Friday, 4 July 2008

Flashes From Yesterday...

I did my first song recording for blogsville idol 2008 today...

I crumble afterwards like a pack of cards on my bed, trying to escape to that world where the mind ceases to wander and the heart ancient cadence becomes like the tender lullaby, tippling from mother's soothing vocal chord, whose rhythm has become my definition of serenity.

I battled to halt the heart mindless soliloquies, for in such moments of quietude, the mind becomes disentangled from the trappings of life and is ferried on the fluffy wings of the unseen chariot of slumber. However, like a beehive, endless thoughts swarm around my head; inspired by the music constantly playing in my heart...

the lyrics shot into my consciousness like an arrow from Cupid's bow. And like a spell from Harry Potter's wand, yesterday stood right before me! But, the music played on...


"How do I say goodbye to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh
outweigh the bad..."

Mixed emotions from my past reeled backward like a movie in an incoherent manner. Memories of days gone by, faces and phases of life - scenes from my past coming to life! I relish in the innocence of my childhood. A childhood that reminds me of of the true worth of making sacrifices and to love unconditional in the midst of want, pains, hunger and cold. Yet, the song played on...


"I thought we would get to see forever
But forever's gone away..."

That innocence that makes childhood a bliss has gradually drifted away, absorbed in the current of life; withering like a tender plant whose root has lost its grip. But here I am, lost in the frenzy of nostalgia, on this lone path called life. And once again, the song echoes...


"I don't know where this road
is going to lead
All I know is where we have been
And what we have been through..."

I frown at the seeming endless attack on yesterday by some greedy motivational preachers who feed on the meagre earnings of the poor whose search for hope have made them vulnerable to the antics of such wolfs, parading as sheep! "Yesterday is dead!" "Yesterday is meaningless to your destiny!" "Yesterday is a waste!" They speak their fears - their past. But they have forgotten that our interpretation of today is subject to the vagaries of individual experience with the past - yesterday. For how do we learn to appreciate today, if we forget the memories of yesterday? If we live all day for tomorrow, who knows if tomorrow may never come...who knows! And the song played again...


"If we get to see tomorrow
I hope it is worth the wait..."

The beauty and innocence of childhood, the inexplicable and inextricable bond among family members, the joy of going through pains and hunger together, the numerous quibbles among friends, the hurt and betrayals, those elusive moments that take our breath away and those moments that witnessed our watery pains, the enlightenment of education and life's greatest lessons learnt in chalk-less classrooms! Above all, the joy of of finding a soul mate and miracle of childbirth...And the music played one last time...


"I'll take with me the memories
To be my sunshine after the rain
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday..."

What does yesterday mean to you?












Listen to the song "It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday" By BoyZ II men

29 comments:

AlooFar said...

All the best.

Are you going to continue with your sanitary pad campaign after winning? ;)

Dammy said...

Lol@Aloofar, I will surely continue with my ads but I would be working on a different brand this time...

How you dey?

Unbiased said...

O no!!! That is such a cool song. How did you work our the one minute thing? That gave me a tough time.
I just submitted my entry now. I have butterflies packed like sardine in my belle.
Anyways point is we tried so that makes us all winners.
We alone had the courage to go where others feared. lol!!

All the best with voting!!

BrownSugar said...

Hey Dammy! Dont be scaring me like dat o! I just opened ur page and the song started playing ... I was already sure I was going to be the first evictee! Phew! What a relief to see it was ur playlist!

Hmmm! On 2nd thots ...

Minky said...

Yesterday means a lot to me especially when I start to think about my childhood!

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

oh boy....this post was amazing...the way you broke it down was really nice to win..

i haven't recorded my song yet...im still finding an application to use...but it shud be done by tonight,all the best of luck

Today's ranting said...

Gud luck to ya. Im feeling the music here. it has put me in a euphoric mood.I love tht track lost wivout you.My first time here and im loving it. Will add ya on me blog roll.Take care!

K.C. said...

Love that song... Good post there...Lots of introspection that will hopefully help a lot of people.. Kayce

Parakeet said...

Fantastically written. As per yesterday hold key to today and perhaps the future, you're right but there are some things that came with yesterday that is better left with yesterday because they may hinder the success of today and perhaps the future.

Nice song.

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Awww that song brings back so many memories. Wish you all the best on blogville idols! Im so excited about it.
*Off to find Ipod and listen to BoysIIMen

Kin'shar said...

Song choice was a great choice.....
GOOD LUCK ON THE COMPETITION





I know you will may us proud!

princesa said...

For me, yesterday means lesson learnt and experience gained.

Glad u appreciated my suggestion on ur last post.

Femi B said...

Goodluck oh, boys 2 men is a hard pick especially when you put the real thing up before we hear you.....do i hear comparison.... Anyway i think it was a good attempt.

Kemmie said...
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Kemmie said...

Hey, dear. Very nice song....K

Dammy said...

@EVERYONE: I am so excited!!!
I made it to the second session of blogsville idol 2008!!!

I couldn't have come this far without you all and so, I wana dedicate this to everyone who voted for me!

I promise to improve on my performance in the second session!

Thanks for believing in me!

Beyond said...

My yesterday basically makes who i am, some part of it i wish never happened, some i so much love and wish i could live up those moments again......overall, i learn from my past and make a reflection of it in my future.

Aw 've u been?

Tairebabs said...

awww Dammy. what a lovely post. That song is amazing. Heard you sing on blogville idols. You sing pretty good. Am enjoying the show although I must confess I didn't know the polls had closed. Didn't get to vote this time (abeg now work wanted to kill me since monday). I wish you the best of luck.

Yesterday means everything to me. I have learnt alot.

Tears said...

so the song meant THAT much to ya!! awwwww... well you sang it well
congrts to you too!

BlogVille Idol said...

u are still in the race for blogville idol 08!pls head over to the page to see who has been eliminated and PLS send me your 9ja song ASAP!!!it goes up tommorow morning (THURSDAY) that means you only have today to send it to me!!!I wont be available for many hours today so if u have to change a previous song u sent to me pls do so and leave me a message so i can know which one you really want to use!!any if u have any question leave it on the blog mizz opeke may be able to help you!

PLS Make your recording loud and audible

Sha said...

yesterday is history! gudluck wiv d competition, hpe u sing better than omo ibadantutun..lol

OluwaDee said...

Yesterday means lessons learnt.
Victories won.
A better 2moro.

Sparkle said...

I was gonna comment on the note..but I don't even know where to start from..all I can say is WOW!!! U are an inspiration..I just went tru most of ur posts right now..and I LOVE UR PLAYLIST!!!! U sooo get my mood right now. I love this blog :)

BrownSugar said...

Cant access the playlist .. but I gather that we did d same song!!! LOL (if dats true!) Oya start confessing. And I left a note on the previous post. Pls see.

krystyna said...

So beautifully written post, I was touched.

All the best to you with voting!!

Tears said...

Dammy u rocked!!! and am....(in other words, you on facebook though?)

BrownSugar said...

Hehehe! tears, nice one o! But are u on facebook? Dammy n tears, lets hook up on facebook. But how?

Tears said...

Brownsugar...was wondering why he wasn't when someone else asked of him, plus would LOVE go through other pix of him if he got. Ya get me abi? *winks LOL!

You on facebook though babes?

Parakeet said...

Dammy, its like u're telepathic or something. I woke up this morning and yesterday by boysIImen popped straight in my head and I've been singing it all day until I came to ur blog...wow! I just cant believe this.