Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Condor's (Song?)


I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail
Yes i would, if i could, i surely would
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail
Yes i would, if i only could, i surely would

Away, i'd rather sail away
Like a swan that's here and gone
A man gets tied up to the ground
He gives the world its saddest sound
Its saddest sound

I'd rather be a forest than a street
Yes i would, if i could, i surely would
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet
Yes i would, if i only could, i surely would

9 comments:

Ydiana said...

Salam Shah

Ok, nice song, but pardon me, what is a Condor?

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam ydiana,

A Condor is a bird of the vulture family. They are the largest bird and found in the American continent, with the South American bird being the larger of the two and was once thought just a myth by outsiders.

This song is originally South American Spanish which Simon and Garfunkel - the singers - put in their own lyrics. Its a wonderful song about man's yearnings.

Kata Tak Nak said...

I'd rather be dead than be a sarkas

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

lol! But seriously, if Allah s.w.t. gives me the choice, I would too :)

Letting the time pass me by said...

God has created me a man.. that is what I am and I must be very grateful to him...

Alhamdulillah...

cakapaje said...

Salam LTPMB,

Alhamdulillah, you have a good point there. But, this song has nothing to do about being other than a man, unless you take the lyrics literally.

Zabs said...

Salam Shah,
Sebagai hamba, kita harus bersyukur dengan kejadian kita dan melakukan apa yang kita perlu lakukan.
Allah saja yang tahu apa yang terbaik untuk kita. Wallahua'lam.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Pak Zabs,

Benar, terima kasih kerana peringatan itu. Namun lagu ini juga menggambarkan keinginan sesaorang untuk melakukan perubahan tetapi terbatas di atas beberapa sebab yang dia - sebagai seorang hamba Nya yang lemah - akalnya tidak kesampaian pemikiran; dia menerima keadaan walaupun hatinya merasa sedih: adakah keadaan ini disebabkan dosa dosanya yang lampau? Atau adakah keadaan ini hanya satu rintangan atau dugaan untuk dirinya menguatkan azam? Dan dia serahkan pada Illahi untuk menentukan.

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