Falling Slowly

Abril 18, 2012

I was there, seated on the beach and staring at the vast ocean, wondering how far beyond it stretches and at what point it touches the sky. Then I’m reminded of the physical distance that exists between us. Miles. Seas. Lands. But it sure won’t compare to the distance I’m afraid I would feel once we see each other again. I have fears I’ll admit. And  I am trying hard not to focus my thoughts on them.

So I made the call, seeking for reassurance while constantly asking myself about making the right choices. But when I heard your voice, it pained me still. Everything about your voice hurt me – how you sounded like you don’t feel any guilt, and how much it reminded me of how I hate myself for allowing to be hurt again.

Then you asked me about stars, if there were a lot of them. That’s when that song played. I tried to keep the conversation but I got distracted. I listened intently and tried hard to make out the words.

These lines stuck to my head.

Take this sinking boat and point it home,

We’ve still got time

Raise your hopeful voice, you have a choice,

You’ll make it now.

I don’t know. But at that point, I felt compelled to make a choice.

So I chose to stay; and to try it one last time, hoping that this time I’ll see you on the other side.



Here’s the full song by the way.


Falling Slowly


Glen Hansard and Marketa Iglova

I don’t know you

But I want you

All the more for that

Words fall through me

And always fool me

And I can’t react

And games that never amount

To more than they’re meant

Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home

We’ve still got time

Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice

You’ll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me

And I can’t go back

Moods that take me and erase me

And I’m painted black

You have suffered enough

And warred with yourself

It’s time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home

We’ve still got time

Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice

You’ve made it now

Falling slowly sing your melody

I’ll sing it loud


8 Tugon to “Falling Slowly”

  1. zezil Says:

    ow.serious stuff…

  2. Hahaha. At least naturuan kita ng bagong salita. W-A-N-G-A-K.
    Ah. Natimingan lang ren siguro na napasulat ako bigla.
    Teka, so dati hindi tao ang tingin mo saken? 🙂

  3. zezil Says:

    Hahaha. Gusto mo ng deep na sagot o eklat lang? Eklat na nga lang.hehe: Kasi most of your posts are funny. You are not like others who really do a catharsis when it comes to their blog. There is nothing wrong with that of course! It is their blog anyway. However, since I have known you (virtually) as a funny person, it is just interesting to read a rather ‘unusual’ post—nay,—good post in a different tone— coming from you.

    • Naks naman. “Eklat” pa lang ang “deep” na! Hehe.
      I guess most people would label me funny. Even those who know me in person. But what’s funny is that I really think of myself as someone serious. Introspective. Ganun. Ewan. Feeling nila pag tahimik ako mabigat ang problema ko. Schizo nga ata ako eh. Di lang ren siguro pangseryoso yung pagmumukha ko. hehe

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