Friday, June 22, 2007

"Built To Last"

I've been inundated with so much new music lately, it's tough to settle on something I can truly savor and appreciate. The new Orange and Lemons album is out, and it’s killer, just as I expected. Still in their plastic wrapping are albums from Travis, My Chemical Romance, Amerie, Omarion, Linkin Park, Michael Buble, the Spiderman 3 OST, Typecast and Sinosikat. Just Jack’s “Starz In Their Eyes” and Matt Kearney’s “In The Middle” are still favorites, months after I first heard them on Jam. But one band I can't get enough of these days is Melee. The song "Built To Last" is a classic PJ song (yeah, I can't help but take ownership). The words feel like they’re written by someone who knows what it’s like to have someone special, and he wants everyone to know how much he appreciates what he has. It’s touching and uncomplicated, heartfelt without sounding contrived. And the melody’s just too catchy for words; I can't help but turn the volume up every time I hear it on the radio. (Funny how a song takes on a whole new meaning when you can actually relate to what the artist is trying to say). I can definitely see a bit of, say Glen Philips or John Hampson in Melee frontman and songwriter Chris Cron.

A favorite part of the song is during the second verse, after the line “So why didn’t we believe it too?” and Chris does a short vocal upsurge and goes “Whoaaa yeah!” Dunno why, but I just love that bit.

Check out the song on the melee website meleerocks.com and in their myspace page myspace.com/meleerocks. Or if you’re too lazy, gimme your email address and I’ll send you the MP3.

Built To Last
by Melee

I've looked for love in stranger places,
but never found someone like you.
Someone whose smile makes me feel I've been holding back,
and now there's nothing I can't do.

'Cause this is real, and this is good.
It warms the inside just like it should,
but most of all, most of all it's built to last.

All of our friends saw from the start.
So why didn't we believe it too?
Whoa yeah, now look where we are.
You're in my heart now.
And there's no escaping it for you.

'Cause this is real, and this is good.
It warms the inside just like it should,
but most of all, most of all it's built to last.

Walking on the hills that night with those fireworks and candlelight
You and I were made to get love right

'Cause this is real, and this is good.
It warms the inside just like it should,
but most of all, most of all it's built to last.

'Cause you are the sun in my universe,
considered the best when we've felt the worst
and most of all it's built to last.

5 Comments:

Blogger Penny Lane said...

ngayon ko lang naabsorb ang lyrics niya. now i know why you like it ;)

5:20 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

nyehehe. =)

11:43 AM  
Blogger Hazel said...

Hi PJ,

Sorry delayed reaction... here's my email: hazelreside@yahoo.com

(Yes, I am too lazy.)

Hope you are well.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous grace said...

first time i heard the song, i thought it was so 80s! reminded me of she's so young by pursuit of happiness, melody-wise :)

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm so dump and lazy. Please send the song in MP3 format to my E-mail address as below:

jonahtsai@hotmail.com

Thank you so much~

9:55 PM  

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