Child (Anak)



Noong isilang ka sa mundong ito
Laking tuwa ng magulang mo
At ang kamay nila ang iyong ilaw
At ang nanay at tatay mo’y
Di malaman ang gagawin
Minamasdan pati pagtulog mo
At sa gabi’y 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 ay malaki ka na
Nais mo’y maging malaya
Di man sila payag, Walang magagawa
Ikaw nga ay biglang nagbago
Naging matigas ang iyong ulo
At ang payo nila’y sinuway mo
Di mo man lang inisip na
Ang kanilang ginagawa’y para sa iyo
Pagkat ang nais mo’y, Masunod ang layaw mo
Di mo sila pinapansin
Nagdaan pa ang mga araw
At ang landas mo’y naligaw
Ikaw ay nalulong sa masamang bisyo
At ang una mong nilapitan
Ang iyong inang lumuluha
At ang tanong,”anak, ba’t ka nagkaganyan”
At ang iyong mata’y biglang lumuha
ng di mo napapansin
Nagsisisi at sa isip mo’y
Nalaman mong ika’y nagkamali
Submitted by scrambled on Tue, 31/01/2012 - 10:43
Last edited by hariboneagle927 on Tue, 02/05/2017 - 17:18
Submitter's comments:

Interpretations (with slightly different lyrics) in Spanish, Malay, and Japanese has been done by Jose Bose, Carefree and Jiro Sugita respectively. Please search the artist names for the "official" foreign language cover and submit your own translation with the original lyrics as reference.

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English translation


The day you were born to this world
Your parents were full of joy
And their arms are your light
And your mother and father
Worries and don't know what to do
Watches over you even in your sleep
And in the night, a sleepless night, your mother
Is still awake to prepare your milk
And in the morning you are in the laps
Of your father, who is so joyful because of you
Now you are all grown up
You desire to be independent
Even if your parent forbid, they can't stop you
Isn't it you that changed a lot
Disobeyed them, remained stubborn
And you did not follow their advice
You did not took the time
To think about all the things they've done for you
For you desire, only what is pleasurable
You just ignored them
And the days has past
And you took a wrong turn in life
You are imprisoned in a horrible vice
And you first approach
Your dear crying mother
And asked "Child, what happened to you?"
And your eyes immediately shed tears
Without you noticing
Regretful and you realized
That you were at fault
Submitted by hariboneagle927 on Mon, 28/01/2013 - 11:40
Last edited by hariboneagle927 on Tue, 02/05/2017 - 17:06
Author's comments:

This is my translation derived directly from the original and not one of the "official" foreign language cover of the song.

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