Viva Forever

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


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People say that some of them are living in the memories. Well me, I always say that I’m living in the now, in the present time. But yes, memories are part of my life. And sometimes, sometimes I just can’t help but being brought back in the universe of memories. Memories, for us, human being, are moments that have become a past, therefore I cherish them. I read once in somebody’s blog that a blog post itself is a tribute to our old memories. We capture the moment through words, we write it down, and so the moment today will become tomorrow’s yesterday, and the now will become the future’s past. We frame the moment through a writing, enshrine it, and so it will become a memory to remember. Everytime I read my old writings, I feel like I’m taking a look back at my own memories, like watching it in a movie, like listening to it in a song. It’s the last day of June, therefore the last day for Moments Of Our Lives too. And I realize, I will never stop writing. I can’t stop writing. It doesn’t matter if nobody read this, as long as the future-me can read it and take her back to the moment of the now.

Do you still remember how we used to be? Feeling together, believe in whatever my love has said to me. Both of us were dreamers, young love in the sun. Felt like my saviour, my spirit I gave you. We’d only just begun.” –Spice Girls, Viva Forever

Today’s song for Moments Of Our Lives is a classic titled “Viva Forever”, performed by the most successful British legendary girl group, Spice Girls. It was released on July 20th 1998, served as the fourth as well as the final single from their second studio album, “Spiceworld”. The song gained positive reviews from critics. It also charted fairly well, becoming Spice Girls’ eighth number one single. “Viva Forever” was a commercial success despite the poor promotion.

"Viva Forever" single cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

Live forever for the moment. The lyrics of “Viva Forever” speak about living in the memories, not always, but only at some particular moments when we reminisce the precious moments of the past. “Do you still remember how we used to be? Feeling together, believe in whatever my love has said to me. Both of us were dreamers, young love in the sun. Felt like my saviour, my spirit I gave you. We’d only just begun.” The days of our youth are bright. They should be bright. They must be bright. Every moment that we live, every step we take, every path we choose, they are things to be remembered in our future. They make us who we are today, and tomorrow. So while you live, embrace it, so that you can cherish it later. “Yes I still remember, every whispered word. The touch of your skin, giving life from within like a love song that I’d heard. Slipping through our fingers, like the sands of time. Promises made, every memory saved has reflections in my mind.”
“Back where I belong now, was it just a dream? Feelings unfold, they will never be sold, and the secret’s safe with me.” Memories are reflections of our old selves. As beautiful as they are, they eventually bring us back to the present to reflect. Hasta mañana is a Spanish that means ‘until tomorrow’. People use it to say ‘see you tomorrow’ or ‘see you later’ for another person, in terms that they fully understand they won’t see that person for a little time or even a long one. At some point in life, people eventually say goodbye. It’s an unavoidable farewell, people come and go. However, the memories stay. And some people are destined to be remembered forever. They may just stay for a while, for one chapter of our lifetime storybook, but that’s enough to make them live forever in our memories. “Hasta mañana, always be mine. Viva forever, I’ll be waiting, everlasting, like the sun. Live forever for the moment, ever searching for the one.”

Spice Girls' figurines in the "Viva Forever" music video

“Viva Forever” was written by Spice Girls, along with Richard Stannard and Matt Rowe. It became the last song released by Spice Girls with the original quintet formation, because it had been recorder prior to the departure of Geri Halliwell. Ironically, it was also the first single that the Ginger Spice didn’t take part during the promotion. But, magically, the situation suited well with the song’s lyrics, it seemed like they’re saying goodbye to Halliwell. Well, just because we have to take different path with people we love, it doesn’t mean that the moments we’ve shared aren’t real. It’s just the way it has to be.

Back where I belong now, was it just a dream? Feelings unfold, they will never be sold, and the secret’s safe with me.” –Spice Girls, Viva Forever




“Do you still remember how we used to be?
Feeling together, believe in whatever my love has said to me
Both of us were dreamers, young love in the sun
Felt like my saviour, my spirit I gave you, we’d only just begun

Hasta mañana, always be mine

Viva forever, I’ll be waiting, everlasting, like the sun
Live forever for the moment, ever searching for the one

Yes I still remember, every whispered word
The touch of your skin, giving life from within like a love song that I’d heard
Slipping through our fingers, like the sands of time
Promises made, every memory saved has reflections in my mind

Back where I belong now, was it just a dream?
Feelings unfold, they will never be sold, and the secret’s safe with me”

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