"There she was, like a picture.
There she was, she was just the same.
There she was, he just had to know.
Had she had forgot his name"
Past is only meant for the bravest. Was it good, was it bad, when time is the distance, years apart in different path, there the deep void of inevitable longingness.
Past is not meant for the now, it's just not. Did she, was she, would she and thousands questions you feel you just had to know.
"Thinking back to the last time.
On the wall as he turned away.
Turning back, did he even know?
Did he ever hear her say
Ulay, Ulay, Oh?
Trying his best to forget her.
Trying his best to just keep his stride.
Kept his word, but he knows he heard
Ulay, Ulay, Oh"
Damn, Ulay, when you let the time be the distance, that's the furthermost place you won't ever reach again. The Past is the Furthest. You should had turned back. It doesn't matter who's wrong, who's right, when she calls your name, just turn back. But we made same mistake.
This is a song about a couple who separate for 30 years. Ulay, Ulay, Oh are the words she muttered 30 years ago at the Great Wall of China when they took separate ways.
Watch their story here, I won't spoil you, it's a good one.
I can relate to this song, and I damn my self. I had my chance, long time ago, not as long as this story, but 10+ years is a quite a great distance. Sometimes I still wondering, will she smile when she thinks of me.