Sige

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lyrics

SIGE (Filipino)

Pakinggan aking awitin,
Himig ng aking damdamin
Ako'y hindi alipin
Kulay ko ay kilalanin.

Sige ka lang ng sige kahit na nakakadiri
Kayod ka lang ng kayod kahit na nakakapagod.
Sige ka lang ng sige,
Padala ka ng padala ng pera sa nangulila mong pamilya
Kahon na balikbayan,
Laman nama'y puro utang,
Sayo'y bale wala lang
Mababaw na kasiyahan ang siya mong inaasam.
Sige ka lang ng sige kahit na minamaltrato
Ng 'yong kapwa't ng 'yong amo
Kalimutang ika'y tao na may puso at talino.
Sige ka lang ng sige kahit na tawaging "nanny"
Hanapbuhay mo'y disente pero di nila masabi,
At tikom ang mga labi
Hanggang saan ang dulo,
Makamit pangarap dito
Kung tawagin ka'y bayani,
Pinagmamalaki kunwari.

Pre-chorus:
Pero sige ka pa rin ng sige
Sige pa rin ng sige.
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige? 3x

Chorus
Bakit sige ka pa rin ng sige
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige?
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige?
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige?

Repeat Chorus x2

Bakit?

(instrumental)

Hey!
Sige ka pa rin ng sige
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige?
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige?
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige?

Repeat Chorus

Luha mo ang 'yong itak
Sa lungkot ika'y sindak
Landas mo na tinahak
Minsan sa baul ang iyong bagsak

Pero sige ka lang ng sige?
Sige ka lang ng sige (bakit)
Sige ka lang ng sige
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige?
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige?
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige
Sige ka lang ng sige (bakit)
Sige ka lang ng sige
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige?
Bakit sige ka lang ng sige?

SIGE (English Translation)

Listen to my song
The melody of my emotions
I am not a slave
Recognize my colour
You keep on keeping on even though it’s disgusting
You work so hard even though it’s exhausting
You keep on keeping on
You keep sending money to your longing family
That balikbayan box
Full of debts
It doesn't matter to you
What you want are simple pleasures
You keep on keeping on even though you’re treated badly
By your peers and by your employers
They forget that you’re a person with a heart and a mind
You keep on keeping on even though they call you “nanny”
Your work is decent but they just can’t admit it
Where does it end?
When do you realize your dreams here?
They call you a hero
They pretend to be proud of you

Pre-chorus:

But you keep on keeping on
Keep on keeping on
Why do you keep on keeping on? 3x

Chorus

Why do you keep on keeping on?
Why do you keep on keeping on?
Why do you keep on keeping on?
Why do you keep on keeping on?

Repeat Chorus x2

Why?

(instrumental)

Hey!
You keep on keeping on
Why do you keep on keeping on?
Why do you keep on keeping on?
Why do you keep on keeping on?

Repeat Chorus

Why do you keep on keeping on?
You keep on keeping on
Why do you keep on keeping on?
Why do you keep on keeping on?
Why do you keep on keeping on?


Your tears are your “bolo”
You dread your own sorrow
Sometimes the path you have chosen
Could lead you to your coffin

But you keep on keeping on
You keep on keeping on (why)
You keep on keeping on
Why do you keep on keeping on?
Why do you keep on keeping on?
Why do you keep on keeping on?
You keep on keeping on (why)

You keep on keeping on
Why do you keep on keeping on?
Why do you keep on keeping on?
Why do you keep on keeping on?

{Translation by M. Esguerra}

credits

from HAN HAN, released September 12, 2014
produced by R.Boquila and A. Punzalan, Kulintang by M. Miranda, Vocals by H. Pableo

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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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