Mercusuar (Song)

My friend suggested me to watch this mini webseries called “Sore” (which means afternoon, when the sky about to dusk). It was actually an advertisement for a diabetic sugar product but the storyline is quite unique. It was about a future wife who travelled to the past to find her younger-self husband in order to correct his unhealthy habit. My friend was so fond of the series that she developed an admiration for the director, Yandy Laurens (And I also have to admit that I like his style, too), so that she searched for anything about his work, past as well as future. Then, she found out that he directed a music video for one of our country’s celebrated singer – song writer, Kunto Aji, which was launched in late April. I watched the video and listened to the song for the first time and I was in love with it!

The title itself, ‘Mercusuar’ means ‘Lighthouse’ in Indonesian. This song reminded me of the short poem that I wrote in mid. 2016. And it captures the exact feel:

To you
I feel like coming home
If that’s not love
I don’t know what is

I was so happy finding out about this song. The fact that it was lyrical (unlike most of current popular song) adds to my appreciation. Instrumentally, the song is very relaxing and somewhat dreamy, the vocal was done by one the best vocalist in the country, and most importantly, the lyrics is utterly satisfying (I love songs with good lyrics). All and all, it became my new favorite that I play it over and over and over again.

Here is the link to the video that I have been blabbering about. I put the lyric and the English translation. But, disclaimer, I am no English major. I could not match the lyrical feel in the English translation to the original Indonesian. But no worries, nothing is lost in translation. You might not get the feel, but at least you’d understand what he’s saying.

Lyrics

Dari yang sudah sudah
Cinta hanyalah bualan
Dari yang sudah sudah
Hanya rasa tanpa tujuan
Aku ingin berhenti
Lelah aku mengarungi
Aku ingin bersandar
Menikmati bintang berpijar 

Uuuu sampai nanti
Sampai kita bertemu kembali
Uuuu sampai nanti
Cahayamu menuntunku lagi
Jangkar sudah terjatuh
Aku sudah benar benar luluh

Yang aku lihat terang
Yang kulihat masa depan
Hangat dalam dekapan
Aku merasa sedang pulang

Uuuu sampai nanti
Sampai kita bertemu kembali
Uuuu sampai nanti
Cahayamu menuntunku lagi
Jangkar sudah terjatuh
Aku sudah benar benar luluh

Kapalku tlah bersauh
Aku tak ingin jauh
Padamulah aku akan berlabuh

Uuuu sampai nanti
Sampai kita bertemu kembali
Uuuu sampai nanti
Cahayamu menuntunku lagi
Jangkar sudah terjatuh
Aku sudah benar benar luluh

Dari yang sudah sudah
Hanya kaulah arti rumah

From what has passed
Love was just a game
From what has passed
Was just a feeling without aim
I want to stop
I am tired of wading
I want to rest
While enjoying the shining stars 

Uuu Until then
Till we meet again
Uuu Until then
You light will guide me again
The anchor has dropped
I am completely melted

What I see is light
What I see is the future
Warm in embrace
I feel like coming home

Uuu Until then
Till we meet again
Uuu Until then
Your light will guide me again
The anchor has dropped
I am completely melted

My ship has docked
I don’t want to be away
To you I am anchored

Uuu Until then
Till we meet again
Uuu Until then
Your light will guide me again
The anchor has dropped
I am completely melted

From what has passed
You are the only meaning of home

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