Peachy acoustic walls. The amplifier and the cheap drum stick. The strange smell of the studio’s carpet. An empty cassette case and a SONY Walkman. Rewind. Side One. Song number 4*. The less-favorite electric guitar; it felt cold in my trembling hands. You said, “Let’s give it a try,” and took the lead on a Fender. I read your fingers carefully as you played along: C G Am E7 F / G C Am G / F Fm C …

“Excellent. Now we’re ready to play,” you winked.

The melody. The drum. The bass. I strummed my guitar. You grabbed the microphone, sang aloud, and I fell for you.

…………………………………………

*) Don’t Look Back in Anger, OASIS, from the album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?

hanny

9 Responses

  1. There’s a saying ” you can’t keep looking back, otherwise u’ll miss the whole life in front of you..” hehe ..gotta luv the song thou ……

    ya ampun, lo ngapain lagi kok bisa sampai di sini? wakakakakak. *kabur* PS: itu udah pakai past tense semua kok ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. @hedi: champagne aja without supernova. eh tapi ntar mabuk. kalo gitu supernova-nya aja without champagne. hihihih.

    @taliguci: feeling nostalgic aja, deh (lebih halus daripada blue) hwahahaha.

  3. @yustro: salam kenal juga! ๐Ÿ™‚

    @balibul: baik, saya catat. kamu berada di baris antrian ketiga berarti, ya ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Please don’t put your life in the hands
    Of a rock and roll band
    Who’ll throw it all away..

    hehehe. ya, ya, harusnya lirik yang itu dikutip ๐Ÿ˜€ *reminder*

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