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Kelana
18 September 2013 @ 02:01 pm
It's true... music, poetry, literature, artwork in general has seemed to always circle around love. These days, love songs dominate the world of music. And unfortunately, they're often so generic and boring. Despite being in love myself, none of these love songs make me feel any real emotion or connection to what they're saying. However, there are those select few that, everytime I listen to them, give me goosebumps. Make me smile. Sometimes even tear up a little. I've decided to share my favorite romantic songs that really captured the essence of love for me.



Strange how you know inside me... I measure the time, and I stand amazed.
Strange how I know inside you... my hand is outstretched toward the damp of the haze.

And of course I forgive, I've seen how you live; like a phoenix, you rise from the ashes.
You pick up the pieces, and the ghosts in the attic, they never quite leave.
And of course I forgive, you've seen how I live; I've got darkness and fears to appease.
My voices and analogies, ambitions like ribbons worn bright on my sleeve.

Strange how we know each other.

Strange how I fit into you... there's a distance erased with the greatest of ease.
Strange how you fit into me... a gentle warmth filling the deepest of needs.

And with each passing day, the stories we say draw us tighter into our addiction,
confirm our conviction that some kind of miracle passed on our heads.
And how I am sure like never before of my reasons for defying reason.
Embracing the seasons, we dance through the colors, both followed and led.

Strange how we fit each other.

Strange how certain the journey... time unfolds the petals for our eyes to see.
Strange how this journey's hurting in ways we accept as part of fate's decree.

So we just hold on fast, acknowledge the past, as lessons exquisitely crafted,
painstakingly drafted to carve us as instruments that play the music of life.
For we don't realize our faith in the prize, unless it's been somehow elusive.
How swiftly we choose it... the sacred simplicity of you at my side.
 
 
Kelana
13 August 2013 @ 01:20 am
It's true... music, poetry, literature, artwork in general has seemed to always circle around love. These days, love songs dominate the world of music. And unfortunately, they're often so generic and boring. Despite being in love myself, none of these love songs make me feel any real emotion or connection to what they're saying. However, there are those select few that, everytime I listen to them, give me goosebumps. Make me smile. Sometimes even tear up a little. I've decided to share my favorite romantic songs that really captured the essence of love for me.

Today's song is "Eternal by Akanishi Jin

Eternal-Jin Akanishi from ST JinMEX on Vimeo.


The first line of this song says it all: "Love" or "hate," I can't express anything with such simple words. || This song's lyrics warm my soul. c: As Jin sings the first chorus, he expresses that the one he loves is living, and she is smiling, and with knowing just that alone he is able to feel a sense of completeness. My favorite lines of this song, however, come in on the second verse when Jin sings My mother gave me a warmth, wrapped in a great love, I'll have it with me in every step I take, eternally. Because of his mother's unconditional love, he is able to share that love with everyone in his life. He will always have it with him.

Finally, he expresses If there ever comes a time when we die and are reborn . . . I will still love you the same way. Thus, his love for her is eternal... he will love her even after death, and even when they are reborn he will find her all over again and love her just as much. :'3 I know I'm a sap, but damn this song is just so incredibly beautiful. What I love most is it isn't overly complicated, but it's not watered down like so many love songs are these days. It's still quite deep, and meaningful, and full of moments that make me feel all warm & cozy inside. ^^ Below are the full lyrics - I highly recommend reading them! (And listening to the song!)

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"Love" or "hate,"
I can't express anything with such simple words.
This special day comes once each year,
over and over, eternally, as I'm close beside you.
Your innocent smile, your unchanging behaviors,
one by one, I treasure them all.

You are living with a smile.
Just from knowing that alone,
I feel happiness, warmth, calmness.
It lights up my entire future.

My mother gave me warmth, wrapped in a great love.
I'll have it with me in every step I take, eternally.
We keep the kindness of our friends close to our hearts.
Joking around, and fighting, I wanna share the joy of it all.
From today onward, can we create
many more countless memories together?

For example, if there ever comes a time
when we die and are reborn,
each one of us will meet the same way.
And I will love you the same way.

There may be many things we will have to overcome.
But don't give up... cause whatever comes our way,
I'll always be by your side.

For example, if I could have just one wish granted,
I'd wish for a spell,
one that would ensure
that you would never shed tears of sorrow ever again.

Living a life with you,
with a brilliant smile, with confidence, walking hand-in-hand,
as we go forward on the path together,
I look forward to such a future.

Thank you for today.
 
 
Kelana
09 August 2013 @ 11:18 pm
Some of us will learn what none of us should know.
Smoke will fill this room, there'll be nothing left to show.
Hold onto the ones you love,
there won't be time to show enough.

We need each other like flowerpots and dirt.
Seven years we've spent growing from the Earth.
It's hard to see how all of this will end,
for the consequence of a broken heart to mend.


Stay awake with me.
It's getting light outside.
When time is still for you, it hurries.
Stay awake with me,
so I can see the sun
rising up upon your shoulder.


People change their ways when there's nothing left to lose.
Coffee, talk, and crimes runs cold blood through our time.
You won't recall all your wins,
but the toughest beats Will haunt your heart and mind.


Stay awake with me,
take this picture,
and move your face a little closer.
Stay awake with me,
and close the window,
and stop this room from getting colder.
 
 
Kelana
25 July 2013 @ 10:58 pm
Don't write anything in your letters, because I'll drain them of all emotion. Please, please don't wave goodbye, because I've decided to not look back.

Life is long, I'm sure... and I'll remember you, I'm sure.

Sometimes I get past these blurry days, sometimes I just sit and wait for the rain to soak me. When I'd hear your distant, distant voice, I'd rush forward and embrace you.

Life is long, I'm sure... and I'll remember you, I'm sure.
Life is long, I'm sure... and I'll hug someone's shoulders again, I'm sure.

I acquire love as if I'm hitchhiking, and I blow my flute from town to town, from town to town, holding back my tears.

Life is long, I'm sure... and I'll remember you, I'm sure.
This small heart of mine will burn, I'm sure.
 
 
Kelana
25 July 2013 @ 10:52 pm
Heaven's not enough, if when you get there, just another blue.
And heaven's not enough; you think you've found it and it loses you.

You've thought of all there is... but not enough...
and it loses you in a cloud.

"There," most everything is nothing that it seems,
"where" you see the things you only wanna see.
I'd fly away to a higher plane,
to say words I resist, to float away,
to sigh, to breathe... forget.

And heaven's not enough, if when I'm there I don't remember you.
And heaven does enough; you think you know it and it uses you.

I saw so many things... but like a dream...
always losing me in a cloud.

Cause I couldn't cry, cause I turned away, couldn't see the score.
Didn't know the pain of leaving yesterday really far behind.
In another life, in another dream, by a different name,
I gave it all away for a memory and a quiet lie.
And I felt the face of a cold tonight, still don't know the score.
But I know the pain of leaving everything really far behind.
And if I could cry, and if I could live what truth I did, then take me there...
heaven goodbye.