No Regrets, They Don’t Work

How have you been?

Yesterday, we went to this place in Saudi Arabia called “Edge of the World” and frankly, there were about 3 or 4 moments that I kind of felt like dying either of heart attack or by falling off the cliff. No one knew what we are getting into. We told my father that I don’t want to risk going because there might be stuff out there that I am anaphylactic to — he said, “what if there’s none?” I knew it’s a risk (and he was being hardheaded about it) but what the hell, this is their last few weeks, so yeah…

It’s an hour drive away from the city + an hour of rough road trip (+ an hour and a half of trekking). Rough road we were told, but we didn’t know it’ll be like major tyre killers rough. We thought it meant rough like small rocks… you know… we weren’t an adventurous family, we don’t know these things. Our car is Ford Flex so it’s naturally lowered and it’s not a four wheel drive. I told my dad who is a mechanic & a car expert that we fear it’s going to be a problem. He said, “it’s okay, sedans get through it according to others, so it’s got to be ok for you.” My father’s car was a Suburban, they didn’t have a problem.

It’s the lack of knowledge about the place that led us to such a problematic travel. Had we known what rough road actually meant, I would not have come or would have rented a suitable car instead.

These extreme activities are being brought by the fact that we’re trying to make memories with the family plus my godmother from Japan is touring Saudi Arabia for a once in a lifetime visit, part of her world tour. She’s a traveler who’s gone to almost every part of the world except in Saudi Arabia because it’s just opened tourism quite recently. She took advantage of the fact that my mom’s still here.

And YES, we met two Polish travelers and they did use Hyundai Elantra. They were able to drive their super tiny car with flying colors. It’s because our car was set so low — that caused quite a problem. My husband is still pissed because we broke our bumper and our tyres burned badly.

But this is once in a lifetime. We won’t go back to that place, ever again, so it’s basically one of my dear diary moments… #neveragain


This is very much related to this week’s SLS theme. It’s about songs that feature the lyrics of either Birth, Death, or Life. 

Do you have regrets in life? I bet Robbie Williams and Guy Antony Chambers don’t have as they wrote the song I am featuring this week.

No Regrets is a song by British singer Robbie Williams. It was released on 30 November 1998 as the second single from his second studio album, I’ve Been Expecting You (1998). The song features backing vocals by Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys and Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy.

No Regrets

Tell me a story
Where we all change
And we’d live our lives together
And not estranged

I didn’t lose my mind it was
Mine to give away
Couldn’t stay to watch me cry
You didn’t have the time
So I softly slip away…No regrets they don’t work
No regrets they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it’s just a point of view
But they tell me I’m doing fine

I know from the outside
(Some people said)
We looked good for each

other
Felt things were going wrong
When you didn’t like my mother

I don’t want to hate
But that’s all you’ve left me with
A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy
Of how we all could live

No regrets they don’t work
No regrets now, they only hurt
(We’ve been told you stay up late)
I know they’re still talking
(You’re far too short to carry weight)
The demons in your head
(Return the videos they’re late)
If I could just stop hating you
(Goodbye)
I’d feel sorry for us instead

Remember the photographs insane
The ones where we all laugh so lame
We were having the time of our lives
Well thank you, it was a real blast

No regrets, they don’t work
No regrets, they only hurt
(We’ve been told you stay up late)
Write me a love song
(You’re far too short to carry weight)
Drop me a line
(Return the videos they’re late)
Suppose it’s just a point of view
(Goodbye)
But they tell me I’m doing fine

Everything I wanted to be
Everytime I walked away
Everytime you told me to leave
I just wanted to stay
Everytime you looked at me
And everytime you smiled
I felt so vacant you treat me like a child
I loved the way we used to laugh
I loved the way we used to smile
Often I sit down and think of you for a while
And then it passes me by
And I think of someone else instead
I guess the love we once had
Is officially
Dead!

10 thoughts on “No Regrets, They Don’t Work

  1. Well that sounds like the road trip from hell and I am with your hubby on being pissed about the car perhaps your dad could chip in for the repairs….No?….yup I guessed that.
    Great choice of song! I have always loved Robbie he has a great voice and writes brilliant songs ….I am sure he has lots of regrets after all he’s only human πŸ’œ

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    1. It was horrible… we look back and laugh because we were all scared & now, so relieved!!! Haha. I highly doubt he’d chip in, he says he’s retired and jobless πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I am so happy to see how many Robbie Williams fans there are among the SLS peeps!

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  2. Oh dear, what a terrible situation; I am glad that in the end, you made it through unharmed (unlike your car, so sorry, ugh). I didn’t know this song, a very nice choice for the theme!

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