BREATHE IN WATER*


Somehow the days and the nights are all the same

I can’t tell the time I forget their names

When I am without you

And I’m spinning around like a satellite

With daze in my head I can’t abide

When I’m away from you

To show how much you mean to me

I’d give up my gravity

I’d walk the surface of the sea

To find where you would be

I’d breathe in water –

And drown myself in you

I’d breathe in water –

Dive myself in youI’d breathe in water –

If you asked me toBreathe in water

Somehow I feel so lost with a homeless heart

I’ve nowhere to run,

I’ve nowhere to hide

When I am missing you

But I chase the dark clouds from my eyes

Send them away like butterflies

When I think about you

To show how much you mean to me

I’ve erased my memory

To walk the surface of the sea

To be where you would be

This is what I can do

What a woman can do

This is all that I feel

And what I feel is real

This is what I have prayed

For this love in my way

I breathe in water

I can breathe in water

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Perempuan, dengan segala ketidakberdayaan dan kelemahannya, ternyata mampu mendobrak, berteriak, dan melakukan segala yang tidak mungkin dilakukan laki-laki.

Lagu inilah yang setiap hari kudengarkan sewaktu di Lobam dulu. Meresapi setiap kata, menyelami setiap melodi yang mampir di telinga. Berhari-hari menyusuri jalan-jalan di sana, menghitung lembar-lembar daun ketapang yang meranggas.

Lagu ini masih mampu membuatku menangis, bukan karena lemah. Justru sebaliknya, karena merasakan kekuatan. Bahkan bernafas di dalam air pun kami sanggup. Bukankah itu hebat?

*Anggun, Luminesence

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