Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rainy Days and Mondays, Senandung Melow Khas Carpenters

Rainy Days and Mondays ditulis oleh Paul Williams bersama Roger Nichols. Pada masa itu Williams bisa dikatakan sebagai aktor gagal. Ia sempat mengikuti casting untuk film The Chase. Namun akhirnya tak muncul dalam film yang dibintangi Marlon Brando, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, dan Robert Duvall tersebut. Ia pun banting stir dengan menulis lagu. Tak banyak lagu yang dihasilkan, tapi setidaknya dia menciptakan dua hits untuk The Carpenters yakni Rainy Days and Mondays dan We've Only Just Begun.


Rainy Days and Mondays rilis tahun 1971. Awalnya lagu ini diperuntukkan bagi The 5th Dimension, namun grup tersebut menolak. Lewat lagu ini The Carpenters nongkrong di posisi 2 Billboard Hot 100. Lagu ini juga mendapatkan sertifikat Gold dari asosiasi industri rekaman Amerika Serikat, RIAA.

Beberapa penyanyi menyanyikan kembali lagu ini. Bahkan AC/DC dengan gaya mereka. Tentunya kita nikmati saja versi aslinya.

Rainy Days And Mondays


Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
Sometimes I'd like to quit
Nothin' ever seems to fit
Hangin' around
Nothin' to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

What I've got they used to call the blues
Nothin' is really wrong
Feelin' like I don't belong
Walkin' around
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

Funny, but it seems I always wind up here with you
Nice to know somebody loves me
Funny, but it seems that it's the only thing to do
Run and find the one who loves me (the one who loves me)

What I feel has come and gone before
No need to talk it out
We know what it's all about
Hangin' around
Nothin' to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

Funny, but it seems that it's the only thing to do (only thing to do)
Run and find the one who loves me

What I feel has come and gone before
No need to talk it out
We know what it's all about
Hangin' around

Nothin' to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down
Hangin' around (hangin' around)
Nothin' to do but frown

Rainy days and Mondays always get
Me down

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

High Enough, Lagu Bikinan Para Jawara

"Can you fly me over yesterday? Can you take me high enough to fly me over yesterday?" 

Sebuah ajakan untuk melupakan masa lalu.... High Enough merupakan single pertama Damn Yankees, supergrup bentukan Jack Blades dari Night Ranger, Tommy Shaw dari Styx, dan Ted Nugen dari Amboy Dukes, serta Michael Cartellone (yang kemudian hari bergabung dengan Lynyrd Skynyrd). 


Blades bercerita, pada suatu hari di apartemen Tommy Shaw di New York City ia bersenandung. Tentang sesuatu terkait tak ingin mendengar cerita lalu. Saat mendengar itu Shaw tertarik. Mereka lalu coba memainkannya dengan piano dan gitar. Mereka butuh setengah jam untuk menuntaskan lagu tersebut. Lagu yang rilis tahun 1990 dalam album 'Damn Yankees' ini berhasil menjadi tiga besar di tangga lagu Hot 100. Sementara itu buat Ted Nugent yang mendapatkan imej 'Motor City Madman', High Enough menjadi top ten single terbaiknya. Lagu ini juga muncul di sejumlah film Hollywood seperti Nothing But Trouble, Gremlins 2: The New Batch,  dan The Taking of Beverly Hills.

High Enough
I don't wanna hear about it anymore
It's a shame I've got to live without you anymore
There's a fire in my heart
A pounding in my brain
It's driving me crazy

We don't need to talk about it anymore
Yesterday's just a memory
Can we close the door

I just made one mistake
I didn't know what to say
When you called me baby

Don't say goodnight
Say you're gonna stay forever
Oh, whoa, all the way

Can you take me high enough
To fly me over (fly me over) yesterday
Can you take me high enough
It's never over
Yesterday's just a memory
(Yesterday's just a memory and)

I don't want to live without you anymore
Can't you see I'm in misery
And you know for sure
I would live and die for you
And I'd know just what to do when you call me baby

Don't say goodbye
Say you're gonna stay forever
Oh, whoa, all the way

Can you take me high enough
Can you fly me over (fly me over) yesterday
Can you take me high enough
It's never over
Yesterday's just a memory

I'm running
I was running for the door
The next thing I remember
I was running back for more, yeah

Don't say goodbye
Say you're gonna stay forever
Oh, whoa, all the way (all the way, all the way, yeah)

Can you take me high enough
Can you fly me over (fly me over) yesterday
Can you take me high enough
It's never over, whoa, whoa, whoa

Can you take me high enough
Won't you fly me over (won't you fly me over) yesterday
Can you take me high enough
It's never over, whoa, whoa, whoa