Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

I just found out recently that this Joey is Joey from the phenomenal group, New Kids On The Block. Wow~ Even though I was not rooting for NKOTB (I only knew Step By Step), I knew that they were so well-known and leading the boys group trend in 90s and 2000s. Because of that, I decided to review Joey’s only song that I knew, Stay The Same.

This song was out in 1999. Yes, it is an old song but still relevance to be heard till now. I still can hear this song through radio recently. It is slow pop song, has such a 2000s pop song feels. Instead of having some ‘too romantic’ lyric like many others pop songs in that era, it is giving us some encourage meaning. It tells us to be and learn to love ourselves. Wishing to be someone else is like not accepting us as the way we are. Believe in ourselves then we’ll make it through.

Here is the lyric..

[Chorus]
Don’t you ever wish
You were someone else
You were meant to be
The way you are exactly

Don’t you ever say
You don’t like the way you are
When you learn to love yourself
You’re better off by far

And I hope you always stay the same
‘Cause there’s nothing ’bout you I would change

I think that you could be
Whatever you wanted to be
If you could realize
All the dreams you have inside

Don’t be afraid
If you got something to say
Just open up your heart
And let it show you the way

[Chorus]

Believe in yourself
Reach down inside
The love you find will set you free
Believe in yourself
You will come alive
Have faith in what you do
You’ll make it through

Oh,

[Chorus]

Don’t change

I would fall in love with any songs which have catchy melody, but I will make it as my always playlist song when it has beautiful meanings. So for me, the melody is important but the message is more important. The meaning behind its lyric will give deep impression, whether it’s in Japanese, English, French, etc.

Okay, this is gonna be the first Korean song that I will have it be reviewed. After some of Japanese songs and then nasheed songs, I think we could get a fresh air of another music genre.

Still, I emphasize on the lyric. The lyric is great. Wow… I mean, there are so many songs with nonsense lyric, also more songs with love or relationship theme. So, I do respect songs with encouraged, motivated, positive lyric. And this song is one of those rare songs. Moreover, it has really beautiful melody, such a smooth but powerful song.

This song tells us to believe that someday every hard work we’ve done will be rewarded. When we’re doing mistake today, just make it better tomorrow. The point is just doing our best. There will be up and down moments in our life. That’s just the way it is. There will be times when we’re upset and times when we’re relieved. When we’re sad, just remember the times when we had smile on our face, and believe that we will have those times in the future. Whatever happened in our past, we shouldn’t regret it, ever. Even it’s good or bad, because every moment in our past made us who we are today.

Such a great song, isn’t it? Get the song here.

 

Ttaeron hit ttaeron miss geureon geoji mwo

Naeireun an teullimyeon dwae , gojak silsuil ppuninde

Ttaeron mit, ttaeron wi, ttaeron Number 1

Mwo ildeung hae bwatja naeryeogal gilbakke eobseul ppuninde

Eobseumyeon geunyang eomneundaero saneun geoji mwo

Gajigi jeonen mollatdeon, yoksimdeuril ppuninde oh~

Jigeum neo himdeuldaneun geon

Got noryeokhaetdan jeunggeoil ppuniya

Everybody knows you tried, everybody knows it’s alright

You get some right, you get some wrong

Jogeum himdeureodo utneun nari olkkeoya

When you fall down, when you get up

Jogeum himdeureodo utneun nari wa

Gyeolguk utneun nari olkkeoya

Ibyeoriramyeon geunyang geunyeol noha jwo

Geojitdoen nunmul boyeodo, inyeoni anigetji mwo

Tteonal sarameun tteonaganeun geoji mwo

Geurae geu yeope isseobwatja, eonjengan geuraetgetji oh~

Jigeum neo himdeuldaneun geon

Got saranghaetdan jeunggeoil ppuniya

Everybody knows you tried, everybody knows it’s alright

You get some right, you get some wrong

Jogeum himdeureodo utneun nari olkkeoya

When you fall down, when you get up

Jogeum himdeureodo utneun nari wa

Gyeolguk utneun nari olkkeoya

The past is the past is the past

Jinan gieogeun ije geuman, It’s the past

Oraen sigandongan maeil apeugiman haetdeon

The past is the past is the past

Neoreul itge han naldeurin geor~

Everybody wins sometimes, everybody knows you lose some

You get some right, you get some wrong

Jogeum himdeureodo utneun nari olkkeoya

When you fall down, when you get up

Jogeum himdeureodo utneun nari wa

Gyeolguk utneun nari wa

Gyeolguk utneun nari olkkeoya

 

English translations

Sometimes hit, sometimes miss, that’s the way it is

Just don’t be wrong tomorrow, it will be a simple mistake

Sometimes at the bottom, sometimes on top, sometimes number 1

Once getting first, there’s nothing but the way down anyway

If you don’t have it, then just live without it

Because before you have it, it’s just unknown greed oh~

The fact that you’re tired right now

Is just evidence that you worked hard

And everybody knows you tried, everybody knows it’s alright

You get some right, you get some wrong

Even if it’s a little hard, days to smile will come

When you fall down, when you get up

Even if it’s a little hard, days to smile will come

In the end, days to smile will come

If it’s the end, just let her go

Even if she shows fake tears, she wasn’t the one

A person who is meant to leave will leave

Even if they stayed, they’d leave eventually oh~

The fact that you’re having a hard time right now

Is just evidence that you were in love

Everybody knows you tried, everybody knows it’s alright

You get some right, you get some wrong

Even if it’s a little hard, days to smile will come

When you fall down, when you get up

Even if it’s a little hard, days to smile will come

In the end, days to smile will come

The past is the past is the past

Stop it with the past memories, it’s the past

The long time when you suffered every day

The past is the past is the past

Those days made you who you are~

And everybody wins sometimes, and everybody knows you lose some

You get some right, you get some wrong

Even if it’s a little hard, days to smile will come

When you fall down, when you get up

Even if it’s a little hard, days to smile will come

In the end, days to smile will come

In the end, days to smile will come

This is review of great Japanese song by U-KISS. The title of the song is One of You. It’s a brand new song, just has been released in early September. At first, I was hooked by the upbeat melody of the song and the happiness of its music video. When I heard the song, even though I did not know the lyric or the meaning of the lyric yet, I felt so uplifted and motivated. I did not know how and why, but it did happen. So I searched and found the reason.

As the English translation of the lyric that I have got, the song tells us never going down and giving up for whatever dreams we are wishing for. We should just try harder day by day to achieve what we need for our life. When we face some obstacles, just believe that we can make it through, even though it’s so easy to give it up. Life is only once, and we are responsible to make decisions by ourselves. Let’s not be afraid, be strong, and be ourselves. Keep on moving forward, and go GRAB OUR FUTURE!!!

Even though the lyric is quite long, I hope you’ll like it. Keep fighting! Ganbatte! Bon courage! Hwaiting! Jia you! Semangat! 🙂

Listen up

I’m telling you nothing is impossible

What do you need for your life?

Doushitemo osae kire nai jounetsu wa kodoku mo fukitobasu

Saa? kikoe hajimeta hontou no koe ni mi o yudane nagara

Let’s fly high

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Tatoe kakera demo subete no wish ga sekai o kaeru mirai o egaku

”Kinou yori kyou, kyou yori ashita…” to mae ni taoshi ta juushin de tamotteru

Baransu dake ga boku o ikashiteru jidai wa dare ni mo erabe nai kara

Naze ni shinji rare nai? Handan suru no wa ittai dare dai?

Ichido kiri no jinsei datte kimi o tsukureru no wa kimi dake

Takaku sobieru kabe da toshite mo kitto norikoeru ka, tsukiyaburu shika

Kotae wa nai to boku wa shiteru no sa mukaikaze nara takaku tobe ru hazu

Arukitsukare ta darou akirameru no wa kantan darou

Wonder do or not nara susumou ima mo kibou wa kagayaku zujou

Asufaruto ni sai ta hana no you ni tsuyoku Stay yourself

Every Single One of You kowagara nai de

Fukaku shinkokyuu soshite Go ahead again

Every Single One of You asu ni mukatte dare mo ni hisomu kanou sei wa utsukushii

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah tatoe wazuka demo

Subete no Step ga kiseki ni kawaru

Hitasura mae he mirai o tsukame

Hoka no dare ka to kurabe te mi te mo nani hitotsu toshite onaji mono wa nai

Tada no yoki (ire mo no) nara sore o ikasu dake boku no kokoro wa jiyuu to ikiru

Hikara bita kaseki no you ni sonzai suru no wa It’s so boring

Muda da toshite mo Rollin’ Rollin’ kimi ni mo dekiru no sa negai dori

Torinokosa re ta no wa kimi ja naku, taikutsu na sekai

Every Single One of You kowagara nai de

Fukaku shinkokyuu soshite Go ahead again

Every Single One of You asu ni mukatte dare mo ni hisomu kanou sei wa utsukushii

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah tatoe kasuka demo

Subete no Try ga joushiki o kowasu

Ima o furikire mirai o tsukame

Doushitemo osae kire nai jounetsu wa kodoku mo fukitobasu

Saa? kikoe hajime ta hontou no koe ni mi o yudane nagara Let’s fly high

Every Single One of You kowagara nai de

Fukaku shinkokyuu soshite Go ahead again

Every Single One of You asu ni mukat te dare mo ni hisomu kanou sei wa utsukushii

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah tatoe wazuka demo

Subete no Step ga kiseki ni kawaru

Hitasura mae he mirai o tsukame

English translations

Listen up

I’m telling you nothing is impossible

What do you need for your life?

My passion that I can’t handle, drives off loneliness

With surrendering myself to (my) true, inner voice, which starts to be heard

Let’s fly high

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, even if it’s just a fragment

All your wishes will change the world and paint the future

Like “more than yesterday, more than today”, I keep my balance forwarder

Only this balance let me live in this world, because no one can choose which generation to live

Why can’t you believe it? Who on earth makes a decision?

Life is only once, it’s you to make yourself

If it’s like a high wall in front of me, to overcome or break it

I know it’s the only answer, I can fly high with a headwind

I know you got tired from walking, and it’s easy to give up

(If you) wonder do or not, then you should do it, your hopes are shining above your head

Like a flower blooming on the asphalt, be strong, stay yourself

Every single one of you, don’t be afraid

Take a deep breath and go ahead again

Every single one of you, move forward to tomorrow

Possibilities lie in everyone are beautiful

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, even if they’re small ones

All your steps are changed into a track

Keep on moving forward, and grab your future

When you compare yourself to someone else, you know nothing is the same

If it’s just a container, then just use it, my mind is with freedom

Being like a fossil which is dried up, it’s so boring

Even if it’s a waste, rollin’ rollin’, you can do it as you wish

It’s not you to be left, but it’s a boring world

Every single one of you, don’t be afraid

Take a deep breath and go ahead again

Every single one of you, move forward to tomorrow

Possibilities lie in everyone are beautiful

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, even if they’re faint ones

All your tries brake common sense

Shake off the present, and grab your future

My passion that I can’t handle, drives off loneliness

With surrendering myself to (my) true, inner voice, which starts to be heard

Let’s fly high

Every single one of you, don’t be afraid

Take a deep breath and go ahead again

Every single one of you, move forward to tomorrow

Possibilities lie in everyone are beautiful

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, even if they’re small ones

All your steps are changed into a track

Keep on moving forward, and grab your future

Click here to download

This is a review of another nasheed song by Maher Zain. I guess many people have ever heard about this singer. He made new album in this year titled Forgive Me. There are so many good songs in that album. But for now, I pick a song which I like very much, titled I Love You So. At first I thought that this song is meant to someone whom the singer loves. But I was wrong. After I saw the lyric, I knew that the song is dedicated to God, our creature.

This song is statement of love for Allah who has showed the light and mercy to us as we still alive, healthy, and capable of doing everything. Because of His light, we could find our way to Islam, to goodness. It is being our obligatory to be grateful for His very kindness and mercy by doing all actions with intention for Him only. All of our lives, the things we’ve done and got are for Allah only. It will be perfect if we live in this world with intention of pleasing Allah, then our lives will be amazing.

See the lyric below:

I pray to God

With my heart, soul and body

Every single day of my life

With every breath I solemnly promise

To try to live my life for you

O Allah, you did revive my soul

And shone Your light into my heart

So pleasing you is now my only goal

Oh I love you so, I love you so

Chorus:

Now I know how it’s like

To have Your precious love in my life

Now I know how it feels

To finally be at peace inside

I wish that everybody knew

How amazingly feels to love you

I wish that everyone could see

How Your love has set me free

Set me free and made me strong

O Allah, I’m forever grateful to You

Whatever I say could never be enough

You gave me strength to overcome my uncertainties

And stand firm against all the odds

You are the One who did revive my soul

You shone Your light into my heart

So pleasing you is now my only goal

Oh I love you so, I love you so

CHORUS

Now I know how it’s like

To have Your precious love in my life

Now I know how it feels

To finally be at peace inside

I wish that everybody knew

How amazingly feels to love you

I wish that everyone could see

How Your love has set me free

Set me free and made me strong

My love, my life, my days, my nights, my wealth, my prayers – all for you [X2]

And I swear that I will never put anyone

Or anything before You

My love, my life, my days, my nights, my wealth, my prayers – all for you

CHORUS

Now I know how it’s like

To have Your precious love in my life

Now I know how it feels

To finally be at peace inside

I wish that everybody knew

How amazingly feels to love you

I wish that everyone could see

How Your love has set me free

Set me free and made me strong

Now I will post about another song and the lyric again. After talked about Japanese song which I really like, I will talk about nasheed song that sang by Irfan Makki in English. I have got hooked when first time listened to this song on the radio. It is titled You and I. It is a song that include in his album in 2011 called I Believe. At first I was hooked by the beautiful melody of the song and beautiful voice of him. But once again, I have to look up the lyric and it is sweetly meaningful.

The song tells that the world might be live in peace if every single one of us can learn from the past, get rid of hatred and see each other as companions of life. There will be no war and chaos, if everyone in this world can respect each other and bring justice towards people. There is no word of too late. We can start to make the world as a better place for living from ourselves, by doing simple things right now.

This song’s message is so well suited for recent situations, inside Indonesia or in the world. Each person has the right to live, to eat, to choose religion, to ask their rights to be given. I feel so sad hearing news about chaos in Madura, Muslim refugees in Rohingya, war in Palestine and Syria that has no clue when it will be over, etc. Hope the world will be a better place for living together with all the people around. Have we take a look at ourselves in the mirror and ask what have we done to make a change?

Let us see the lyric of You and I below:

 You & I… We are the same we win and lose in the game of life…

You & I… We seek the truth looking for the signs in the universe…

In this journey… We are companions struggling through life towards our way…

REFF : Why should a mother cry…

Why should a wife see her husband die…

Oooh tell me why do we have to fight…

Why don’t we try just you and I…

Ooh why don’t we try…

You & I… We love our land protect our home against any harm…

You & I… Dream of a day when everybody will live in peace…

In this journey… We are companions struggling through life towards our way…

REFF : Why should a mother cry…

Why should a wife see her husband die…

Oooh tell me why do we have to fight…

Why don’t we try just you and I…

Throughout history so many senseless wars

Yet we never learn, we’re building borders around us

But we still have a chance to heal our wounded world

Let’s get rid of hatred and see each other as we really are

Before it’s too late, who knows what tomorrow may bring

But without justice there’s no way that peace can exist

REFF : Why should a mother cry…

Why should a wife see her husband die…

Oooh tell me why do we have to fight…

Why don’t we try just you and I…

Ooh can u tell me why should a mother cry…

Why should a wife see her husband die…

Ooooh tell me why do we have to fight…

Why don’t we try just you and I…

Ooh can u tell me why should a mother cry…

Why should a wife see her husband die…

Ooooh tell me why do we have to fight…

Why don’t we try just you and I…

Why don’t we try…

 Click here to download the song.

EXILE is Japanese male group who had sold great numbers of album in Japan and Atsushi is one of their vocalists. This song is part of EXILE’s album titled Rising Sun (2011). It already became my favorite song on playlist since I heard it at the first time. It’s a beautiful song with beautiful melody of piano and beautiful voice. Moreover, it has beautiful meaning in the lyric.

It tells us to not giving up with all obstacles we’ve been through and all sadness we’ve felt because the day to smile will surely come. We just need to keep trying to be better and stronger, and have faith that someday we’ll find our own happiness. That’s the meaning of living. See lyric of the song and its English translation below. Hope you get motivated after hearing the song, just like me. ^^

itsuka kanashii omoi ni
muki aezuni hitoridake de
fuan ni naru sonna yoru wa

sotto mune ni te wo ate
kokoro no naka sono fukaku de
nanikaga mesamete iku

kitto boku wa tsuyoku nareru

darekaga hikari ushinatte
namida ga sotto afurete
jibun no muryokusa wo kanjite
soredemo nanika sukoshidake
wakete agetai omoi ga
yasashisa ni natte mikaradajuu
megutte iku

itsuka kasuka ni mieta
ano hikari wo miushinatte
mata hisshi ni sagashiteiru

dakara boku wa utai tsudukeru

moshimo subete wo ushinatte
namida de mae ga mienakute
hitori no kodokusa wo kanjite
subete no kotoga iya ni natte
ikiteru koto no imisaemo
wakaranaku naru koto ga attemo
itsuka kitto…
itsuka kitto…

ano soro no kanata
miehajimeru hi ga
kanarazu kuru hazu

shiawase no imi sagashite
nandomo ashita wo shinjite
soredemo kujikesou ni narukedo
boku no naka no subete ga
owari wo tsugeru sono hi made
akiramenai koto wo
ima chikaou

itsuka kitto
sono hi made
itsuka kitto

English translation

Someday you will be faced with sadness
Worrying all alone in the night

Softly a hand will reach your heart
In the depths of your mind
Something will begin to awaken

Surely I can become stronger

Someone who has lost the light
Cries with tears softly falling
Feeling your own helplessness
Still, even if it is only a little
The thought that you want to be better
Will become kindness and wrap around you.

Someday you may lose sight
Of the dim light ahead
And be desperately searching
So I will keep singing

If you lose everything
And can’t see through your tears
Feeling isolated and alone
When everything seems awful
And you don’t understand
The meaning of living
Surely Someday…
Surely Someday…

Beyond the sky
The day when you can see it
Will surely come someday

Searching for the meaning of happiness
Trusting in tomorrow again and again
Even if it seems you will be crushed and broken
Everything in me marks the end of that
Until that day I vow I will not give up

Surely Someday
Until that day
Surely Someday

Download the song here : EXILE Atsushi – Itsuka Kitto.mp3