Tuesday, October 13, 2009


so for those of you falling in love
keep it kind, keep it good, keep it right
throw yourself in the midst of danger
but keep one eye open at night

Rachael Yamagata
Elephants (A cappella)
Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart


  1. i'm curious. what do you think of what she said?

  2. I think it's the same as keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
    Bitches are everywhere.

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  4. I think she is describing the process of a highly charged, numinous encounter with the unconscious. the feelings associated with love/attraction is something previously reserved for religious activity -- because it is so dangerous. however, we are in the age where this is how we encounter our unconscious -- through romance. so, "throw yourself in" she says. but then she acknowledges its power in the hands of someone not capable of yet of fully appreciating its significance and consequences -- "keep one eye open at night."

    such a beautiful, simple and powerful constellation of images. truth to me.

  5. LoL Ayoko edi na puyat ako hindi ako makakatulog sa gabi..loL

  6. I actually like those lines.

    Hopeful but not naive.

    Careful but not jaded.

    Aware but not bitter.

    Good points to ponder, Nyl.

  7. i like the song. makes me wonder how this sounds with music in the background.

    i like the message of the last line too.

    thanks for this.

  8. haha. tama yan. baka kasi biglang mag change ang mind ni edward cullen and lamunin niya akez! haha

  9. hehe ganda naman. kaso medyo mahirap gawin 'yung last line.

  10. throw yourself in the midst of danger
    but keep one eye open at night

    but of course....

  11. TSE! walang ganyan...

    inlab ako... shet Nyl... inlab ako...


  12. ang jangas..tagos sa buto beybeh! :)

  13. @acrylique ~ could be. i think it means something different to everyone. and yeah, beware of bitches.

    @lance ~ i never really saw the religion angle. i'm glad you did your homework. hehe

    yes, she really did paint a pretty picture with those words. yes, they are very truthful to me too.

    @jepoy ~ i-literal daw ba? haha para kalang nastroke.

    @rudeboy ~ "Hopeful but not naive. Careful but not jaded. Aware but not bitter."

    that's exactly what i aspire to be. that's probably why the lines hit me so hard.

    @engel ~ no prob. it sounds reaaallly good with music. i just couldn't find one online na pwedeng ilagay sa player. there's an official video sa website niya. it's really good. (sorry fanboy mode)

    @mike ~ haha ikaw pala si bella?

    @joel ~ nice right? actually i really love that whole record.

    @xtian ~ mahirap talaga. it's so easy to get lost in the feeling of being in love. pero tama siya, kailangan may konting care parin. di pwedeng talon lang ng talon.

    @YJ ~ in love ka? kwento ka!!! haha tandaan mo lang yung advice. it couldn't hurt. keep one eye open at night.

    @chico ~ tagos ba? haha na-add na kita sa FB.

  14. "but keep one eye open at night."

    madali lang yan gawin kapag may shift. :D

  15. haha yun yun eh! halatang sanay na sa kolsenter! haha

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