We were on the way to some place when he switched on the car radio and inserted the CD.Afgan's song, Terima Kasih Cinta soothed the ambience and I felt a bit relax. I felt like singing;)
"Jap...jap...jangan dengar dia nyanyi tau. Dengar I nyanyi," he said.
So I closed my eyes to focus on the chorus:
Terima kasih cinta untuk segalanya
Kau berikan lagi kesempatan itu
Tak akan terulang lagi
Semuaaa kesalahanku yang pernah menyakitimu...
Nice. That was awfully nice. I mean, he was not the best singer and he could never ever reached the standard of Afgan, but listening to his voice was certainly an experience. You don't get the chance of hearing someone singing everyday unless if you go for karaoke;)
And that was not really surprising. I heard him singing through the phone when his girlfriend was calling.
That suddenly made me think of the time when I sang for my own partner. When was that?
I can't remember much, folks. I remember the time when I sang You've Got The Way by Shania Twain while we were riding in his car (I made a posting out of this too)
I remember singing Don't Go Away by Oasis when we quarelled.
I remember singing That Thing You Do.
I remember singing I Still Believe.
I remember singing Never Had A Dream Come True.
So, I did sing lots of songs to my ex-partner, Mr. Sepet.
Did he sang for me? Yup. Though I have to admit that his voice was bad - everything went off the tune and he was not melodious at all. But November Rain and Kenangan Terindah were romantic enough for me. Don't Cry seemed to be a very good idea at that time. I don't know. His effort is well remembered. But then again, do I want to have a partner who sings for me? Maybe. I would want too.
Singing is romantic and several guys are doing it.
But can the songs challenge the other romantic part which I craved the most from my partner? My late grandfathers used to do this quite often. They woke up from deep slumber at late night; sitting on the sejadah while reciting the holy verses in Al-Quran. After that, they would pray for their loved ones especially their wives. I remember the part when my late grandfather cried while reciting because the Yasiin was meant to be for my late grandmother who passed away before him.
He loved her.
And he dedicated the best lyrics ever.
Some say that you tend to choose a partner who has the similar character like your father.
Pls folks, pray that I have a person whose quality resembles my late grandfathers.
Terima kasih, Cinta.