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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lost In Translation

"Di hari raya, terkenang daku kepada si dia," Dendang Perantau by P. Ramlee.

Yeah, in the Raya mood already, thanks to room mate who won't stop playing Raya songs on his laptop, not that I'm complaining.

This is going to be a short one. Once upon a time, not that long ago, when I just woke up from an afternoon nap, I suddenly felt an overpowering urge to translate Malaysian band Bunkface's "Situasi" into English. This was most probably the effect of reading ROTTW right before I took that nap and learning that the aforementioned song was first supposed to be in English.

They changed it to Malay because of high demand from fans wanting the four-piece punk-rock outfit to produce a Malay song. And so, a thought came to my mind. "What would have the song sounded like before they changed it to Malay?" No need to wonder anymore fellow Bunkers! *Euw!* The answer is right below:

Situation by Bunkface

Discrimination is putting me down,
My reputation doesn't make a sound,
And I, I'll wait,
Wohoho, Over there!

(Pre-chorus)
(Just hanging on to see if there's something new,
That would be my dream come true)

(Chorus)
And,
When you go away,
My dreams, they all go astray,
To reach out for the stars,
To brighten up my day,
And I just want you to know,
That you'll be the place where I go,
Always in my mind.

Because this soul can't take it anymore,
Going through this life, more like a chore,
And I, I'll wait,
Wohoho, over there!

Repeat pre-chorus & chorus


*The end*

So what do you guys think?

Cheers!

6 comments:

Max J. Potter said...

belum pernah dgr lagu ni dik. best kah? ade mp3 buleh share?

p/s: comment replied.

anak pak man said...

max,
situasi bunkface xpenah dengar? teacher, sorry to say, but u've been living under a malaysian music rock.. hoho
lagu neh suma budak2 zaman lani taw lah teacher.. cuba tanya ur students.. msti ramai yg bleh nyanyi drp mula smpai abeh..
will check it out!

phyto hystrix said...

The joy of translating. Hehe,I laughed listening to it. U're really creative,gd job..

I saw Adam this noon. He's cute. Just wait till he meet my Optimus in a few years time. ;)

anak pak man said...

hystrix,
Yeah, as long as people smile reading my blog, I'm always happy.
Where did you see him??

phyto hystrix said...

He was enjoying the tree shade near ur block,in front of Ciku.. Do tell him I said hi!

anak pak man said...

hystrix,
ler, I thought you went n said hi to him ka apa.. hm..
No! ;p