Misterio by Slapshock [request by akuji]

September 8, 2008

Misterio

by Slapshock

Tumatawag, Naghihintay!)
Sa tuwing pag-gising mo…
(Lumilingon Papalayo!)
Sa tuwing pag-titig mo…

Calling, Waiting!

Everytime you wake up

I’m glancing farther every time

With your every stare

Nagtataka kung bakit ka pa nag-iisa
bawat lungkot bumabalot ang iyong tuwa

I wonder why you’re still alone

Why sadness blankets your happiness

napapawi ang lumbay…
Dahil sayo…Dahil sayo…(Dahil sayo!)
lumiliwanag ang buhay…
Dahil sayo…Dahil sayo…(Dahil sayo!)

The sadness fades

Because of you… Because of you (because of you!)

Life illuminates

Because of you… Because of you (because of you)

(Sumisigaw bawat araw!)
ng makikita ka…
(Natatanaw ko ang mundo!)
sa iyong mga mata…

 (Shouting each day!)

Whenever I see you…

(The world comes into sight)

Inside your very eyes…

Nagtataka kung bakit ka ba nag-iisa
bawat lungkot bumabalot ang iyong tuwa

Wondering why, you are alone

Why sadness blankets your happiness

napapawi ang lumbay…
Dahil sayo…Dahil sayo…(Dahil sayo!)
lumiliwanag ang buhay…
Dahil sayo…Dahil sayo…(Dahil sayo!)

The sadness fades

Because of you… Because of you (because of you!)

Life illuminates

Because of you… Because of you (because of you!)

Ito na nga ba ang misterio
na bumabalot sayo,
na ka tago sayo,
lumalapit sayo…
(Ako’y bumabalot sayo, na ka tago sayo, lumalapit sayo…)

Is this the mystery

That’s wrapped all over you

It’s hidden from you

It’s coming closer to you

(I’m wrapped all over, hidden from view, coming closer to you.

Wag Ka Matakot, Eraserheads

July 6, 2008

No intro needed. This is my ultimate favourite Eraserhead’s song. And I know I should be getting Mylene’s request done but haha I couldn’t resist doing this first. But thanks anyway. Keep the request’s coming.

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WAG KA MATAKOT

by the Eraserheads

Wag kang matakot //Don’t be afraid

Di mo ba alam nandito lang ako //Don’t you know that I’m right here

Sa iyong tabi// beside you?

Di kita pababayaan kailanman // I’ll never ever leave you alone

REFRAIN

At kung ikaw ay mahulog sa bangin //And if you fall off a cliff

Ay sasaluhin kita // I’ll catch you

CHORUS

Wag ka Matakot na matulog magisa //Don’t be afraid to sleep alone

Kasama mo naman ako //Because I’m always with you.

Wag ka Matakot umibig at lumuha //Don’t be afraid to love and cry

Kasama mo naman ako// Because I’m always with you

Wag ka Matakot //Don’t be afraid.

Aah….

Wag ka Matakot// Don’t be afraid

Dahil ang buhay mo’y walang katapusan// Because your life is neverending

Makapangyarihan ang pagibig na hawak mo sa ‘yong kamay // The love you hold in your hands is powerful

REFRAIN

Ikaw ang dyos at hari ng iyong mundo //You are the god and king of your world

Matakot sila sa’yo //They’re the ones who should be afraid of you

CHORUS

Wag ka Matakot na matulog magisa //Don’t be afraid to sleep alone

Kasama mo naman ako //Because I’m always with you.

Wag ka Matakot umibig at lumuha //Don’t be afraid to love and cry

Kasama mo naman ako// Because I’m always with you

Wag ka Matakot na magmukhang tanga //Don’t be afraid to look stupid

Kasama mo naman ako //Because I’m always with you.

Wag ka Matakot sa hindi mo pa nakita //Don’t be afraid of things you haven’t seen

Kasama mo naman ako// Because I’m always with you

Wag ka Matakot //Don’t be afraid.

Aaah…

Wag kang matakot //Don’t be afraid

Di mo ba alam nandito lang ako //Don’t you know that I’m right here

Sa iyong tabi// beside you?

Di kita pababayaan kailanman // I’ll never ever leave you alone

Wag kang matakot //Don’t be afraid

Di kita pababayaan kailanman // I’ll never ever leave you alone

Spolarium, by Eraserheads

June 29, 2008

This song written and first performed by the Eraserheads is one of those melodies meant to be heard and misunderstood. It’s vague words, allusions to general trivia (confusing to me at least becauseI was just a tot when it came out), and general drunken quality can be attributed to the fact that this song does involve beer—lots of it. Nevertheless, it displays Eraserheads timeless ability to capture moments of one;s life and frame it in the awesomest manner. I love this song. It’s pretty obvious. And not to mention that out of all songs covered by recent artists, the one made by Imago comes out as a crowd favorite.

SPOLARIUM*

written and performed by: Eraserheads

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dumilim ang paligid //The surroundings dimmed
may tumawag sa pangalan ko//Someone called my name
labing isang palapag //Eleven floors
tinanong kung okay lang ako // and asked if I was okay
sabay abot ng baso //while handing me a glass
may naghihintay //someone’s waiting
at bakit ba pag nagsawa na ako // and why is it when I’ve had enough
biglang ayoko na //suddenly I don’t want it anymore

at ngayon di pa rin alam //and now, I still have no idea
kung ba’t tayo nandito //why we are here
pwede bang itigil muna //can we please just stop
ang pagikot ng mundo //the earth from revolving

lumiwanag ang buwan //The moon shone
san juan** // San Juan
di ko na masasakyan //I’ll never be riding it.
ang lahat ng bagay ay gumuguhit*** .
na lang saking lalamunan //Everthing is just drawing a line/trailing across my throat
ewan mo at ewan natin //You don’t know and we don’t know
sinong may pakana // who’s to blame
at bakit ba tumilapon ang
gintong alak dyan sa paligid mo //and why did the golden beer spill all around you.

at ngayon di pa rin alam //and now I still have no idea
kung ba’t tayo nandito //why we are here
pwede bang itigil muna //can we please stop just for now
ang pagikot ng mundo //the world from revolving

umiyak ang umaga //the morning cried
anong sinulat ni enteng at joey**** dyan //what did enteng and joey write
sa gintong salamin //in the golden mirror
di ko na mabasa //I can’t read anymore
pagkat merong nagbura ahhh… //cause someone erased it ahh…

ewan mo at ewan natin // You don’t know and we don’t know
sinong may pakana //who is to blame
at bakit ba tumilapon ang spoliarium
dyan sa paligid mo //why did the spolarium spill all around you?

at ngayon di pa rin alam //and now I still have no idea
kung bakit tayo nandito //why we are here
pwede bang itigil muna //can we just stop it for now
ang pagikot ng mundo //the world from revolving
pwede bang itigil muna //can we stop it for now
ang pagikot ng mundo //the world from revolving
pwede bang itigil muna //can we stop it for now
ang pagikot nga mundo //the world from revolving

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*Spolarium– refers to a 19th century painting by Juan Luna, depicting a scene in the Coliseum with the soldiers dragging out the corpses of gladiators (it supposedly alludes to the oppression of natives during the Spanish period). As to it’s relation to the song. I HAVE NO IDEA.

**San Juan –another one of those things I don’t understand. It might refer to a place and because of their drunken binge, a jeepney (a public vehicle) route which he/she can’t ride anymore

***gumuguhit –this refers to that sharp, acidic line which a strong alcohol trails across the throat.

****enteng and joey– refers to Vic Sotto and Joey De Leon, respectively. They are two famous comedic icons in Philippine entertainment scene, or more appropriate mass culture. They also write and sing songs in their heydays.

And once again, I repeat. As to their relation to the songs, I’m still in the process of deciphering it. IN short. Ewan ko. I HAVE NO IDEA

KAILAN by Smokey Mountain, MYMP

May 31, 2008

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. The 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?”

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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? //Does my leg have a scratch?
Nais ko lang magpakilala //I only want to introduce myself

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The Company, Muntik na Kitang Minahal

May 31, 2008

I decided I should start with my personal favourite from that brilliant group hailing from me alma mater (nope not Eraserheads.) Haunting the OPM music scene for more than 20 years, they’ve grown old but their songs have proved to be nothing but timeless. This bittersweet piece has been covered by many artists (Erik Santos, Aiza Seguerra, Carol Banawa), and the company itself even produced two versions. However the appeal lies in the simple lyrics and soothing melody.

My friend once told me that this song aptly describes one of the tragedies of budding relationships, and proves (this friend is a man) how silly some girls could be. Here’s a link to the song

http://www.imeem.com/imissrehab/music/fBfQaVLm/the_company_muntik_na_kitang_minahal/

 

Muntik na Kitang Minahal

Music and Lyrics by: The Company

May sikreto ako
Sasabihin sa’yo
Mayroong nangyaring hindi mo alam
Ito’y isang lihim itinagong kay tagal
Muntik na kitang minahal

I have a secret I wish to tell
Something happened that you never found out
It’s a secret I’ve hidden for a very long time…
I almost loved you ***

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Hello ^_^

May 31, 2008

Hola! I type this post from my desk in a certain village, in a certain city, in a certain region in the country called The Republic of Philippines.

And there are two facts about this country.

1. WE LOVE TO SING.

I’ve always read in books and travel papers and such, that we’re known for being musically inclined. And we are actually. We sing and dance in all occasions, and that instinctive drive to sing may very well be genetic to us. I should know. We’ve taken to karaoke as if it was our own. This is probably the only place in the world where Sinatra’s “My Way” has a fatal track record. (More on that another day).

2. WE LOVE TO TRAVEL

Randy David once commented on his book that, the wandering jew has turned into the wandering Filipino. Face it, third world crappiness has forced many to wander about and as far I know, my race occupies almost every single part of the world.

So what does that mean? This means well actually it didn’t mean anything except to say, that I want to spread Filipino music all over. It’s not any patriotic desire or anything. It’s more of that, “Hey! this song’s nice. LIsten to it!! QUick!” but I can’t because too little people know of my beloved language. Even hybrid PInoys out there might not even understand some of the language. It sucks. I’ve always wanted to share songs in Filipino to my foreign friends. Especially before when I wanted to rant to my English ex- about Eraserheads. But how can I? He doesn’t understand those mind provoking lyrics that those deities made. And back then I was too lazy to translate it. And sadly, there are only a few Filipino-to-English song translation sites in the net.

Well I’m bored now .extra extra time ^__^

Therefore, I’ve decided to make it my personal mission to transcribe songs from my playlist and translate it for my hybrid countrymen out there who somehow managed to forget how to speak in this language.

God bless the deed and god bless the worker.

OH! And if you find another site with content like this, please do tell me and I’ll post links ^__^ I love company.

And if I miss some songs, just refer them to me and I’ll do my best to translate it for you. LOVE LOVE LOVE mwuah.

<<<oh and if I get bored I might just blog here too haha>>