Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Awie & Ziana Zain - Senja Nan Merah


I don't really blog about Malay songs/artistes because there are so few of them who are really up to the standard of being dare said as 'G-O-O-D'.

One of my favorite singers of all time has to be Ziana Zain. Of why I adore her, I'll tell in different post. But this one is about the beautiful song she did with Awie and was written by M Nasir, a renowned songwriter and art-enthusiast in Malaysia.

It is a very beautifully-done song about the need to wake up and see the real things happening around the world and not to be fooled by the pictureque lives surrounding us, where people are suffering and the world is collapsing while we are carried away by everyday's vanity.

Masihkah kita termangu di bawah pepohon itu
Ketika hujan melunturi danau yang terusang
Tidak pernah dibilang hari
Hanyalah debar yang terasa... terasa

Setiap hari dibuai mimpi yang terindah
Dengan menghitung senja merah dihujung sinar
Mencipta keheningan rahsia
Pada sehimpun kenangan
Menyimpul satu makna diruang yang lurus ini

Haruskah kita mencari pada gunung dan lurah
Liku-liku curam insani
Haruskah kita mencari puncak mengilau cahaya
Dalam hidup seribu warna
Dibawah teriring ungkapan pada sebuah wajah
Yang lara kesepian

Haruskah kita mencari dalam senja begini
Kembali kita bertemu
Haruskah kita mencari dalam simpati wangi
Membilang kenangan yang abadi
Seperti menuggu mentari senja
Menghilang perlahan-lahan disebalik
Awan yang merah

Dibalik awan yang merah
Dibalik awan yang merah

This was an old song, written, recorded and performed way back in 1997 or 1998. I just happened to listen to it again while browsing my songs collection. The download link will be uploaded.

3 comments:

Ri said...

it's one of my favourites too. it's from the soundtrack for the movie 'merah' if i'm not mistaken. i remember it well because it's the first movie where ziana zain and awie looked like they could act very well :P

~mista [s.h.a.n.d.y.e]~ said...

awie used to be hot in accordance to my eyesight...

he still sort of hot...

hiks..

Khairizan Yaacob said...

shandye - he kinda still :P

*matila minat stocky