The old songs
I certainly donít have that "kind"
of voice to sing well. But I undoubtedly has, I mean "had", the
guts to sing and go crazy. That was when my "former" classmates
were around and were singing with me. Itís just a sad thought that we could
no longer be singing altogether in a single clasroom during every class
We love The Old Songs, as a "song"
and as a general term. Maybe, weíre just really maturing teens who had
outgrown rocks and "hippie" type of songs. Now, we much go for
sentimental love songs (it happened that brokenhearteds dominated those
who werenít) - and what senti songs could be better than the old songs,
those from the past (70ís, 80ís and early 90ís)? Weíre still sad eventhough
almost all of us now have those songs in tape and can surely sing them
as we play them in cassettes hoping that, as a line in the song says, "maybe
the old songs will bring back the old times," And they indubitably
bring back the memories of our funny yet touching high school days. Whenever
they do, we canít describe the feelings. Maybe because we didnít take time
knowing what we really feel at all. All we know is that Weíre all alone
We really love those songs maybe because they
taught us how to love- and the lessons in love, at least, in case weíre
not loved in return. Always being All Out of Love may have gone us crazy,
but the songs keep us sane- telling us that Weíve Got to Believe in Magic.
If we really Canít Help Falling in Love, weíll surely find our Somebody
as we live life- Somewhere Down the Road.
We sympathize with those songs, perhaps, because
they brought out the questions we want to ask the girls we love- but weíre
afraid of asking. The songs have the courage more than we do thatís why
we have rely on them. We even wish that we could somehow be as brave as
them to turn our feelings into words. We kept on asking, How can I tell
Her? - how, when I canít find the right words? And when we came up with
what we think are the right words- we canít still say them. The songs remain
to be the mouthpiece - they were the ones who asked if Is it Okay If I
Call You Mine? For us.
May 6-12, 1998 Volume XVII No. 19
Editorials & Opinions