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the first time i heard this song was when i had to learn it for a presentation during AJSS (Ateneo Junior Summer Seminar) graduation way back in 1999. i was 15 years old and i had just discovered that i had a more-than-just-passable singing voice. i didn’t sing much prior to this but after a few days with my classmates i was known as the girl with a clear crystalline voice. (naks! nagbubuhat ba ako ng sariling bangko? seriously, this was what someone wrote about me on our “year”book.) at that time i didn’t know who wrote the song or the proper title, i just sang it. i sang the soprano part of the arrangement and had some classmates sing the alto and bass parts. since then, and i was able to google it to learn the title of the song and the artist. there are times i’m even tempted to buy the sheet music for the choral accapella arrangement of this song online but then i realize i don’t have a choir and i don’t think i’ll be able to convince any of my friends to learn it with me just for kicks. the melody and lyrics of this song have remained with me since the first time i heard it and perhaps someday i’ll be able to sing my baby to sleep with it.

this is one of the nice choral performances of this song that i found in youtube.


Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) lyrics

Rachael Yamagata

If the elephants have past lives, yet are destined to always remember,
it’s no wonder how they scream,
like you and I, they must have some temper.
And I am dreaming of them on the plains, dirtying up their beds,
watching for some kind of rain to cool their hot heads.
And how dare that you send me that card when I’m doing all that I can do.
You are forcing me to remember when all I want is to just forget you.
If the tiger shall protect her young, then tell me how did you slip by.
All my instincts have failed me for once — I must have somehow slept the whole night.

And I am dreaming of them with their kill, tearing it all apart,
blood dripping from their lips, and teeth sinking in too hard.
And how dare that you say you will call, when you know I need some peace of mind..
If you had to take sides with the animals, won’t you do it with one who is kind?

If the hawks in the trees need the dead, if you’re living you don’t stand a chance.
You can lie there and say you are fed, but there are only two ends to this dance.
You can flee with your wounds just in time, or lie there as he feeds,
watching yourself ripped to shreds and laughing as you bleed.

So for those of you falling in love, keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right.
Throw yourself in the midst of danger, but keep one eye open at night.


beautiful song. beautiful voice. beautiful video. just beautiful. i fell-in-love with this song the instant i heard it. everything about it is just beautiful: the imagery, the metaphors, the melody and the message. the last two lines are perfect! ❤

i’m currently obsessed with…

... victoria's secret lingerie (i really want to buy some and have them shipped here)
... tumblr-ing
... hula-hooping
... learning my old piano pieces again
... expensive stuff i can't afford
... still being kissed ala north & south

That’s the closest to my idea of love: watching the skyline, making out, making mistakes, making believe desire means it’s with somebody else, then breaking up, and, if we’re lucky, forgiveness that comes right before take-off. There, I’ve said it. What more can one want? A lover who loves me as much as the rain. Rain, and, from the opening credits to the closing heart, Gershwin.
~ The Muse This Time by R Zamora Linmark

i love;
...ultimate frisbee;
...the melancholic sound of the cello;
...playing the piano;
...Frederic Chopin, John Williams and Michael Legrand;
...the rain;
...walking in the rain;
...hanging out with my friends;
...being a girly-girl;
...wearing dresses; naturally wavy hair;
...the sound of waves crashing in the shore; and pasta;
...raisin bread;
...Cyrano de Bergarac;;
...Artic Vodka Melon;
...Jose Cuervo Tequila; lomo cameras;
...taking pictures;
...chick flicks that make you believe that finding your one true love is not so impossible; and
...heartwrenchingly beautiful songs that say otherwise

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