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Wieke Gur shares her love for lyrics through her book

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, September 27 2009   /  10:30 am

Di dalam pesta, ada pita-pita (In every party, there are ribbons) Musik yang keras (Loud music) Juga derai canda .(And jokes) - Pesta (Party) People who grew up in the 1980s will definitely know composer Elfa Seciora's song "Pesta" (Party) and the songwriter Wieke Gur. Famous for her beautiful and meaningful lyrics, Wieke now presents her latest creation, Jatuh Cinta Lagi (Falling in Love Again), a book about her experience of writing lyrics. Published by Akoer, the 234-page book reveals Wieke's experiences in composing lyrics for 48 songs, in which she usually related her personal experience to the lyrics. For example, "Kusadari" (I Realize), was written after her aunt chose to leave her cheating husband (page 65). However, instead of writing mellow and cheesy lyrics, Wieke's words have been heart-strengthening. She was inspired to write the lyrics for "Katakanl...