BAYAN KO by Freddie Aguilar

Hello everyone! Today is the general election in the Philippines. Hope the people vote wisely and may the best man wins!

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Ang bayan kong Pilipinas
Lupain ng ginto’t bulaklak
Pag-ibig na sa kanyang palad
Nag-alay ng ganda’t dilag

At sa kanyang yumi at ganda
Dayuhan ay nahalina
Bayan ko, binihag ka
Nasadlak sa dusa

Chorus
Ibon mang may layang lumipad
Kulungin mo at umiiyak
Bayan pa kayang sakdal dilag
Ang ‘di magnasang makaalpas

Pilipinas kong minumutya
Pugad ng luha at dalita
Aking adhika
Makita kang sakdal laya

Chorus
Ibon mang may layang lumipad
Kulungin mo at umiiyak
Bayan pa kayang sakdal dilag
Ang ‘di magnasang makaalpas

My country the Philippines
Land of gold and flowers
Love in her palms
Offering beauty and virtue

And of her modesty and beauty
Foreigners were enticed
My people, taken captive
Plunged into despair

Chorus
Even birds that are free to fly
Cage them and they cry
More people can perfect splendour
Outstanding wishing to escape

My treasured Philippines
Home of my tears and torment
my ambition
See you fully free

Chorus
Even birds that are free to fly
Cage them and they cry
More people can perfect splendour
Outstanding wishing to escape

For: Music Mondays by Kat and Song Lyric Sunday – Oh Mother by Christina Aguilera by Helen Espinosa

Dito Ba? by Kuh Ledesma

Dito ba, dito ba, dito ba, o dito ba
Ang dapat kong kalagyan
Na isang sulok kong hiram
Sa ilalim ng araw

Dito ba ang daigdig ko ngayon
Bakit ibang iba sa daigdig ko noon
Dito ba kung sa’n naroroon
Ang hinahanap kong wala sa panahon
Dito ba ang sulok kong takda sa ilalim ng araw

Dito ba ako naaangkop
Sa paraiso ng walang kumukupkop
Dito ba naroon ang tagumpay
Magkabila’y ngiti, sa loob ay may lumbay
Dito ba ang sulok kong takda sa ilalim ng araw

Kung saan kay lalim ng ng luha
Ligaya’y kay babaw
Dito ba ang sulok kong takda sa ilalim ng araw

Is it here? Is it here?
Where I should be
I borrowed a corner
Under the sun

Is this my world today?
How different from my world before
Is this what I was looking for
All the time
Is this my corner under the sun?

Is this where I belong?
In paradise without shelter
Is this where there is success?
Outside all smiles, inside there is sadness
Is this my corner under the sun?

Which with depth of tears
Brings peace with shallowness
Is this my corner under the sun?

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For: Song Lyric Sunday – Lost in Darkness by Escape the Fate by Helen Espinosa and Music Mondays #31 by Kat

Blue Jeans by APO Hiking Society

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One of my favourite groups, the APO Hiking Society and their song, “Blue Jeans” reminded me of our college days and the struggle we have endured just to earn the much-deserved degree.

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(Blue jeans)
Alam mo ba ano ang ibig sabihin ng ating pagsisikap sa ‘skwela
(Blue jeans)
Ba’t ‘di na lang iwanan ang pag-aaral at sama-sama tayong magsaya

Ngunit ang kabataan daw ay kayaman
‘Wag daw basta’t itapon at papabayaan
Kaya magsikap tayo habang may panahon at
Mag-aral at mag-ipon tayo ng karunungan

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(Blue jeans)
Sige, sige, sige kayod sa ‘skwela at balang araw makikita n’yo
(Blue jeans)
Pagkatapos ng iyong paghihirap, ‘di ka rin makakahanap ng trabaho

Sino ba silang nagmamarunong sa buhay
Huwag sana silang makialam sa ‘king buhay
Anong kinabukasan pagkatapos sa ‘skwela
Huwag nang isipin at baka mangamba ka pa

CHORUS
Kay tagal-tagal ko nang nag-aaral
Tignan mo, kupas na’ng aking maong, hoo
Kung akala mo ako ay natuto na
Hindi pa rin

O kay tagal-tagal ko nang nag-aaral
Tignan mo, kupas na’ng aking maong, hoo
Kung akala mo ako ay natuto na
Hindi pa rin (‘di pa rin, ‘di pa rin, ‘di pa rin)

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( Blue jeans )
Do you know what the meaning of our efforts to school
( Blue jeans )
Why not just leave the study and together we have fun

But they said youth is wealth
Don’t just throw them anyway
So strive as we have time and
Study and let’s invest in wisdom

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( Blue jeans )
Go ahead , go ahead , go ahead struggle in school and someday you’ll see
( Blue jeans )
After your suffering , you also cannot find work

Who are they to know all about life
Forbid them to say how I lead my life
What does the future offer after school
Never mind lest you worry

CHORUS
For years I was studying
You see, my faded jeans, hoo
If you think I have learned
Not yet

Or for years I was studying
You see, my faded jeans, hoo
If you think I have learned
Still ( ” still , still , still )

For: Song Lyric Sunday – Paradise by Coldplay by Helen Espinosa and Music Mondays #30 by Kat

Lofty Flies Pepe ‘s Kite

graphics-kites-225381Hello everyone! Hope you are all fine. I’m sharing you a song which was popular when I first left the country in the 80s. We used to sing this and somehow, made me realise my high ambition in life and also to have fun in life. Have a lovely week everyone!

Matayog ang lipad ng saranggola ni Pepe
Matayog ang pangarap ng matandang bingi
Umihip ang hangin, nawala sa paningin
Sigaw ng kahapon, nilamon na ng alon
Malabo ang tunog ng kampanilya ni Padre
Maingay ang taginting, rosaryo ng babae

Lofty flies Pepe ‘s kite
Ambitious old deaf
The wind blew , disappears
Cry of yesterday , swallowed by waves
The faint sound of the Father’s bell
Noisy resonance , woman’s rosary

For: Music Mondays #29 by Kat and Song Lyric Sunday – Latch by Sam Smith by Helen Espinosa

Love the One You’re With

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Hello everyone! This was taken on our fourth year in high school. I was part of the singing group called “Apple Sauce” and we used to sing this song. We used to win some competitions within the school. We all used to wear some red, green or blue checkered shirts. That was fun. Memories of high school! Have a great week everyone!

If you’re down and confused
And you don’t remember who you’re talking to
Concentration slips away
Because your baby is so far away

Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you’re with
You gotta love the one you’re with
You gotta love the one you’re with
You gotta love the one you’re with

Don’t be angry, don’t be sad
Don’t sit crying over good times you’ve had
Well there’s a girl sitting right next to you
And she’s just waiting for something to do

Read more: Crosby Stills Nash – Love The One You’re With Lyrics | MetroLyrics

For: Music Mondays #28 and Song Lyric Sunday – Fishin’ in the Dark by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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