Saturday, October 21, 2006

juOnBox Music 07: Madonna’s Ray of Light



When Madonna’s Ray of Light album came out in 1998, I was one of the firsts to troop to the record bars to buy a copy. I was a college student then. I could only afford to buy the tape which I listened to over and over again in my old Sony Walkman. Madonna’s seventh album is the most critically-acclaimed one she has ever recorded, and one of the most commercially successful. Here are two of my favorite songs from the CD. Yes, I now have the CD. I bought it 2 days ago. I’m still lovin it.

Ray of Light

Zephyr in the sky at night I wonder
Do my tears of mourning sink beneath the sun
She's got herself a universe gone quickly
For the call of thunder threatens everyone

And I feel, like I just got home
And I feel
And I feel, like I just got home
And I feel

Faster than the speeding light she's flying
Trying to remember where it all began
She's got herself a little piece of heaven
Waiting for the time when Earth shall be as one

Quicker than a ray of light
Quicker than a ray of light
Quicker than a ray of light

And I feel
Quicker than a ray of light
Then gone for
Someone else shall be there
Through the endless years
She's got herself a universe
She's got herself a universe
She's got herself a universe

And I feel
And I feel
And I feel like I just got home
And I feel
Quicker than a ray of light she's flying
Quicker than a ray of light I'm flying

Nothing Really Matters

When I was very young
Nothing really mattered to me
But making myself happy
I was the only one

Now that I am grown
Everything's changed
I'll never be the same
Because of you

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you
All comes back to me

Looking at my life
It's very clear to me
I lived so selfishly
I was the only one

I realize
That nobody wins
Something is ending
And something begins

Nothing takes the past away
Like the future
Nothing makes the darkness go
Like the light

You're shelter from the storm
Give me comfort in your arms

Madonna: Ray of Light

5 comments:

patrick said...

i like ray of light too..

it's one of madonna's good albums.

R*Y A N said...

sigh. reminds me of my teen clubbing days.

ps. really like that banner.

vince said...

I like these lines...

"I realize
That nobody wins
Something is ending
And something begins"

...the cycle...

juOn said...

@ patrick. I think Ray of Light is her best. :-) And then Confessions on the Dancefloor. :-)

@ R*yan. Your teen clubbing days? Yeah me too! Now I feel ancient. hahaha

@ Vince. And who would've thought that Madonna would mature into such an insightful song writer? :-)

Momel said...

I was doing the Cranberries back in 98. I wonder why can't they be a gay icon too?

Hello juOn, cheers!