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Thursday, December 06, 2007


Ever since my college days, I have been familiar with Kuya Gary's songs because he's a familiar face in IVCF gatherings in Los Baños. I haven't had a chance yet to get to know him better but he and my husband often meet with fellow musicians. Last week, hubby brought home two CDs given by Kuya Gary himself after their get-together at Conspiracy.



Kuya Gary's musical genius and versatility became once more evident. As always, I was amazed at the lyrics and melodies of the songs. Some are very inspiring, some made me contemplate about our country's current circumstances and then there are the songs that made me laugh out loud.


Here are some examples:

"In All Things" (lovely melody, great words) from the album God of Jubilee, Lord of the Nations

Even though the little sparrows
Neither sow nor reap
Never do they beg or borrow
They must know something deep

In all things I can rejoice
In the name of Jesus
Unto Him I lift my voice
God's grace will suffice

In all things I can be glad
For I'm clad with the blood
And the love of Christ


"Mga Kanta ni Goryo" (sung in the tune of Itik-itik -- you really have to hear it to appreciate how funny it is) from the album Saranggola sa Ulan

Itext-itext mo na lang ako
Kung may credit pa ang celfon mo
Ngunit baka magbigla kayo
Ang balance nyo ay biglang zero

Uto-uto din naman tayo
Nagpapaloko pag may promo
Smart o Globe, kung Sun mo gusto
Nakasampung lipat na ako

Kahit ang text mo’y di dumating
Bawat pindot mo sisingilin
Tuloy-tuloy na kakaltasin
Kahit na nga di mo pindutin

Ipindut mo, ipindut mo, ipindut mo, ipindut mo
Ipindut mo, ipindut mo, ipindut mo, ipindut mo-


From his old albums, my favorites are:

The romantic "Dagat" (very apt for OFW families -- with a haunting melody and is quite a tear-jerker) which we have on cassette tape pa!

Namamaybay
Ang tubig sa paypay ng hanging habagat
Dumadampi
Sa umaasang pisngi ng tabindagat

Dagat na pagitan ng ating pag-ibig
Singlawak, singlayo, singlalim
Ngunit sa isang panig, dagat ang nagsasanib
Ng dalampasigan mo sa akin

Namamangka
Ang aking diwa sa nakalipas
Tumatawid
Sa ibayong daigdig ng ating bukas

Sa dagat ng pangako, sa laot ng pangarap
Sa alon ng iyong mga halik
Dagat din ng luha ng pusong naghihirap
Naghihintay sa iyong pagbabalik


"Pagkatapos" (Ladies, you'll have fun singing this to your hubbies too! hehehe)

Alam mo bang magliliwanag na
Ang bait mo’t umuwi ka pa
Pagkatapos kitang ipagsaing
Pagkatapos kitang ipaghain
Sasabihin mong ika’y kumain na

Para bang isang instant replay
Ng nangyari nung isang gabi
Pagkatapos mo akong pangakuan
Pagkatapos ng ating kasunduan
Hihiritan mo akong muli

Sana man lamang ay paminsan-minsan
Mauunawaan ko pa
Napakapalad mo lang aking hirang
Mahal na mahal kita

Isang araw ang langit kukulog
Mahal, alam mo na ang kasunod
Mauubos ang aking pasensya
Igagapos kita sa isang bomba
Giliw, sana ay maawa ka

Huwag hayaang ako’y maging kontrabida
Huwag bayaang ako’y maging byuda
Pagkatapos ay, pagkatapos ay
Pagkatapos ay tapos ka na


Curious to hear these songs? The good news is, they're all downloadable at www.garygranada.com! :) Go check them out now. You'll find complete lyrics at the website as well. I'm sure you'll have fun discovering the other songs there. Happy listening!

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