24 Songs

Some nights I wish I lived right at the heart of a warm city with a 24/7 coffee shop in which I could easily meet someone who’d be willing to keep me company at 3 in the morning while both of us struggle to sleep — too bad my life isn’t a mumblecore movie, ‘no?

I’ve tried melatonin pills, chamomile tea, mindful meditation — wala talaga e. I just can’t sleep, or at least not during the normal hours when most people go to sleep. Nakakabaliw!

Anyway, it’s currently past 3 in the morning and I don’t think I will be sleeping anytime soon so I might as well do this tag that I found on tumblr. Not as exciting as meeting the love of my life and walking along the streets of a city in slumber but, yeah, this will do.


A song you like with a colour in the title

Lucy up in the sky / dreaming of a far, far better life


A song that needs to be played very loud

there’s no point to keep your head face down / when all we see and know and feel is temporary


A song that makes you want to dance

papiripo papirit, papiripo papirit / piririp-pirip, piririp piririp / hay dayang


A song to drive to

we’re never done with killing time / can I kill it with you


A song with a number in the title

it’s been so lonely without you here / like a bird without a song


A song that makes you happy

don’t know you super well / but I think that you might be the same as me


A song that makes you sad

paalam, sampaguita / bakit ka lalayo pa / maninirahan sa America / ‘di na tayo magkikita


A song that reminds you of summer

parang di nagmamadali / ang pag-usad ng sandali


A song that you remember from your childhood

but I’m bluer than blue / sadder than sad / you’re the only light this empty room has ever had


A song that breaks your heart

love is watching someone die / so who’s gonna watch you die


A song that you never get tired of

kahit walang sinasabi’t tahimik lang


A song from your preteen year

will you make a wish, make a wish / bì shàng yǎnjīng yuànwàng shì kǒu jǐng


A song that you would love played at your wedding

baby, don’t be scared / of the things that could go wrong along the way


One of your favourite 80s songs

I gotta get a message to you / I want to tell you what I’m going through


A song that is a cover by another artist

man, I’m just tired and bored with myself / hey there, baby, I could use just a little help


A song that you would sing a duet of on karaoke

nakilala kita sa ‘di ko inaasahang pagkakakataon


A song from the year you were born

ti ayat ti masya nga baro / ken balasang natalna


A song that makes you think about life

how strange it is to be anything at all


Your favourite song with a person’s name in the title

I’ll never go, I’ll never be / the girl of your dreams / I’m just the girl that you need


A song that you think everyone should listen to

I could drink a case of you, darling / and I would still be on my feet


A song by a band you wish were still together

I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour / but heaven knows I’m miserable now


A song by an artist no longer living

sa langit may tagpuan din / at doon hihintayin / itong bato sa buhangin


A song that makes you want to fall in love

here, making each day of the year


A song by an artist with a voice you love

maybe I should take a walk / inside my head


25 thoughts on “24 Songs”

  1. When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep, and you’re never really awake. With insomnia, nothing’s real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy.

    Have u tried joining a fight club? a cat fight club? =)

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        1. Ganun talaga. Sa late capitalism, wala nang pagpapanggap.

          Ngaun ko lang napakinggan mga songs:

          I was looking for a job and then I found a job… Digs ko yun christmas tree sa puwet ni Morrissey. Ito favorite ko kanta ng smiths. tsaka yung the more you ignore me

          Magpopost sana ako ng NMH meme. Pero di ko alam kung paano.

          Di pa rin pala malinaw sino yung nagrecord nung Dayang Dayang, no?

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        2. Solo na si Morrissey d’un sa ‘The More You Ignore Me…” ‘di ba? Ikaw ha, ba’t gusto mo ‘to? Hahaha. 😂

          Mas marami palang solo albums si Morrissey ‘no? ‘Yung ‘You Are the Quarry’ pa lang yata ang napapakinggan ko nang buo. Gustong-gusto ko ‘dun ‘yung ‘First of the Gang to Die’ hehehe.

          Ano ‘yung NMH meme? Ito ba ‘yung may lawful-neutral-chaotic? Nakita mo na ‘yun? Solid ‘yun, pang-hipster hahaha.

          Oo nga, sino ba original nitong ‘Dayang Dayang’? Nagulat nga ako na Pinoy pala ‘to e, as in Muslim song daw. Tausug origins yata, tapos later on nagka-Ilocano version? O baka the other way around? Basta nagulat ako na hindi pala siya foreign (I think, haha). 😂

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        3. Oo solo na sya. Tig-isang kanta lang gusto ko Smiths/Morrissey. Para wala silang inggitan. Baka magalit si Johnny Marr. Nakakarelate kasi ako dun sa kanta – in short, delusional / stalker ako. Hahahah.

          Ay di ko alam yun. Cartoon lang sya na meme. nvrmnd

          Kasama ‘to ng Budots (altho may credited DJ yata ‘tong Budots at di ko alam kung nagbayad ba si Bong ng royalty) na pinasikat lang ng mga DJ at pinirata para patugtugin sa mga mobile disco tuwing may Fiesta. Katulad din ito nung mga non-stop 60’s/70s hits na tapes na cover ng mga popular songs/hits (like Beatles) na kinover ng mga unknown unsigned band/combos/singers na pinapatugtog sa jeep at buses dati at haba na ng comment ko pwede ko na siyang gawing post sa blog ko haha

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    1. Yezzz! Grabe ‘yung buong album ‘no? I didn’t like it at first kasi parang too ‘experimental’ for my taste, pero later on parang oof, wow, ba’t may kurot? Haha.

      Happy new year, neri! 🙂

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  2. “You drape your wrists over the steering wheel, pulses can drive from here” huhu I love driving to that song too ❤️
    ‘Yung ‘Nakauwi Na’, ewan ko ba, it’s the one Shirley hit I can’t seem to love as much as everyone else. Para bang, it’s just a bit too cheesy for me, without having any of the other balancing qualities I’d like to have in a song.

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    1. Uy! Long time! Hahaha. 😂

      ‘Yung mga kaibigan kong pinilit kong makinig sa Shirley ayaw din sa ‘Nakauwi Na’ (mali raw ‘yung grammar or something). Magsama-sama nga kayo! Char haha. 😂

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  3. Alam mo ate, sobrang gusto ko na rin mag-take ng sleeping pills kasi as in ang normal tulog ko 3-5 am na everyday, medyo nabobother na ‘ko 😦 Huhu kaso natatakot ako baka may side effects s’ya??

    Anyway ang cute ng taste mo sa music! Natawa lang ako slight kasi parang.. indie indie indie biglang boom james reid! Hahaha

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    1. Same, Aims. Hindi talaga ubra sa akin ang sleeping pills e. 😦 Consult mo na rin muna siguro sa doctor bago ka mag-take, para lang safe. Huhu.

      Gusto ko mga duet ng Jadine, including ‘No Erase’ and ‘Bahala Na’ haha. 😂

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      1. Oo grabe yung glow up ni teh gurl gusto ko malaman anong sikreto niya bukod sa pera hahaha!
        Kunwari di ko bet kasi mej malayo sa genre na pinapakinggan ko, nagugulat mga tao minsan pag nag-play sa Spotify playlist ko wahaha!

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  4. Jolz, (gusto mo yung Z yung S haha lalang) may ganyang phase ako. Ang lala niyan tapos nagiging emotional ako habang tumatagal I mean lalo akong nagiging emotional bilang emotional naman ako sa normal state ko hahaha. Hmmm ano ba, natry mo na makinig nung mga podcast na pampatulog? OMG try mo essential oils kaya? Baka magwork!
    i-duet natin yung Hanap Hanap ah kasi paborito ko yun HAHAHAHA ikHaw paHrin puHLuh huNg huHnuhP huHnuHp paHraHpAhhh *ganyan ko siya kantahin HAHAAHHAHA*

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    1. Usually nagpi-play ako ng podcast pero hindi talaga ‘yung pampatulog. Madalas ‘yung mga podcast na napakinggan ko na para ‘di ko na kailangan mag-isip, haha. Try ko ‘yung essential oils next time!

      Hahahahaha sige sige i-duet natin ang Hanap-hanap! Gusto ko ‘yang maarteng version! Ang sayaaaaa!!! 😂

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  5. Thanks for this post, I discovered Meagan Trees’ Tangerine Skies, and I like it. Of course “With a Smile” and “Toyang” were some of my favorites.

    Uy, patingin ka na, malala na yata ‘yang insomnia mo. 🙂

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  6. not as exciting as meeting the love of my life and walking along the streets of a city in slumber >> reminded me of Isn’t It Romantic hehe
    Sa Dayang-Dayang ka talaga napapasayaw? hehehe

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