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Photograph

Photograph – Ed Sheeran

Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes
But it’s the only thing that I know
When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes
It is the only thing that makes us feel alive

We keep this love in a photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts are never broken
And time’s forever frozen still

So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Holding me closer ’til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone, wait for me to come home

Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul
And it’s the only thing that I know, know
I swear it will get easier,
Remember that with every piece of you
Hm, and it’s the only thing we take with us when we die

Hm, we keep this love in this photograph
We made these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never closing
Hearts were never broken
And time’s forever frozen still

So you can keep me
Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
Holding me closer ’til our eyes meet
You won’t ever be alone

And if you hurt me
That’s okay baby, only words bleed
Inside these pages you just hold me
And I won’t ever let you go
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home
Wait for me to come home

You can fit me
Inside the necklace you got when you were sixteen
Next to your heartbeat where I should be
Keep it deep within your soul

And if you hurt me
Well, that’s okay baby, only words bleed
Inside these pages you just hold me
And I won’t ever let you go

When I’m away, I will remember how you kissed me
Under the lamppost back on Sixth street
Hearing you whisper through the phone,
“Wait for me to come home.” 

Songwriters
Sheeran, Ed / McDaid, Johnny

Published by
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

[Lyrics and credits was taken from here]
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Photograph is a lovely way to keep beautiful moments last forever. It helps us keep some precious memories.

When you miss someone, someplace, or a certain day of your life you could just look at some pictures of them.

Of course, pictures are just pictures, it cannot bring back the time or rewind the moment. That’s why we should cherish every moment while it happens.

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Best Day of My Life

Best Day of My Life – American Authors

I had a dream so big and loud
I jumped so high I touched the clouds
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh
I stretched my hands out to the sky
We danced with monsters through the night
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh

I’m never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, please don’t wake me now

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife

I howled at the moon with friends
And then the sun came crashing in
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh
But all the possibilities
No limits just epiphanies
Wo-o-o-o-o-oh, wo-o-o-o-o-oh

I’m never gonna look back
Woah, never gonna give it up
No, just don’t wake me now

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife

I hear it calling outside my window
I feel it in my soul (soul)
The stars were burning so bright
The sun was out ’til midnight
I say we lose control (control)

This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife
This is gonna be, this is gonna be, this is gonna be
The best day of my life
Everything is looking up, everybody up now
This is gonna be the best day of my life
My li-i-i-i-i-ife

Songwriters
Accetta, Aaron / Shelley, James Adam / Barnett, Zachary / Sanchez, Matthew / Rublin, Dave / Goodman, Michael.

Published by
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

[Lyrics and credits was taken from here]
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It’s a mood booster song for me. I believe that it’s all start from our mind. Our happiness, our desperation.
Once in a while we need to remember all good things that we have, that had been given to us all this long. Things that we might take for granted while some people have been dreaming to have.
We need to remember even the smallest achievement we’ve made amongst our failures, amazing things amongst the bad.
Sometimes, despite of everything, we just have to believe that this is gonna be the best day of our life. Because it might going to be. If we believe.

“What you focus on expands. So focus on what you want, not what you do not want.” [Esther Jno-Charles]

Price Tag

 

Price Tag (Jessie J) – Maddi Jane

Seems like everybody’s got a price
I wonder how they sleep at night
When the tale comes first and the truth comes second
Just stop for a minute and smile

Why is everybody so serious?
Acting so dang mysterious
With the shades on your eyes and your heels so high
That you can’t even have a good time

Everybody look to the left
Everybody look to the right
Can you feel that? Yeah!
We’ll pay them with love tonight

It’s not about the money, money, money
We don’t need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance
Forget about the price tag

Ain’t about the, uh, cha-ching, cha-ching
Ain’t about the, yeah, ba-bling, ba-bling
Wanna make the world dance
Forget about the price tag

We need to take it back in time
When music made us all unite
And it wasn’t low blows and video hoes
Am I the only one gettin’ tired?

Why is everybody so obsessed?
Money can’t buy us happiness
Can we all slow down and enjoy right now
Guarantee we’ll be feelin’ alright

Everybody look to the left
Everybody look to the right
Can you feel that? Yeah!
We’ll pay them with love tonight

It’s not about the money, money, money
We don’t need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance
Forget about the price tag

Ain’t about the, uh, cha-ching, cha-ching
Ain’t about the, yeah, ba-bling, ba-bling
Wanna make the world dance
Forget about the price tag

Everybody look to the left
Everybody look to the right
Can you feel that? Can you feel that?

Everybody look to the left
Everybody look to the right
Can you feel that? Yeah!
We’ll pay them with love tonight

It’s not about the money, money, money
We don’t need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance
Forget about the price tag

Ain’t about the, uh, cha-ching, cha-ching
Ain’t about the, yeah, ba-bling, ba-bling
Wanna make the world dance
Forget about the price tag

Ooh.. Ow..

Forget about the price tag

Woo.. Uuu.. Woo.. Ow. Ow..

Forget about the price tag

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Another amazing young talent! I just love the way she sings the song (even better than the original singer I think :p). Her expression is just right, her articulation is great. It seems like she really get the song and enjoy singing it. She sings each word with such a clarity and appreciation that she’s not only delivers the song beautifully but also in a full sense of meaning.

I choose this one because I like the lyric, but there’s more songs that Maddi sings that is just as beautiful. You can watch them here. She was born in September 1998 by the way 😉

Someday

 

Someday, another beautiful soundtrack of Dream High, sing by beautiful IU :)

Sometimes we feel like giving our dream up.

We feel like the journey to reach it is so hard that we don’t think we can do it anymore

We’re exhausted. We start to doubt ourselves.

Maybe the dream is too high for us. Maybe it’s not ours to have.

We don’t think we have what it takes to make the dream comes true then to live the dream or if the dream were even worth it anymore.

Everybody tells us that we can do it. We tell ourselves to believe in us. But none of it works.

We’re just too scared. Too tired.

Like anything else, when we’re tired, maybe we should just rest. Take a break. Let all the burden go for a while. Breath.

Then think about our dream and why we want to make it happen in the first place. Is it really our dream? Or are we doing it for all the wrong reasons?

If we’re the one who want it, think about how happy we will be when it really happens. Is it worth all the pain?

Ask ourself if we really want this. Then ask God to give us strength.

Believe that there will always be an end of every hardship. And it always be the hardest right before it ends.

And someday, when it ends, we will look back feel proud. Smiling to all the pain we’ve been trough. The harder it was, the bigger relief we’ll have, the more reward we’ll get.

We will come out from those pain. Stronger than before. With a dream that finally comes true in our hand. Ready to face another fight, to reach another dream (may God helps us).

Someday.

 

So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief: Verily, with every difficulty there is relief.

[The Holy Quran – Al-Insyirah: 5-6]

Dreaming

 

Dreaming (Dream High Ost.) – Kim Soo Hyun


I was looking at my dream that is being deemed far away
And I was standing blankly
I don’t have anything left anymore
I thought about giving up everything, but
I am standing up again

Even today step by step
I step forward carefully
My heart is full of fears
But it’s an excitement I’m embracing
I am staggering and shaking
But, I step forward
Towards the dream that I am going to meet some day

As I’m thinking if it’s going to end like this
A fear constantly comes
I’m hesitating but
Deep inside my heart
There’s an unstoppable beating
that drags me forward

Even today step by step
I step forward carefully
My heart is full of fears
But it’s an excitement I’m embracing
I am staggering and shaking
But, I step forward
Towards the dream that I am going to meet some day

Even today step by step
I step forward carefully
My heart is full of fears
But it’s an excitement I’m embracing
I am staggering and shaking
But, I step forward
Towards the dream that I am going to meet some day

Towards the dream that I am going to meet some day

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In the Drama, this song is sung by Song Sam Dong (Kim Soo Hyun), when he had to perform while his ears can’t hear anything because of this illness he had. He was desperate and didn’t think that he could make it. He was considering the performance as his last try.  His last chance to prove whether he could stay singing or have to leave music forever.  It was depending on the audience respond to his performance. On the judgment of ‘the stage’.

I like this scene, where he can finally sing beautifully with the help of Go Hyemi (Suzy/ Bae Su Ji) and get the applause from the audience. It shows him, that there were still hope. It shows us, that there are always hope to fulfill your dreams. There will always be a way. If we believe. If we never give up.

Here’s the original scene from the drama* :)

*Oops.. The video is no longer available :(

I do recommend you to watch the scene, or even better, the entire drama, so you can get the sense of the song better :)

The Lazy Song

The Lazy song – Bruno Mars

Today I don’t feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don’t feel like picking up my phone
So leave a message at the tone
‘Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything

I’m gonna kick my feet up
Then stare at the fan
Turn the TV on, throw my hand down my pants
Nobody’s gonna tell me I can’t

I’ll be lounging on the couch,
Just chillin’ in my snuggie
Click to MTV, so they can teach me how to dougie
‘Cause in my castle I’m the freaking man

Oh, oh
Yes I said it
I said it
I said it ’cause I can

Today I don’t feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don’t feel like picking up my phone
So leave a message at the tone
‘Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything
Nothing at all

Tomorrow I’ll wake up, do some P90X
Meet a really nice girl, have some really nice sex
And she’s gonna scream out: ‘This is Great’
(Oh my god, this is great)

Yeah
I might mess around, get my college degree
I bet my old man will be so proud of me
But sorry pops, you’ll just have to wait

Oh, oh
Yes I said it
I said it
I said it ’cause I can
Today I don’t feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don’t feel like picking up my phone
So leave a message at the tone
‘Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything

No, I ain’t gonna comb my hair
‘Cause I ain’t going anywhere
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, oh
I’ll just strut in my birthday suit
And let everything hang loose
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-eah

Oh
Today I don’t feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don’t feel like picking up my phone
So leave a message at the tone
‘Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything
Nothing at all
Nothing at all
Nothing at all

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I think the video clip is just cute, and the song does represent what we sometimes wanna do (with a fun rhythm): Nothing at all! ;p

Well, once in a while, we do need to lay back, get out of our routinity and let go all the pressure off our shoulders.

Just remember to keep the balance.  Get the rest we need then go right back on track. Hopefully with more spirit than ever before 😉

I’ve been more lazy than busy. Will make sure this blog is updated as often as it was planned to be :)

Waiting Outside The Lines

Waiting Outside The Lines – Greyson Chance

You’ll never enjoy your life,
living inside the box
You’re so afraid of taking chances,
how you gonna reach the top?

Rules and regulations,
force you to play it safe
Get rid of all the hesitation,
it’s time for you to seize the day

Instead of just sitting around
and looking down on tomorrow
You gotta let your feet off the ground,
the time is now

I’m waiting, waiting, just waiting,
I’m waiting, waiting outside the lines
Waiting outside the lines
Waiting outside the lines

Try to have no regrets
even if it’s just tonight
How you gonna walk ahead
if you keep living blind

Stuck in that same position,
you deserve so much more
There’s a whole world around us,
just waiting to be explored

Instead of just sitting around
and looking down on tomorrow
You gotta let your feet off the ground,
the time is now, just let it go

Don’t wanna have to force you to smile
I’m here to help you notice the rainbow
Cause I know,
What’s in you is out there

I’m waiting, waiting, just waiting,
I’m waiting, waiting outside the lines
Waiting outside the lines
Waiting outside the lines

I’m trying to be patient (I’m trying to be patient)
The first step is the hardest (the hardest)
I know you can make it,
Go ahead and take it

I’m Waiting, waiting, just waiting I’m waiting
I’m waiting, waiting, just waiting
I’m waiting, waiting outside the lines
Waiting outside the lines
Waiting outside the lines

You’ll never enjoy your life
Living inside the box
You’re so afraid of taking chances,
How you gonna reach the top?

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The singer is 13 yet so talented. Enjoy the video here 😉

Believe in ourselves, take chances, seize the day! :)

Never Say Never!

Never Say Never – Justin Bieber feat Jaden Smith

See I never thought that I could walk through fire
I never thought that I could take the burn
I never had the strength to take it higher
Until I reached the point of no return

And there’s just no turning back
When your hearts under attack
Gonna give everything I have
It’s my destiny.

I will never say never! (I will fight)
I will fight till forever! (make it right)
Whenever you knock me down
I will not stay on the ground
Pick it up
Pick it up
Pick it up
Pick it up up up
And never say never

I never thought that I could feel this power
I never thought that I could feel this free
I’m strong enough to climb the highest tower
And I’m fast enough to run across the sea

And there’s just no turning back
When your hearts under attack
Gonna give everything I have
Cause this is my destiny

I will never say never! (I will fight)
I will fight till forever! (make it right)
Whenever you knock me down
I will not stay on the ground
Pick it up
Pick it up
Pick it up
Pick it up, up, up
And never say never

Here we go!
Guess who?
JSmith and JB!
I gotcha lil bro

I can handle him
Hold up, aight?
I can handle him

Now he’s bigger than me
Taller than me
And he’s older than me
And stronger than me
And his arms a little bit longer than me.
But he ain’t on a JB song with me!

I be trying a chill
They be trying to side with the thrill
No pun intended, was raised by the power of will

Like Luke with the force, when push comes to shove
Like Cobey with the 4th, ice water with blood.

I gotta be the best, and yes
We’re the flyest
Like David and Goliath
I conquered the giant.
So now I got the world in my hand
I was born from two stars
So the moon’s where I land

I will never say never! (I will fight)
I will fight till forever! (make it right)
Whenever you knock me down
I will not stay on the ground
Pick it up
Pick it up
Pick it up
Pick it up, up, up
And never say never

I will never say never! (I will fight)
I will fight till forever! (make it right)
Whenever you knock me down
I will not stay on the ground
Pick it up
Pick it up
Pick it up
Pick it up, up, up
And never say never

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This song is the original soundtrack of ‘Karate Kid’, a 2010 remake of 1984 movie of the same name, but of course, it’s not only applicable to practice Karate (or Kung Fu, which is what actually been shown in this movie :D. Or any other martial art for that matter).  I find it as a perfect song to face our life, whoever we are, whatever we do or facing right now.

Like Dre Parker, the main cast of ‘Karate Kid’, who has been bullied at school.  He is fighting his own fear and growing from know nothing about self defense to become a winner of  a Kung Fu tournament.

Like Jaden Smith who shows that he’s more than just a son of his father by the awards and nominations he got and Justin Bieber who becomes the highest-paid 16-year old entertainer in the world with millions of fans by showing his amazing talent.

Like all of them, we can also achieve whatever we want, whatever we’re willing to put our passion and hard work into.

Enjoy the song! May it gives us some extra motivation to face our life, conquer the challenges it offers, and reach our dreams.

Never say never! 😉

Fireworks

Fireworks – Katy Perry

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind
Wanting to start again

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing

Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
Cause there’s a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you’re a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
You’re gunna leave ’em fallin’ down-own-own

You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you’re reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it’s time, you’ll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you’re a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe-awe-awe”

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through

Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on show ’em what your worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby you’re a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe-awe-awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

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I just love this song since the first time I listen to it. The lyric, the music, the voice, the video clip..

There’s a spark in you! Ignite the light! 😉

Time of Your Life

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day

Another turning point;
a fork stuck in the road

Time grabs you by the wrist;
directs you where to go

So make the best of this test
and don’t ask why

It’s not a question
but a lesson learned in time

It’s something unpredictable
but in the end it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life.

So take the photographs
and still frames in your mind

Hang it on a shelf
In good health and good time

Tattoos of memories
and dead skin on trial

For what it’s worth,
it was worth all the while

It’s something unpredictable
but in the end it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life

It’s something unpredictable
but in the end it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life

It’s something unpredictable
but in the end it’s right

I hope you had the time of your life