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syair dan melodi..

gue kagum sama lagu ini..

Salah satu lagu yang gue gemari dan kagumi adalah lagu berjudul Supper’s ready yang dibawakan dengan luar biasa apik oleh Genesis. Lagu ciptaan Anthony Banks, Phillip Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett dan Michael Rutherford ini sangat indah melodi dan syair-nya. Paduan keduanya terasa sangat  menyatu dan menyentuh..
Nggak ada memori khusus buat lagu ini. Namun tiap gue ngedengerin lagu ini, ingatan gue akan tertuju pada seorang sahabat sewaktu gue bermukim di Bogor sekitar tahun 1983-1985, yang kebetulan sama-sama penggemar berat Genesis. Dan entah kenapa sahabat gue itu sangat bangga dengan salah satu bait lagu ini: ……… I know a farmer .. who looks after the farm… Padahal kemudian sahabat gue itu tidak mengambil jurusan pertanian, tapi kedokteran hewan. He he ..
Satu hal yang nggak bisa gue lupain dari sahabat gue itu adalah, jauh sebelum gue akhirnya cabut dari sekolah pertanian terbaik di Indonesia tersebut, dia nasehatin gue (busyet):  “Wah Zald, kaya’ nya elu nggak cocok di sini, mestinya elu ambil sekolah disain atau arsitek aja….!”  Padahal rasanya dia jauh lebih piawai dari gue dalam hal gambar-menggambar..  Memang selain menggemari Genesis (dan grup progressive rock lainnya), kami berdua sama-sama menggemari dunia gambar-menggambar.

Mari kita lihat lagu-nya:

Supper’s ready
Walking across the sitting-room, I turn the television off.
Sitting beside you, I look into your eyes.
As the sound of motor cars fades in the night time,
I swear I saw your face change, it didn’t seem quite right.
…And it’s hello babe with your guardian eyes so blue
Hey my baby don’t you know our love is true.
Coming closer with our eyes, a distance falls around our bodies.
Out in the garden, the moon seems very bright,
Six saintly shrouded men move across the lawn slowly.
The seventh walks in front with a cross held high in hand.
…And it’s hey babe your supper’s waiting for you.
Hey my baby, don’t you know our love is true.
I’ve been so far from here,
Far from your warm arms.
It’s good to feel you again,
It’s been a long long time. Hasn’t it?
I know a farmer who looks after the farm.
With water clear, he cares for all his harvest.
I know a fireman who looks after the fire.
You, can’t you see he’s fooled you all.
Yes, he’s here again, can’t you see he’s fooled you all.
Share his peace,
Sign the lease.
He’s a supersonic scientist,
He’s the guaranteed eternal sanctuary man.
Look, look into my mouth he cries,
And all the children lost down many paths,
I bet my life you’ll walk inside
Hand in hand,
gland in gland
With a spoonful of miracle,
He’s the guaranteed eternal sanctuary man.
We will rock you, rock you little snake,
We will keep you snug and warm.
Wearing feelings on our faces while our faces took a rest,
We walked across the fields to see the children of the West,
But we saw a host of dark skinned warriors
standing still below the ground,
Waiting for battle.
The fight’s begun, they’ve been released.
Killing foe for peace…bang, bang, bang. Bang, bang, bang…
And they’re giving me a wonderful potion,
‘Cos I cannot contain my emotion.
And even though I’m feeling good,
Something tells me I’d better activate my prayer capsule.
Today’s a day to celebrate, the foe have met their fate.
The order for rejoicing and dancing has come from our warlord.
Wandering through the chaos the battle has left,
We climb up a mountain of human flesh,
To a plateau of green grass, and green trees full of life.
A young figure sits still by a pool,
He’s been stamped “Human Bacon” by some butchery tool.
(He is you)
Social Security took care of this lad.
We watch in reverence, as Narcissus is turned to a flower.
A flower?
If you go down to Willow Farm,
to look for butterflies, flutterbyes, gutterflies
Open your eyes, it’s full of surprise, everyone lies,
like the focks on the rocks,
and the musical box.
Oh, there’s Mum & Dad, and good and bad,
and everyone’s happy to be here.
There’s Winston Churchill dressed in drag,
he used to be a British flag, plastic bag, what a drag.
The frog was a prince, the prince was a brick, the brick was an egg,
the egg was a bird.
(Fly away you sweet little thing, they’re hard on your tail)
Hadn’t you heard?
(They’re going to change you into a human being!)
Yes, we’re happy as fish and gorgeous as geese,
and wonderfully clean in the morning.
We’ve got everything, we’re growing everything,
We’ve got some in
We’ve got some out
We’ve got some wild things floating about
Everyone, we’re changing everyone,
you name them all,
We’ve had them here,
And the real stars are still to appear.
Feel your body melt;
Mum to mud to mad to dad
Dad diddley office, Dad diddley office,
You’re all full of ball.
Dad to dam to dum to mum
Mum diddley washing, Mum diddley washing,
You’re all full of ball.
Let me hear you lies, we’re living this up to the eyes.
Momma I want you now.
And as you listen to my voice
To look for hidden doors, tidy floors, more applause.
You’ve been here all the time,
Like it or not, like what you got,
You’re under the soil (the soil, the soil),
Yes, deep in the soil (the soil, the soil, the soil!).
So we’ll end with a whistle and end with a bang
and all of us fit in our places.
With the guards of Magog, swarming around,
The Pied Piper takes his children underground.
Dragons coming out of the sea,
Shimmering silver head of wisdom looking at me.
He brings down the fire from the skies,
You can tell he’s doing well by the look in human eyes.
Better not compromise.
It won’t be easy.
666 is no longer alone,
He’s getting out the marrow in your back bone,
And the seven trumpets blowing sweet rock and roll,
Gonna blow right down inside your soul.
Pythagoras with the looking glass reflects the full moon,
In blood, he’s writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.
And it’s hey babe, with your guardian eyes so blue,
Hey my baby, don’t you know our love is true,
I’ve been so far from here,
Far from your loving arms,
Now I’m back again, and babe it’s gonna work out fine.
Can’t you feel our souls ignite
Shedding ever changing colours,
in the darkness of the fading night,
Like the river joins the ocean,
as the germ in a seed grows
We have finally been freed to get back home.
There’s an angel standing in the sun,
and he’s crying with a loud voice,
“This is the supper of the mighty one”,
Lord of Lords,
King of Kings,
Has returned to lead his children home,
To take them to the new Jerusalem.


baca syair-nya, resapi melodi nya..

Terasa (betapa) ada sesuatu yang datang, mencekam.., entah apa…

Ada rasa sepi – rasa marah, rasa rindu – rasa hampa.., sangat mencekam…

Terasa ada sesuatu yang mendorong untuk berjalan dan berjalan.., terus,

mengejar … mengejar dan menghentak,’tuk ..mencengkram kalbu..
lalui saja semuanya.. dan, pasrah!

ada rasa lega – dahaga serasa pupus,

dan sadar, betapa kecilnya kita..

11 Maret 2009

lagu yang sangat indah..

Saya tidak tahu apa yang ada di benak John Petrucci saat menulis syair lagu ini. Lagu ini begitu indah dan syahdu

Lagu ini seolah-olah menceritakan apa yang saya rasakan dan resahkan seumur hidup saya. Dan berlangsng terus. Mungkin juga bagi sebagian besar manusia..

Siapa saya. Darimana saya berasal. Untuk apa saya diciptakan. Dan, kemana saya pergi setelah mati.

Ini syairnya..

The spirits carries on

Where did we come from?
Why are we here?
Where do we go when we die?
What lies beyond
And what lay before?
Is anything certain in life?

They say, life is too short,
The here and the now
And youre only given one shot
But could there be more,
Have I lived before,
Or could this be all that weve got?

If I die tomorrow
Id be allright
Because I believe
That after were gone
The spirit carries on

I used to be frightened of dying
I used to think death was the end
But that was before
Im not scared anymore
I know that my soul will transcend

I may never find all the answers
I may never understand why
I may never prove
What I know to be true
But I know that I still have to try

If I die tomorrow
Id be allright
Because I believe
That after were gone
The spirit carries on

Move on, be brave
Dont weep at my grave
Because I am no longer here
But please never let
Your memory of me disappear

Safe in the light that surrounds me
Free of the fear and the pain
My questioning mind
Has helped me to find
The meaning in my life again
Victorias real
I finally feel
At peace with the girl in my dreams
And now that Im here
Its perfectly clear
I found out what all of this means

If I die tomorrow
Id be allright
Because I believe
That after were gone
The spirit carries on

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by John Petrucci

Dream Thaeater begitu sempurna menciptakan harmoni untuk syair yang indah ini.

Ya. Harmoni yang begitu indah.

Vokalnya menjerit lepas seolah bertanya, dan bertanya!!

Lengkingan gitar  mengantar jiwa terbang ke awang-awang. Menuju cahaya yang baka.

Dentuman bass dan drum menghantarkan sang jiwa menuju penciptanya, dengan keyakinan bahwa hidup adalah sementara.

Denting piano mengiringi perjalanan berikutnya menuju keabadian. Itu pasti.

Lagu yang luar biasa.

30 Oktober 2010



Show Me The Way – STYX

Lagu ini sangat melodius dan  mengambil nada-nada tinggi.

Syairnya sangat menyentuh dan merefleksikan kebimbangan yang kerap muncul dalam keseharian manusia

Perjalanan hidup dan pengalaman yang menyertainya sepertinya menjadi background Dennis De Young, penulis sekaligus penyanyinya, dalam menciptakan lagu ini

Mungkin lagu ini pula lah yang mengilhami Dream Theater dalam menciptakan  lagu Spirits Carries On (di atas). Seperti ada relasi yang kuat diantara keduanya …

Show Me The Way lyrics
Songwriters: De Young, Dennis;

Every night I say a prayer
In the hopes that there’s a Heaven
And everyday I’m more confused
As the saints turn into sinners

All the heroes and legends
I knew as a child have fallen to idols of clay
And I feel this empty place inside
So afraid that I’ve lost my faith

Show me the way, show me the way
Take me tonight to the river
And wash my illusions away
Please show me the way

And as I slowly drift to sleep
For a moment dreams are sacred
I close my eyes and know that there’s peace
In a world so filled with hatred

That I wake up each morning and turn on the news
To find we’ve so far to go
And I keep on hoping for a sign
So afraid I just won’t know

Show me the way, show me the way
Bring me tonight to the mountain
And take my confusion away
And show me the way

And if I see a light, should I believe
Tell me how will I know

Show me the way, show me the way
Take me tonight to the river
And wash my illusions away

Show me the way, show me the way
Give me the strength and the courage
To believe that I’ll get there someday
And please show me the way

Every night I say a prayer
In the hopes that there’s a Heaven

8 Oktober 2011


“Something To Believe In”


Will I see him on the TV preachin’ ’bout the promised land
He tells me to believe in Jesus
And steals the money from my hand
Some say he was a good man
But Lord I think he sinned, yeahTwenty-two years of mental tears
Cries a suicidal Vietnam vet
Who fought a losing war on a foreign shore
To find his country didn’t want him back

Their bullets took his best friend in Saigon
Our lawyers took his wife and kids, no regrets
In a time I don’t remember, in a war he can’t forget
He cried “Forgive me for what I’ve done there
Cause I never meant the things I did”

And give me something to believe in if there’s a Lord above
And give me something to believe in Oh, Lord arise

My best friend died a lonely man
In some Palm Springs hotel room
I got the call last Christmas Eve
And they told me the news

I tried all night not to break down and cry
As the tears rolled down my face
I felt so cold and empty
Like a lost soul out of place
And the mirror mirror on the wall sees my smile it fades again


Sometimes I wish to God I didn’t know now
The things I didn’t know then road you gotta take me home

I drive by the homeless sleeping on a cold dark street
Like bodies in an open grave
Underneath the broken old neon sign
That used to read JESUS SAVES

A mile away live the rich folks
And I see how they’re living it up
While the poor they eat from hand to mouth
The rich is drinkin’ from a golden cup

And it just makes me wonder why so many lose, so few win


You take the high road and I’ll take the low road

Sometimes I wish to God I didn’t know now
The things I didn’t know then
And give me something to believe in


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