Sing-a-song: Cinta Tidak Selalu Semanis Madu

Lagu yang akan saya bahas hari ini adalah sebuah lagu yang saya tahu dari kakak saya. Dia dan teman-temannya sering menyanyikan lagu ini saat mereka sedang berkumpul di rumah saya, yang kebetulan dijadikan tempat nongkrong nyaris tiap malam. Biasanya, mereka akan memainkan gitar sambil memainkan lagu ini. Sayang, kakak saya tidak tahu chord untuk lagu ini.

Lirik lagu ini sederhana, iramanya pun demikian. Saya berusaha mencari informasi lebih lanjut tapi ternyata sulit untuk ditemukan. Kalaupun ada yang menyebutkan lagu ini, tidak menulis siapa penyanyinya atau informasi lainnya, sama seperti saya.

Yang membuat saya menyukai lagu ini adalah kata-kata yang tepat, tidak berlebihan namun tetap manis didengar, dalam pendapat saya.

Cinta tidak selalu semanis madu

dan seputih salju

Tetapi selalu ada cobaan dan rintangan

di dalam percintaan


Jangan, jangan kau tangisi

Jangan pula kau sesali

Bila perpisahan ini terjadi


Dunia akan tertawa

Bila kau menangis lara

Hanya karna gagal dalam bercinta

-Cinta Kapas


Menyesal, meratap, mengenang, tidak akan bisa mengembalikan apa yang telah hilang dari kita. Tidak akan bisa menjalin kembali hubungan yang sudah berakhir.

Terkadang, apa yang membuat kita sulit untuk melepaskan bukan lagi cinta yang kita punya. Tetapi, kenangan yang tidak bisa dihapuskan, kebiasaan yang sulit diubah dan janji yang tidak terwujud.

Kenangan akan masa indah, saat berbagi tawa, tangis, peluk dan mimpi.

Kebiasaan untuk saling mendukung, mengingatkan, mendampingi.

Janji untuk melewati masa sulit bersama, membangun masa depan bersama.

Cinta memang tidak selalu semanis madu. Tapi, dia tidak harus menjadi racun yang merusak hidupmu.



90’s Boys – They Took My Heart Away

Actually, I want to keep this boys as the closure, but I think I can’t wait any longer. I need to help, -at least contribute- the mission from Indonesian fans, to bring them to Jakarta. This boys are going to Indonesia, 3 cities, but not to Jakarta 😦 Yes, they are Michael Learns to Rock * .My mom, my sis and me -of course- are so in love with their songs. Jascha deep voice, their sentimental lyrics, their easy listening music. They are that kind of boys in your dream. They could made you feel love at the first sight, and deeper each day. They start their music career at 80’s period, but they success with their international album early 90’s.

How I met : I’m Gonna Be Around *

I find lyric of this song on my sis’ notebook. She wrote in with many ♥ around the lyrics. I thought, it must some cute love song. And, I wasn’t wrong. I watch the video on TV, remember it was the song that my sis wrote in her notebook. I’m not sure it was the video that I saw before. I really want to learn guitar cause I see Jascha play guitar, so cool. I thought it would be great if I could play guitar, too.

“I’m gonna love you till the end

I’m gonna be your very true friend

I wanna share your ups and downs

I’m gonna be around”

My favourite songs:

1. You Took My Heart Away *

“Living in a world so cold

You are there to warm my soul

You came to mend a broken heart

You gave my life a brand new start and now

I’m in love

You took my heart away

when my whole world was grey

You gave me everything,

a little bit more

And when it’s cold at night

and you sleep by my side,

you’ve become the meaning of my life”

I don’t know, I just thought this song won’t be the same if not wasn’t sing by Jascha. It just, feel so right when he was the one who sing.

2. Take Me to Your Heart *

Not much of my friend know MLTR, but most of my friend like this song. Post this song as status. Made me a bit upset, how come you know this song but not know MLTR? But, I guess I no wonder why they pick this song to express how in love they are.

“Tell me where do I find someone like your girl

Take me to your heart, take me to your soul

Give me your hand before I’m old

Show me what love is haven’t got clue

Show me that one those can be true

They said nothing last forever, we’re only here today

Love is now or never bring me far away”

3. That’s Why (You Go Away) *

This is my official broken-heart theme song. I really want to made story based on this song, but I’m kinda afraid that it would be too dramatic. Well, maybe someday I would.

“Love is one big illusion

I should try to forget

But there’s something left in my head..”

My favourite video:  Anyway You Want It *

This is their newest video. I think the main reason why I love this video the most is because I missed them so much. I just found them after years via Facebook fan page months ago and follow them on twitter (they followed me back! ♥)

And the other reason why I love this, usually, when some band “comeback” it was not as good as before, but it not happened to them. Their song still awesome and not just bring back memories, but like I said,

“They totally took my heart away”

My favourite one:  Jascha Richter

I told you that I love his deep voice. I ‘ve heard some guys sing MLTR song, but it never feel the same with Jascha. His voice was so adorable, for me. Good-looking, wonderful voice, appreciate his fans. Could you resist this boy?

and this is the now Jascha:

I stole that pic from his twitter profile :p

If you want to follow him on twitter: @Jascha_Richter *

also follow : @OFFICIALMLTR *

Like their facebook fan page: michaellearnstorock *

Subcribe them on YouTube: officialMLTRtube *

and, last but not least. Please..

Even though I can’t attend their concert, it must be great, feels at the same city with them. And would be nice for my friends, the MLTR fans in Jakarta. Hope they could bring MLTR to Jakarta. Can’t wait!



90’s Boys – If Love is So Strong, Then I’ll Let You Love Me

Today, I will talk about about my another childhood crush. Behold, I still have plenty of crush to tell you. Ladies (and gentleman?), meet  The Moffatts *. Actually, if I recall my memory, I just noticed that I like them first before Westlife *. But, I was younger when I know them. So, I not really into them. Though, I have to admit that I sometimes (trust me, just sometime) made story about me and them in my mind. Wasn’t it cute, imagine 4 cute brothers into you? Okay, let’s not talk more about that. They are not as popular as other boyband in that time. They not just singing, they play instruments, too. They came to Indonesia maybe 15 years ago, but of course I can’t attend their show or whatever it was, I was too young.

How I metI’ll Be There For You *

I can’t help but keep singing “” even while I write this. I love their cute voice. Look how lovely their face! Cute, play music, what else you looking for, girls? This song also reminds me of “F.R.I.E.N.D.S” theme song. Same title, same point, both are fun. I can’t decide which one is better and I hope you not ask me to.

My favourite songs:

1. If Life is So Short *

Actually, I like the whole lyrics. Can I just put the full text here? Okay..

Isn’t it funny how time seems to slip away so fast

One minute you’re happy, the other you’re sad

But if you give me one more chance

to show my love for you is true

I’ll stand by your side, your whole life through

If life is so short

Why won’t you let me love you

Before we run out of time

If love is so strong

Why won’t you take a chance

Before our time has gone

Love is a word that explains how I feel for you

And when you’re in my arms, all my dreams come true

And when you’re not around, you can’t hardly see

These tears that I’m crying now are for you to be with me

I love this song since the very start. I know the meaning from the magazine that my sister bought, explain what is this song meaning. I feel like they inspire me, to cherish my life. And now, while listening this song, I feel like I need to talk to someone 😉

2. Miss You Like Crazy *

Fun Fact. I like this song cause it ensure me, I have feeling to some boy. But now, I can’t even remember who was that boy. Not sure if I was naive, stupid, or totally drama queen.

Other fun fact, me and my cousin, thought this song was an insult to a lady. I thought they was saying, “Miss, you like crazy.” I read article about this song, and laugh with my cousin. It wrote the translation also in Bahasa, “Sangat merindukanmu.” We laugh even harder, we made our own stories about that. Yeah, I know. Please apologize me.

My favourite part:

“I used to call you the love, the love that I never had..


you are all that I want

you’re all that I need..

can’t you see how I feel?

can’t you see that my pain so real?”

3. If You Only Knew *

It was their project, collaborate with Gil, their mate. I like this song, though it was like only Gil that sing. But, you have to listen.

“Now that I know that I have no chance

To make you mine

But if I run the world, would you be my girl?

How could you be so blind?

I’m going out of my mind

All the time, for you

Yes, it’s true

If you only knew, that I’m crazy for you..”

My favourite one:

Sorry, but I can’t decide 😦 I like them, firstly Dave at the most. Then, Bob. And, Clint. And, Scott. They are brothers. Same aura, I think?

I only found the ‘now’ Bob and Clint. They have new band, Like Strangers. I think they just want to make ‘refreshment’ after Same Same not work well.

You can visit them here :  Like Strangers *

Or for old time sake:  The Moffatts *

Follow Clint at twitter: @ClintMoffatt *

Follow Bob at twitter: @Bob_Moffatt *

It was pity that they not together anymore. I like their music, their songs, their cuteness.

I like their second album, but however, I’m hopeless romantic. I prefer the mellow one 😉

Ah, I just find out that some Indonesian fans was about to make tribute to The Moffatts but they not achieve their goal. Maybe it was just not publicize well, cause I do believe The Moffatts always have place in their fans heart 😉



90’s Boys – More Than Words

Yes, I know that Extreme was the one that made the song, but I knew this song from Westlife * .And I pick that as title cause I think my love to them was “More Than Words” at that time. I bought any magazine, tabloid, anything that related to them (with my dad permit, sure, I was only 10 when I like them)

How I metIf I Let You Go

I’ve heard their name so many times before. They was popular because of their song, “Swear It Again” But me as kids, dislike their video clip which looks boring for me. I remember, each time I see the video begin on MTV, I switched the channel. I don’t like, cause the starting sounds boring for me. The settings also not interesting. And when I see this clip (If I Let You Go) I fall in love with this boys. I love the idea that they play at the beach. I love the video, love the music and I start to fall in love with them.

My favourite song

I already said that I was their “little” fans, so it was hard to pick only one. But I already choose what I mostly like. Here’s the list:

1. What Makes A Man *

First, I love the video. I like the view, I like their classy style. Somehow, I became obsessed with the house. The furniture was awesome. Then, I understand the lyrics. I feel it was touchy. I have no idea why this song was not as success as their other songs.

Let me quote my favourite part,

“Other girls will come along, they always do.

But what’s the point when all I ever want is you, tell me..

Tell me what makes a man wanna give you all his heart

Smile when you’re around and cry when you’re apart

If you know what makes a man, wanna love you the way I do

Girl,you gotta let me know

So I can get over you..”

2. Fool Again *

Again, I like the video. I like their conversation at the first. And, I like they at the top of the building. I think it was such their trademark. They love height, I guess. And, I love the lyrics, now.

“Baby, you should’ve called me when you were lonely

When you needed me to be there

Sadly, you never gave me to many chances

To show you how much I care

I should’ve seen it coming, I’ve should read the sign

Anyway, I guess it’s over

Can’t believe that I am fool again, I thought this love would never end

How was I to know, you never told me..”

Ah, my favourite part also when Mark do the solo, “about the pain and the tears, ohh.. ohh…”

And then, “if I could I would turn back at time..”

3. More Than Words *

I think it was the better that I could find. They not have the official video, I guess. I like this song so much. I firstly saw they sing this song was at some video, they do just like home concert. They sit together, Kian play the guitar. I can’t help but love them more. Am not saying that their version was better than Extreme cause I like both. It just me that love Westlife too much, I think.

My favourite video: Queen of My Heart * and  My Love *

I hardly decide, but I have to decide and pick these two. Why these become my favourite video? Cause they look princely at the Queen of My Heart and I really into them, start collecting their poster, pin-up, since they release My Love.

My favourite one Nicky Byrne

Well, maybe I have “Nick”-syndrome. But, I love his cute eyes.

This is the picture to let you know why I love him:

Well, I just realize that his last name was a bit hard to spell, for me. I have to make sure that I not misspell. When I was kid, I can remember his full name correctly. Guess it was age talking.

And, here is Nicky now:

Isn’t he still look lovely? ♥

You can follow him on twitter: @nickybyrneoffic *

And for the bonus, if you too lazy to open their web, here I give you their pic:
I know, this pic remind you with One Direction pic, right? If am not mistaken, it was just British style, take pic at the phone box. One Direction or Westlife? No comment.

Hope you enjoy this post!