Lapit mga kaibigan at makinig kayo Ako'y padadalang, balita galing sa bayan ko Yaung pamamahagi ang mga kuento Ng manga pangyayaring ganaganap Sa lupang pinangako
(Come together and listen I brought news from my native land I'll tell you how we live and what goes on From my beloved homeland.)
Every place got a ghetto this is my version Check it out... Listen closely yo, I got a story to tell A version of my ghetto where life felt for real Some would call it hell but to me it was heaven God gave me the grace, amazin' ways of living How would you feel if you had to catch your meal? Build a hut to live and to eat and chill in. Having to pump the water outta the ground The way we put it down utilizing what is around Like land for farming, river for fishing Everyone helpin' each other whenever they can We makin' it happen, from nothin' to somethin' That's how we be survivin' back in my homeland
Yo, its been a while but... I been back home to my homeland, (check it out) to see what's going on Man it feels good to be back at home And it's been a decade, on the journey all alone I was fourteen when I first left Philippines I've been away half my life, but it felt like a day To be next to my mom with her home cooked meal Meant I felt complete, my emotions I feel! Now life has changed for me in the U.S But back at home man, life was a mess... I guess sometimes life's stresses gets you down On your knees, oh brother I wish I could have helped you out...