Anak

Songtitle : Anak (Child)

Artist : Freddie Aguilar

Original language : Tagalog

Songwriters/Composers : Jeffrey Alan Gangwer, Freddie Aguilar

Genre : Folk

Remark : Has been generated a hundred cover versions, was released in 56 countries and in 26 different foreign languages, and it has sold 30 million copies.

 

English Version Lyrics

 

When you were born into this world

Your mom and dad saw a dream fulfilled

Dream come true

The answer to their prayers

 

You were to them a special child

Gave ’em joy every time you smiled

Each time you cried

They’re at your side to care

 

Child, you don’t know

You’ll never know how far they’d go

To give you all their love can give

To see you through and God it’s true

They’d die for you, if they must, to see you live

 

How many seasons came and went

So many years have now been spent

For time ran fast

And now at last you’re strong

 

Now what has gotten over you

You seem to hate your parents too

Do speak out your mind

Why do you find them wrong

 

Child you don’t know

You’ll never know how far they’d go

To give you all their love can give

To see you through and God it’s true

They’d die for you, if they must, to see you live

 

And now your path has gone astray

Child you ain’t sure what to do or say

You’re so alone

No friends are on your side

 

And child you now break down in tears

Let them drive away your fears

Where must you go

Their arms stay open wide

 

Child you don’t know

You’ll never know how far they’d go

To give you all their love can give

To see you through

And God it’s true

They’d die for you, if they must, to see you live

 

Child you don’t know

You’ll never know how far they’d go

To give you all their love can give

To see you through and God it’s true

They’d die for you, if they must, to see you live

 

Tagalog Version (Original) Lyrics

 

Noong isilang ka sa mundong ito,

Laking tuwa ng magulang mo.

At ang kamay nila

ang iyong ilaw.

 

At ang nanay at tatay mo,

‘Di malaman ang gagawin.

Minamasdan pati pagtulog mo.

 

Sa gabi napupuyat ang iyong nanay

Sa pagtimpla ng gatas mo.

At sa umaga nama’y kalong

Ka ng iyong amang tuwang-tuwa sa iyo.

 

Ngayon nga’y malaki ka na,

Nais mo’y maging malaya.

‘Di man sila payag,

Walang magagawa.

 

Ikaw nga’y biglang nagbago,

Naging matigas ang iyong ulo.

At ang payo nila’y,

Sinuway mo.

 

Hindi mo man lang inisip

Na ang kanilang ginagawa’y para sa iyo.

Pagka’t ang nais mo masunod ang layaw mo,

‘Di mo sila pinapansin.

 

Nagdaan pa ang mga araw

At ang landas mo’y naligaw

Ikaw ay nalulon

sa masamang bisyo.

 

At ang una mong nilapitan

Ang iyong inang lumuluha.

At ang tanong,

“Anak, ba’t ka nagkaganyan?”

 

At ang iyong mga mata’y biglang lumuha

Ng ‘di mo napapansin

Pagsisisi ang sa isip mo,

Nalaman mong ika’y nagkamali.

 

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This song been played in my senior’s car this evening. I easily recognized it’s my longed fave song though I never knew the singer and now even forgotten the songtitle now. To my surprised my senior has ALL three versions :- Malay, Tagalog & English versions of this song (p/s : Malay ver was sung by Jay Jay). So I determined to find this song on net. And I found very touching story behind this beautiful melody & lyrics. Below are taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which explained the inspiration and composition of the song.

 

“Freddie Aguilar left family and school unfinished at the age of 18. His father, who had wanted him to be a lawyer, was disappointed. Freddie travelled to far-away places carrying with him, solely, his guitar. With no one to guide and discipline him, he got into gambling. Realizing and regretting his mistakes five years later, Freddie composed Anak, a remorse song expressing apology to his parents. He went back home and asked for forgiveness from his parents who welcomed him with open arms. After his father read the lyrics of Anak, the two became closer to each other. The homecoming proved timely as soon after, his father would pass away.” – retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anak_(song)

 

No matter what version it is, in what language it was sung, by whom it was covered, the song is really a masterpiece. Will you agree with me? Have a listen & take a look at the lyrics while you listen then.

 

ENGLISH VERSION >>>>>>>>>>>>HERE<<<<<<<<<<<<<

TAGALOG (ORIGINAL VERSION) >>>>>>>>>>>>HERE<<<<<<<<<<<<<

 

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