“Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit lonely
And you’re never coming round.”
“Shh.. It’s about to happen. Put your shades on.”
“Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit tired
Of listening to the sound of my tears.”
I focus on adjusting my lenses. This is probably as total as we can get of it in all our lifetime. The job I got in this town and the Nyepi holiday worked perfectly with our tight schedules.
“Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by.”
She continues to sing.
Finally that song comes to mind. Some ‘Meatloaf’ like ballad if I’m not mistaken. Bonnie something. Iver? No. And Clyde? Hell, no. I chuckled to myself as I mounted my tripod amongst a whole bunch of others that claim they have the best spot in the area for this shot.
People all wore sunglasses and some even wore wide brimmed hats for protection. I glanced at her sitting in her fold up chair behind me. With her gadget in her hand.
I continued to chat with the other photographers.
She continued to be in her zone and sing by herself.
“Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the look in your eyes.”
Then when she almost gets to the chorus, the Korean guy I just started talking to began to sing with her. She turns around and wears that big goofy grin I love the most.
“Turnaround bright eyes, but every now and then I fall apart
Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart.”
And that was only the beginning.
Realizing she had an audience she let out her theatrical voice. You know, the one theatre actors use, the voice from their abdomen? If you do it right,
you won’t need a hanging microphone to help get your voice across the theatre. The Korean guy caught it too. They were now singing from the tops of their lungs.
The spectacle was about to begin.
But when those two broke into the chorus, the whole crowd seemed to join in. I laughed my heart out. Watching them, with their different kinds of sunglasses and silly singing faces. Singing happily. As if serenading the Sun and his girlfriend, the Moon, on their long awaited date. I was happy because my girlfriend started it.
“And I need you now tonight
And I need you more than ever
And if you only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together
We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time (all of the time)
I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
I really need you tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight
Forever’s gonna start tonight.”
Listening to Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
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