KaNaDyan

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lyrics

KaNaDyan

(Verse I)
Mula ng pagkabata ay ako ay tinuruan
Sa nakakatanda dapat daw maging magalang
Gamitin mo ang opo sa mga Ate at Kuya
Mga Lolo’t mga Lola, isama mo na si Tiya
Huwag ka ng magrereklamo, talaga lang ganito
Ang respeto ko sa’yo ay lagpas hanggang ulo
Huwag mag -alala ginoo, di naman ako magmamano
At huwag mong sabihin sa’kin na huwag sa’yong mag “opo”
Para mo na ring pinabura ang mga turo ni Lola
I listen to the old because the old is wise
I see no disrespect in the “opo” vice
Kaya dapat “po”
Pasensya na po
Hayaan niyo na po
At ako ay uupo

(Verse II)
Bato bato sa langit, ang tamaan huwag magalit
Hindi porke’t walang opo ay hindi ka na magalang
Tawagin mo na lamang ako sa una kong pangalan
Wala sa opo yan, nasa tono yan ng boses
Tayo ay pare-pareho
Di ako nagrereklamo
Kaya minsan ay subukan na hindi dapat ang opo
Pagpasensyahan mo na kung pananaw koy iba
Hindi lang talaga kailangang “opo” palagi
Basta’t ika’y may respeto, may opo o wala
Aba’y ewan ko ba,
Basta’t ika’y magalang
Ipakita mo na lamang
Kaya hindi dapat ang “opo”
At ako ay yuyuko (2x)

Maghugas ka na dyan
Magwalis ka na dyan
Magluto ka na dyan
Maglinis ka na dyan

Ako’y “KaNaDyan”

KaNaDyan (English Translations)

(Verse I)
Since I was a child, I have been taught
To my elder folks, I ought to be courteous
Use "opo" to your elder sisters and brothers
to your grandpa and your grandma, and your aunt as well
Stop complaining, that's just the way it is
My respect for you stretches beyond the top of your head
Don't be uneasy mister, I won't ask for your blessings
And don't you ever tell me not to use "opo"
It's like you're asking me to erase what Lola (grandma) taught
I listen to the old because the old is wise
I see no disrespect in the “opo” vice
So it is "opo" so
Bear with me "po"
Let me be "po"
And I will sit down

(Verse II)
Stones thrown from the heavens,
those who are hit must not be angry
If I don't use "opo", it doesn't mean I'm disrespectful
You can call me by my first name
It doesn't really matter,
It's not in the "opo"
it's in the tone of your voice
We are all equal
I am not complaining
So try it sometimes,
it ain't oughta be "opo"
My apologies if my views are different
It it not really about "opo" all the time
As long as you have respect, with "opo" or no "opo"
Well, I really don't know
As long as you're courteous
You just have to show it
So it ain't oughta be "opo"
And I will bow down (2x)

Wash dishes over there
Sweep the floor over there
Cook food over there
Tidy up over there

I am "KaNaDyan"

credits

from HAN HAN, released September 12, 2014
produced by A. Punzalan, Vocals by H. Pableo and A. Punzalan

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HanHan Toronto, Ontario

Cebuana / Filipina / Canadian in the diaspora who writes poetry and translates them into music. She saves lives by day and slays dragons by night.

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