Pagtanda

Naalala ko lang ‘tong kantang ‘to kasi may kinasal akong ka-batch nung highschool kamakailan lang. Medyo may ilan na rin naman akong mga ka-batch nung highschool na pamilyado’t may anak na pero etong recent na kasal e pareho kong ka-batch nung highschool yung kinasal, kaya parang mas solid ‘yung trip down memory lane, ‘yung pagsalpok nung mga thought na “parang kailan lang kumakanta ka sa prom” e mas hebigat.

Eto, basta, kakaiba kapangyarihan ng kantang to. Kinanta to ni Tom Waits, isa sa idol kong musikero. Basta sobrang ganda lang talaga ng kantang to, maaalala mo pers lab mo, hehehe. Suwabe pa boses ni Tom Waits, ramdam mo ‘yung bigat at hagupit ng taon.

Operator, number, please:
Its been so many years
Will she remember my old voice
While I fight the tears?
Hello, hello there, is this martha?
This is old tom frost,
And I am calling long distance,
Dont worry bout the cost.
cause its been forty years or more,
Now martha please recall,
Meet me out for coffee,
Where well talk about it all.

And those were the days of roses,
Poetry and prose and martha
All I had was you and all you had was me.
There was no tomorrows,
Wed packed away our sorrows
And we saved them for a rainy day.

And I feel so much older now,
And youre much older too,
Hows your husband?
And hows the kids?
You know that I got married too?
Lucky that you found someone
To make you feel secure,
cause we were all so young and foolish,
Now we are mature.

And those were the days of roses,
Poetry and prose and martha
All I had was you and all you had was me.
There was no tomorrows,
Wed packed away our sorrows
And we saved them for a rainy day.

And I was always so impulsive,
I guess that I still am,
And all that really mattered then
Was that I was a man.
I guess that our being together
Was never meant to be.
And martha, martha,
I love you cant you see?

And those were the days of roses,
Poetry and prose and martha
All I had was you and all you had was me.
There was no tomorrows,
Wed packed away our sorrows
And we saved them for a rainy day.

And I remember quiet evenings
Trembling close to you…

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