Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.

I’ve been distracted recently by world, domestic and local crises over the past few weeks. This week, however, I would like to return to my musical journey around the world. Shall we go the Philippines today for a song about misspent youth and family reconciliation? In some cultures, children are expected to rebel, in other cultures it is the reverse. Rebellion is kids’ way of saying, “I’m not you.” Anyway, the song is Anak (meaning child), written and performed by 70s folk singer, Freddie Aguilar. Lyrics in Tagalog are included in the video so that you can sing along. Enjoy.

Be gentle, everyone.

Kind Regards.

22 thoughts on “Child

  1. I am curious as to what the words are, but the song is very beautiful Tracy! Hopes for a peaceful blessed weekend. Something that kind of seems out of reach at the moment, but we gotta try 🤗🙏

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  2. A blast to my past, Tracy!

    This is a song we heard performed live a great deal when I was growing up. For a treat & special occasions, my parents loved to take us to restaurants which had roving musicians, troubadour style, who took requests. This was a song we requested regularly.

    Interestingly, “anak” also means child in Malay.

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      1. You know, in retrospect, I think we were rather ungrateful & grumpy teens and never fully appreciated the education my folks were trying to give us. We did gain much, but I can’t say we always had fun! (I would now, though)

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      1. Yeah, found it and didn’t like the interpretation, esp when I saw a YT comment with a different interpretation — some things just get lost in translation.

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