Just Another Ordinary Day in February

At least for me :)

But don't get me wrong, I am not bitter about what it is to celebrate this day!

ANYWAY.

Just try to take a look at this song by Josh Groban:

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FEBRUARY SONG

Where has that old friend gone

Lost in a February song

Tell him it won't be long

Til he opens his eyes, opens his eyes

Where is that simple day

Before colors broke into shades

And how did I ever fade

Into this life, into this life


And I never want to let you down

Forgive me if I slip away

When all that I've known is lost and found

I promise you I, I'll come back to you one day


Morning is waking up

And sometimes it's more than just enough

When all that you need to love

Is in front of your eyes

It's in front of your eyes


And I never want to let you down

Forgive me if I slip away

Sometimes it's hard to find the ground

Cause I keep on falling as I try to get away

From this crazy world


And I never want to let you down

Forgive me if I slip away

When all that I've known is lost and found

I promise you I, I'll come back to you one day


Where has that old friend gone

Lost in a February song

Tell him it won't be long

Til he opens his eyes

Opens his eyes


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When I first heard of this song, I was actually confused by the lyrics. Why did Josh Groban use "he" and "him" in the song? So, out of curiosity, I searched in the web and found this:

Groban Strikes a Chord
Toronto Star
October 31, 2006

The fourth track on Awake - "February Song" - was born on a sleepless night. "I wrote it to myself, as I tried to find my own light in the tunnel, as I struggled at the crossroads."


and this:

Groban "Awakens" to International Sounds
Reuters/Billboard

November 4, 2006


He explains, "I was half asleep on the couch ... I was just out of a relationship, I had just finished the whole experience of 'Closer' and the tour, and there were a lot of decisions about my future that had to be made, all by myself. I got up, sat at the piano and wanted to write a melody that represented that journey and the loneliness of that feeling -- with the assurance that answers would come. It came to me in the flick of an eye."


I hope that explains it all :)


8 comments:

andres @ February 14, 2009 at 3:14 PM

nearly emo. wahaha

sana MCR nalang... hehehe

Leoj @ February 14, 2009 at 4:08 PM

anong MCR?

austenfan @ February 14, 2009 at 7:14 PM

MCR = My Chemical Romance

haha. talagang ako yung sumagot. anyway, naguluhan din ako nung una sa kanta. haha. pero thumbs up kay josh groban, galing! :) anyway, ok naman ba ung melody?

happy valentine's joel!

Ayang @ February 14, 2009 at 7:23 PM

not bitter? whatevs, joel! hahaha!

wala lang. feel ko lang kontrahin ka everytime. happy valentine's day!

Leoj @ February 14, 2009 at 8:23 PM

@austenfan

ah sila pala 'yun. im not a fan.haha
about sa melody ng song, para sa'kin, ayos lang. pero nung una kong pinakinggan, walang dating pero as the song proceeds, unti-unti kong nadigest 'yung lyrics. maganda pala siya.hehe. tapos 'yun, nagustuhan ko na rin yung melody. ganun kasi 'ko. haha

@ayang

yup. really. baka kasi ikaw ang bitter kaya kinokontra mo ko. wehehe. peace! ang saya nga ng valentine's eve ko! lol!

Leoj @ February 14, 2009 at 8:42 PM

@austenfan

edit lang sa comment: what I mean sa "ganun kasi 'ko" eh kapag nagustuhan ko na yung lyrics ng song, ok na rin sa'kin yung melody.

wala lang, binasa ko kasi ulit yung reply ko, ang vague pala ng part na 'yun. o sige pibalentayms ulit!

sollee of sjtl weblog @ February 15, 2009 at 2:26 PM

happy valentine's day to you..don't worry ordinary din naman sa akin ang araw na ito..i'm an old maid po kasi^^,,nice post actually!

Leoj @ February 15, 2009 at 11:14 PM

old maid? totoo? kasi hindi obvious sa blog mo eh. hehehe. i think nagbibiro ka lang. :) thanks anyway.