Simple Things | andi setiawan's blog

Tonight while I’m listening to this song: “Simple Things” by Usher (From the album Confession, 2004), I realized that there are a lot of simple things around me. And seems that I can’t see them.

One of them is time. I wasted a lot of my time. Either watching movies when others are working, or still asleep while others got up and been in their workspace. Watching my parents works very hard from 4AM to 9PM, I feel embarrassed. Now, I will try to reduce the amount of wasted time and use it to do my jobs.

It is embarrassing to realize the fact that my mom used most of her time working. Why? She’s not lazy as I am! Every dimes she collected are for us, the family. But, did her children get the appropriate amount of time of care, love, and attention?

As the oldest son, I didn’t feel those feeling. I can only feel her care and love every time she called me by phone, and it’s like once a week if I’m that lucky enough. It’s been 5 years since I started to leave my parents house (starting from freshman year of junior high school), but I think my younger sister and brother feels the way I am.

Ah… I hope I can start earning a lot more of money, so my parent could enjoy a peaceful retirement. Uses their time for their children, for my dearest grandma, and of course for their self.

It’s all comeback to material things. Yes, the money. It’s all started by the money, and have to use the money to end it all.

Chasing every dime of money, till we forget what’s the important things in life, even when it’s a simplest thing around us, but we can’t see it when it’s right in front of our face because we forget what the simple thing is.

Simple Things

It’s the simple things in life we forget
You hear her talkin’ but don’t hear what she said
Why do you make something so easy so complicated
Searching for what’s right in front of your face
But you can’t see it

So you think that you know what’s important
Steady chasin’ your fame and your fortune
But you don’t know
You’re chasing a dime losin’ a treasure
Those dollars don’t make sense to me at all
Ooh, it goes

Full lyric: from this site.
Download MP3: from this site.

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