Thank You

Monday, March 13, 2017



Have you ever had a bad day? Somehow I’m sure that everyone must have had that kind of day at least once in their life. It is a kind of day when everything seems so wrong and goes out of what you’ve been planned before. It is a kind of day when everyone else seems so annoying and disturbing you. It is a kind of day when it feels like the universe conspires to bring you down at your lowest point. It is a kind of day that you wish would pass so soon but the clock just crawls so slow instead. It is a kind of day that you wish would never come again in your life but a day like that just keeps on coming instead. However, a day like that is coming to give you something; perhaps in a small and simple thing like feeling of gratitude towards the good days you have, or perhaps in a big and contemplative thing like giving some meaning towards your entire life and your existence in this universe. Perhaps, it is coming just to remind you kindly that you currently have someone significant in your life that can always turn that kind of day into a better one.

My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why I got out of bed at all. The morning rain clouds up my window and I can’t see at all. And even if I could it’d all be grey, but your picture on my wall. It reminds me that it’s not so bad; it’s not so bad.” –Dido, Thank You

A song titled “Thank You”, performed by British singer-songwriter, Dido, is the song I would like to talk about this time. The pop trip hop track was released in December 12th 2000 and served as the third single released from her debut studio album, “No Angel”. It was written by Dido herself along with Paul Herman. An official accompany music video for “Thank You” was released in January 2001 and directed by Dave Meyers. The lyrics follow a story of woman who expresses her gratitude towards her partner for being beside her during her worst day. This song’s first verse is notably used as the chorus in the song “Stan” by American rapper Eminem.


"Thank You" single cover | source: en.wikipedia.org

Simple things can ruin your day. Small things can ruin your mood for the whole day. Sometimes it is as simple as you wake up in the morning being welcomed by the morning rain and cold air. Sometimes it is as simple as you wake up in the morning realizing that the electricity went off since the night and haven’t turn on yet. Sometimes it is as simple as you wake up in the morning finding out that your significant other is not beside you and probably hasn’t comeback since the day before. Sometimes it is as simple as you wake up in the morning feeling cold and wanting to continue sleeping but you know you have to get up, take a bath, and go to work. “My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why I got out of bed at all. The morning rain clouds up my window and I can’t see at all. And even if I could it’d all be grey, but your picture on my wall. It reminds me that it’s not so bad; it’s not so bad.” But after all of those shitty things, your eyes catch a glimpse of something that makes them don’t matter anymore; it’s the picture of your significant other on your wall.
Complex thing can ruin your day. Big things can ruin your mood for the whole day. Sometimes it is as complex as you realize that you got many bills to pay while there is no money in your bank account. Sometimes it is as complex as you got a severe headache since you realize that you got so much work to do yet you haven’t done anything yet. Sometimes it is as complex as you meet a bad traffic on your hectic way to the office; you want to angry but do not know whom to be angry at. Sometimes it is as complex as you meet difficulties while trying to finish your work, whether it is from your own colleagues or the office’s atmosphere. “I drank too much last night, got bills to pay, my head just feels in pain. I missed the bus and there’ll be hell today, I’m late for work again. And even if I’m there, they’ll all imply that I might not last the day. And then you call me and it’s not so bad; it’s not so bad.” But after all of those shitty things, your phone rings and it makes them don’t matter anymore; it’s the name of your significant other on the call.
It takes only a simple matter from our significant other to get rid of those simple shitty things and brighten your day. It is as simple as seeing their smiling face welcoming you when you get back home from a very bad day at work. It even takes a simple matter too from our significant other to wash away those complex shitty things and make your day better. It is as simple as hearing their voice through the phone in the middle of a very bad situation you face at the office. “Push the door, I’m home at last and I’m soaking through and through. Then you handed me a towel and all I see is you. And even if my house falls down now, I wouldn’t have a clue, because you’re near me.” It is the one that always has the ability to turn your darkest day into the brightest one. It is the one that always has ability to make you feel high and strong even at your lowest and weakest point. It is the one whom you always feel thankful to. It is your significant other. “I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life. Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life.”


"No Angel" album cover | source: en.wikipedia.org

People say that a bad day is there to remind you of your good days and be thankful for that. People say that a good day is there to remind you of what makes you happy and be grateful for that. A bad day is there to remind you that you have a significant other and be thankful for their existence. A good day is there to remind you that you are not alone and be grateful for your significant other’s company. Even when the universe seems so unfriendly cold at times, there is always this someone who has the ability to embrace you with warm friendliness; and you have to be thankful for that. Even when the world seems so harshly cruel at times, there is always this someone who has the ability to hold you with nice kindness; and you have to be grateful for that. Even when the universe conspires to bring you down, there is always this someone who can take you up again. Even when the world turns against you and tears you apart, there is always this someone who will have your back and help you to gather yourself together. Even when the world around you is crumbling down and apart, it does not matter since you have this someone with and beside you all the way. And you have to be thankful for that.

I drank too much last night, got bills to pay, my head just feels in pain. I missed the bus and there’ll be hell today, I’m late for work again. And even if I’m there, they’ll all imply that I might not last the day. And then you call me and it’s not so bad; it’s not so bad.” –Dido, Thank You




My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why I got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window and I can’t see at all
And even if I could it’d all be grey, but your picture on my wall
It reminds me that it’s not so bad, it’s not so bad

I drank too much last night, got bills to pay, my head just feels in pain
I missed the bus and there’ll be hell today, I’m late for work again
And even if I’m there, they’ll all imply that I might not last the day
And then you call me and it’s not so bad, it’s not so bad and

I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life

Push the door, I’m home at last and I’m soaking through and through
Then you handed me a towel and all I see is you
And even if my house falls down now, I wouldn’t have a clue
Because you’re near me and

I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life

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  1. I'm glad to see you still posting here! The last time I saw something here were when you posted something about adele's song (I don't remember which one). The only thing I remember was that you were very happy about some boy and that he was like your "soul mate". Is he still in your live? Were you right about his deep feelings about you?

    By accident I discovered why you call your blog "pieces of mashita" and why I see the words "I'am mood, I am messy...". I was listening to Ashlee Simpson song and suddenly this part played. I thought "Where do I know this words from???" Haha! Then I remembered about your blog!!!

    I really, really love the way you express yourself and your feelings! I'll be checking out some of your past posts and the future ones!

    Bye, Mashita!

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