Sunday, November 2, 2008

Take Your Destiny Into Your Own Hands....



With this post, we are well into the month of November. I am excited still over my new laptop, and we have just passed three days where we address the dead, and hopefully come forth to celebrate life. From the celebration of Halloween to the many countries that take special note of All Souls Day, and Dia de Los Muertos. All across the world, at cemeteries everywhere, people have visited this week the graves of their loved ones.

I cannot say for sure what is intended here. I know many people honor the dead, some pray for their souls, while others take advantage of the holiday to gather, be with friends, and celebrate their families with food, some with music, as entire communities converge on these burial grounds to remember, to pray, and perhaps show some gratitude for the lives they have been given.

Today, I think about this as the day wraps up, and I include the song Dos Cosas Ciertas- played in San Jose- by the band Ozomatli. Following are the lyrics. (keep reading, some of the lyrics are in English)






Dos Cosas Ciertas
En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas,
Son la muerte y el cambio,
En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas,
Son la muerte y el cambio

No dejes que tu vida se safe,
Toma tu destino en tus propias manos,
Aveces las espaldas sudosas,
Se confrentan con las palmas sucias...

En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas,
Son la muerte y el cambio,
En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas,
Son la muerte y el cambio,

Handa, handa no pierdas la vista,
Persuige, persuigue tu destino,
Tu destino se decide en tus manos,
No dejes que se escape tu chance...

En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas,
En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas
Handa, handa no pierdas la vista,

En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas
En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas
No dejes que se escape tu chance

[ Find more Lyrics at www.mp3lyrics.org/ClS4 ]
It's you they card
It's you they charge
It's you they complain about
strollin the boulevard
You the one claimin' and screamin you all hard
Are you in control or is it just a facade

If Uncle Sam wants you it's you
It's you that he'll need
It's you that he'll sacrifice and
it's you that'll bleed.
I think you need to reflect
on some old Sam Sneed
And recognize in life there's
only two guarantees
Some proceed to believe
And thus we gotta discuss
Have we all lost our trust in us,
Cause you and I
We us together we must
Live change and die
Everybody's inlcuded it's up to you to decide

En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas,
Son la muerte y el cambio,
En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas,
Son la muerte y el cambio

En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas,
Son la muerte y el cambio,
En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas,
Son la muerte y el cambio

En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas,
Son la muerte y el cambio,
En la vida hay dos cosas ciertas,
Son la muerte y el cambio


Thank You for reading.

6 comments:

Nyl said...

i wish i can have a grasp of the song's thought..but i've very little understanding on other's lingua.

thanks, however, for sharing this keith..maybe i'll be even more inspired to learn other languages other than English and Filipino.:)

how's your election there?

Keith said...

I was told it wass Ben Franklin that said the only certainties in life are death and taxes. This song says death and change.

Dos cosas ciertas are two things certain.

Ozo matli is a wonderful band. I included this one just 'cuz it was recorded in San Jose.

Keith said...

If you like to try another's lingua, try lingua estofada with peas, onions and gravy. a side of white rice.... splendid!

Nyl said...

hahaha!made me laugh keith!that "lengua' tickles me.:)

Nyl said...

well i am actually referring to other lingua franca..haha!thanks for the smile.

simpleyesa said...

Hello Keith,

Thank you for dropping by. I know this post is a little late but i was really busy the past weeks.

I celebrate Halloween in Oman. Not really a good place to stay but had no choice.

I hope you are doing well out there.

The message Ate Jeany sent me cracked me hard too. It's silly. =)

God bless you Keith!