Adeline – Retorika

this is the 2nd single from Adeline.

When I first listened to chord progression and the arrangement of the song, I automatically thought of some vocal melodies which could balance the burning soul it has, and then tried to think of a topic for the lyric which felt relevant to the music. I finally made a confessional lyric about someone who tried to defense her/his position after revealing a big truth of someone else.

After I sang the final lyric, I finally could feel the emotion is blended. I could feel the bravery, madness, and anxiety emotions delivering the meaning well. Then finally we named it something that represent its complicated situation, Retorika (Rhetoric), which means an art of persuading by providing heuristics to give understanding of spesific situation.

Retorika

[verse 1]

Berkata satu di depanku lain di belakangku

apa kau coba jatuhkanku dengan cara itu

mereka takkan tertipu tak semudah itu

[pre chorus]

siapapun kan tahu

[chorus]

bukan salahku jika memang itu kamu

bukan salahku jika aku menyadarkannya satu

sesuatu yang menguak kepalsuanmu

dan dia, dia memilihku

[verse 2]

buka matamu lihatlah ini kenyataanmu

tak ada akhir berbeda walau tanpa hadirku

mereka takkan tertipu tak semudah itu

[pre chorus]

[chorus]

[bridge]

kenyataanmu telah terungkap dariku

pergi kau dari hidupku

[chorus]

[post chorus]

akuilah itu kepalsuanmu

dan pergilah kau karna dia memilihku

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Single | Takkan Berhenti by Adeline

When’s the last time you’re about to give up? Are you feeling it currently?

Do you know that, there is one and only thing I can cling on when everything’s falling apart. It’s invinsible. It’s unheard. It’s not always trusted by many people. It’s something only I can feel it. It’s called ‘hope’.

This is the song I wrote at that time, with my band, Adeline. To remind me the only thing which connecting me to better things I wasn’t seeing. That is why, as the title named it, I, too, will never stop.

Lyric:

[verse 1]

Selalu ku mencoba tapi luka yang tersisa kini

Haruskah ku berhenti? Cukupkah semua ini?

[pre-chorus]

Tapi ku mengerti

[chorus]

Selalu ada waktu tuk mulai kembali

ku cari cara, jawaban, dan takdirku sendiri

kau jatuhkanku tapi yang kan menangkan ini, itu aku

[verse 2]

Bukan tak mungkin tuk lagi aku terluka kembali

oh sanggupkah ku berlari? pertahankan asa ini?

[pre-chorus]

Tapi ku mengerti

[chorus]

[bridge]

Benar ku akan berhenti

tapi bukan hari ini

tapi bukanlah di sini

dan bukan karena ini

[chorus]

[chorus]