THOUGHTS

“Ang Ating Araw” by Dicta License

This single out of their new album “Paghilom” rises above their other songs in terms of their message.

A perfect hymn for a nation in the shadows, whose identity lies in pieces and whose future is uncertain.

Their strong and deep Tagalog words are filled with sharp lashing towards our indifference and our pessimism, but laced with optimism and hope. A balance of realizing the negative and looking forward to change and enlightenment. The accompanying music providing a semi-loud but grandiose background to a song that can be likened to a grand call for change.

Sisikat nang muli ang ating araw
Sa nayong may himig ng hanging hinipan ng banal
Tulad ng awit na pumipiglas sa kahon ng kundiman

Madalas ay reklamo lang ang bukambibig
At ‘di makita ang sakit na iyong pasan

Mas matalas ang dila kung mayroong galaw ng bisig.
Paliparin ang malayang isip!

Dinggin mo ang tawag ng lupang pinagmumulan
Ng kayamanang ‘di mo rin pala natitikman

Kelan malilinis ang bahid ng dumi?
Hindi malaman, pero pag-asa ay inaasam…

Isa na namang awit na tutuhog sa marurupok na pusong
Lantang-lanta sa diwa at pag-asa ng umaga

Bukas-loob silipin ang sarili
Balat, mukha, mata, dinggin ang huni

Pagkatapos ng ilang taon
Unti-unting aahon

Ang lipi ng lupa na napako sa kahapon
Walang pamagat alay kong alamat

‘di makakahon damdaming naisulat!
‘di mo ba naririnig ang tinig ng lahat?

Sabay-sabay lumiliyab…
sisikat nang muli!

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