Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Save Room

I heard the song "Save Room" by John Legend while I was in the bus on my way to work. I smiled when I remembered that Bangyay, a good friend in Sagada, thanked me profusely for a cd I mixed for him and his brother. He said he loved all songs and "Save Room" by John Legend was one of his faves.

And because of the traffic, I had nothing better to do so I chose to deconstruct the lyrics of the Legend song. It was only now I realized how apt it was for Bang to like that particular song since he is in the business of managing their family-ran tourist Inn.

See here, the first few lines goes like this:

Say that you'll stay a little
Don't say bye bye tonight (standard innkeeper's prayer)
Say you'll be mine
just a little of bit of love
Is worth a moment of your time

knocking on your door just a little (room service?)
so cold outside tonight (In Sagada? Like hell has frozen over)
let's get the fire burning (the Inn lights a bonfire every night for guests)
I know I'll keep it burning right
If you stay, won't you stay - stay

save room for my love
save room for a moment to be with me
save room for my love
save a little
save a little for me
won't you save a little
save a little for me - ohh

Made me think how hard it is to be in his place. As innkeeper, you meet all this people. What if you do fall in love with somebody but you know fully well she/he would have to go back to wherever she came from? Good thing they are expected to marry within their tribe. But who can ever tell, eh? I just wonder who he was imagining it for?

Wala lang. Naisip ko lang....

Naisip ko lang na kung ako ang kakantahan niya ng Save Room, putik, paglalaanan ko siya ng isang buong palasyo. Ooops.

Forget I said that. Erase and rewind.

I better sleep, this is probably just a piece of undigested meat clogging my brains. G'nyt! :p

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