"The APL Song" as written by and Allan Pineda....
La pit m-ga kai bigan
At making kayo
A ko may da la da lang
Bali taga ling saba yanko
Na is kung y pama hagi
Ang m-ga kwento
Ang m-ga pang ya yari nagaga nap
Sa lu pang pinnang a ko

Yo, every place has a ghetto
This is my version of it
Check it out
Listen closely all I got a story to tell
Version of my ghetto when life felt for real
Some would call it hell, to me it was heaven
God gave me the grace amazing ways of living
How would you feel if you had to catch a meal
To live to eat to chill and
Havin' to pump the water out of the ground
The way we put it down utilizing what's around
Like land for farm and river for fish
Everyone help each other whenever they can
We makin' it happen, nothing to something
We be surviving back in the homeland

La pit m-ga kai bigan
At making kayo
A ko may da la da lang
Bali taga ling saba yanko
Na is kung y pama hagi
Ang m-ga kwento
Ang m-ga pang ya yari nagaga nap
Sa lu pang pinnang a ko

It's been a while but
I been back to my home, to my homeland
And this be what's going on
Man it feels good to be back at home (back at home)
It's been a decade and a journey all along
I was fourteen when I first left Philippines
Been away half my life and it felt like a dream
To be next to my mom with her home cooked meal
Man 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 the life stresses get you down
On your knees
Oh brother wish I could have helped you out
Help me...

La pit m-ga kai bigan
At making kayo
A ko may da la da lang
Bali taga ling saba yanko
Na is kung y pama hagi
Ang m-ga kwento
Ang m-ga pang ya yari nagaga nap
Sa lu pang pinnang a ko


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"The Apl Song" as written by Allan Pineda

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    General CommentOne of my favorites.
    Xeroxon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdude this song is awesome but i cant rele say ne of the words in tagalog :(
    rapchickslideon September 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenta song of nostalgic feeling of one leaving their homeland (in particular, the Philippines). Most immigrants, like me, can probably draw out some feelings from this. I absolutely love the tagalog chorus, but I don't appreciate hearing the Philippines being called a "ghetto". I wonder how a music video of this would be....
    Rurouni LechonParkon October 01, 2004   Link
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    General Comment'cuz it's not like we all lived in huts and fished....
    Rurouni LechonParkon October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell the Philippines is a thrid-world country. Did you forget that?
    ItsOnlyMondayon November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSo what if apl de ap called my country a ghetto? It was mentioned artistically anyway? He said "This is a version of my Ghetto." And a part of the translation is wrong. "Sa lupang pinangako." means "On a promised land." his real name is allan pineda and I'm so glad that he was featured in a drama show called "Maalaala mo kaya?" (Will you remember?) When they had a tour here in the Philippines a couple of months ago, It's like a docu-drama show here in the Philippines. His story is so touching. Anyway, keep up the good work guys! Mabuhay ang mga pinoy!!!!!
    georwyn22on December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe Video is about Grandparents in a home for the aged. They were looking at diaris and photographs of family members and the 2nd woeld war. Fergy was a nurse in this video and there are video clips of some of the places here in the Philippines. I don't know if the video was already released... Can anyone give me some feedback regarding this song's place in the charts and its video's release?
    georwyn22on December 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentapl stands for Allan Pineda Lindon
    georwyn22on April 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh sorry, it's Allan Pineda Lindo... He's from Angeles, Pampanga... Mabuhay si Allan!!!
    georwyn22on April 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI luv this song!!! my fav BEP song.wen my mate told me to listen to it i was like omg.it so touching.just makes me proud to be filly! wel...i am half filly, but stil! wen i found out the guy was 4rm der i liked BEP even more.i cant speak tagolog that much,understand it a bit...i can only sign the first bit of it lol.
    serene_rogueon June 12, 2005   Link

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