Music Mondays: El Poeta (Chino and Nacho)

I thought I’d try something different and share a Spanish song this time. As I’ve mentioned before, the way I get attracted to a song begins with the melody, then the lyrics. Now I’m not fluent in Spanish but I’m able to understand a few of the words in the lyrics to let me know that El Poeta by Chino and Nacho is an upbeat romantic song.

El Poeta by Chino and Nacho

The song pretty much describes how we are when in love—we become poets and all our senses seem to take in everything through rose-colored glasses (or filters). We speak in metaphors and our words become flowery when describing our feelings for the one we love. If you watch the video, you’d also get a feel for the song. I just feel that the scene in the end is a little off compared to how I interpreted the song. If it’s different for you, let me know in the comments. 🙂


Music Mondays: No Matter Where You Are (Us The Duo)

Wouldn’t it be nice to find someone who sings not just any song, but your song—the one that resonates in your soul, the one song that can only be dedicated to you and that can only be described as you?

Though I only knew of them recently, Michael and Carissa Rae Alvarado of Us The Duo are probably an example of this. And their love story is too sweet for words.

No Matter Where you Are I’ll Be There by Us The Duo


I think this is one of those moments that I can’t find any words to share about this week’s Music Mondays. Their tandem and story leave me speechless and I’m afraid that any words mentioned would only do a disservice in a way.

However, I’m sure I’ve said somewhere that we have our own unique vibrations. Some call it “aura” while others say “personal space”. But they’re all the same. Those with similar or complementing vibrations would stick together, harmonizing like different pieces of instrument. I believe that with these two, they are two musical instruments that only need each other to create beautiful music and their melody—their vibrations—inspires anyone who it touches.

Music Mondays: Like I’m Gonna Lose You (Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend)

People die…
Beauty fades…
Love changes…
And you will always be alone.
— L.J. Smith (Night World No. 3)

This is one of my favorite quotes from the novels I read and one that has stayed since I first read it. Nothing ever truly is permanent in this world and we are always subjected to change. Life is more fluid than we would like to think and what we have now will one day be taken from us.

Whatever happens, the question is how will you deal with it.

Today’s Music Mondays has been playing in my mind since I posted last week’s featured song. It’s such a sweet song with a romantic melody and a message that drives the truth home: we’re not promised tomorrow.

Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor Ft. John Legend

So let’s stop for a moment and cherish what we have now. For what is no longer part of our life, let’s be thankful for the memories that have of it. And let’s hope for another day, another moment, another chance, to live once more and appreciate those we hold most dear.

Music Mondays: How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)

If the first installment of today’s Music Mondays is sweet, this one leaves me feeling sad and somewhat desolate. Why? Because even though the lyrics appear to be a promise of love, I can’t help but feel that this is just the unrequited kind, when the love of the other has already gone and you’re left broken; but you still continue to love that person.

How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding

Take at look at these parts of the lyrics:

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can

How long will I want you
As long as you want me to
And longer by far

For me, it feels like the girl is saying “I will love you forever but if and when you don’t love/want/need me anymore, I’ll let you go.” Even if it hurts. Even if I still love you. Even if I still want to hold your hand, to embrace you, to see you, to be with you.

The fact that the song ends with the same first two lines only emphasizes that in the end, when everything is through, the girl will keep on loving that person.

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Am I the only one feeling this way towards this song?


Music Mondays: If I Never Knew You (Jon Secada and Shanice)

As a last hurrah to the month of love, I’d like to share a tragic love song. One that describes of a love so wonderful but had to end so soon. Though it may seem sad, it spoke of the beauty of having such love regardless.

“If I never knew you I’d be safe but half as real Never knowing I could feel A love so strong and true”

You may be familiar with this but may have forgotten but it’s a classic from Disney’s Pocahontas. It was played during the film’s end credits although originally, it was part of the film itself sung by John Smith and Pocahontas.

P.S. This is the only Disney film I know that has the most passionate kissing scenes. 🙂