Susan Boyle – Prayer of Saint Francis

Make me a channel of your peace:
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love,
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord,
And where there’s doubt true faith in you.

Make me a channel of your peace:
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope,
Where there is darkness, only light,
And where there’s sadness, ever joy.

O Master, grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved, as to love with all my soul!

Make me a channel of your peace:
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving of ourselves that we receive,
And in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Muse – Invincible

Nice song with powerful and moving lyrics

Follow through
Make your dreams come true
Don’t give up the fight
You will be all right
Cause there’s no one like you
In the universe

Don’t be afraid
What your mind conceals
You should make a stand
Stand up for what you believe
And tonight we can truly say
Together we’re invincible

And during the struggle
They will pull us down
But please, please let’s use this chance to
Turn things around
And tonight we can truly say
Together we’re invincible

Do it on your own
Makes no difference to me
What you leave behind
What you choose to be
and whatever they say
Your soul’s unbreakable

And during the struggle
They will pull us down
But please, please let’s use this chance to
Turn things around
And tonight we can truly say
Together we’re invincible
Together we’re invincible

And during the struggle
They will pull us down
Please, please let’s use this chance to
Turn things around
And tonight we control history
Together we’re invincible
Together we’re invincible

PS: it’s an unlikely but good choice for a wedding songs 😀

Edwin McCain – I Could Not Ask For More

Great song with great lyrics.

Lying here with you
Listening to the rain
Smiling just to see the smile upon your face
These are the moments I thank God that I’m alive
These are the moments I’ll remember all my life
I found all I’ve waited for
And I could not ask for more
Looking in your eyes
Seeing all I need
Everything you are is everything to me
These are the moments
I know heaven must exist
These are the moments I know all I need is this
I have all I’ve waited for
And I could not ask for more

Chorus
I could not ask for more than this time together
I could not ask for more than this time with you
Every prayer has been answered
Every dream I have’s come true
And right here in this moment is right where I’m meant to be
Here with you here with me

These are the moments I thank God that I’m alive
These are the moments I’ll remember all my life
I’ve got all I’ve waited for
And I could not ask for more

Chorus

I could not ask for more than the love you give me ‘Coz it’s all I’ve waited for
And I could not ask for more
I could not ask for more

PS: Dear Tasya, let’s sing this song. Shall we?

Inspirasi Konser Bonita “Terima Kasih”

Aku memang lebih banyak fokus belajar memotret, namun seperti biasa, penampilan Bonita and the Hus Band pada 2 Desember 2010 lalu, tetap saja terasa energinya dan mampu menginspirasiku.

Jam 7-an malam aku sudah tiba di pelataran parkir motor Teater Salihara. Niatnya hendak menonton konser Bonita bertajuk “Terima Kasih”. Dari lama aku ingin sekali menonton mereka tampil. “Pasti akan menyenangkan sekali,” pikirku. Namun tampaknya tak pernah ada usaha untuk melakukannya. Sampai akhirnya Adoy memberikan kesempatan untuk nonton.Dia memberikan tiket gratis padaku, sebagai ganti peminjaman gitar. “Ah, kesampaian juga keinginanku, akhirnya!”

Selama penampilannya, kurang lebih 2 jam, Bonita and The Hus Band (BNTHB) membawakan 18 buah lagu. Dia juga menampilkan serta beberapa musisi berbakat lain, seperti Andreas Arianto pemain akordeon, Mery Kasiman pada piano dan Eni Agustien yang memainkan guzheng; alat musik petik dari China.

Namun, selama konser itu pula, aku lebih fokus pada bagaimana mengabadikan momennya ke dalam foto. Maklum, anak baru di dunia foto, sekaligus habis beli lensa baru. Jadi masih ingin main-main dan sedikit lupa dengan konsernya.

Meski demikian, penampilan BNTHB tetap saja menyihirku. Petikan dan irama gitar Adoy, tabuhan jembe Bharata, betotan bass dari Sheila dan suara romantis saksofon Jimmy Tobing, tetap saja membawaku menikmati musik mereka. Dan tak hanya menikmati, tapi aku juga terinspirasi.

Di mataku, mereka adalah musisi bernilai. Maksudnya, mereka tak sekadar bermain musik demi mendapatkan uang. Namun mereka juga banyak menyisipkan pesan-pesan positif dalam lagu mereka. Pesan tentang terima kasih, tentang kebahagiaan, tentang ketuhanan dan tentang cinta. Mereka ibarat guru, namun mengajar lewat musik. Dan ini adalah kualitas yang jarang dimiliki musisi kebanyakan saat ini.

Jadi meskipun konsentrasiku terpecah dengan foto mem-foto, alunan musik mereka, pesan-pesan mereka dan energi dalam lagu mereka, tetap saja mencapai rasa dan akalku. Semoga, suatu saat akupun bisa melakukan hal yang sama, meskipun mungkin dalam taraf berbeda.

*beberapa hasil jepretan konser ini bisa dilihat di Flickr.

Art Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Aku tak perlu berkata banyak untuk mengungkapkan kesukaanku pada lagu ini: WOW!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7unMnCHEW0U

Bridge Over Troubled Water

When you’re weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I’m on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you

I’ll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind