Thursday, 15th June '06

A la la la la la la... Life is Wonderful

I dug out this Jason Mraz album again after hearing some contestant on Singapore Idol try pathetically to wail "Geek in the Pink" last night. I am officially traumatised by the poor excuses for Idol contestants (the guys, anyway) that we've got this year. Last year's lot could all at least hold a tune by the time we hit the piano show, and by the finals they were, save for one Daphane, pretty decent.

This lot is still somewhat off key. There's only one dude who might be vaguely passable, but for every one of him, there are about 11 others that try way too hard to inject eye-squeezing, fist-clenching, stretch-arm-pleadingly-towards-audience emotion into their singing, only to muddle up lyrics, hit wrong notes and generally look rather ridiculous.

Doesn't help that to go along with that they pick really intense, rangey songs like Elton John's "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word", Air Supply's "Goodbye" and Seal's "Kiss from a Rose". Even Sylvester did better than the Tengku who did it this year.

I also have not mentioned that this year's clowns include the Tengku with the Eyeliner (yeah, his grandfather was some sultan of somewhere or other, so he officially uses the Tengku title), who, well, thought that having eyeliner would help him bring out the intensity of "Kiss from a Rose". For heaven's sake, all that explanation did was make me choke on my pomfret. And then there was the Primero Ang (PRIMERO?? What kind of screwed up parents call their kid PRIMERO? And what kind of screwed up CHINESE kid actually uses that name in public?). By the time he finished slaughtering Elton John, I was busy shaking my head and telling my dad he could only be Primero if we were counting from the bottom. And that's fine, seeing as that the better part of Singapore wouldn't have much Spanish exposure and hench would not know what Primero means. But the dude goes and tells Gurmit (and therefore the rest of Singapore) that Primero means Numero Uno. Here is where I resolve never to let any foreign friends see Singapore Idol. EVER.

If I go on any longer I might just CRY.

So. Extensive digression aside, this is what I really meant to blog. It's a very... karma / reincarnation / the world's timeline is cyclical sort of thing.

"Life Is Wonderful"
-- Jason Mraz


It takes a crane to build a crane
It takes two floors to make a storey
It takes an egg to make a hen
It takes a hen to make an egg
There is no end to what I'm saying

It takes a thought to make a word
And it takes some words to make an action
And it takes some work to make it work
It takes some good to make it hurt
It takes some bad for satisfaction

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la

It takes a night to make it dawn
And it takes a day to make you yawn, brother
It takes some old to make you young
It takes some cold to know the sun
It takes the one to have the other

And it takes no time to fall in love
But it takes you years to know what love is
And it takes some fears to make you trust
It takes those tears to make it rust
It takes the dust to have it polished

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la

It takes some silence to make sound
And it takes a loss before you found it
And it takes a road to go nowhere
It takes a toll to make you care
It takes a hole to make a mountain

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life is meaningful
Ah la la la la la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la la la la la life is.. is so wonderful.. oh!
Ah la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la-ah
Ah la la la-ah ah-a ah-a



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qiong:

thank you for that song dear. lovely.

and OMG priMERO?? I'm so embarrassed. I can just die *lol* tengku is amusing too. why do such weirdos always end up in sg idol O_o

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