March 16, 2012

Enchanted: A Prince Comes True

I've realised how much I enjoy dreamy songs like this recently. Songs with beautiful lyric and tender melody, specially those with plenty of acoustic properties (solo piano, orchestra, etc). They unexplainably stir my heart, way more than other mainstream genres.

One of these days, I really wish I can create a song like this. A song that speaks and reaches out to people's hearts. A song that narrates a story, which lyric unfolds the tale bits by bits. A song that's able to occupy the mind of the listeners due to its weight, and its relevance in multitudes of life events. A song that's able to stand the test of time. A timeless piece of art. I really hope I'm able to.

I'm such a dreamer. But yeah, Disney is all about dreaming. And I believe there's always that little part in every girl's heart reserved specially for Disney.

Enjoy the music!

So Close - John McLaughlin

Look at those masquerade costumes! I love Victorian fashion so much I can't help but grinning from ear to ear seeing all those gowns and bustles. Remember Dita von Teese? Corsets, laces, stockings, curls, extravagant head pieces, all those lavish ornaments and embroideries on a dress. Epic era.

Too bad there's no lolita movement in my country, Indonesia. There's some in Melbourne and plenty in Japan. But none in my area. Well even if there is, I think it'd be too weird to dress up like you're coming out of a European historical drama series in Jakarta. The city's still a bit conservative in unique fashion aspiration.

You're in my arms
And all the world is calm
The music playing on for only two
So close together
And when I'm with you
So close to feeling alive

A life goes by
Romantic dreams must die
So I bid mine goodbye and never knew
So close was waiting, waiting here with you
And now forever I know
All that I want is to hold you
So close

So close to reaching that famous happy ending
Almost believing this one's not pretend
And now you're beside me and look how far we've come
So far, we are, so close

How could I face the faceless days
If I should lose you now?
We're so close
To reaching that famous happy ending
Almost believing this one's not pretend
Let's go on dreaming for we know we are
So close
So close
And still so far