirational Song_Everything @ Once

“Everything At Once”

As sly as a fox, as strong as an ox
As fast as a hare, as brave as a bear
As free as a bird, as neat as a word
As quiet as a mouse, as big as a house

All I wanna be, all I wanna be, oh
All I wanna be is everything

As mean as a wolf, as sharp as a tooth
As deep as a bite, as dark as the night
As sweet as a song, as right as a wrong
As long as a road, as ugly as a toad

As pretty as a picture hanging from a fixture
Strong like a family, strong as I wanna be
Bright as day, as light as play
As hard as nails, as grand as a whale

All I wanna be oh, all I wanna be, oh
All I wanna be is everything
Everything at once
Everything at once, oh
Everything at once

As warm as the sun, as silly as fun
As cool as a tree, as scary as the sea
As hot as fire, cold as ice
Sweet as sugar and everything nice

As old as time, as straight as a line
As royal as a queen, as buzzed as a bee
As stealth as a tiger, smooth as a glider
Pure as a melody, pure as I wanna be

All I wanna be oh, all I wanna be, oh
All I wanna be is everything
Everything at once

******* A great song *******
^^^^^However^^^^^
If you want everything, don’t cry if you get nothing
you won’t get everything yo want

GOD’S JUSTICE

Because You Loved Me, Father

I dedicate this especially for you, dad for life

It’s all because you loved me

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I’ll be forever thankful baby
You’re the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You’re the one who saw me through through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I’m grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don’t know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You’ve been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

 

Perhaps You Love Me

As requested, I present this song to you. 
Hits song before I was born, back to 1964 Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps by Doris Day.
Hopefully you enjoyed.

You won’t admit you love me
And so how am I ever to know?
You always tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

A million times I’ve asked you,
And then I ask you over again
You only answer
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

If you can’t make your mind up
We’ll never get started
And I don’t wanna wind up
Being parted, broken-hearted

So if you really love me
Say yes, but if you don’t dear, confess
And please don’t tell me
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps

Dewasa Bersama Lagu Celine Dion 1

Lagu-lagu Celine Dion mula popular pada tahun 1995 di Singapura. Penyanyi berasal dari Canada telah merakamkan sembilan album bahasa Prancis dan mula merakamkan lagu Inggeris pada tahun 1990. Theme song Beauty and the Beast telah mencapai hit no 1 pada tahun 1992.

Setiap minggu aku akan menanti untuk menonton video clipnya di kaca tv . Lagu yang paling aku gemari – no 1 : Because You Love Me, kemudian The Power of Love dan Coming Back To Me Now.

Ketika itu aku sudah pun berumahtangga. Serangkap lyric The Power of Love memang tidak boleh aku lupakan I’m your lady and you’re my man, Whenever you reach for me
I’ll do all that I can
bertukar apabila dinyanyikan oleh suami sambil menatapku dengan penuh perasaan dan beraksi sebagai penyanyi – you’re my lady and I’m your man. Whenever you reach for me I’ll do all that I can, the power of love…
Video clip lagu ini tidak berapa menarik bebandingkan dengan lyriknya, kerana itu aku pilih video beserta lyric  untuk dimuatkan di sini.

The Power of Love

The whispers in the morning
Of lovers sleeping tight
Are rolling like thunder now
As I look in your eyes

I hold on to your body
And feel each move you make
Your voice is warm and tender
A love that I could not forsake

Cause I’m your lady
And you are my man
Whenever you reach for me
I’ll do all that I can

Even though there may be times
It seems I’m far away
Never wonder where I am
Cause I am always by your side

Cause I’m your lady
And you are my man
Whenever you reach for me
I’ll do all that I can

We’re heading for something
Somewhere I’ve never been
Sometimes I am frightened
But I’m ready to learn
Of the power of love

The sound of your heart beating
Made it clear
Suddenly the feeling that I can’t go on
Is light years away

Cause I’m your lady And you are my man
Whenever you reach for me
I’ll do all that I can

We’re heading for something
Somewhere I’ve never been
Sometimes I am frightened
But I’m ready to learn
Of the power of love

Sempadan Kasih – Rohana Jalil

Rohana Jalil penyanyi evergreen di zaman 80an. Dari album Rayuanku tahun 1988 ketika itu aku masih  di bangku sekolah, baru nak meningkat remaja baru nak feling-feling.

Tiga lagu hit yang tak pernah putus berkumandang di radio.

1-      Resahku
2-      Rayuanku
3-      Semapadan Kasih

Sempadan Kasih lagu pilihan untuk mengisi blog ini. Menghayati senikata dan iramanya sambil mengenang dan membawa aku kembali ke zaman silam… hmm feling lagi ni.
Sempadan Kasih ibaratkan seperti mengharapkan sesuatu,  menunggu,menanti dan menaruh harapan pada janji yang diikat dan janji yang tunggu ditunai.
Ada yang berpendapat  sekurang-kurangnya kita masih punya harapan tapi pendapat aku lain pula.Hai…lebih baiklah jangan terlampau mengharap kerana mengharap itu satu perkara yang tidak pasti, kita harapkan lain jadinya lain; kita sangka lain tapi kenyataannya lain.

Sempadan Kasih – Rohana Jalil

Bila ku terpandang wajahumu
hati menjadi pilu
berakhir kini rinduku
yang ku simpan untukmu…

Bukanlah pertemuan… sayang
atau waktu mendatang
yang harus disalahkan
tapi itu semua suratan…

Kini aku yang keseorangan
bersama kesedihan
ku datang mengutip sisa kenangan
yang telah pun engkau tinggalkan…

Walau ada sempada yang terbentang
akan ku kirim salam serta harapan
tiada aku memungkiri
janji dihati ini…

Special Children Sing Que Sera Sera ‘what will be, will be’

Base on Thai commercial, these special children sing Que Sera Sera with their smile and their spirit. No 1 in the world, this commercial  success to make me cry.
For all this time, I never knew the lyrics. What I knew was only que sera sera. In fact, this song contents such a beautiful wise, wisdom and appropriate phrase –
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
What will be, will be

Que Sera Sera lyric

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here’s what she said to me.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

When I was young, I fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows, day after day
Here’s what my sweetheart said.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, what will I be
Will I be handsome, will I be rich
I tell them tenderly.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.