Saturday, October 07, 2006

Tagged! Last rite la la la's

I've been tagged by the iridescent Irene Tuazon, who writes Pregnant Pauses. So here goes:

"The idea is to pick five songs that you'd like played at your funeral."

1. She. Elvis Costello
Who always seems so happy in a crowd
Whose eyes can be so private and so proud..."

I think this is one beautiful tribute of a song that any woman can hope to receive. It touches me. Besides, I loved the movie "Notting Hill," and it's part of the soundtrack.

2. Alapaap ("Skies"). Eraserheads (popular Filipino band during the 1990s)

This is a Tagalog song that was quite controversial here a decade ago. A senator (not one of our most quick-witted) attempted to score a few publicity points by calling for a radio ban on this song. His contention: the song was about getting high on drugs. Sure, it could be interpreted that way if one was so inclined. But one could also interpret the lyrics in a different way: buksan ang puso at isipan/paliparin ang kamalayan (open your heart and mind/let your consciousness fly)...Ako ngayo'y lumilipad at nasa alapaap na (now I'm flying high in the sky). Freedom of expression, freedom to think and feel. I don't think I could live without these things, and I'd want the people at my funeral to remember that most of them take these very fundamental freedoms for granted most of the time.

3. Something. The Beatles

Another great love song that can make a woman feel like she's the most special person on Earth. The lyrics (for me) are reminiscent of Lord Byron's poem "She Walks in Beauty." What woman wouldn't like to be told by the man she loves that "something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover"? The video shows Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and some friends playing the song at a George Harrison tribute. Eric Clapton is awesome in this one.

4. Love Song. The Cure.

This is my favorite song by The Cure. Sure, Robert Smith looks uber-weird. But I love his distinctive voice and his somewhat scary appearance. I sure would love this song to be played at my funeral.
"However far away, I will always love you
However long I stay, I will always love you
Whatever words I say, I will always love you
I will always love you"
Indeed. No matter what path I walk, either in this world or the next.

5. Come Together. The Beatles

Sure, mourn my passing a little. But don't stay glum for very long. I'd want everyone to remember that I'm the type of person who, notwithstanding her serious and quiet side, also likes to laugh and have fun. And I'd like people to remember that I'm highly irreverent. So laugh, take it easy, relax, chew some gum, and think happy thoughts at a traditionally sombre event. Hey, it's my funeral, and I'd want all those present to just
"Come together, right now
Over me"

I'm supposed to tag five other people to do this, too. I nominate laurzeilei, aurea, H, Rose, and Doc. And of course, eveerybody else is welcome to play. Just let me know so I can go to your blogs and read your answers. Thanks again, Irene!

Blogworld Saturday after I get some sleep (and no, I still don't have my high-speed Internet back).

I hope everyone has a good weekend. :-)


terra shield said...

Oh oh...

Yikes Lizza, you've been tagged by me... with something almost similar to the one you just did :)

zeroimpact said...

Oh, those songs...
They are such nice songs
Hope you have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

Great song choices, especially the Beatles tunes. I was tagged Thursday for this still hurts ;-)

Enjoy your weekend!

Lizza said...

Terra: Haha! Got a look at your post. I'll think about my answers first. Thanks for dropping by!

Zeroimpact: Thank you. Have a nice weekend, too. :-)

Michael: Cool! Maybe if you play Sinatra it'll stop hurting.;-)

Anonymous said...

I tagged Michael. But Dr. A tagged me. So everybody should direct all their anger towards him.

H said...

You know... I might just do this one dahling.

because there are some that I really would like played at my funeral.

okay. so watch out for da list...

Julie said...

Love the choice of Come Together. I think it's very appropriate for you. You are so creative and quirky, it only makes sense to choose a song that makes no sense whatsoever! :-)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous list, Lizza! I'm glad I tagged you. You did me proud. Your song choices are so you! c",)

Rock on, Ms. Alapaap! HaHa! :p

aurea said...

Hi Lizza! I've done this tag; it is here.

Mimi Lenox said...

Hi Lizza! It's great to read Blogworld Saturday again. We've missed ya.
INTERESTING tag game going on here. I will surely put them in MEME CENTRAL as I continue to accumulate memes (in my spare time) Spare time? Right.
Hope things are going well in your part of the world and you will have high-speed access soon. I have mucho writing to do this weekend. Scarlett is still locked up in that darn hotel room.......

Lizza said...

thethinker: Haha, Dr. A should get a dose of his own medicine. Make up a meme just for him. :-) Great to see you here!

H: Yay! I'll watch out for it. :-)

Julie: That is one groovy song, haha. Hey, are you saying that I make no sense whatsoever? ;-)

Irene: I was a big Eraserheads fan (still am, even though the band is no more). Thanks for the tag, Iridescent One!

Aurea: Lovely choices, O Brainy Sparrer! Thanks for playing. :-)

Mimi: Hmmm, Miss O'Hara seems like she needs some major ego-stroking. Hope you can coax her to come out of her hotel room! Very interesting memes recently...I hope you don't run out of "spare time" anytime soon. Looks like there's going to be a lot more of them to come. :-) Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

great songs! and great to have you back at full speed.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lizza,

This has been my first time in blogosphere in quite a few days as I have been everso busy! I am now trying to play "KETCHUP" with my favorite blogs. Noticed you tagged me! I will get right to it...hopefully tonight - if not, tomorrow for sure! I have added your link as a recommended blog to stalk. Hope you don't mind.

Lizza said...

Natalie: Thanks! I think I have quite a lot of catching up to do on your blog. I'll get right on it...once everything's back to normal (still isn't).

laurzeilei: Thank you! I love your blog...your writing is a pleasure to read. :-)