Life is a constant change. What can you share about this?
November 6, 2007 9:00am CST
Life is a constant change--this is a title of a song by our local musical artist Jose Marie Chan. I have been pondering about the meaning of this song for quite sometime now and I've realized how true it is that in life, the only thing that is constant is change. In a matter of minutes life can change...the things I have thought I'd never do, I gave it a shot and actually it worked out okay. The things I said I'd decided to do, after careful thought after some time(this may take months or years) can be changed. I've learned that in life we must anticipate change and that we have to roll with the punches. Everyday I'm learning, I'm living and it's because change is the motivator for growth.:)
6 Nov 07
I love that song! Especially the line that goes ... "Have we outgrown our Peter Pans and wings? We've simply grown too old for tales of knights and kings ..." Jose Mari Chan's poetic stringing of lyrics, as well as the hauntingly beautiful melodies, never fail to amaze me. This song in particular has so much truth in it. We all change and yet, we should never outgrow nor forget those things and moments that made us most happy, especially when we were young. Growing up and experiencing a lot of changes shouldn't mean forgetting events or circumstances that shaped us into who we are now :)
7 Nov 07
Hi writermom! Thanks for sharing. I researched the lyrics of the song in the net and it gave me goosebumps reading them again. You see, my dad has this cassette tape of Mr. Chan when we were young and we would play this tape over and over. Especially his Christmas album during Christmas time, it just brings back good memories. I agree with what you said about the line "Have we outgrown our Peter Pans and wings? We've simply grown too old for tales of knights and kings..."--that we should never outgrow nor forget those things and moments that made us most happy, especially when we are young. I sometimes forget that important truth, thanks for reminding me. I hope to keep that insight at heart. I also like his song "Sing me a Song Daddy". That song really makes me teary-eyed. I've seen it used as a song for weddings whether it be for the bridal march or a dance with the father of the bride at the wedding reception and it really evokes emotions among guests as well to me personally.:)
7 Nov 07
You're welcome. Now I suddenly feel so old hahaha. Like your dad, I had Jose Mari Chan's cassette tapes before. Another great song from the album "Constant Change" that I like is something called "No Rewind" (not sure if this is the right title, I'm getting forgetful!) with the lines... "There's no rewinding, no replay The chance you lose today, will be gone, when it's gone We'll never be quite as strong, nor as young as this again Make this last, make this moment last, right now." The full meaning of that song hit me when I finally had kids because it's about treasuring the precious moments when one's children are small. Hope you get to hear that one too.
12 Nov 07
No rewind, no replay is the favorite of my sister. That is a short and simple song but very potent in truth and meaning. Yes, writermom8, I guess when I have kids of my own, it will gain more meaning to me. Yet that song reminds me that life is short...passing and we should treasure every moment of it. I like the lyrics..."The chance you lose today will be gone when it's gone, We'll never be quite as strong nor as young as this again, Make them last, make these moments last...right now." Moreover, I also like the line..."But time has flown look how they've (the kids) grown...Soon she'll be you, and soon he'll be...like me."...the legacy we'll leave the world when we have kids.:)
7 Nov 07
hi melanie1208, thanks for dropping by. Yup, I also love Jose Mari Chan's music, I can say that he is one of our best singers and songwriter because he sings from the heart and I guess experience.:) I remember hearing Mr. Chan at RJ radio, promoting his latest album months back. I believe it's entitled Souvenirs. I've checked it out at amazon.com, but it's not yet available. Probably in our local music stores it is already being sold.