Sunday, February 12, 2012

RIP Whitney Houston

I was just checking out photos of baby Blue Ivy Carter when I saw the news - Whitney Houston dead at 48.

I was shocked. Stunned. Sad :(
Whitney Houston was my idol during my growing up years. I love her songs and even used my pocket money to buy her 2 albums "Whitney Houston" and "I'm Your Baby Tonight". I recall cassette tape prices at that time was RM15 - RM20 per cassette, which was quite a lot of money because I only get very little pocket money that time.

I love all her hit singles, but for this posting, I will post two of her most meaningful songs to me - One Moment in Time and Greatest Love of All.

Rest in Peace, Whitney Houston. You will be missed.

One Moment in Time



Each day I live
I want to be.
A day to give.
The best of me.
I'm only one.
But not alone.
My finest day.
Is yet unknown.
I broke my heart.
For every gain.
To taste the sweet.
I faced the pain.
I rise and fall.
Yet through it all.
This much remains.

Chorus:

I want one moment in time.
When I'm more than.
I thought I could be.
When all of my dreams.
Are a heartbeat away.
And the answers are all up to me.
Give me one moment in time.
When I'm racing with destiny.
Then in that one moment in time.
I will feel, I will feel eternity.


I've lived to be.
The very best.
I want it all.
No time for less.
I've laid my plans.
Now lay the chance.
Here in my hands.

Chorus:

Give me one moment in time.
When I'm more than.
I thought I could be.
When all of my dreams.
Are a heartbeat away.
And the answers are all up to me.
Give me one moment in time.
When I'm racing with destiny.
Then in that one moment in time.
I will feel, I will feel eternity.

You're a winner.
For a lifetime.
If you seize that.
One moment in time.
Make it shine.

Chorus:

Give me one moment in time.
When I'm more than.
I thought I could be.
When all of my dreams.
Are a heartbeat away.
And the answers are all up to me.
Give me one moment in time.
When I'm racing with destiny.
Then in that one moment in time.
I will be, I will be free


Greatest Love of All

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone to fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

[Chorus:]
I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

[Chorus]

And if by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

2 comments:

Lilium said...

I was shocked too when I heard it from my hubby this morning. It is a great loss to the musical industry. I still remember at Form 3, I was listening to her songs while studying for exam =(

Shanahfication said...

I was surprised by her death but not so shocked. Have you been watching Piers Tonight following her death/ Most of her celebrity friends thought long ago she is headed to the grave cause she refused to stop drug abuse.