16 January, 2009

I'll Be Missing You

Every step I take
Every move I make
Every single day
Every time I pray
I'll be missing you

Click HERE for the complete lyrics.

The first time I heard this song, I was maybe 12. I was struck at how upbeat its lyrics was. In an age when my love was books, hearing this song from my teenage sister's radio made me appreciate music like never before.

I don't have a voice. This truth is something I always have frustrations about. And so I relish just listening to songs. Few songs (or rather, artists as songs can't sing) can make me sing along with them but I'll Be Missing You is and will always be one of those few songs.

If at first it is the melody that struck me, years after, after I have googled this song's lyrics, I came to appreciate it more for it is a poignant song, a fitting tribute to a friend who has passed away.

I heard this song from my Ipod today. And in a day when it's too cold, hearing this is like having a warm blanket to soothe my frayed nerves.

Now I feel better.


  1. hey! the song you heard when you were 12 must be "every breath you take" by the police. yes, that song also made me sing along with my high school class. just the same, enjoy "i'll be missing you" as p. diddy calls it now.

  2. Hi Miss Ali. Great to see you here.

    Nope, I knew that the song I heard was P. Diddy's. I knew too that this song is just a revival and that the original was sung by The Police. :)