KAILAN by Smokey Mountain, MYMP

From my limited knowlege, this song is originally from that 80′s group Smokey Mountain,

According to WIkipedia (my trusted source hehe)

Smokey Mountain was a Filipino singing group formed by musical director, composer, and conductor Ryan Cayabyab. The original group was based in Manila, Philippines, and had James Coronel, Geneva Cruz, Jeffrey Hidalgo, and Tony Lambino as its members.

he group’s first hit, Kailan (When), was number one on national airwaves for eight straight weeks and the album hit gold, platinum, and double-platinum status within months of its release.”

This song was recently revived by group MYMP. The general sweetness of the song made it a hit back then, and just as now. Sing it in every corner, and I’m sure somehow, somewhere someone would join you in duet, that’s how infectious it is. Trust me. I do it.

Aside from the catchy melody, the song is mostly about unrequited love. It’s about a girl who likes a guy she still doesn’t know the name of. It’s a song about introductions, and mostly young love. It brings to mind, highschool crushes and those innocent times when you put the picture of your love in your notebooks, bump into him in school hallways, and just wonder when when when will I finally meet him, or in Filipino, “Kailan?”

Kailan

music and lyrics by Smokey Mountain

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Bakit kaya nangangamba <Why do I feel anxious>

Sa tuwing ika’y nakikita? <Whenever I see you?>

Sana nama’y magpakilala <I wish that I could know who you are>

Ilang ulit nang nakabangga <We’ve bumped into each other many times>

Aklat kong dala’y <Even the book that I carried>

Pinulot mo pa <You picked it up too>

Di ka pa rin nagpakilala <But you never even introduced yourself>

Refrain

Bawat araw sinusundan <Every day I follow you>

Di ka naman tumitingin <But you never look back>

Anong aking dapat gawin? <What do I have to do?>

Bakit kaya umiiwas? <Why do you avoid me?>

Binti ko ba’y mayroong gasgas? <Do es my leg have a scratch?>

Nais ko lang magpakilala <I only want to introduce myself>

Dito’y mayro’n sa puso ko <Here in side my heart>

Munting puwang laan sa’yo <There’s a small space reserved for you.>

Maari na bang magpakilala? <May I finally know you?>

Refrain:

Bawat araw sinusundan <Every day I follow you>

Di ka naman tumitingin <But you never look back>

Anong aking dapat gawin? <What do I have to do?>

Chorus:

Kailan? <When?>

Kailan mo ba mapapansin ang aking lihim <When will you notice my secret?>

Kahit anong aking gawin <No matter what I do>

DI mo pinapansin <You never notice>

Kailan? <When?>

Kailan hahaplusin ang pusong bitin na bitin <When will you touch this heart which wants so much>

Kahit anong gawing lambing <No matter what affectionate things I do>

Di mo pa rin pansin <You never really notice>

Interlude

Dito’y mayro’n sa puso ko <Here in side my heart>

Munting puwang laan sa’yo <There’s a small space reserved for you.>

Maari na bang magpakilala? <May I finally know you?>

Repeat Refrain

Repeat Chorus

Kailan… Kahit anong aking gawin di mo pinapansin… oooh

NOTE::

SOme translations are tricky. I tried to convey the nearest meaning, because some words have no english equivalent, and I had to improvise.

But no matter. Isn’t the song just ridiculously sweet??? A bit stalker ish but still sweet.

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4 Responses to “KAILAN by Smokey Mountain, MYMP”

  1. VANESSA Says:

    good one, nice…nice…nice…

  2. VANESSA Says:

    i love this song. wen i hear it, i remember my crushes

  3. maLLica Says:

    Really nice song and I’m not recommended for a heart is broken because this song has a very deep meaning…^^

    love this song very mucchh……!!

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