Sunday, September 12, 2010

Don't Try So Hard

Pukul 2.00. Aku terbangun dan menemukan diriku masih berpakaian lengkap dan dalam posisi meringkuk di depan laptop. Tampaknya tadi malam aku tak kuasa menahan penat dan langsung jatuh tertidur setelah menyalakan laptop dengan niat membuat laporan kegiatan tadi siang.

Pada saat-saat inilah aku merasa putaran bumi melambat dan "Don't Try So Hard"-nya Queen mengalun menggedor kalbu. Cerita ini mendadak sontak menjadi drama, malam menjadi panggungnya, tapping Bryan May dan kekuatan teatrikal vokal Freddie Mercury seolah menjadi musik ilustrasinya.

Lama aku duduk di teras belakang memandang bulan muda di Langit Timor, berdamai dengan sunyi. Kalaupun ini adalah sebuah drama, siapa penontonnya? Sekejap teringat perkataan seorang teman :

"Mas, kalaupun memang benar begitu, saya mending jadi pemain daripada penontonnya".

Kupaksakan jawaban tak logis tersebut untuk menjadi kebenaran dan menjejalkannya ke dalam otak.


If you're searching out for something
Don't try so hard
If you're feeling kinda nothing
Don't try so hard
When your problems seem like mountains
You feel the need to find some answers
You can leave it for another day
Don't try so hard

But if you fall and take a tumble it won't be far
If you fail you mustn't grumble
Thank your lucky stars
Just savour every mouthful
And treasure every moment
When the storms are raging round you
Stay right where you are

Oh don't try so hard
Oh don't take it all to heart
It's only fools they make these rules
Don't try so hard

One day you'll be a sergeant major
Oh you'll be so proud
Screaming out your bloody orders
Hey but not too loud
Polish all your shiny buttons
Dress as lamb instead of mutton
But you never had to try to stand out from the crowd

Oh what a beautiful world
This is the life for me
Oh what a beautiful world
It's the simple life for me

Oh don't try so hard
Oh don't take it all to heart
It's only fools - they make these rules
Don't try so hard
Don't try so hard
Don't try so hard

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"Don't Try So Hard" performed by Queen; Innuendo / 1991


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