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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

LSS - Terminal -

I just came across the song Terminal sung by Rupert Holmes on my Ipod. I can't even remember when did I put that song on my playlist... hmmm.. going back... it's also a very good timing that I was riding the bus when this song starts playing on my earphones.. and the song goes like this.. (see also my interpretation below)

I've come back this mornin' to where I first came alive
Here within this terminal where the buses arrive 
I was a commuter on the 804
Work for a computer on the 19th floor and...

You came down the aisle of the bus and you sat by my side
Shoulder up to shoulder we shared that 9 o'clock ride
Oh, my heart was screamin' as you left your seat
Followin' your movements I was at your feet and...

Oh, down into the terminal both of us smiled
So we entered the terminal just as you smiled
"Won't you leave out work for today?" you ask of me then
So I phoned-in-sick on the way to the home of a friend
We were all alone from 10 A.M. till 3
Really thought the fire had gone out of me but...

You awoke the sleep of my life from gray into red
Made the weary wonder of Wall Street rise from the dead
Could have held up budding my entire life
But I had to get home to the kids and the wife and...
So I left for the terminal where I began
Baby, no, I wouldn't have left if I'd been half a man

So here I am this morning where love had asked for the dance
Here within this terminal where I passed on a chance
Lord, I'll never find her though I've truly tried
Probably she's found another bus to ride and...

I am now about to begin the last of my days
I'm within what others would call a terminal phase
I myself can only say it's livin' dead
Ridin' to the office with a song in my head that goes...

La da da...
And you know it grows
La da da...
Oh, la da da...
Oh, la da da...

My Interpretation
This is a very sad story of a man finding his true love in a wrong time and wrong situation. You can feel in the lyrics that the man really fell in love... and as if the woman was really her soulmate... Some part of the lyrics says "You awoke the sleep of my life from gray into red. Made the weary wonder of Wall Street rise from the dead." This only shows that the man felt life again after meeting the girl. And he wanted the woman to be with him forever but unfortunately he is already a father to his kids and a husband to his wife. A less than half a man he was. He would have choose to be with the girl if he was not committed.  He gave up his personal happiness for what is currently important also for him... A given up true love for what he thinks must matter on his present life. And he was left going crazy over love.

Love really makes people crazy. That's true.