No Matter What

Written By Rocky Chua on Monday, October 12, 2009 | 7:12 PM

"Stephen Gately of Boyzone Dies at 33...!" This is the news I have recently read from

Did you know Stephen Gately? Yup, I know you know the Irish Boyband Boyzone. And of course if you know the band, definitely you also know one of its controversial member Stephen Gately!
Lead of the news stated: "Stephen Gately, member of the popular Irish band Boyzone in the 90’s, died on Saturday while on holiday in Majorca off the coast of Spain." The boyband's official website further confirmed, "Stephen tragically died whilst on holiday in Majorca yesterday. The four remaining Boyzone members, including lead singer Ronan Keating, were shocked following the news of the death. They will all fly out to the island today."

Maybe on this day of this year, Stephen Gately was not anymore known. But on the 90's not just being part of his popular boyband, he created a very controversial revelation.

Stephen’s coming out as a gay man caused a sensation in the entertainment world ten years ago. He married Andrew Cowles in a civil union in March, 2006. Now his death left his husband alone.

Well, to give you how Stephen Gately look likes, take a quick snap above. That was the face of Stephen. And of course, you wonder how his husband Andrew Cowles looks, below are their pictures! You see how happy the two couple was!

And of course the last two remaining photos were the popular Irish boyband you used to love before!

Yeah, they really dominated the hit charts in the '90s. A variety of hit songs we had were coming from them.

I was in high school when they really became so popular in the music world. In my first and second years in high school, Boyzone was truly the talk of the town! They were so popular that even my group barkada in high school compared us with Boyzone. Yeah, we are the Boyzone in High School!

Being grown up with the different boyband in '90s such as this group, I dedicate this page to Boyzone. It was my own means of paying tribute to the death of one of their team member Stephen! Though they really made many different good hits, I prefer to choose this one since this song also become part of my high school life. I was in 2nd year high school, year 1998 when this song made a smash hit!

So to all the Boyzone fanatics out there, here is the lyrics of their song! I salute this group!

No Matter What

Chica cha ha ha
Chica cha ha ha
Chica cha ha ha
Chica cha ha ha
Chica cha ha ha
Chica cha ha ha
No matter what they tell us
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach us
What we believe is true

No matter what they call us
However they attack
No matter where they take us
We'll find our own way back

I can't deny what I believe
I can't be what I'm not
I know our love forever
I know, no matter what

If only tears were laughter (ooh)
If only night was day (ooh)
If only prayers were answered (hear my prayers)
Then we would hear God say (say)

No matter what they tell you (ooh)
No matter what they do (ooh)
No matter what they teach you
What you believe is true

And I will keep you safe and strong
And shelter from the storm
No matter where it's barren
A dream is being born


No matter who they follow
No matter where they lead
No matter how they judge us
I'll be everyone you need

No matter if the sun don't shine (sun don't shine)
Or if the skies are blue (skies are blue)
No matter what the end is
My life began with you

I can't deny what I believe (what I believe, yeah)
I can't be what I'm not
(I know, I know) I know this love's forever
That's all that matters now
No matter what

No matter what (no, no matter, no)

No, no matter
That's all that matters to me
[Repeat X 7]
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