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Anggun Lyrics Project

Continuing the lyrics project for Indonesian singer Anggun's Elevation album, here are the lyrics for Seize the moment. It samples another piece of music called Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, which was composed by Japanese musician, record producer and actor Ryuichi Sakamoto, for the 1983 film of the same name. The music has also been remixed and sampled by others, including dance group Watergate for their song Heart of Asia (2000) and Japanese American singer Utada Hikaru for her song Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence-FYI (2009).  People have also commented that the music in Seize the moment is similar to Justin Timberlake's My Love.

Anggun also has a French version of this called Hymne a la vie (Life anthem/Hymn of life) and an Indonesian version called Sebelum berhenti. These are the lyrics for the English version which, I partly got from a YouTube video and partly did myself.

Update 22/11/13: The video to the English version has now been made private, so you can no longer view
 it. :( But you can still listen to the different versions at the link below. :)


Seize the moment
Ohh ohh ohhh x2

Verse 1
I collected many words
Within my head
Most of them remained unsaid
But I never lose the time
That the things I meant to do
Standing in a hall, asking me to carry them through
Been taking my time but I wasted the time
Till I realised I miss, I miss, that kiss (that kiss)
No use in denying cause I know only time
Can heal me from that kiss, I've missed (I've missed)


Every time I breathe
I won't let a second pass me by
Seize the moment (ah)
And I won't release it or leave it
Every time I breathe
There will be a second passing by
Seize the moment (ah)
(Won't let it go)
Every time I breathe
I won't let a second pass me by
Seize the moment (ah)
And I won't release it, or leave it
Every time I breathe
I will seize the moment that won't let go

Verse 2

I remember many dreams
I learned to get (?)
Most of them still lie in my bed (?)
But I never lose the time
But I do remember you, with a glory smile
How I wish I cherished you too/How I wished that I wished you too (?)
The places I've been
And the faces I've seen
They're still somewhere on hold, on hold, untold (untold)
The space in between 
What is real, what's a dream
The story's still untold, untold


As the time goes by (as time goes by)
With me leaving you (I'm leaving you)
You'll realise (realise) realise (realise)
Everything we've got (things that we've got)
And the things we could lose (we could all lose)
Took you by surprise (by surprise)

Chorus x2 
 For all three versions and the French lyrics, visit this link:   
There may be mistakes in it because some of it was hard to hear. If anyone knows the French translation  
or has the Indonesian lyrics and translation, please let me know. :) 

Update: It may have been the above video where I got the Chorus lyrics from but I can't remember.
I've also included a link to Utada's version because it's one of my fave songs of hers:
Note: The text went a bit funny; I can't seem to sort it out! 


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