Hallelujah (cover)

“Hallelujah”
(originally by Leonard Cohen)

Song sung from the movie Sing (2016)

Well I heard there was a secret chord
David played to please the lord
But you don’t really care for music, do ya
Well it goes like this the fourth the fifth
Minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to the kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby I’ve been here before
I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
And it’s not your flag on that marble arch, no
Love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Well there was a time when you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show that to me, do you?
Well remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Well now maybe there’s a God above
But all I ever learnt from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
And it’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s not someone who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah


However, what we performed was based from the version of Bon Jovi

Our video was not perfect but we tried. ** Bloopers in the end.

Justice for Ursula

Have you already watched the famous Disney movie “The little mermaid” (1989), with the musical scores created by Alan Menken?

The little mermaid is a literary fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. The tale was first published in the year 1837 in Denmark as “Den lille havfrue“. The story is about the journey of a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life at the sea as a mermaid princess to gain a human soul to be with a prince.

This story is a tragedy but it has a happy ending. Isn’t it ironic? How can you call an ending, happy?

Moreover, in this movie, there was a sea witch named Ursula, whom Ariel, the mermaid had an agreement to exchange her golden voice and mermaid tail with a human soul and legs. Ursula was the antagonist of the tale, but if you would look at her side of the story; she needed justice.

Ariel, the mermaid was not forced by Ursula to sign the scroll of the agreement for her to have human legs and a human soul. In fact, Ursula was perfectly clear on the terms of service. (She even sang a song about it) Ursula sang about the poor unfortunate souls. The song was written by the Academy-Award winning composer Alan Menken and the late lyricist Howard Ashman.

Poor Unfortunate Souls (Disney)

[Ursula, spoken]
The only way to get what you want is to become a human yourself

[Ariel, spoken]
Can you do that?

[Ursula, spoken]
My dear, sweet child. That's what I do. It's what I live for.
To help unfortunate merfolk, like yourself; poor souls with no one else to turn to

[Verse 1: Ursula]
I admit that, in the past, I've been a nasty
They weren't kidding when they called me, well, "a witch"
But you'll find that nowadays I've mended all my ways
Repented, seen the light, and made a switch
True? Yes

And I fortunately know a little magic
It's a talent that I always have possessed
And here lately, please don't laugh
I use it on behalf of the miserable, lonely, and depressed
"Pathetic"

[Chorus: Ursula]
Poor unfortunate souls in pain, in need
This one longing to be thinner
That one wants to get the girl
And do I help them? Yes, indeed
Those poor unfortunate souls
So sad, so true
They come flocking to my cauldron
Crying, "Spells, Ursula, please!"
And I help them!
Yes, I do

[Verse 2: Ursula]
Now, it's happened once or twice
Someone couldn't pay the price
And I'm afraid I had to rake 'em 'cross the coals
Yes, I've had the odd complaint
But on the whole I've been a saint
To those poor unfortunate souls

[Ursula, spoken]
Now, here's the deal: I will make you a potion that will turn you into a human for three days. Got that? Three days. Now listen, this is important: before the sun sets on the third day, you've got to get ol' princey to fall in love with you, that is, he's got to kiss you; not just any kiss, this kiss of True Love. If he does kiss you before the sun sets on the third day, you'll remain human permanently! But, if he doesn't, you turn back into a mermaid and... you belong to me!

[Sebastian, spoken]
No, Ariel!

[Flotsam and Jetsam the eels gag Sebastian, muffling his cries]

[Ursula, spoken]
Have we got a deal?

[Ariel, spoken]
If I become human, I'll never be with my father or sisters again!

[Ursula, spoken]
That's right!
But, you'll have, your man
Life's full of tough choices, isn't it? Oh!
And there is, one...more...thing!
We haven't discussed the subject of payment

[Ariel, spoken]
But I don't have any—

[Ursula, spoken]
I'm not asking much. Just a token, really, a trifle. You'll never even miss it. What I want from you is... your voice.

[Ariel, spoken]
My voice?

[Ursula, spoken]
You've got it, sweet cakes. No more talking, singing, zip-

[Ariel, spoken]
But without my voice, how can I—

[Ursula]
You'll have your looks! Your pretty face!
(spoken)
And don't underestimate the importance of body language, Ha!

[Verse 3: Ursula]
The men up there don't like a lot of blabber
They think a girl who gossips is a bore
Yes, on land it's much preferred
For ladies not to say a word
And after all, dear, what is idle babble for?

Come on, they're not all that impressed with conversation
True gentlemen avoid it when they can
But they dote and swoon and fawn
On a lady who's withdrawn
It's she who holds her tongue who gets a man

[Chorus: Ursula]
Come on, you poor unfortunate soul
Go ahead, make your choice!
I'm a very busy woman
And I haven't got all day
It won't cost much
Just your voice!

You poor unfortunate soul
It's sad, but true
If you want to cross a bridge, my sweet
You've got to pay the toll
Take a gulp and take a breath
And go ahead and sign the scroll!
Flotsam, Jetsam, now I've got her, boys!
The boss is on a roll!
This poor unfortunate soul

[Interlude: Ursula]
Beluga, sevruga
Come winds of the Caspian Sea
Larengix glaucitis
Et max laryngitis
La voce to me

(spoken)
Now, sing

[Ariel]
Aa-aa-aah, a-aa-aah

[Ursula, spoken]
Keep singing!

[Ariel]
Aa-aa-aah, a-aa-aah
Song: Poor Unfortunate Souls by Ursula and Ariel of the little mermaid.
Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ day 26) from night shift

Moreover, Ursula gave her terms of the service to Ariel. Since what Ariel wanted was to become a human, Ariel became human in the process. As the story unfold, Ursula in turn was supposedly about to marry Prince Eric. But then, Ariel crashed Ursula’s wedding. Ariel had her friends run to King Triton of the sea, Ariel’s father and have had Ursula killed to avoid Ariel’s payment of exchanging her mermaid tail with human legs. Ariel stole an almost married man. Ursula was killed in the process. Ariel together with her family and her friends need to be locked up as accessories to murder.

Matthew 16: 26 ESV
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

Someone to watch over me

Lyrics: 
There's a saying old, says that love is blind
Still we're often told, "seek and ye shall find" 
So I'm going to seek a certain lad I've had in mind

Looking everywhere, haven't found him yet
He's the big affair I cannot forget
Only man I ever think of with regret

I'd like to add his initial to my monogram 
Tell me, where is the shepherd for this lost lamb?

There's a somebody I'm longin' to see 
I hope that he, turns out to be 
Someone who'll watch over me

I'm a little lamb who's lost in the wood 
I know I could, always be good 
To one who'll watch over me

Although he may not be the man some 
Girls think of as handsome 
To my heart he carries the key

Won't you tell him please to put on some speed 
Follow my lead, oh, how I need 
Someone to watch over me

Won't you tell him please to put on some speed 
Follow my lead, oh, how I need 
Someone to watch over me 

Someone to watch over me

The Hurts You Never Knew

I love how KZ sang this song. It is in Mandarin. Though I could not understand what she was singing, I truly felt the song. It hurts.

I am so amazed how talented KZ Tandingan as she sang this song with so much feelings at Singer Competition in China, when she competed with Jessie J and other Chinese singers. God bless you KZ! I am a fan.

To be able to convey the meaning of a song beyond your own language is really exemplary. KZ is really a gifted artist to behold.

Complete lyrics

你還要我怎樣 要怎樣 
nǐ hái yào wǒ zěn yàng yào zěn yàng
What do you want me to do, what to do?
你突然來的短信就夠我悲傷
nǐ tú rán lái de duǎn xìn jiù gòu wǒ bēi shāng
You suddenly texting me which is enough to make me sad
我沒能力遺忘 你不用提醒我
wǒ méi néng lì yí wàng nǐ bù yòng tí xǐng wǒ
I can't forget you, please don't remind me
nǎpà jiéjú jiù zhèyàng
Even if it ends like this
我還能怎樣 能怎樣
wǒ hái néng zěnyàng néng zěnyàng
What can I do, what can I do?
最後還不是落得情人的立場
zuìhòu hái bùshì luòde qíngrén de lìchǎng
At end, still can't become special person
你從來不會想 我何必這
nǐ cóng lái bu huì xiǎng wǒ hébì zhèyàng
You never want to, why I like this?
要伤心多久 我才能看透
yao shang xin duo jiu wo cai neng kan tou
I want to be sad to see through
离开你多久 手才会放松
li kai ni duo jiu shou cai hui fang song
How long will it take before you relax?
是否我在你的心里还有一点痛
shi fou wo zai ni de xin li hai you yi dian tong
Whether I have a little bit of pain in your heart
爱情随风 心彻底放纵
ai qing sui feng xin che di fang zong
Heart wind completely indulgent love
让自己疯
rang zi ji feng
Let yourself be crazy

Chorus Part:
你還要我怎樣 要怎樣
nǐ hái yào wǒ zěnyàng yào zěnyàng
What do you want to me to do, what to do?
你突然來的短信就夠我悲傷
nǐ túrán lái de duǎnxìn jiù gòu wǒ bēishāng
You suddenly texting me which enough to make me sad
我沒能力遺忘 你不用提醒我
wǒ méi nénglì yíwàng nǐ bùyòng tíxǐng wǒ
I can't forget you, please don't remind me
哪怕結局就這樣
nǎpà jiéjú jiù zhèyàng
Even if it ends like this
我還能怎樣 能怎樣
wǒ hái néng zěnyàng néng zěnyàng
What can I do, what can I do?
最後還不是落得情人的立場
zuìhòu hái bùshì luòde qíngrén de lìchǎng
At end, still can't become special person
你從來不會想 我何必這
nǐ cóng lái bu huì xiǎng wǒ hébì zhèyàng
You never want to, why I like this?
要伤心多久 我才能看透
yao shang xin duo jiu wo cai neng kan tou
I want to be sad to see through
离开你多久 手才会放松
li kai ni duo jiu shou cai hui fang song
How long will it take before you relax?
是否我在你的心里还有一点痛
shi fou wo zai ni de xin li hai you yi dian tong
Whether I have a little bit of pain in your heart
爱情随风 心彻底放纵
ai qing sui feng xin che di fang zong
Heart wind completely indulgent love
让自己疯 rang zi ji feng
Let yourself be crazy

Chorus Part:
你還要我怎樣 要怎樣
nǐ hái yào wǒ zěnyàng yào zěnyàng
What do you want to me to do, what to do?
你突然來的短信就夠我悲傷
nǐ túrán lái de duǎnxìn jiù gòu wǒ bēishāng
You suddenly texting me which enough to make me sad
我沒能力遺忘 你不用提醒我
wǒ méi nénglì yíwàng nǐ bùyòng tíxǐng wǒ
I can't forget you, please don't remind me
哪怕結局就這樣
nǎpà jiéjú jiù zhèyàng
Even if it ends like this
我還能怎樣 能怎樣
wǒ hái néng zěnyàng néng zěnyàng
What can I do, what can I do?
最後還不是落得情人的立場
zuìhòu hái bùshì luòde qíngrén de lìchǎng
At end, still can't become special person
你從來不會想 我何必這
nǐ cóng lái bu huì xiǎng wǒ hébì zhèyàng
You never want to, why I like this?
你還要我怎樣 要怎樣
nǐ hái yào wǒ zěn yàng yào zěn yàng
What do you want me to do, what to do?
你千萬不要在我婚禮的現場
nǐ qiān wàn bù yào zài wǒ hūn lǐ de xiàn chǎng
You must not attend my wedding
我聽完你愛的歌 就上了車
wǒ tīng wán nǐ ài de gē jiù shàng le chē
I listened to the song that you loved on my car
愛過你很值得
ài guò nǐ hěn zhí dé
Loving you was worth it
我不要你怎樣 沒怎樣
wǒ bù yào nǐ zěn yàng méi zěn yàng
I don't want you do something, do something
我陪你走的路你不能忘
wǒ péi nǐ zǒu de lù nǐ bù néng wàng
I accompany you to the road you can not forget
多的是 你不知道的事
Duo de shi Ni bu zi dao de shi
So many things you never knew

I don’t wanna wait

Aicelle Santos – I Don’t Wanna Wait

Lyrics:
So open up your morning light,
And say a little prayer for right
You know that if we are to stay alive
Then see the peace in every eye…
doo doo doo doo do doo do do
do doo doo doo doo dooo doo ooh
She had two babies, one was six months,
one was three In the war of ’44…
Every telephone ring, every heartbeat stinging
When she thought it was God calling her
Oh, would her son grow to know his father?
[CHORUS:]
I don’t want to wait for our lives to be over,
I want to know right now, what will it be?
I don’t want to wait for our lives to be over,
Will it be yes or will it be…sorry?
doo doo oooh doo ooh do do ooh
He showed up all wet on the rainy front step
Wearing shrapnel in his skin
And the war he saw lives inside him still,
It’s so hard to be gentle and warm
The years pass by and now he has granddaughters
[CHORUS]
You look at me from across the room
You’re wearing your anguish again
Believe me I know the feeling
It sucks you into the jaws of anger(oooooooh)
So breathe a little more deeply my love
All we have is this very moment
And I don’t want to do what his father,
And his father, and his father did,
I want to be here now
So open up your morning light,
And say a little prayer for right
You know that if we are to stay alive,
And see the peace in every eye…
[CHORUS x2]
doo doo doo dooo oooh
do dooo doo doo doo doo dooo
do doooo oooh doo doo doo do dooo do do
So open up your morning light,
And say a little prayer for right
You know that if we are to stay alive
Then see the love in every eye…
I love how the artist named Aicelle sang this song. Her voice is raspy and very warm to hear. It’s not so diva like voice. I realized that it’s possible to sing a song without shouting or hitting the very high notes to shiver some timbers. Her voice hits the low notes but still hits the other notes correctly. I’m not sure on what key the song was played but I like it. I wanna perform this song someday too. I will study this. 🙂 I want to watch her sing in person someday.. I’m already a fan. This song inspired me this week by the way, despite my struggles.. because adulting is hard. Sooo hard.
Can I just go back to the time where I was just a kid? Where my problems are just to eat on time, do my assignments and sleep early so I can rise up early, and where the things I play are just paper and barbie dolls, pico, chinese garter and luksong baka at tinik and other childish games..

You’ve made me stronger

 

Is it hard to believe I’m okay

After all, it’s been a while since you walked away

I’m way past crying over your finding someone new

You turned my days into night

But now I see the light

And this may be a big surprise to you

(But/’Cause) you’ve made me stronger by breaking my heart

You ended my life and made a better one start

You’ve taught me everything from fallin’ in love

To letting go of a lie Yes, you’ve made me stronger, baby, by saying goodbye

If you’d rather believe I’m not over you

Go ahead-there’s nothing wrong with making believe

I know ’cause I used to pretend you’d come back to me

But time has been such a friend Brought me to my senses again

And I have you to thank for setting me free

(But/’Cause) you’ve made me stronger by breaking my heart

You ended my life and made a better one start

You’ve taught me everything from fallin’ in love To letting go of a lie

Yes, you’ve made me stronger, baby, by saying goodbye

Think again Don’t feel so sorry for me, my friend

Oh, don’t you know I’m not the one at the losing end.

(But/’Cause) you’ve made me stronger by breaking my heart

You ended my life and made a better one start

You’ve taught me everything from fallin’ in love

To letting go of a lie Yes, you’ve made me stronger, baby, by saying goodbye

(But/’Cause) you’ve made me stronger by breaking my heart

You ended my life and made a better one start

You’ve taught me everything from fallin’ in love To letting go of a lie

Yes, you’ve made me stronger, baby, by saying goodbye

You made stronger by saying Goodbye…

 

Lyrics for You’ve Made Me Stronger by Nikki Gil from Musixmatch

No matter where you are

No Matter Where You Are
I will stand by you
Even when we fall
I will be the rock, that holds you up
and lifts you high so you stand tall
I won’t let you go
No one can take your place
a couple fights & lonely nights
Don’t make it right to let it go to waste
I won’t let you fall
I won’t let you go
No matter where you are
No matter where you are, I’ll be there
I will hold on to
Everything we’ve got
A quitter, a regretter, and forgetter is
Everything I’m not
I’ll take care of you
and love you just because
You and I are better than forever
Nothing can stop us
I won’t let you fall
I won’t let you go
No matter where you are
No matter where you are, I’ll be there
We can be the generation
Who learns how to love
Mistakes & empty promises
Will never be enough
To tear apart the giant hearts
that beat inside us now
Let’s conquer the percentages
and rise above the crowd
I won’t let you fall
I won’t let you go
No matter where you are
No matter where you are, I’ll be there
No matter where you are
No matter where you are I’ll be [x2]
I’ll be there I’ll be there
Songwriters: Carissa Alvarado / Michael Alvarado
No Matter Where You Are lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Never can say goodbye

How Ironic. Hahaha. LORD, help me remove my sighs. My worries.  You are in control. Everything under Your control, is never out of control. This I know. If I need that goodbye. Help me not to look back. Thank You! Help me not to look back.

Alright. Now I’m being stupid. I posted this by the way, because I like the song.

Gloria Gaynor – Never Can Say Goodbye Lyrics

I never can say goodbye
No, no, no I, I never can say goodbye
Every time I think I’ve had enough
And start heading for the door
There’s a very strange vibration
Kissing me right to the core or pericing me right to the core

It says turn around you fool,
You know you love him more
And more
Tell me why is it so?
Don’t wanna let you go

I never can say goodbye boy
Ooh ooh baby I never can say goodbye
No no no no no no
Ooh hey I never can say goodbye, boy
Ooh ooh baby
I never can say goodbye
[No no no no no no] hey

I never can say goodbye [never say goodbye, boy]
Oh no, no, no I, I never can say goodbye
[never say goodbye, boy]
I keep thinking that our problems soon are all gonna work
Out
But there’s that same unhappy feeling,
There’s that anguish, there’s that doubt
It’s that same old dizzy hangup
I can’t do with you or without or you’ve had with you all your life
Tell me why is it so? I don’t wanna let you go
I never can say goodbye boy, ooh baby
I never can say goodbye, no no no no no no
Hey I never can say goodbye boy, ooh baby
I never can say goodbye, no no no no no no

I never can say goodbye, boy,
I never can say goodbye, no no no no no no
I never can say goodbye, boy
I never can say goodbye, no no no no no no
[Never can say goodbye, boy]
[Never can say goodbye, boy]

I never can say goodbye, boy
I never can say goodbye, no no no no no no
I never can say goodbye, boy
I never can say goodbye, no no no no no no

Ooh ooh ooh hey I never can say goodbye, boy
No no no baby hey never can say goodbye
No no no no please, don’t make me say goodbye
Hey I will never say goodbye, no baby
Oh please don’t leave me, no no no no
Hey oh I can’t say goodbye, boy
No no no baby
Oh please don’t oooh, baby

Songwriters: Clifton Davis
Never Can Say Goodbye lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Oceans

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

[3x]
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine