The Time of Our Lives is the official FIFA World Cup 2006 song. It's sung by Toni Braxton & Il Divo, my favborite singers. I was in Berlin and other parts of Germany for about 2 weeks during this time; traveling for the summer rather than for football (which some of you in America choose to call it soccer ;p) since I'm not a fan of the sport. Coincidentally, when I booked my ticket some time ago, I didn't realise it was the World Cup season! Anyway, I was there at that moment & I missed my favorite singers!!! Oh well, that's one of my regrets in life, I suppose. I'm lucky, I still have other chances, but my friend Armando will never have that chance again! He passed away in a work accident in early June 2006 and another friend of his in Portugal wrote me on VirtualTourist.com to inform me of the sad news :(
It was a devastating 2 weeks for me. It wasn't long ago that I met with Armando in Sintra, Portugal, after a year of saying hi over the internet on VirtualTourist.com. It was totally unexpected, the guy was only around early 40 or even less! It wasn't too long ago that he drove me around Portugal for 3-4 days showing me his country and his love or porcelain. We even discussed a meeting in China so that he can check out all his favorite pieces! Of course, we both didn't know then that it would be the first time as well as the last time we met! I wrote about Armando on Lunch.com before and some of you might remember him. He was the archaeologist I met in Portugal. He was also the only VT member who actually sent me to the airport on my day of departure even though he was living in Sintra and not Lisbon! The most hospitable online friend I've ever met in person! A great friend!
I was making a Christmas list consisting of Christmas songs by Il Divo just and this song by Il Divo reminded me of our time in Portugal. Hence, the inspiration for this review.
There was a dream Long time ago There was a dream Destined to grow
Hacerse pasion Con fuego abrazar El deseo de dar sin fin El deseo de ganar
For a lifetime Of heartbreaks That brought us here today We will go all the way
And, it feels like we're having The time of our lives Let's light the fire, find the flame Let's come together as one in the same 'Cause it feels like we're having The time of our lives We'll find the glory in the game All that we are, for all that we are For the time of our lives
Hoy es el dia Es la pasion de triunfar Para hacer realidad el destino que soñabamos conseguir Una vida de lucha nos trajo hasta aqui Y llegare hasta el final (Heaven knows...)
'Cause it feels like we're having the time of our lives Juntos, unidos, triunfara nuestro deseo de ser el major 'Cause it feels like we're having the time of our lives Hasta la gloria, junto a ti, La hora llego de la verdad El momento llego
Y ya nunca jamas lo podre olvidar...
'Cause it feels like we're having ('cause it feels...like we're having...) The time of our lives Juntos, unidos, triunfara (juntos, unidos, triunfara...) Nuestro deseo de ser el mejor 'Cause it feels like we're having ('cause it feels...like we're having...) The time of our lives Hasta la gloria, junto a ti, El momento llego El momento llego (Oh!...)
We'll find the glory (Find the glory...) In the end (In the end...) For all that we are For everything that we wanna be and all that we are For the time of our lives For the time of our lives... Oh...
The song may have been written for a sports competition. The game would be that of life. Well, the life of my friend Armando may have been short but it was one of greatness. We will always remember you, Armando! We miss you even though you've be gone for 4 1/2 years! Merry Christmas to you, my friend! A part of you will always be here with us!
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Il Divo and Braxton performed "The Time of Our Lives" during the 2006 FIFA World Cup opening festivities at FIFA World Cup Stadium Munich on June 9, 2006. That same day it was released as a single in continental Europe, reaching the top ten in Switzerland, the top twenty in Germany and Norway, and the top thirty in Italy and Austria, as well as number fifty-two on the composite European Hot 100 Singles.