Tuesday, August 31, 2004

I was nursing a badly broken-heart almost a year ago when I bought a CD compilation titled The Art of Letting Go. I chanced upon this CD while I was miserably passing time at Music One at Greenbelt 3 and instantly fell in love with it (quite ironic!). It was newly-released and the timing was just perfect since I was exploding with all kinds of emotions inside. All the songs are too damn right for what I was feeling! By the time I got into Glorietta (on that same solitary walk), I immediately went to Tower Records to buy it! The title of the CD was inspired with Mikaila's song of the same title (the one that you are currently hearing on this blog).

Since I was so pathetically broken then, I even started some thread in one of the message boards I go to about the CD, the song and the concept behind "the art" of letting go. It was such a good topic and I convinced so many people to buy copies. Though some el cheapo friends just asked me to burn it for them. I burned around 4-5 including one for the guy who broke my heart - as per his request. Huhu. Though I have long recovered from the ache and pain, the CD compilation remains to be one of my ultimate favorites among my music collection. There was even a friend of mine who borrowed it early this year to aid in her "recuperation days". I lent it to her together with my other CD - Songs For The Wounded Heart which I bought in college. I am truly "armed" when it comes to wallowing, ain't I?

To all the injured people out there...

by Mikaila

Put away the pictures
Put away the memories
I put over and over
Through my tears
I've held them till I'm blind
They kept my hope alive
As if somehow that I'd keep you here

Once you believe in a love forever more
How do you leave it in a drawer
Now here comes the hardest part of all
Unchain my heart that's holding on
How do I start to live my life alone
Guess I'm just learning
Learning the art of letting go

Try to say it's over
Say the word goodbye
But each time it catches in me
And I can't set you free
So I hold on to what I wanted most

Maybe someday we'll be friends forevermore
Wish I could open up that door
Now here it comes the hardest part of all
Unchain my heart that's holding on
How do I start to live my life alone
Guess I'm just learning
Learning the art of letting go

Watching us fade
What can I do
But try to make it through
The pain of one more day
Without you

Where do I start to live my life alone
I guess I'm learning
Only learning
Learning the art of letting go

Other songs in the compilation:
Tattooed On My Mind - D' Sound
Stranded - Jennifer Paige
I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me - Expose
Without Me - Clair Marlo
Separate Lives (Acoustic) - Stephen Bishop
The Day You Went Away - Wendy Matthews
Stay - Lisa Loeb
Out of Reach - Gabrielle
In This Life - Ronan Keating
Until I Get Over You - Christina Milian
One Last Cry - Brian Mcknight
Insensitive - Jann Arden
You're In Love - Wilson Philips
Seasons of Loneliness - Boyz II Men
Steep - Lauren Christy


The guy who broke my heart is still a very dear friend of mine. He's now in a serious relationship and is planning to get married next year (Hmmm...I am doubtful though. Ha!). He calls me once or twice a week just to chat and to update each other on our lives. Though it did not work for us, I found in him a true friend who cares for me deeply and who doesn't mind calling me for hours just to hear my latest tirades. He's one of the few people who believes in me 101% and who supports me whatever it takes. We are so sayang but it proved to be better in the end. After can you lose someone you never had? HAH! Kidding, Hippo! I know you are reading this. *grins*

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  1. Finally! I've been looking for the songs in this record for the longest time! A friend once lent me his CD while I was recovering from a heartbreak and since then I've been listening to these songs when I feel really down. I was "cheapo" though so I just copied the songs unto my PC then and when the PC gave up, I lost the songs too. Thank you so much for this!
    PS. I'm also still friends with the guy who broke my heart. :) there never was an "us" though..


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