Saturday, March 19, 2011

GT: Wind Beneath My Wings

It was in 1982 that the song Wind Beneath My Wings was heard in the radio and I guess my grandfather fell in love with the song in an instant. He bought a cassette tape of Bette Midler, he liked her rendition of the song best.

Since then, it played hours and hours, day by day. Me and my siblings ended up disliking the song :(. Until I grew up and matured a little bit, I came across the lyrics of the song and understood why my grandfather loved the song so much. He dedicated the song to my grandmother.

My grandfather was a soldier, a businessman, a philanthropist and was a bit into politics as well. In all of his works, my grandmother was always there to support him.

The lyrics of the song,

You were content to let me shine, that's your way.
You always walked a step behind.

...So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name for so long.
A beautiful smile to hide the pain.

Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you. definitely fit for my grandmother's qualities as a wife, a mother, a homemaker and a friend. All of us looked up to her for her good words of advice, a positive outlook in life and for her expressions of faith.

Since the time I came to realize the meaning of the song, I came to like it as well and dedicate the same to my grandmother and grandfather too.

Both of them have passed away already and every time I get to hear this song, my tear ducts definitely swell until tears flow from my eyes.

To my maternal grandparents, Col. Sabiralam Bin A. Maut, Al-Hajj (1915-2003) and Emerita Quijano-Maut (1915-2005) this song will always remind me of both of you and the good life I had with you.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

GT: Love Song(s)

Yey, I'm back! Been too busy with work, blah, blah, blah.

Just visited BeautyQueen Kaye's site for Girl's Talk to check out this month's topic and alas, here I am writing my share for this!

I've got 3 favorite love songs, as in my top 3. Listening to them over and over makes me feel like a teenybopper, hopeless romantic like its my first time to fall in love. Hearts all over!

So here it goes...

Top 3 would be Stephen Bishop's It Might Be You

First stanza goes:
Time, I've been passing time watching trains go by
All of my life
Lying on the sand watching seabirds fly
Wishing there could be, someone
Waiting home for me...

Top 2 is: Regine Velasquez' rendition of Ikaw

Whenever I hear this song, especially on weddings, it makes my heart melt and my eyes in I grab M's hands and squeeze it throughout the song. And, yes, this was sung during our wedding.

and last but not the Top 1 is...tada...Shania Twain's From this Moment On

I like the song since it came out, Shania Twain became a favorite since then.

When we were planning for our wedding, M and I were searching for songs to be played during our wedding both church and reception. This song was amongst the short-listed. Upon listening to it, M fell in love with the song as well. We never had a theme song during our courtship and dating days, until the day of our wedding. Since we both were managing our wedding then, I took charge of the songs, he allowed me to, he gave me the more cheesy portions of the wedding. Therefore, although he knew the songs to be used during the whole wedding, he never knew when it will be played, until (again) during the wedding march. From this Moment On played when it was my time to walk the aisle. I felt it was very appropriate for the occasion. "From this moment, life has begun. From this moment, you are the one. Right beside you is where I belong, From this moment on...

Oh, Kaye, thanks for this opportunity! My wedding day came back as if I was going through it all over again, plus, this month celebrates our anniversary as well, very timing huh!