To hear the softly spoken magic spells

ihahatid ko si jet ngayon sa hospital dahil duty siya. habang naghihintay ako na matapos siyang magbihis ay pinapakinggan ko ang isa sa mga all time na paborito kong recording: pink floyd’s “dark side of the moon“. bigla tuloy akong nag-senti mood.

kinalakihan ko kasi ang “dark side“. una ko itong narinig sa mga party ng mga tambay sa talipapa nung 1970s. ginagamit kasi ito ng mga lalaki sa amin para bakuran ng matagal ang mga kursunada nila. pwede mo kasing isayaw ng sweet ang buong side 2 ng record, simula “us and them” hanggang “eclipse“.

ang payo nga sa tambayan eh dapat ay mag suot ka ng supporter pag ito ang tinugtog kasi pag matagal kang nagsayaw ng dikit sa babae ay baka hindi mo raw maitago na matigas na yung titi mo.

ah, to be young again.

na enjoy ko ng husto ang music all these years pero eto na lang na nag 40 ako na nagkaroon ng kahulugan ang lyrics ng “dark side of the moon“. ngayong middle age na ako ay mas naiintindihan ko, more than ever, na darating ang isang araw ay bigla ko na lang makakalimutang huminga. alam ko na ang ibig sabihin ng:

And you run and you run
to catch up with the sun, but its sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but youre older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

at habang patanda ka na ng patanda, mas nagkakaroon ng saysay ang lahat ng ginagawa mo, kahit maliit na bagay lang siya.

For long you live and high you fly
And smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be

nanonood ako ng live 8 sa tv nung last day namin sa singapore. right before our taxi arrives to take us to the airport, pink floyd goes on stage and sings the entire “dark side of the moon“.

it was a good omen.

4 thoughts on “To hear the softly spoken magic spells

  1. My first time here at your blog. I can relate to what you wrote for you and I are of the same generation. Though I don’t consider myself to be a huge Pink Floyd fan, the lyrics you quoted have indeed taken on a deeper meaning as our lives take their natural course through this world.

    Very nicely written.

  2. thank you.

    the words have indeed taken on a deeper meaning and that’s what makes the music still fresh 34 years after the record’s release.

  3. Hello Jay!

    Long time no visit…thought I’d chime in while you’re on the topic of Pink Floyd….husband and I saw Roger Waters at the Hollywood Bowl nung Oct. 8. I’m not a big Pink Floyd fan myself (although I like to listen to “Us and Them”), but had a deeper appreciation for Roger’s music that evening. Kinuwento kasi ni mister na yung sundalong tatay ni Roger eh namatay daw in action nung WWII, and the death had a big influence on his music.

    (Sorry to cut this reverie short, gotta get to an appointment….) Sige, till next time…

  4. hi classmate daisy. buti pa kayo nakanood. i had planned to buy tickets but they were sold out sa irvine amphitheater.

    roger waters is a great song writer – not much of a great voice (david gilmour was the voice) but boy can he can write.

    a big influence as well in their music (perhaps, the biggest influence) is former frontaman sid barret (may he rest in peace). he literally went mad and they had to release him from the band. but a lot of their songs is about sid – “wish you were here”, “shine on you crazy diamond” and “brain damage” to name a few.

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