Big city life,
Me try fi get by,
Pressure nah ease up no matter how hard me try.
People in a show,
All lined in a row.
We just push on by,
How hard we try.
Take a moment to relax.
Before you do anything rash.
Soon our work is done,
All of us one by one.
Still we live our lives,
As if all this stuff survives.
The Linguist across the seas and the oceans,
A permanent Itinerant is what I’ve chosen.
I find myself in big city prison, arisen from the vision of man kind.
Designed, to keep me discreetly neatly in the corner,
You’ll find me with the flora and the fauna and the hardship.
Back a yard is where my heart is still I find it hard to depart this big city life.
Listening to this tropical house track when I was cruising in my friend’s car. The lyrics felt so beautiful when you look at it closely. It perfectly describes my past 2 years studying in Melbourne so far. Melbourne, one of the most affordable cities, makes you feel everything is rushed and pushed on including the people, work and education. I’m not kidding when I say it actually can give a bunch of pressure and stress on you. It takes a toll on you. You always have to strive for better and more when you’re living in such a city. Sometimes, all I need is to calm down, chill and take everything slowly. That’s why I love Brunei (especially Kuala Belait). Everything is quite relaxed albeit a little TOO relaxed. I just want a perfect balance between the busy city lifestyle and the chill, calm ‘kampung’ lifestyle. Because it sometimes feels like I’m trapped in a cage when I’m in Melbourne. I couldn’t do what I want to do that would normally be fine back here. Sure, it’s a great city and I absolutely LOVE Melbourne. The options are endlessly. But, you know, my heart belongs to the ‘kampung’ lifestyle. Even then, I find it hard to leave Melbourne if I do. It’s such a great place. Mixed thoughts overall as to what kind of lifestyle I prefer but both are definitely options I would consider in the future. It just depends which one I’ll like more 5 years then. 🙂
I did listen to the original but I felt it was too slow and this remix was perfect to listen to when you just want to lay around. However, there’s no deny that the lyrics are perfection.