"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Saturday, October 08, 2005

take seven

she made me do this:

List seven of your favorite songs of the moment and force seven other people to repeat this process or a puppy/kitten somewhere in the world will be sad!

simple things
jim brickman featuring rebecca

listening to (and singing) this song gives me that "i'm home" feeling. it reminds me of the good things -- my happy doses, basically. it makes me appreciate how blessed i am. it fuels my optimism and definitely saves me from depression. it's a feel-good song that, for me, deserves 'repeat-mode status.'

"so here we go, let's just dance
teach my soul to take this chance"

goo goo dolls

i once locked myself inside my kuya's bedroom just so i could play this song with the volume of the speakers set to max and not earn my mother's ire for doing so. given that i don't really fully understand its underlying message, i honestly don't know how i got crazy over it. i don't even know the real reason why the title is 'iris.' nevertheless, i really like listening to the song -- especially the 'bang-bang' of the drums... there's just something about it.

"when everything feels like the movies
yeah you bleed just to know you’re alive"

side story: yesterday, my labmates and i trooped to gateway to watch a history of violence starring viggo mortensen a.k.a. lord of the rings' aragorn. after that, we spent sometime in fully-booked and then later, we went to padi's point for a spur-of-the-moment inuman-slash-celebration session. one of the bands there made my night by playing this song. wait, was it really hearing this song or seeing some band's semi-kal drummer...? hmmm.

kiss from a rose

i love this song and i have great admiration for people who can sing it so well. the song has a life of its own and comes more alive with excellent vocals. i'm convinced this is one of the best songs ever.

"i compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey...
the more i get of you the stranger it feels"

listening to this song reminds me of the god of small things. it's as gloomy, as enigmatic, and as sweeping... i could imagine velutha singing this for ammu.

baby, i love your way
peter frampton

a few years back, one kind guy sent me a note with this song's title penned on it. it was the song that got me, not him... although, i admit, he's likeable.

whenever i get to hear this song, i can't help but sing along. it's good (simple yet has this profound effect) and, as i've already said before, it would take a very lousy singer/band to ruin it.

"shadows grow so long before my eyes
and they're moving across the page"

this song is part of the soundtrack of that 1994 movie, reality bites starring winona ryder and ethan hawke. i heard brownman revival's rendition of this song and i can still play it in my head, with sax and all. mig ayesa's version is swabe and nakakatindig-balahibo. reportedly, even frampton himself was very impressed. shucks, pardon the taglish!

the scientist

i like the title! hahaha. i'm obviously biased. aside from this song, i also like coldplay's yellow. there's just something about these songs that makes me like listening to them despite the fact that i find their melodies dragging.

"i was just guessing at numbers and figures
pulling your puzzles apart"

hand in my pocket
alanis morissette

i lump this song with green day's basket case and matchbox 20's unwell. all three songs can pretty much capture the state i'm in whenever i'm in one of my 'crazy-slash-defiant' moods.

"what it all comes down to
is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine"

noel cabangon/buklod

i like listening to this song because it reminds me of days gone by. the emotions the song can evoke in me make me respect what happened in the past and think about what the future holds. its melody can easily cause LSS a.k.a. last song syndrome.

"malayang tulad ng mga ibon
ang gunita ng ating kahapon"

no thanks to jimmy bondoc who tortured my ears with his ala-"pinalaking LA lopez" rendition of this buklod 'classic'. i just had to let that out -- my apologies to jimmy bondoc and LA lopez fans who might happen to pass by this blog.

because i'm not in the mood to force people, i'll just close this post by encouraging anyone who wants to share his/her list of seven songs to DO SHARE and do spare a "puppy/kitten somewhere in the world" from impending sadness. =)


  1. the song iris is romantic to a lot of people, but a closer analysis of the song would actually reveal something about about passionate sexual attraction. i know a lot of people will disagree, but then...i asked 5 people about it and they said the same thing. so i'm not the only odd person in the whole crowd of "iris" fans.

  2. ganun. kahit kelan dko na get iris. wala lang.

  3. i like the song 'iris', regardless of whatever it really means. =D you could say, i'm sira enough. yuck! there goes the taglish again. (omg! i'm starting to get scared of myself. argh.)


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