Paying Tribute To The Dearly Departed With Berlin’s Take My Breath Away

“Take My Breath Away”Berlin_-_Take_My_Breath_Away_Single_Cover

Watching every motion
In my foolish lover’s game
On this endless ocean
Finally lovers know no shameTurning and returning
To some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion
As you turn around and say

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Watching I keep waiting
Still anticipating love
Never hesitating
To become the fated ones
Turning and returning

To some secret place to find
Watching in slow motion
As you turn to me and say
My love

Take my breath away

Through the hourglass I saw you
In time you slipped away
When the mirror crashed I called you
And turned to hear you say
If only for today
I am unafraid

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

Watching every motion
In this foolish lover’s game
Haunted by the notion
Somewhere there’s a love in flames

Turning and returning
To some secret place inside
Watching in slow motion
As you turn my way and say

Take my breath away
Take my breath away

When it comes to attending funerals, there are general funeral songs that you usually hear. In some countries, you usually hear Christian songs playing. However, there are some funeral services wherein a unique song is being played or sung. This usually depends on the dearly departed’s final request or what the immediate family wants to play as a tribute to the deceased.  “Take My Breath Away” is a perfect example. As strange as it sounds to other people, this can be used in a funeral. This song was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock and performed by the band Berlin. It was released on June 15 of 1986. It is a love song that is part of the soundtrack of 1986 film entitled Top Gun.

The title of the song is an idiom that pertains to a deep admiration for something or, in this case, someone’s beauty. This may be pertaining to the dearly departed’s physical beauty, inner beauty, or both. This is especially true if the deceased has helped a lot of individuals when he or she was still alive. This may also be a tribute of the bereaved towards the deceased. This may be a husband’s dedication to his wife or vice versa. Another meaning for the phrase would be the surprise or the shock felt by someone to a certain event that happened which, in this case, is apparent.

Again, depending on the situation and the perception of the listener, the song can have a different interpretation. However, as an example, part of lyrics specifically “Through the hourglass I saw you. In time you slipped away. When the mirror crashed I called you. And turned to hear you say. If only for today, I am unafraid;” would perfectly describe how time is the enemy of mortals. We are given a specific time to live our lives to the fullest and when the time is up, that’s when we contemplate on a lot of things that make us appreciate the cycle of life and death. When someone dies, that’s the time wherein we think about how important it is to live life without regrets.

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