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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Paraiso (Paradise)


Just want to share with you about this powerful song ... I was in teary eyes when I saw this video and I credit it to Chapsbryan. It has a powerful message bro. Thanks. I remember it was sung by 4 young Filipino kids the Smokey Mountain and this is composed by Ryan Cayabyab. Now , sung by my favorite singer Lea Salonga.

I just wish that we could do something for PEACE of the world and FEED the hunger..... we start now and help our family, relatives, neighbors and friends. Change really start when each one of us strive to do it.

THE MESSAGE:

Return to a land called Paraiso,
a place where a dying river ends.
No birds there fly over Paraiso,
no space allows them to endure.
The smoke that screens the air,
the grass that's never there.

And if I could see a single bird, what a joy.
I try to write some words and create
a simple song to be heard
by the rest of the world.

I live in this land called Paraiso,
in a house made of cardboard floors and walls.
I learned to be free in Paraiso,
free to claim anything I see.
Matching rags for my clothes,
plastic bags for the cold.

And if empty cans were all I have, what a joy.
I never fight to take someone
else's coins and live with fear
like the rest of the boys.

Paraiso, help me make a stand.
Paraiso, take me by the hand
Paraiso, make the world understand
that if I could see a single bird, what a joy.
This tired and hungry land could expect
some truth and hope and respect
from the rest of the world.

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