Saturday, October 2, 2010

Death Wish

With the latest news of death in Singapore, I'm reminded of the blues.

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Last Breath

Translated line by line in Singlish, it goes like this:

Verse 1:
Got sick , got pain, very tough
Out out, in in, general hospital
Injection makes you lose hair, eat medicine, vomit
Whole day lie in bed

Chorus:
Beg Heaven, beg Buddha
Let me walk good good (go in peace)
Call father call mother, you must bring me along
To be together with you

Verse 2:
This year only 40 plus
Why get close to me
Die cannot die, live cannot live
Left with half life to drag

Chorus: (2x)
Beg Heaven, beg Buddha
Let me walk good good (go in peace)
Call father call mother, you must bring me along
To be together with you

Life, I already 'see broken' (accept as it is)

~~~

This song tugs at my heartstrings because my dear friend died of cancer in his 40's. During the final stage, he told me, "Chiak pah, tahn si" meaning "eat and wait to die". Fortunately, he was bedridden for only a few days before he passed on. We still shared jokes and had our laughs during his final days.


Man, woman, birth, death, infinity.

The art of living is to die young... as late as possible.
If only we could.

And to every life, a little rain must fall.

feedmetothefish



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At October 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rich, the poor
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The rulers, the ruled
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Everyone must fall.

And who makes all the final decisions about when their time is up? Not men himself.

But some still forget that above the richest man, the most powerful man, the greatest conqueror, their destiny is still decided by an unknown power called death.

 
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