Single of the Day: OneRepublic - Counting Stars

Oleh: admincd - 25 Feb 2014

Released by: Universal Music Indonesia

Ryan Tedder been busy. Bukan hanya dengan artis-artis lain, tapi juga dengan bandnya, OneRepublic. Yang mereka sibukkan adalah menciptakan sebuah lagu yang bisa dijadikan sebuah hit yang nantinya bisa dimanfaatkan sebagai lagu yang mengalahkan 'Apologize' sebagai signature song mereka. Seberapa lama mereka harus menunggu untuk saat itu tiba? Cukup lama, karena 'Counting Stars' adalah lagu yang hadir dari album studio ketiga OneRepublic, "Native".

Apa yang membuat lagu ini begitu istimewa? Sebenarnya ia masih menawarkan keunikan musik a la OneRepublic yang memang jagonya membuat gado-gado musik. 'Counting Stars' terpatri dalam gaya pop dengan aroma dancy hasil dari racikan tempo yang meningkat. Kemudian ia mendapat pengaruh besar dari corak folk yang tersamarkan dalam beat. Not that big difference with One Republic's other tracks, huh?!

Keluwesan vokal Ryan pun masih juara! Verse mungkin tersaji dalam olahan biasa, tapi dalam pre-chorus, ia mulai melakukan liukan-liukan falsetto khasnya. Bagian yang paling kontras dalam lagu ini adalah bridge, dimana sejenak instrumen menghilang, digantikan dengan tepuk-tepukan tangan sebagai musik latar dari lirik yang dibawakan oleh Ryan bersama vokal latar yang choir-y. Iring-iringan ini mengantarkan pada chorus terakhir yang kemudian ditutup dengan fade out serupa.

Saya tak dapat menemukan apa yang begitu signifikan dari lagu ini untuk dijadikan alasan keberhasilannya menyamai posisi 'Aplogize'. Ini adalah sebuah pujian atas kesamarataan karya apik yang OneRepublic punya. Dan penggemar pasti mulai terbiasa dengan bias kontras atas apa yang diusung lirik dalam lagu dengan musik yang melatarinya. Karena rata-ratanya pun menunjukkan bahwa yang terjadi layaknya sebuah ironi, kita mendapatkan kenikmatan dari lirik yang lirih.

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LYRIC

[Chorus]

Lately I been, I been losing sleep

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard

Said no more counting dollars

We'll be counting stars

Yeah, we'll be counting stars

[Verse 1]

I see this life

Like a swinging vine

Swing my heart across the line

In my face is flashing signs

Seek it out and ye shall find

Old, but I'm not that old

Young, but I'm not that bold

And I don't think the world is sold

I'm just doing what we're told

I feel something so right

By doing the wrong thing

And I feel something so wrong

By doing the right thing

I couldn't lie, couldn't lie, couldn't lie

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

[Chorus]

Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard (hey!)

Said no more counting dollars

We'll be counting stars

Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard (hey!)

Said no more counting dollars

We'll be, we'll be counting stars

[Verse 2]

I feel the love

And I feel it burn

Down this river every turn

Hope is our four letter word

Make that money

Watch it burn

Old, but I'm not that old

Young, but I'm not that bold

And I don't think the world is sold

I'm just doing what we're told

And I feel something so wrong

By doing the right thing

I couldn't lie, couldn't lie, couldn't lie

Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

[Chorus]

Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard

Said no more counting dollars

We'll be counting stars

Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard (hey!)

Said no more counting dollars

We'll be, we'll be counting stars

Oh, oh, oh.

[Bridge 4x:]

Take that money

Watch it burn

Sing in the river

The lessons I learned

Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

[Chorus]

Lately I been, I been losing sleep (hey!)

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard (hey!)

Said no more counting dollars

We'll be counting stars

Lately I been, I been losing sleep

Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I been, I been prayin' hard

Said no more counting dollars

We'll be, we'll be counting stars

[Outro 4x:]

Take that money

Watch it burn

Sing in the river

The lessons I learned

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