Ikaw At Ako (You and Me) – Johnoy Danao

I know I post a lot of Korean and other Asian music on my blog, but that does not mean I have lost touch with the true blue OPM sound. So I am posting another one.

I actually came across this song from a wedding video posted on youtube. And I love this song so much that I wanted to share it! It’s Johnoy Danao‘s Ikaw At Ako (translation: You and Me).

I am a sucker for Pinoy Acoustic music. And when I heard this I loved it on the spot. And I love it even more when I read the lyrics. It is so far the best Filipino wedding song, by mt standards at least. The melody of the song is subtle which blends perfectly with the voice of the singer. I love that what you hear is just the voice of the singer and the strums of his guitar. Because of that it gives the best romantic feeling. Another thing is, I am a shameless hopeless romantic. The first time I listened to this song, it made me cry. I wish I would also have a love story that is being described in the song (especially in a world like ours now).

This is the lyrics of the song (in Filipino):

Ikaw at ako, pinagtagpo
Nag-usap ang ating puso
Nagkasundong magsama habangbuhay.
Nagsumpaan sa Maykapal
Walang iwanan, tag-init o tag-ulan
Haharapin bawat unos na mag-daan.
Sana’y di magmaliw ang pagtingin
Kaydaling sabihin , kayhirap gawin
Sa mundong walang katiyakan
Sabay natin gawing kahapon ang bukas.
Ikaw at ako, pinag-isa
Tayong dalwa may kanya kanya
Sa isa’t-isa tayo ay sumasandal
Bawat hangad kayang abutin
Sa pangamba’y di paaalipin
Basta’t ikaw, ako
Tayo magpakailanman.
Kung minsan ay di ko nababanggit
Pag-ibig ko’y di masukat
Ng anumang lambing
At kung magkamali akong ika’y saktan
Puso mo ba’y handang magpatawad
Di ko alam ang gagawin kung mawala ka
Buhay ko’y may kahulugan
tuwing ako’y iyong hagkan
Umabot man sating huling hantungan
Kapit-puso kitang hahayaan
Ngayon at kailanman
Ikaw at ako.

I love to have this song sung at my wedding. 🙂

*credits: johnoydanao@yt

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Pangarap Lang Kita – Parokya ni Edgar ft. Happee Sy

I have always loved OPM bands. I grew up listening to most of them. Though I have not really been listening to a lot of the recent OPM songs, there are some songs that make it to my playlist once in a while.

And this is the recent addition.Pangarap Lang Kita by Parokya ni Edgar ft. Happee Sy.

I know this is not a new song really and I’ve heard this a year ago, but I never really got around to listening to it properly because I was oh so addicted to Kpop that time. I remember that I first listened to this song out of curiosity because of Happee Sy. Happee Sy is actually the one who made the Super Shows in Manila possible, that’s why I like her (and I commend her efforts!). Bringing Super Junior to the Philippines paved the way to opening the doors of Kpop music in the Philippines.

Recently, I had a friend who shared this song again with me, so I got to listen to it properly (thank you boredom for making me listen to it again). And yes, I like it. Actually, I’ve always loved Parokya ni Edgar. I listened to them since I was in high school (and let’s just say that was quite long time ago). Their songs are always good ~~ music and lyrics alike. So it was no wonder that I fell in love with this song again.

The lyrics of the song talks about a man who is in love with a girl but couldn’t tell her his feelings because he fears he will be rejected because she’s kind of rich while he’s poor. He says, she will just remain a dream. On the other hand, the girl is in love with a guy but she really can’t make the first move because she’s a “conservative” girl. She says, he will just remain a dream. So both of them are each others dream but they’ve accepted that its just a dream.

This is the narrative version of the video.. where you can understand the story:

Though to some it’s kind of pathetic, but I think a lot can relate to this at least one way or another in their lives. Ain’t it sad? But whatever, I like this song 🙂

And just for laugh.. this version is with Vinci singing and playing the girl on the video! LOL!

**credits: ** alfonsomirandajr@yt

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Naiisip Mo Ba – David DiMuzio (MV)

This is indeed a first! I mean this is the first time that I’ve seen an American who has released a Filipino song in the Philippines! And I am happy.

This is the song Naiisip Mo Ba by David DiMuzio.

It’s a great song. I especially like how he blended English with the Tagalog. Though, the tagalog is only heard in the chorus, I liked that it’s sung by a foreigner but you can really hear the tagalog part.

Yes, mga kababayan, he is an American! According to his facebook page, he is from Charlotte, North Carolina but he has recorded and wrote several songs for artists such as Nyoy Volante, Mark Bautista, and Top Suzara (Freestyle). You can check out his facebook page to know more about him.

Wow I am very impressed with him. I actually saw his video because I was searching for covers of Lagi (Kiss Jane). And thus I found this video.

It’s a very good cover I think.

Gonna be looking out for more of his tracks! I’m loving his music! 🙂

*credits:  daviddimuzio@yt

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Torete – Moonstar 88

This is an old OPM that features one of my Pinoy rock bands. I kind of miss this kind of OPM song so I posted it up. It’s a song called Torete by Moonstar 88.

In Filipino, Torete means speechless. The song talks about the shyness that overcomes you when you see the love of your life. You want to tell them but basically the words won’t come out. I’m not sure about the video though, maybe the band wants to say that if you don’t tell someone about what you feel you go crazy, thus you might be going to the mental hospital and you might end up wearing a straightjacket. But anyway, I love the song for how it is, just wish they made a better video out of it though. But this was made sometime 2006 or 2005 perhaps.. so that was a weird time for OPM rock bands! kk

Lyrics can be found anywhere online (google search will help you).

*credits: maruelkyle@yt

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Lagi – Kiss Jane

My Princess is getting very popular in my country. A lot of my friends have been watching the dubbed version on TV (that’s how they show Kdramas on TV). I have been telling them not to be too thrilled with it because they might get disappointed. Well that happened to me! I loved how cute Song Seung Hoon and Kim Tahee‘s characters but by god I couldn’t stand watching a very predictable drama. But blame it on their cuteness, I endured watching all 16 episodes. (ok I will stop yapping now)

Most often than not, when a new Kdrama is being promoted in my country, they have choose a song that would fit it. Goong was a very good example. They used the song If We Fall in Love, and later on made a local version Perhaps Love (Sarangingayo). Then they made a music video from the clips of the drama and advertise it. Ergo, people like the music and the clips so people watch the drama. And this is why My Princess is getting popular. They used the song Lagi (which means always) put some cute clips (can you just be the princess of my heart.. cheesy! but it sounds more cheesy when dubbed) — and voila you get people hooked to the drama! Well they are in for a big surprise (or is it?).

Anyway I am posting the song Lagi by Kiss Jane, not because of the drama. I just wanted to burst my thought bubble thus you see those words above! I love Kiss Jane and  I love the song and that’s why I’m posting it. The song lyrics tells about a girl who has a crush on someone and suddenly he occupies her thoughts all the time. It’s a common theme for a song, and if I am not mistaken the cutesy tone of this song maybe the number one reason for getting picked to be the theme of My Princess.. and I think it worked! kk

Lyrics Anyone??

Lagi – Kiss Jane

Sa tuwing ika’y nakikita
Anung saya
pag lumapit na kausap sya
natutulala
ibang iba ang nadarama
anung kaba
aaminin ko na

Chorus:
Sayo na lagi na lang
lagi na lang
lagi kang nasa isip ko
lagi na lang
lagi na lang
lagi na lang kang nasa puso

Ko’y iyong iyo
hindi hahayaan na
masaktan
asahan mo na di
magbabago
hanggang kailan
ibang iba ang nadarama
anung kaba
aaminin ko na

sayo na lagi na lang
lagi na lang
lagi kang nasa isip ko
lagi na lang
lagi na lang
lagi na lang kang nasa puso
lagi na lang
lagi na lang

Chorus:
Sayo na lagi na lang
lagi na lang
lagi kang nasa isip ko
lagi na lang
lagi na lang
lagi na lang kang nasa puso ko
lagi na lang
lagi na lang

**credits: S6Flipto@yt

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