Friday, May 28, 2004

Treasure life...

Voyage 2 - The Essential World Beat Collection
(EMI Recorded Music Asia Pacific + Warner Strategic Marketing | 2002)

Return To Innocence by Enigma (short version)
Love - Devotion
Feeling - Emotion
Love - Devotion
Feeling - Emotion

Don't be afraid to be weak
Don't be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence

If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself, don't hide
Just believe in destiny

Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and lose the chance
To return to innocence

That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence

I remember when I was about 11 or 12 years old, I felt this strange sensation when I heard this song on a Singapore TV station. Maybe it was from a commercial, a movie or the video clip but I can't be sure where I heard it from. What I'm sure is that I was so spiritually relaxed and calmed that it left an imprint in my mind until today.

I played it on the VCD player for the umpteenth time in the row and I had finally realized the meaning of the song after a quick google, it made me realized that I knew there was something special about the song even though I was too young to comprehend the vague lyrics, it was somehow connected to my view on my life!

One of the video clips that was included when Enigma's DVD video clip collection was released in January 2004 is Return To Innocence. One of the reviews mentioned that the story of Return To Innocence was about a man's life in reverse compacted into a 4 minute clip. It starts off with him being old and he gets younger towards the end of the clip. Now, if the song made me think so hard, the video clip would even boggle my mind... Now I really want to watch the clip. NOW. Eheheh... too bad there's none available for download except for those in peer-to-peer programs like Kazaa and eMule, which I detest using.

Call me crazy but I believe in reincarnation, life after life. We get to live one lifetime as a human but some simply squander it away. There's so many things I've yet to experienced in the world, so many places to go to, so many things to do, so many things to learn. I've not only experienced happiness but pain, sadness and grief. Instead of them being an obstacle, I've felt that I've been motivated and determined to life my life to the max. Life is wonderful, treasure it.

I still remember that Mr. Pong once told us that one of his favourite songs is Lucky by Britney Spears. I don't know if anybody else had heard of the song before but I sure have. Mr Pong, I dedicate this song to you. Your murderers have been caught by the police and may you rest in peace.

Lucky by Britney Spears
This is a story about a girl named Lucky...

Early morning,
she wakes up
Knock, knock, knock
on the door
It's time for makeup,
perfect smile
It's you they're waiting for
They go...
"Isn't she lovely, this
Hollywood girl?"

And they say...
She's so lucky, she's a star
But she cry, cry, cries in her
lonely heart, thinking
If there's nothing missing
in my life
Then why do these tears come at

Lost in an image (image),
in a dream
But there's no one there to
wake her up
And the world is spinning, and
she keeps on winning,

But tell me what happens when
it stops?
They go...
"Isn't she lovely, this
Hollywood girl?"


"Best actress, and the
winner is...Lucky!"
"I'm Roger Johnson for Pop
News standing outside the
arena waiting for Lucky!"
"Oh, my
she comes!"

Isn't she lucky, this
Hollywood girl?
She is so lucky, but why does
she cry?
If there is nothing missing in
her life
Why do tears come at night?


1 comment:

GlassCharm said...

I believe in reincarnation too. How you live in this life will effect how you live in your next life.