13 April 2011

Constant Change

We're on the road, we move from place to place
And oftentimes when I'm about to call it home, we'd have to move along
Life is a constant change...

The friends we know, we meet along the way
Too soon the times we share form part of yesterday
'Cause life's a constant change and nothing stays the same, oh no

Clouds that move across the skies are changing form before our very eyes

Why couldn't we keep time from movin' on?
Hold on to all the years before this moment's gone?
Why must we live the days at such a frightening pace?

Have we outgrown our Peter Pans and wings?
We've simply grown too old for tales of knights and kings
'Cause life's a constant change and nothing stays the same, oh no

Jose Mari Chan is timeless. The songs he sang in the 60s are still popular, even though his career spurn when the Beatles and the Beach Boys were the hits in the Philippine music industry. He has composed more than 20 soundtracks since 1970, but had a breakthrough 19 years after when his album carrying this song received Diamond Record.

Joe Mari wrote his first song at 13. But he refuses to be called a "composer" but a songwriter, reasoning that he is not trained and schooled to ‘compose’.

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