Cherly Susanti

composer | conductor

Jelang Tengah Malam

Jelang Tengah Malam is the last song of Cherly’s Siklus Hidup. This particular song is written in Gb major. The lyrics specifically contain no rolling “r” due to Cherly’s difficulties in spelling rolling “r”.

This song is about someone who is remembering one’s life, approaching the end of the ‘night’.

Jelang tengah malam kupejamkan mataku

Kuingat-ingat lagi pagiku

Diam-diam, kupandang senyuman manismu

Kuabadikan dalam hatiku

Jelang tengah malam kupejamkan mataku

Menantikanmu datang ke dalam mimpiku

Jelang tengah malam kupanjatkan doaku

Diam-diam, tanpa ada yang tahu

Jelang tengah malam kupejamkan mataku

Kegelapan menyelimutiku

Dengan keabadian ku akan menyatu

Meninggalkan pagi

Dan senyummu.

Di Bawah Lembayung Senja

Di Bawah Lembayung Senja is the second piece of Cherly’s Siklus Hidup. This particular song is written in B minor as requested by Prajna Indrawati, a collaborative pianist whom requested Cherly to write a piano piece in B minor. The lyrics specifically contain no rolling “r” due to Cherly’s difficulties in spelling rolling “r”.

This song is about one’s midlife struggle, not knowing what the future holds, yet the universe said: keep moving forward with full of hope.

Di bawah lembayung senja setapak demi setapak aku melangkah.

Tak nampak bagiku ujung jalan, gelita laksana malam tiada bintang.

Namun semesta membisikkan padaku, lewat hembusan angin menyapaku: “Melangkahlah dengan penuh asa.”