Saturday, April 5, 2008

Of Pooja Mantras and Love Song

My current Pooja Mantra is Love Song by Sara Bareilles. I love the simplicity of the song, the beautiful melody of the piano and the soulful voice of Sara Bareilles. In case you're wondering what is a Pooja Mantra, let me explain. Pooja usually refers to prayers, daily prayers. And Mantra could be a chant or a form of meditation, you say something repeatedly, over and over again.
Ah Nee and I coined this termed back in our foundation year when we have a particular favourite song that we play again and again, not once getting bored of it. So how often do i play my Pooja Mantra a day? At least 20 times, but the figure is more accurate at 30-40 times a day. Yes, 40. My longest phase was where I played this song every single day (i'm afraid I can't say which song here :p) for about 2 months. I go through phases of Pooja Mantras. Some years, I may have up to 10 Pooja Mantras and there are times, only 2. I do play loads of other songs regularly but only if i play it for at least 20 times a day do they qualify as a Pooja Mantra. So here's my current Pooja Mantra, I especially like the last 2 lines of the song.

Head under water,
And they tell me to breathe easy for a while.
The breathing gets harder, even I know that.

You made room for me but it’s too soon to see,
If I’m happy in your hands.
I’m unusually hard to hold on to.

Blank stares at blank pages.
No easy way to say this.
You mean well, but you make this hard on me.

I'm not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you asked for it,
'Cause you need one, you see.
I'm not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you tell me it's,
Make or breaking this.
If you’re on your way,
I'm not gonna write you to stay.
If all you have is leaving,
I’d need a better reason to write you a love song today.
Today.

I learned the hard way,
That they all say things you want to hear.
My heavy heart sinks deep down under you,
And your twisted words, your help just hurts.
You are not what I thought you were.
Hello to high and dry.

Convinced me to please you.
Made me think that I need this too.
I’m trying to let you hear me as I am.

I'm not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you asked for it,
'Cause you need one, you see.
I'm not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you tell me it's,
Make or breaking this.
If you’re on your way,
I'm not gonna write you to stay.
If all you have is leaving,
I’m gonna need a better reason to write you a love song today.

Promise me you'll leave the light on,
To help me see with daylight, my guide, gone.
'Cause I believe there's a way you can love me because I say,

I won't write you a love song,
'Cause you asked for it,
'Cause you need one you see.
I'm not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you tell me it's make or breaking this.
Is that why you wanted a love song,
'Cause you asked for it,
'Cause you need one you see.
I’m not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you tell me it's make or breaking this.
If you’re on your way,
I’m not gonna write you to stay.
If your heart is nowhere in it,
I don’t want it for a minute.
Babe, I’ll walk the seven seas when I believe that there's a reason to,
Write you a love song today.
Today.

2 comments:

v|nder said...

40 times a day?! what song was it?

Ohkulala said...

Vinder: it was the song u passed me la, the one where i was sworn to secrecy to not let anyone know about it! :P