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Anak (Child)
When you were born into this world
Your mom and dad saw a dream fulfilled
A dream come true, the answer to their prayer

You were to them a special child
You gave them joy everytime you smiled
Each time you cried, they're at your side to care

Child you don't know, you'll never know
How far they'll go, to give you all their love can give
To see you through, and god it's true
They'll die for you, if they must,to see you here

The above is the first part of the lyrics to this old song, Child - which is an English version of a classic Tagalog song Anak by Philippino folk-singer,Freddie Aguilar (you can listen to the full version of the song here ). It's a beautiful song with a haunting melody and poignant story about a parent's love for a wayward child. I've always managed to remember the first part of the lyrics (although I can't be sure that it's entire accurate but it's based on my listening of the song)even though I've probably last heard the song almost 15 years ago.

Anyone knows the full (and probably more accurate) lyrics of this song?

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Feb. 25th, 2003 06:34 pm (UTC)
Wah..so fast!
ok lah..most of the lyrics quite accurate :P
Feb. 25th, 2003 09:54 pm (UTC)
Ehem. I used Goggle and search for "anak child lyrics" :P
Feb. 25th, 2003 11:53 pm (UTC)
ok..u kiang lah!

i did used yahoo n google but i guess my topic specification was too general heh..i searched for 'child - english version of anak'and some other wordings but couldn't find the lyrics ;P..
Feb. 26th, 2003 05:47 am (UTC)
the lyrics sure is meaningful.

Don't know why you mentioning this old songs remind me of the singer chyi, which i listened to years ago?? Even though this taiwanese singer sing mainly cover version songs (in both english n chinese), i always find her voice so haunty n mysterious.

Gonna dig up her CD from somewhere in my collection........
Feb. 26th, 2003 07:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, Chiyi has a great voice and I like her english songs actually..I think I have her CDs stored somewhere :P~
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