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Ulan - Rivermaya


It's raining outside and I told you this is my kind of day especially I am in the house, reading my note, studying. The weather is very conducive for studying while intermittently thinking of the memories that rain brought me.

I always remember the time I first heard of a song. I heard it when I was spending my vacation in Manila with my cousins. Rivermaya is a cousin's favorite band back then. I, on the other hand, naturally likes and admire Pilipino bands who were flourishing back that time. In fact, there are still a lot of OPM bands until now.

So I first heard of the song there and incidentally, it was raining. It was just too perfect -for me! And as I was listening to the lyrics of the song, which I translated below, I realize that indeed, rain brings me back a lot of memories. Why is that? You know, when it rains, you just lock yourself inside the house and a harder rain and stronger wind of about 80KPH would mean power interruption. So what else to do but picture the past, talk about previous "black out" experiences, the places I've been through, and others.

It was my fondness of Rain, of OPM bands and the memories it brought me that made me blog about this song. Here goes...

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Hiwaga ng panahon (Mystery of time)
Akbay* ng ambon (Accompanied by rain)
Sa pyesta ng dahon (At the feast of leaves)
Ako'y sumilong (I took shelter)

Daan-daang larawan ang nagdaraan sa aking paningin (Hundreds of picturespass by my view)
Daan-daang nakaraan ibinabalik ng simoy ng hangin (Hundreds of past brought back by the breeze)

Tatawa na lamang o bakit hindi (Just laugh, why not?)
Ang aking damdamin pinaglalaruan ng baliw at ng ulan (The insane and the rain play with my feelings)
At sinong di mapapasayaw ng ulan (And who won't dance with the rain?)
At sinong di mababaliw sa ulan (And who won't get crazy with rain?)

Hinulog ng langit (Dropped by heaven)
Ang siyang ng ampon (Who adopted)
libo-libong alaala dala ng ambon (The thousands of memories brought by the rain)

Daan-daang larawan ang nagdaraan sa aking paningin (Hundreds of picturespass by my view)
Daan-daang nakaraan ibinabalik ng simoy ng hangin (Hundreds of past brought back by the breeze)

Tatawa na lamang o bakit hindi (Just laugh, why not?)
Ang aking damdamin pinaglalaruan ng baliw at ng ulan (The insane and the rain play with my feelings)
At sinong di mapapasayaw ng ulan (And who won't dance with the rain?)
At sinong di mababaliw sa ulan (And who won't get crazy with rain?)
*AKBAY - is an act of putting your hand on someone's shoulder, usually a darling, and I think what the artist really meant is being with somebody (+ I don't know the direct translation of the word... sorry!!!).



Ulan - Rivermaya

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