So, I’ve got a lot of question along with some giggling from my friends when they find out I love to play this things :
"Why ukulele? do you want to be a street musician?"
As you know, in Indonesia, most of street musician used ukulele as they instrument. Maybe they find it practical according to it’s weight and size, or even more easy than a guitar. Ukulele only has 4 strings, and guitar has 6. The sounds of them are very difference too. Don’t get me wrong. I am far from knowing how to play this instrument correctly. Even I think most of street musician play and sing better than me. 99% of them. Well, maybe more 😀 Maybe some of you don’t know, but I tried many instruments back then, guitar, keyboard, or even harmonica – you name it. I’m not very good played all of them, and I don’t find play them relaxing (for me).
When they ask me this kind of question, honestly I just didn’t know why I love this instrument from the beginning I played it. I just love it. That’s all. If I feel exhausted and has a lot of random things, I grab my ukulele and start to sing alone. I love the imperfection of it sounds. It just perfecctly imperfect. I love when I’m play with it, no more tension to be perfect. I just become myself.
Most of the songs I sang were love songs. And it doesn’t mean I am in love or something. You don’t have to be in love to sing a love song, right?
But I dedicated all of my terrible-and-randomly-mumbling-voice to my future partner in life.
Whoever you are
Well, this is for you.
PS : Oh, and don’t forget to maximize the sound of your device. I am semi whispering here. And you might feel a little dizzy and nauseous after listening to my voice. Just be prepare.
La Vie En Rose
Hold me close and hold me fast
This magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose
When you kiss me heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose.
When you press me to your heart
I’m in a world apart
A world where roses bloom
And when you speak, angels sing from above
Everyday words seem to turn into love songs
Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be la vie en rose