Saturday, May 3, 2008

I don't wanna wait for our lives to be over...

E's post there about my music made me think of songs... and somehow I thought of this as I was walking back from the grocery shop just now. I've been feeling really drained of late, no prizes for guessing. ;) Anyhoos its a really old song, it was pretty big in Malaysia while I was a teen - was it big here in Singapore?

Anyway Paula Cole is an incredibly underrated artist - just 'cause she didn't do the whole "Mariah Carey" image change (ala 'Honey' music video debut)... Oh well. So here's to Paula Cole. She also sang "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone". I much prefer this one tho, just read along to the lyrics while you listen to the song...

So open up your morning light
And Say a little prayer for I
You know that if we are to stay alive
To see the peace in every eye

She had two babies
One was 6 plus one was 3
In the war of '44

Every time the phone rang
Every heart beat stinging
When she thought it was GOD calling her
Oh would her son grow to know his father?

I don't wanna wait
For our lives to be over
I want to know right now
What will it be?
I don't wanna wait
For our lives to over
Will it be yes or will it be.... Sorry?

He showed up all wet
On the rainy front porch step
Wearing shrapnals 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 grand-daughters

I don't wanna wait
For our lives to be over
I want to know right now
What will it be?

I don't wanna wait
For our lives to be over
Will it be yes or will it be....

Oh, so dig a little more deeply, my love
All we have is the 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 you morning light
And say a little prayer for I
You konw that if we are to stay alive
To see the peace in every eye

I don't wanna wait
For our lives to be over
I want to know right now
What will it be?

I don't wanna wait
For our lives to over
Will it be yes or will it be....

I don't wanna wait
For our lives to be over
I want to know right now
What will it be?

I don't wanna wait
For our lives to over
Will it be yes or will it be...Sorry?

So open up you morning light
And say a little prayer for I
You konw that if we are to stay alive
To see the love in every eye...

4 comments:

AI said...

Hi there it's a great song but you can barely find a Paula Cole CD in record stores in Singapore to be honest.

Andrea Fonseka said...

Yeah I noticed it today. Quite sad. But her last album I heard of was waaaaay back, like 10 years ago or something. But still - good music will never get old. ;)

Desmond said...

it means that you are 10years older too! Gosh...... Oh no no

skalikat said...

Heya Andrea, this song WAS big. It received alot of airplay, but wasn't really a chart topper. Yes, it was one of my fav during my teenage years too. That makes us.. old? haha. =)