Dad spends his night watching YouTube clips nowadays. Especially Rumah Uya, an Indonesian reality show.
Tonight he listened to songs. And closed his eyes on this one. I watched the clip and never realized Lovehunters, a popular Malay rock group active in the 80s-90s did a live show half naked. Like real rockers. This was during their last show at Esplanade in 2011.
Dad later shared that a long time ago at a Malay wedding, my Mum requested my Dad sing this song. It came out in late 90s. Not sure when he sang this. He wasn’t too confident but relented and she gave him flowers too.
This song, performance, and new found significance, will be at the back of my mind for while.
Sambutlah Kasih Ku by Lovehunters
Tak pernah ku menduga
Gelora jiwa sesali dada
Aku jatuh dan aku merindu tanpa kepastian
Aku dapat meyakinkan
Rasa cinta di hatiku
Hanyalah untukmu kekasihku
Mendung dalam sinar matamu
Kenangan duka masa lalu
Tak ku hiraukan panas mentari lagi
Demi cinta kurela menanti
Takkan goyah walau badai kan melanda
Seribu tahun kutetap setia
Lupakanlah dukamu yang silam
Hulur tanganmu sambut kasihku
Mari bersama kita melangkah
Membina cinta abadi