Beyonce – I WAS HERE | UN World Humanitarian Day 19 August

Posted: September 15, 2012 in song, the cause
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 Beyonce – I WAS HERE for UN Humanitarian Day, 19 August

Beautiful, beautiful song — Especially with this music video, the lyrics fits right in. No matter how many times I watched it, it brings tears to my eyes. Apalagi cuplikan-cuplikan di layar raksasanya itu lo. Uwoooh maaak, tissue maak. Definitely one my all-time favorite music video.

I WAS HERE — Lirik lagunya, at least for me, ngena banget, karena kata-kata itu juga yang terus menjadi api dalam diri saya untuk terus mengejar impian saya. Ini sentimental mode ini, makanya bahasanya serius [hayah]. Tulis liriknya aah~

I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time;
know there was something that,
and something that I left behind.

When I leave this world,
I’ll leave no regrets.
Leave something to remember,
so they won’t forget:

I was here.

I lived, I loved. I was here.
I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted,
and it was more than I thought it would be.
I will leave my mark so everyone will know:

I was here.

I wanna say I lived each day until I die.
And know that I meant something in somebody’s life.
The hearts I have touched will be the proof that I live,
that I made a difference, n this world will see:

I was here.

I just want them to know
that I gave my all, did my best,
brought someone some happiness,
left this world a little better, just because:

I WAS HERE.

I personally think that it’s the innermost desire of anyone: to mean something, to have some significance.

Dan semoga suatu saat saya juga berhak mengucapkan lirik itu: bahwa saya sudah leave my mark in this world, and have touched some life through whatever work I’ll be doing.

Ah, happy banget tuh kalo suatu saat bisa kesampaian. Ga minta yang lain deh. Semangat!

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY — Gara-gara lagu ini, saya jadi tahu, 19 Agustus merupakan World Humanitarian Day. Tujuannya adalah untuk memperingati jasa mereka yang mendedikasikan hidupnya demi kemanusiaan.

Contohnya ya relawan SAR, relawan PBB yang bekerja di daerah konflik, dokter, tentara, pemadam kebakaran, polisi, guru, seorang tetangga, seorang teman; siapa saja deh, yang menolong orang lain, kadang tanpa menghiraukan keselamatan mereka sendiri.

Kenapa 19 Agustus? Karena itu merupakan tanggal meninggalnya Sérgio Vieira de Melloseorang relawan kemanusiaan dari Brazil. Dia menjadi korban ledakan bom di hotel Canal, Irak [2003], beserta 20 rekannya.

Dia sudah bekerja demi kemanusiaan selama 34 tahun lebih. Dan sebenarnya, dia merupakan calon Sekjen PBB juga kalo saja dia ga tewas dalam ledakan itu.

Ya, kadang orang baik memang malah dipanggil lebih cepat ya..😦 RIP deh bang. You’re agood guy.

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