Music Class: Freddie Aguilar

Freddie Aguilar‘s music is world-class, such that his song “Anak” generated a hundred cover versions, was released in 56 countries and in 27 different foreign languages, and has sold 30 million copies.  Billboard reported that the song was the number two world hit of the 1980s.

But since my blog tackles educational reform, I want to share his other song “Estudyante Blues”.

Schoolboy Blues

Translation of “Estudyante Blues” by Marck Ronald Rimorin

They always seem to see me
They always seem to blame me
And everything just seems to be my fault

I wake up in the morning
I eat, they talk me down
Before I’m off to school that day

When I explain my story
They always get so angry
And I don’t know what to do

I follow their instructions
They never seem to listen
I feel hurt when I realize

That I don’t really have freedom
I follow whatever they say

I come from classes that day
I go back home right away
But nobody’s there waiting for me

I’m lookin’ for my mother
I cannot find my father
The only person there’s the helper

Then I call out my best friends
Go out with them for “errands”
And then we all end up in trouble

When I explain my story
They always get so angry
And I don’t know what to do

That I don’t really have freedom
I follow whatever they say

They always seem to see me
They always seem to blame me
And everything just seems to be my fault

That I don’t really have freedom
I follow whatever they say

They always seem to see me
They always seem to blame me
And everything just seems to be my fault

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anak_%28song%29

Marck Ronald Rimorin

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