Originally written and performed (I think) by Sir Elton John (lyrics below), and a long-time favorite “videoke selection” of mine, the song “Sacrifice” has held numerous meanings for me, not the least of which as a serious (totoo!) questioning of the emotions related to marital infidelity: guilt, jealousy, inevitability, impermanence, understanding, acceptance, sacrifice… (heps. don’t get the wrong idea ha. Hindi ito confession.)

But this rendition of “Sacrifice” by the brilliant Brazilian guitarist Naudo, manages to convey all these emotions, and more, without using words. Truly, music does sooth savage beasts

As truly as time tempers the urge to fool around πŸ™‚

It’s a human sign
When things go wrong
When the scent of her lingers
And temptation’s strong

Into the boundary
Of each married man
Sweet deceit comes calling
And negativity lands

Cold cold heart
Hard done by you
Some things look better baby
Just passing through

And it’s no sacrifice
Just a simple word
It’s two hearts living
In two separate worlds
But it’s no sacrifice
No sacrifice
It’s no sacrifice at all

Mutual misunderstanding
After the fact
Sensitivity builds a prison
In the final act

We lose direction
No stone unturned
No tears to damn you
When jealousy burns


3 thoughts on “Sacrifice

  1. kengkay ay nagsasabing:

    hayyy… sarap πŸ™‚ pinagiipunan na kita ng mga pigurins pero yung bandila, ayaw pakawalan ng mga anak ko, hehehe.

    Taroogs – aba, miss kengks, onti na lang at maniniwala na ko na mag-uuwi ka nga ng pigurin for me! hehehehe… ok lang naman kung hindi sa bandila nakabalot… kahit sa papel na lang (mga lumang euro notes oks na sakin) πŸ™‚

  2. koreanmine ay nagsasabing:

    πŸ™‚ very nice πŸ™‚ … though very sad, wen d love we want is d one we can’t or shudn’t hv….

    Taroogs – true… so true… heartbreakingly true. But sadness, no matter how deep, eventually fades… until it is but a fleeting bittersweet memory among many. Hikbi!

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