If You Go Away..Ne Me Quitte Pas..
February 27, 2007, 5:44 pm
Filed under: Life
If you go away on this summer’s day,
Then you might as well take the sun away
All the birds that flew in the summer sky
When our love was new and our hearts were high
When the day was young and the nights were long
And the moon stood still for the night bird’s song
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

But if you stay, I’ll make you a day
Like no day has been, or will be again
We’ll sail on the sun, we’ll ride on the rain
And talk to the trees and worship the wind
But if you go, I’ll understand
Leave me just enough love to fill up my hand
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

If you go, as I know you will
You must tell the world to stop turning
Till you return again, if you ever do,
For what good is love without loving you?
Can I tell you now, as you turn to go
I’ll be dying slowly till the next hello
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

But if you stay, I’ll make you a night
Like no night has been, or will be again
I’ll sail on your smile, I’ll ride on your touch
I’ll talk to your eyes that I love so much
But if you go, I won’t cry
Though the good is gone from the word goodbye
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

If you go away, as I know you must
There is nothing left in this world to trust
Just an empty room, full of empty space
Like the empty look I see on your face
I’d have been the shadow of your shadow
If you might have kept me by your side
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away..

I am in love. In love with this song. Words can’t describe how in love I am with the song. The melody, the lyrics, everything…is just beautiful. Without MUKHSIN , I will never know this song. If I didn’t go for the movie premiere, I will never feel the emotions behind the song. If I only listen to the french version, I will never undertstand what it is about. So many ifs, and I’m glad I watched the movie. Thank you for the invitation. Why I chose the english version over the french version? Its simply because, I don’t speak french and I don’t understand a single word sang by Nina Simone, so it’s harder for me to feel what I a supposed to feel. But I will have to admit that the original version of the song, NE ME QUITTE PAS, is better.I think the lyrics are just so, pure. If you love someone, sincerely, this is what you’ll do, if the person that you love, is leaving you. How sad, and yes…I am a hopeless romantic. I hope it’s not wrong for me to admit that. Hopefully I am not that hopeless. I found few renditions of this song. Am listening to it and will do it over and over again.

(pic credit to http://mrmanager.blogspot.com)

Talking about MUKHSIN, first I would like to congratulate the one and only, Ms Yasmin Ahmad, the director of the movie, for her recent success at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival.

At first, I thought thee movie is just okay. Nothing really special about the movie. It’s very Yasmin Ahmad. I’ve seen all of her movies except for RABUN ( I didn’t get to watch it on TV actually). I love her work. It’s so sincere. Many people would think that MUKHSIN is just an odinary teenage movie but believe me it’s not. It is also not an extraordinary work but it’s special and it’s in the league of it’s own. The tagline is simple yet it’s so true. “Everyone has a first love story to tell” and it’s true. Evryone has. I have. But it is not one that I would want to think of it ever again. Simply because it is not as good as Orkid and Mukhsin story. Mine ended with sadness. Sadness that I wish won’t happen to anyone else. Sadness that I chose to experience. Silly silly me. Anyway, I am not gonna tell or talk about my first love story. My story is not worth telling. Believe me.

I’m not really good at giving review especially if it’s regarding films or dramas. I don’t have that very much knowledge in this area. When I watch a movie, if I could understand the movie and I don’t have questions that can’t be answered, it’s good enough for me. If I am moved by the story, means the movie is a great movie, for me. As long as I’m satisfied with the acting and all, nothing can make me to not like the movie. I’m just ordinary person. Like other ordinary audience. I want satisfaction. That’s all. To my readers, I would suggest you to go and watch this movie. It will bring back all of your childhood memories and how I wish I could have those kind of memories. Lets just say that MUKHSIN is a great movie with powerful performance by the actors and I don’t know what’s the title of the keoncong song, but if anyone has it, please give it to me because the intro has been playing on my mind over and over again and I like the lyrics. “Mega mendung di bla bla bla”..I can’t remember the rest but I kind know the melody. I guess that’s all for now. Goodnite ya’ll.

p/s: I met Ning Baizura and Vern aka Mr Manager. It was nice to finally meet them. Ning was just gorgeous as usual and Vern..ehem..you’ve got one huge bling on the finger mister! Hehe. Thanx for you suggestions and I’ll do my very best for my blog. Thanx to Ajami for inviting me.


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ok! gud rebiu dear! lepas nih confirm i ‘angkut’ u pegi mana2 prebiu!..

Comment by ajami

By far the MOST SINCERE review I’ve read by any blogger (sorry Ajami, Budiey, Kash, KlubbKidd and SM!) on the film.

Keep up the freshness, honesty and sincerity of your language. Let the heart sing, unfettered. Let the soul cry, to heaven.

Comment by Mr. Manager

If I only listen to the french version, I will never understand what it is about

*r u sure? :p

Comment by wénkt

hey you,
nice blog 😉
I’m a big fan of nina simone and thats how I came across your site. just wanted to tell you that the translation of her song that is more like this http://www.high-priestess.com/nemequittepas .
Somehow I love the lyrics you have put up, altho it is not exactly the acurate translation of this song 🙂

Comment by leana

can u upload this song >> if u go away..ne me quitte pas

Comment by Anonymous

i think u will love this clip 🙂

Comment by lah

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