November 2009


Just heard this tune from the Phantom Of The Opera, it was sung at the scene where Christine took Raoul and tried to tell him about the Phantom, Raoul looks around and sees no one, this is where he promise to love and protect Christine always

I just think its has nice lyrics, so I decided to post it

Title: All I ask of you
Lyrics: Andrew Lloyd Webber

(RAOUL)
No more talk
of darkness,
Forget these
wide-eyed fears.
I’m here,
nothing can harm you –
my words will
warm and calm you.

Let me be
your freedom,
let daylight
dry -your tears.
I’m here,
with you, beside you,
to guard you
and to guide you . . .

(CHRISTINE)
Say you love me
every
waking moment,
turn my head
with talk of summertime . . .

Say you need me
with you,
now and always . . .
promise me that all
you say is true –
that’s all I ask
of you . . .

RAOUL
Let me be
your shelter,
let me
be your light.
You’re safe:
No-one will find you
your fears are
far behind you . . .

(CHRISTINE)
All I want
is freedom,
a world with
no more night . . .
and you
always beside me
to hold me
and to hide me . . .

(RAOUL)
Then say you’ll share with
me one
love, one lifetime . . .
Iet me lead you
from your solitude . . .

Say you need me
with you
here, beside you . . .
anywhere you go,
let me go too –
Christine,
that’s all I ask
of you . . .

(CHRISTINE)
Say you’ll share with
me one
love, one lifetime . . .
say the word
and I will follow you . . .

(BOTH)
Share each day with
me, each
night, each morning . . .

(CHRISTINE)
Say you love me . . .

(RAOUL)
You know I do . . .

(BOTH)
Love me –
that’s all I ask
of you . . .

(They kiss)

Anywhere you go
let me go too . . .
Love me –
that’s all I ask
of you .

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I was talking to a friend about… the reason why i feel I would most likely be
alone all the days of my life…

Hmm one of my friends commented that maybe because i have no requirements,
which means almost everyone qualify, and in the end I would have no idea which
I really like…

Or…. sometimes I think I am so afriad of hurting others and being hurt… so for a while.. I almost branded myself as “A Desperado” ..and this songs pop up in my mind when I was thinking abt it.

This is a song by Eagles, but personally I also like Emi Fujitas version…. maybe I think
if a lady were to sing that to me I will be so surprised…

Anyway I will be posting both versions, 1 by Eagles, and the other by Emi Fujita

Title: Desperado
Artist: Eagles

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
Oh, you’re a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin’ you
Can hurt you somehow
Don’ you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She’ll beat you if she’s able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can’t get

Desperado, oh, you ain’t gettin’ no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they’re drivin’ you home
And freedom, oh freedom well, that’s just some people talkin’
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine
It’s hard to tell the night time from the day
You’re loosin’ all your highs and lows
Ain’t it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin’, but there’s a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you, before it’s too late

Lately, while I am staying in this foreign land, I suddenly got myself bombarded with many issues of life, and practical things that never come to my mind that I must worry about it at all…

Then I started to go before God and pleaded with him… saying.. I decided to leave my home and my country, because I felt that God has a special reason for me to leave… Suddenly I find myself trapped in all sorts of funny logistics problem, and I also find myself unable to fullfill what God wanted me to do..

I never said that it was God’s fault, but I am concern if I am not treading on the right path that God intended me to follow… So in my prayers, I asked God.. “O Lord, please show me the way to go, if the path I have taken isnt what you want me to, please let me know… as I am so afriad that I will end up losing both my oringinal purpose, and not fulfilling your will… Please just give me an indication of your will…. please Lord”

That morning, before I left for work, I was singing hymns to myself .. and I just suddenly flip to Hymn 96, which is amazing grace… Usually I would sing that in Chinese, but I just started to use my english hymn book that morning…. and Gods answer seems to be there… It was written on the 3rd and 4th stanza of the hymn… God is telling me

God has protected me through many dangers, toils and snares.. and this grace that brought me safe thus far… it will bring me safely home too… (As I was singing that, I recalled the many things that happened in my life, and how God had protected me, although I have lost my faith and stopped praying to him)

God has promised good to me, and in his word I must secure my hope… He will be my shield and portion … as long as life endures..

Suddenly, as I was singing that, I started to tear slightly, and I thank God for his indication…

Hence, I would like to share this hymn with all of you… This is written by John Newton… Intiailly he wasnt close to God, his youth is filled with religious confusion and a lack of moral self control and discipline. He joined the royal navy and he became a slave trader.. On his slave voyage, once there was a storm, and moments after he left the deck, the crewman who took over him was swept overboard. He started to realise his helplessness, and only the grace of God can save him. That was the begining of his journey of faith. He wrote this hymn base on 1 Chron 17:16-17 in the prayer of King David… This hymns is also remembered by both fractions in the American Civil war.

Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

I found an interesting tune of this in youtube. This is sang in the Cherokee language
Lets hear it together