SEASONS OF LOVE – RENT

Bait lirik di bawah ini diambil dari tembang lagu yang menjadi soundtrack film musikal ‘RENT’, yaitu ‘Seasons of Love’ episode pembuka. Film RENT tergolong jenis filem musikal yang ceritanya diambil dari novel yang ditulis oleh Jonathan Larson. Lirik lagu ‘Seasons of Love’ sendiri pada tahun 1988, dan baru dipublikasikan ke dalam novel (RENT) pada tahun 1990. Ketika film ‘RENT’ selesai dibuat pada tahun 2005, Jonathan Larson sudah meninggal dunia jauh sebelumnya, yaitu pada tanggal 25 Januari 1996. Film musikal ‘RENT’ memperoleh penghargaan teatrikal Broadway Best Musical in the Off-Broadway category; and three Obie Awards for Outstanding Book, Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music. Larson sendiri memperoleh penghargaan Pulitzer Prize for Drama (17 Juli 2008). Lirik ‘Seasons of Love’ adalah karya Larson yang menggambarkan betapa berharganya cinta di saat-saat yang terakhir dalam hidup seseorang.

525.600 minutes,
525.000 moments so dear.
525.600 minutes – how do you measure…
measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525.600 minutes – how do you measure
a year in the life?

(Ref 1)
How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love… Seasons of love
Seasons of love

(Solo 1st)
525.600 minutes!
525.000 journeys to plan
525.600 minutes…
how can you measure the life of a woman or man?

(Solo 2nd)
In truths that she learned,
or in times that he cried
In bridges he burned,
or the way that she died

(Step)
It’s time now to sing out,
tho the story never ends
let’s celebrate remember a year in the life of friends.

(Ref 2)
Remember the love!
Remember the love!
Remember the love!
Measure in love…Seasons of love!
Seasons of love

(Jonathan Larson, 1988 – Seasons of Love – RENT OST)

Jika disimak bait pertama lirik di atas, tertulis 525.600 minutes, atau lima ratus dua puluh lima ribu enam ratus menit, adalah banyaknya rata-rata jumlah menit dalam 1 tahun kalender. Sebanyak waktu itulah selayaknya hidup manusia diisikan dengan cinta, di setiap aktivitas. Oleh karenanya Larson menuliskan “How do you measure… measure in a year”, kemudian dijawablah “How about love?”.

Untuk versi MP3 (versi Broadway), dapat diunduh di sini:
Seasons of Love
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Untuk versi video clip, dapat diunduh di sini:
Seasons of Love (Video Clip – YouTube)
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Pada tahun 2003, Jonathan Larson memperoleh penghargaan PULITZER atas karyanya mengabadikan kehidupan para penderita HIV dan sekaligus menjadikan karyanya sebagai salah satu bentuk dukungan bagi gerakan melawan penyakit AIDS.

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In My Life

There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more

In My Life (The Beatles, 1965)

All You Need is Love!

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.
It’s easy.

Nothing you can make that can’t be made.
No one you can save that can’t be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time.
It’s easy.

All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need

Nothing you can know that isn’t known.
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.
It’s easy.

All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need

(The Beatles, Rubber Soul, 1965)
Written by Lennon-McCartney

Penggalan lirik di atas diambil dari lirik lagu ‘All You Need is Love’ yang dituliskan oleh John. John menggambarkan betapa sederhananya cinta menjawab semua persoalan umat manusia di dunia. Konon, dari lirik yang dituliskan oleh John inilah yang kemudian mendorongnya terlibat dengan aksi untuk menentang perang.

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