Entry: Space and Time. Tuesday, February 16, 2010







Anggun- Snow on the Sahara


Only tell me that you still want me here
When you wander off out there
To those hills of dust and hard winds that blow
In that dry white ocean alone
Lost out in the desert
You are lost out in the desert
But to stand with you in a ring of fire
I'll forget the days gone by
I'll protect your body and guard your soul
From mirages in your sight
Lost out in the desert

If your hopes scatter like the dust across your track
I'll be the moon that shines on your path
The sun may blind our eyes, I'll pray the skies above
For snow to fall on the Sahara
If that's the only place where you can leave your doubts
I'll hold you up and be your way out
And if we burn away,
I'll pray the skies above for snow to fall on the Sahara

Just a wish and I will cover your shoulders
With veils of silk and gold
When the shadows come and darken your heart
Leaving you with regrets so cold
Lost out in the desert

If your hopes scatter like the dust across your track
I'll be the moon that shines on your path
The sun may blind our eyes, I'll pray the skies above
For snow to fall on the Sahara
If that's the only place where you can leave your doubts
I'll hold you up and be your way out
And if we burn away,
I'll pray the skies above for snow to fall on the Sahara


I personally think this is one of the most beautifully written lyrics thus far. How each metaphor link to the other and still have such a big impact after 12 years still baffles me. And I couldn't think of a better singer to sing this song other than Anggun herself.

A breakthrough this one.  It speaks out what many of us could not say or would want to say but don't know how to. For others, it's something we want to hear and hang on to for a support.

I have a thing for liking a certain song without knowing the lyrics and then when I read into it, I realised that my liking has a lot to do with how I feel and this is one of those songs. Back then it may not have meant as much as it has now but it's always the case, when I like it, it's got to mean something to me one way or another.

Lyrics aren't written in this manner in a long time already. It's more in your face type of message rather than layering it with many symbolism. I think that is also one of the reason why it is one of the best song out there. It stood out without shouting out loud and yet it gives such strong and deep impression.

I won't lie, this song, like few others helps me through the tough times. It gives me strength I didn't know I have in me, awaken the hope I have hid in my heart and instill patience for better days.

I have no intention to put on my dark persona, but this is what is part of me. Who I am. Instead of turning my head into the dark side, I want to bring light into the dark tunnel. I don't know how to go about it yet, but I'll get around to do it however way I see fit.

Here's tons of luck for that.

Sigh.

Apart from that, I love having my own space. Being in an empty house gives me the freedom to be who I am without feeling like I am fighting a battle. It feels like what home should be and secretly that's one of the reason why whenever I get the opportunity to be home alone, I'll take it with open arms. Rare occasion but that's what makes it special. My music speaks 100x louder when I play it on.

Ok my alone space is over.

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