All I Ask

Back home, my father always tuned in to this one FM station whenever he turns on the radio.  And this FM station always played a back to back of All I Ask by Adele and Million Reasons by Lady Gaga and both songs got stuck in my head. I so wanted to play both songs, especially All I Ask, but I didn’t have my guitar with me and my brother’s guitar doesn’t sound really nice (ha ha) so I waited till I arrived back here in the Maldives.

And the minute I was reunited with my guitar, I immediately looked for the lyrics and chords of these two songs.

I also found a very nice cover of All I Ask, and it has been playing in the office and in my head for the past week or so.

And of course, I am so compelled to record my own cover ha ha, though of course my cover isn’t as nice as the one I have been listening to, but here it is anyway (insert shamelessness here LOL)

All I Ask by Adele

I will leave my heart at the door
I won’t say a word
They’ve all been said before, you know
So why don’t we just play pretend
Like we’re not scared of what is coming next
Or scared of having nothing left

Look, don’t get me wrong
I know there is no tomorrow
All I ask is

If this is my last night with you
Hold me like I’m more than just a friend
Give me a memory I can use
Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do
It matters how this ends
‘Cause what if I never love again?

I don’t need your honesty
It’s already in your eyes
And I’m sure my eyes, they speak for me
No one knows me like you do
And since you’re the only one that matters
Tell me who do I run to?

Look, don’t get me wrong
I know there is no tomorrow
All I ask is

If this is my last night with you
Hold me like I’m more than just a friend
Give me a memory I can use
Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do
It matters how this ends
‘Cause what if I never love again?

(Bridge isn’t in this lyrics, neither on my cover)

 

Learning ‘More Than Words’ Since 1999

Lahat yata ng mga nag-aral tumugtog ng gitara ay hindi pinalampas ang kantang More Than Words. Parang hindi ka cool pag hindi mo alam to lalo na nung 90s.

Ang inyong lingkod ay nagsimulang mag-aral tumugtog ng gitara nung 1999 at isa sa mga unang natutunan ko ay ang INTRO ng More Than Words at yun ang dinala ko hanggang pagtanda ko. INTRO lang ang alam ko after 17 years of…wait what???? 17 years na akong marunong maggitara? Nak ng! Kung sineryoso ko lang dapat hassler na ko ngayon. Tssk. Kaso ang tamad ko. Hanggang ngayon di ko pa rin ma-gets ang Pentatonic chords. But anyway, after 17 years of playing the INTRO of More Than Words, 3 days ago ay naisip kong hanapin ang chords nito at araling tugtugin ng buo.

At ang susunod na kabanata ay RATED PG.

Dahil sarili ko lang ang kajamming ko dito sa isla, idadamay ko na lang kayo sa kalokohan ko. At makapal naman ang mukha ko sa blog kaya kahit sablay-sablay ay ipopost ko dito ang aking pagkanta at pagtugtog ng More Than Words after 17years of INTRO only.

 

Para sa mga mamimintas ng sablay na tono (at sa gitara kong hindi ko muna tinono bago ginamit LOL), ha ha…sareee. Hindi ako pitch perfect dahil hindi ako si Ms. Leah Salonga. Ako ay si Aysa the Maldivian Mermaid, kaya please lang, ok? Masaya lang ako sa kalokohan ko at sana ay may mapasaya din ako. And as long as I am making myself and someone else happy, I’ll keep trolling. Trolling. Trolling on the (t)river.

Thoughtless

 

When you try to live a quiet life, but you still get all the crap that you have been trying to avoid.

When you try to be selfless but you end up being trapped in a web of selfish schemes.

When you just try to help but your kind gestures are taken against you.

When you give your hand, and they still take your arm.

 

Why are you trying to make fun of me?
You think it’s funny?
What the fuck you think it’s doing to me?
You take your turn lashing out at me
I want you crying with your dirty ass in front of me

All of my hate cannot be found
I will not be drowned by your thoughtless scheming
So you can try to tear me down
Beat me to the ground
I will see you screaming

 

 

Video: EvanescenceVevo, Original by Korn here

I Melt with You

I Melt with You by Modern English was released in 1982, then a hit, now a New Wave classic.

Youngsters be like, WTF is New Wave??? It is the “in” music back in the 70s and 80s.

Some of the musicians probably looked like this…..

image: forums.vintagefashionguild.org

And this…

http://www.liketotally80s.com

But anyway…

Jason Mraz made his own rendition of this song as well but I still like the original one.

I don’t know how else could this song be interpreted as, but for me this is a beautiful love song.

I’ll stop the world and melt with you
You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time
There’s nothing you and I won’t do
I’ll stop the world and melt with you

Just sweet.

To Be Near You

To Be Near You by Viktoria was released either in 2005 or 2006. This is one of those songs I’d like to listen to before I sleep or when I hold my coffee cup, lean on the window sill and look at  outer space on Sunday afternoons.

I was listening to this song yesterday and it just got stuck in my head, so…

I have always thought that this is a love song but lately I realized that this song might have been made for fangirls and stalkers because of these lines:

Am I truly hopeless
Am I being pathetic
Are you even aware of my existence

I thought I wanted to join Kat’s Music Mondays but my post is just too lame. So nevermind huhu.

Tattooed on my Mind

Friday Morning. Empty Roads. Feel Good Music.

And I can’t get you out of my dreams
Now I know that you’re the dangerous kind
And your smile is tattooed on my mind
And I can’t get you out of my dreams

Tattooed on My Mind was released in 2003 by a Norwegian band called D’Sound (info for the younger generation ^__^)

video: ecay181

Nagbalik ang Maryzark

May mga umaalis ngunit mayroon ding nagbabalik.

Ang Pinoy Music industry ay isang maalong paglalakbay para sa  mga musikero. Patibayan ng baga para manatiling nakalutang. Patibayan ng resistensya para di mapagod sa paglangoy.

Noong 2015, dalawang batikang banda ang namaalam, Urbandub at Kamikazee. Sa kaso nila na nagtagal sa industriya, malamang ay personal choice na nila ang paghihiwalay.

Pero maraming mga banda na lumutang pero mabilis na tinangay ng agos. Nagdala ng alon saglit sabay nanahimik.

Noong 2006 ay kasagsagan ng pagsusulputan ng mga banda. Napaka “healthy” daw ng Music Scene noon. Halos lahat ng music genre ay nakalusot na sa mainstream. Parang kabuteng nagsulputan ang mga banda. Yung iba nanatili, yung iba agad ding nawala.

Isa ang Maryzark sa mga bandang napanood at nakilala ko noon. Nakadaupang palad ko pa sila sa isang mall sa Maynila. Pero mula noong ako ay nangibang bansa ay wala na akong masyadong narinig pa tungkol sa kanila.

Maryzark

Pero bago matapos ang 2015 ay para silang nabuhay na mag-uli.

Malamang, marami sa inyo ang hindi nakarinig o hindi nakakakilala sa kanila lalo na kung hindi kayo nakikinig masyado ng alternative rock. Ilan sa kanilang mga awitin ang Kai, Hindi Na at Huli.

 

 

videos by erik jan ortega, manhidz85’s channel, m3waydrama

Noong wala pang facebook at twitter, ang means ng pag-uusap ng mga miyembro ng banda at ng kanilang fans ay yahoogroups (halata kung sino ang matanda?). At doon namin madalas makakulitan si Ice, ang bokalista ng Maryzark. Kami Sila daw yung mga Maryans.

Maalala man ako ni Ice o hindi, masaya ako at nagbalik na silang muli sa industriya. At sana magtagumpay sila sa pagrerelease ng bagong album na ginagawa nila. At sana rin minsa’y pa makadaupang palad ko sila.