Tuesday, January 18, 2011

the similarities of Taylor Swift, Saari Amri & Pearl Jam

i love Taylor Swift.. i'm her biggest fan ever since i listened to Teardrops On My Guitar and Our Song.. i only know Tim McGraw after i listened to the album.. i didn't know at that time it was that song actually her debut.. hehe..

yes, despite of the genre is country, i can accept her songs somehow.. maybe her songs have some pop element as well..

but the thing that i love about her most is because she is very talented! the songs she wrote is amazingly beautiful and she just turned 21 last month!! imagine her songs when she hits 50....

i love how she tells stories in her songs like Love Story and Speak Now..

not many songwriters write stories in songs.. it's not an easy job i guess *shrugged* .. the songs must have a storyline with strong lyrics.. plus, the arrangement of the music must suits the emotion of the story as well..

i remember Saari Amri used to write songs which tell stories like Di Sana Menanti Di Sini Menunggu, Seksa dan Kemelut Di Muara Kasih.. they are all hit songs back then..

see how successful this kind of songs are.. it is a way to catch the listeners and in becoming an evergreen song! we, human, always love listening to stories.. and with the right storyteller, one story can become a legend..

here, i give you one of the greatest story ever told in a song... ^____^

"Last Kiss"

Oh where, oh where, can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me.
She's gone to heaven so I've got to be good,
So I can see my baby when I leave this world.

We were out on a date in my daddy's car,
We hadn't driven very far.
There in the road straight ahead,
A car was stalled, the engine was dead.
I couldn't stop, so I swerved to the right,
I'll never forget the sound that night.
The screaming tires, the busting glass,
The painful scream that I heard last.


When I woke up, the rain was falling down,
There were people standing all around.
Something warm flowing through my eyes,
But somehow I found my baby that night.
I lifted her head, she looked at me and said;
"Hold me darling just a little while."
I held her close I kissed her - our last kiss,
I found the love that I knew I had missed.
Well now she's gone even though I hold her tight,
I lost my love, my life that night.


~lyrics from here.

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