Monday, February 21, 2005

it's the end of seventh week already

we drank a toast to innocence
we drank a toast to now
and tried to reach beyond the emptiness
but neither one knew how

the beer was empty and our tongues were tired
running out of things to say
she gave a kiss to me as i got out
and i watched her drive away
just for a moment i was back at school
felt that old familiar pain
and as i turned to make my way back home
the snow turned into rain...

-Same Old Lang Syne, Dan Fogelberg

listening to Dan Fogelberg in the library while pretending to write my BA brings me back to the first time i heard the song Longer, which was at the RJ Chorale's concert when i was in my last year of secondary school. i was sixteen, waiting to go on to RJ and join the chorale, hopefully, and we were going to the concert at VCH to see our seniors sing. and then this guy -whom i couldn't see, because my eyesight sucks and we were halfway back- steps up and starts to sing the solo for Longer, and my world shrinks to the sound of his voice and the words of the song. my eyes close and for a long moment everything is right with the world -a beautiful bass voice is singing what is arguably one of the all-time greatest love songs ever, and i fall just a little bit in love. it's always been like that for me -good bass voices never fail to elicit a little shiver of pleasure, eyes sliding closed, mind blanking out. never mind that the illusion will be dashed when i get into RJ, get into the chorale, and actually meet said guy. -grin-

2 Comments:

At 12:36 AM, February 22, 2005, Blogger perception said...

*laugh* beautiful bass voice, did you say? the tenor who also sang Longer did have a nice voice though... but don't think you know him.

 
At 12:20 AM, February 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

heeheeheeheee -eun

 

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