Why (original song)

It’s been a while since I wrote a song, blame it on being busy with adjusting to my new life in Linköping (loving it though!). I also haven’t had anything I’ve cared so much about to be inspired to write a so until now. Make it the first that’s not about a boy not anyone I know 😛

In a way, somehow something feels wrong. Today, I’m celebrating my friends’ love for one another during their wedding. In other parts of the world, people die for not being in love with the “right” people. Tomorrow, I’m going to travel across continents for vacation. Others travel across continents fleeing for their lives, only to be told to return on arrival.

As a response to current events such as the Orlando shooting, the sudden rise of xenophobia and the crisis in Syria to name a few, I was finally able to put my thoughts into words through this song. Sometimes we take for granted what we have and forget that we are actually the minority in the world. Others can only dream of having lives like ours. But it shouldn’t be the case. I guess we can only keep dreaming of a better tomorrow, but for it to be a reality, we must begin with ourselves ❤️

Why

Am F C G

Verse 1:
Another headline, another day
Where it says
People dead and numbers rising

When did it become okay
To say
You’re not welcome gates are closing

Pre-chorus 1:
I see the banners hanging high, telling stories that don’t lie
Can’t we see, can’t we see
I hear the people screaming loud, all together in a crowd
They all sing, they all sing

Chorus:
Why can’t we love? 2x
Why can we live? 2x
In peace

Verse 2:
When I look back to this day, would I say
I’m not the reason this is happening
But don’t we have a part to play? A price to pay?
We are happy, they are suffering

Pre-chorus 2:
When did freedom have a price?
When did living not suffice?
To be free, to be free

When did love become a fight?
When did people lose their right?
To love, to love

Chorus 3x

Single Awareness Day 2016

Let’s face it, it’s in the air. That lovey-dovey butterflies in the stomach type of feeling. Hearts everywhere, and heck, strawberries are on a deal at the supermarket. Yes, that day of love that reminds us all of our loved ones… and for some like myself, loved ones we don’t have. Happy Single Awareness Day (SAD) to us! And to all of you other lucky people, Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

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Every year, it is tradition for me to write a song for Valentine’s day. Surprise surprise, it usually reflects my relationship status at the time. This year, like two years ago, I celebrate Single Awareness Day. Two years ago, I wrote my first Single Awareness Day song ever, and this year, I decided to remake it. To reflect my current situation of course.

After continuously being in and out of relationships for the past few years, I since November have told myself that enough is enough. I ended whatever the last guy and I had and decided to focus on myself. So far so good I must say. Last time I checked I’m still single.

Since November, I told myself that before someone else enters my life, I want to know for myself that I am where I exactly want to be. I can’t focus on my journey fully if I have someone else’s life to think about. But until then, I can dream about Mr. Perfect right?

In 2014, I wrote the original version of Single Awareness Day together with my friends, after we had a daydreaming session of our perfect guy. So the original song is a collaboration with my single friends and I. This year for this remake, I once again asked my friends for contributions and this is the result. Here is the Single Awareness Day remake for 2016, hope you guys like it!

My previous Valentine’s Day songs:

2015: Valentine
2014: Single Awareness Day – the original version of this song which I sang with Hana, do watch it! 🙂
2013: You 
2012: A song for you – my Valentine’s day songwriting tradition was born!

Enjoy! 😀

Lyrics & Chords

Single Awareness Day 2016

Capo 5
Verses: C F G
Chorus and outro: C G Am F

Verse 1:
I know it’s a little sad to say, but yes I am alone today
The day of love, Valentine’s or
Single Awareness Day

I’d like to think that I know why, coz I know I’m not that shy
Then I thought and realised that hey,
I’m just waiting for the right guy

Chorus 1:
I want a guy who aims for the stars but keeps his feet on the ground
He will hold me close at night, make sure I’m safe and sound

I want a guy who can sing me to sleep
I want a guy for me to keep
Through thick and thin, or when I fall, he will be there through it all

Verse 2:
I know I’ve moved, lived here and there, was there noone anywhere?
Or maybe it was me who felt that hey,
I’m simply not yet there

Maybe I needed time to see, that I’m okay just being with me
But when I meet him then I’ll see that he’ll
Make me a better me

Chrous 2:
I want a guy I can cry on his shoulder, when the times get rough
He will help me stand up tall, on days I’ve had enough

I want a guy who will kiss my hand, I want a guy who can understand
The way I am, the things I say
He will love me anyway, he will love me anyway

Outro:
I want a guy who will make me smile
I want a guy who’ll make it all worthwhile
I want a guy who will hold my hand, through the times it’s hard to stand

I want a guy who’ll be there for me
I want a guy who will care for me
I want a guy who will look at me and say, who cares about Valentine’s day
I’ll love you everyday

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