Friday, April 5, 2013

Tomorrow Is My Turn (InsyaAllah...)

Though some may reach for the stars
Others will end behind bars
What the future has in store no one ever knows before
Yet we would all like the right to find the key to success
That elusive ray of light that will lead to happiness

Tomorrow is my turn
No more doubts no more fears
Tomorrow is my turn
When my luck is returning
All these years I've been learning to save fingers from burning
Tomorrow is my turn
No more doubts no more fears
Tomorrow is my turn to receive without giving 
Make life worth living
Now it's my life I'm living
My only concern for tomorrow is my turn

Now the summer is gone, there's another to come
You can't stop years from drifting by even if you want to try
Though time may help you forget all that has happened before
But honey it's too late to regret what is gone will be no more

Tomorrow is my turn
When my luck is returning
All these years I've been learning to save fingers from burning
Tomorrow is my turn
No more doubts no more fears
Tomorrow is my turn to receive without giving 
Make life worth living
Now it's my life I'm living
My only concern for tomorrow is my turn


When will it be my turn, will it be tomorrow? will tomorrow brings glow, or will it lead to sorrow. I'd like to sow more happiness, to reap even better sweetness. To stop lingering to the pasts and grieving, for what could has been. To look to the future, be a mover. Tomorrow, will it be my turn?


Of course Nina Simone's song is a version of an original French masterpiece , by Charles Aznavour (L'amour Cest Comme Un Jour) that he later recorded with Sting in English entitle "Love Is New Everyday" (inserted below).


While the original versions (both in French and English) were beautifully written, my personal fav and the only fav tunes at this moment in my life is that of Nina's version - her lyrics are somewhat different though she keeps the melody, but must say her version conjures up the feelings I have inside and speaks that of my inner fears and hopes and reasons. Yes, I am a sappy person with a taste of old flavas - I like the classics, I like the pasts, I enjoy the black & whites, grainy films . Man how I was born in a different era. :)

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