ALWAYS – ATLANTIC STARR (Bagobo Version) by Nacky


The song is originally sung by Atlantic Starr and I translated it into my dialect. Each of the lyrics you hear and read here are there because they are special to me. This is my favorite song to listen to before going to sleep at night along with ‘’RIGHT HERE WAITING’’ by Richard Marx and ”This I Promise You” by Nsync. They’re just an AWESOME uplifting songs and it brings back memories. Translating songs into my native tongue can be a powerful way to present an idea or an emotion of a real bagoba. To my kataladz out there, Unleash the bagobo in YOU!

Banat Ka Bagobo

“Always” (Bagobo Version)
Lyrics: Niziel Enok

O bayi para ka kanak
Langon den dun ekneko
Neko ni ginawa ko
Neko dud marag

Ginawa nu’ e’ sibbade
‘Gbegge ka kanak ka manama
Kasuddor a diri ka mapalin

kasuddor ki, ginawa ta tagituo
Kuna’t saken diri ki padiyae. (hey yeeahh )
ooh kuna ye’llo ko, padiyuen nu to udan
Kag padani ka kanak banuwa’g masennang
Gusok ko’t kuna, saken dud ginawaan
Kuna dud e kanak ginawaan

Sardine ka kanak, kidum memo kik pamilya
Miggek kandan ka dayaw eknita
oh mama ginawaan ka, tagituo ni ginawa ko
sarig ko’g ginawaan kot kuna.

kasuddor ki, ginawa ta tagituo
Kuna’t saken diri ki padiyae. (hey yeeahh )
ooh kuna ye’llo ko, padiyuen nu to udan
Kag padani ka kanak banuwa’g masennang
Gusok ko’t kuna, saken dud ginawaan
Kuna dud e kanak ginawaan

(Ooh… ooh… Kuna dud e kanak gina-waan.)
(Ooh… ooh… Kuna dud e kanak…

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I love my native tongue, I will speak and save it!


1.)

PUSONG BATO  (Heart of Stone)

2.)

Pusong Bato – English Version (Heart of Stone)

3.)

Last but not the least, me singing Pusong Bato or Heart of Stone in Bagobo Version.

Pusong Bato Bagobo Version Lyrics
Translated by Niziel Enok
Sung by: Me

Nang ika’y ibigin ko/ To ginawaan ko’t kuna
Mundo ko’y biglang nagbago/ Mipalin e banuwa ko
Akala ko ika’y langit/Keman ko go’t langit ka
Yun pala’y sakit ng ulo/to kane beggek sak’kit k’ulo
Sabi mo sa akin/ kage no denggan kanak
Kailan may di mag babago/Dire ka go kun mapalin
Naniwala naman sa iyo/Agpaniwalaan ko’t kuna
Ba’t ngayo’y iniwan mo/Mana’t ngan’neg tananan no.

Chorus:
Di mo alam dahil sa yo/ Anda suddor no’t tingod neko
Ako’y hindi makakain/Diri a makakan
Di rin makatulog/Di passik katudugan
Buhat ng iyong lokohin/Tikod kato’g bulalawan no
Kung ako’y muling iibig/Kun guminawa a muman
Sana’y di maging katulad mo/ Diger pad ka di iri’k neko
Tulad mo na may pusong bato/ irik neko na dun bato e pusong

Kahit san ka man ngayon/Agad anda ka nego
Dinggin mo itong awitin/Paminig no dad ni kanta
Baka sakaling ika’y magising/Basi tingod kan’ne e men’no
Ang matigas mong damdamin/ Yan matig’gas na pusong no

Chorus:
Di mo alam dahil sa yo/ Anda suddor no’t tingod neko
Ako’y hindi makakain/Diri a makakan
Di rin makatulog/Di passik katudugan
Buhat ng iyong lokohin/Tikod kato’g bulalawan no
Kung ako’y muling iibig/Kun guminawa a muman
Sana’y di maging katulad mo/ Diger pad ka di iri’k neko
Tulad mo na may pusong bato/ irik neko na dun bato e pusong

Instrumental

Chorus:

Di mo alam dahil sa yo/ Anda suddor no’t tingod neko
Ako’y hindi makakain/Diri a makakan
Di rin makatulog/Di passik katudugan
Buhat ng iyong lokohin/Tikod kato’g bulalawan no
Kung ako’y muling iibig/Kun guminawa a muman
Sana’y di maging katulad mo/ Diger pad ka di iri’k neko
Tulad mo na may pusong bato/ irik neko na dun bato e pusong

Chorus:
Di mo alam dahil sa yo/ Anda suddor no’t tingod neko
Ako’y hindi makakain/Diri a makakan
Di rin makatulog/Di passik katudugan
Buhat ng iyong lokohin/Tikod kato’g bulalawan no
Kung ako’y muling iibig/Kun guminawa a muman
Sana’y di maging katulad mo/ Diger pad ka di iri’k neko
Tulad mo na may pusong bato/ irik neko na dun bato e pusong(3x)

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Do you want to know more about my tribe? click here and like Banat Ka Bagobo here.

It’s always nice to sing  using your native tongue … Do you agree? I know majority of you will  put your thumbs up in the air! I am very proud of my roots and I am thankful to God for being BAGOBO. 

The LORD is my SHEPHERD!


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Psalm 23

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.