Lyrics Translations: Just Two Because I'm Damn Sick

I’ve been cooped up in bed for a couple of days now, thanks to some rainy-day virus.  Now I’m not infected with swinefluenza or anything like that, but thanks to steady doses of analgesics and antipyretics, I’m almost well.  Never mind a fainting spell at the train station that had me hobbling back to my apartment for more sleep, I’m doing well and good…

Then again, my lyrics translation powers have been affected by this flu attack.  Cursed viruses.  Cursed rainy weather.  Cursed whatever-I-had-for-dinner-two-days-ago.  Instead of the usual dirty dozen of lyrics, I can only manage two this week.  They are quite challenging, though.

Anyway, here goes…

TRANSLATION 1.  Apparently, there are songs that cannot be translated.  That’s what they say.  Here, impossible is nothing… or nothing is impossible… the difference is very poetic and lyrical.  Yet rather than dwell on the philosophy of Adidas, here’s one of those “untranslate-ables.”

MmmBop

Hanson, “MmmBop”

Kay daming pagsasama sa buhay
Isa o dalawa lang magtatagal
Kailangan ang sakit na walang humpay
Talikod lang at ambilis nilang nawala
Kay bilis nilang nawala

Kaya kapit lang sa may pakialam
Sa huli sila rin ang nariyan
Pagtanda mo’t mauubos ang buhok mo
Sabihin mo kung sino pang may kalinga?
Sabihin mo kung sino pang may kalinga?

Mmm bop, ba duba dop ba
Bu bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo

Mmm bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo bop, ba, doo dop
Ba doo bop, ba doo dop
Ba doo

Magtanim ng butil, bulaklak, rosan
Kahit ano’y pwedeng itanim
Magtanim lang para malaman kung anong bubunga
Sikretong walang may alam
Sikretong walang may alam

Mmm bop, ba duba dop ba
Bu bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo

Mmm bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo bop, ba, doo dop
Ba doo bop, ba doo dop
Ba doo

Sa isang mmm bop, nawala
Sa isang mmm bop, wala na sila
Sa isang mmm bop, wala na sila
Hanggang makalbo ka, pero kebs ka lang

Mmm bop, ba duba dop ba
Bu bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo

Mmm bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo bop, ba, doo dop
Ba doo bop, ba doo dop
Ba doo

Sabihin mo sakin, sabi mo kaya mo pero di mo alam
Sabihin mo sakin, anong bulaklak ang mamumukadkad
Sabihin mo sakin, butonsilyo ba o rosas
Sabihin mo sakin, anong bulaklak ang mamumukadkad
Sabihin mo sakin, sabi mo kaya mo pero di mo alam

Mmm bop, ba duba dop ba
Bu bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo

Mmm bop, ba duba dop
Ba doo bop, ba, doo dop
Ba doo bop, ba doo dop
Ba doo

TRANSLATION 2.  I’ve been meaning to translate this song for a LONG while now.  Remember the “Hindi Ako Bakla” song popularized by Michael V?  Here’s a take on hit that would probably sync well with this video.  These are katuwaan lyrics translations, of course, and nothing will beat the original.  Here goes nothing, though.

I Am Not A Gay

Michael V, “Hindi Ako Bakla”

What is that news you spread, why are you doing that?
Stabbing me at the back, until the very end
Don’t you know that I get very hurt by that
After all, I treated you as my best friend

What they had to say
They said you called me a gay
You bitch in so many ways
And you got a thick face

I am not, I am not a gay
Hear out my voice, you can tell right away
If you don’t stop talking about me all day
I’ll slap you red in the face
I am not a gay

I am not a gay
I am not a gay
I am not a gay
I am not a gay…

I can’t help it if my fingers just flick around
Am I gay if my bum just keeps swaying around
I didn’t shave my eyebrows they are so natural
My beauty is flawless, you’re just so insecure

Like what they all say
They said you called me a gay
You witch in so many ways
And you have a thick face

I am not, I am not a gay
The way that I look, you can tell right away
If you don’t stop talking about me all day
I will tear up your hair
I am not a gay

I am not a gay
I am not a gay…

Dudie, dudie, du-du-dude
Du-du-dude, dudie, dudie
Dudie, dudie, du-du-dude
Du-du-dude, dudie, dudie

I am not, I am not a gay
The way that I walk, you can tell right away
If you don’t stop talking about me all day
I will kiss you on the lips
I am not a gay

I am not a gay
I am not a gay
I am not a gay…

I am not a gay
I am not a gay
I am not a gay
I am not a gay…

I am a girl
I am a girl
I am not a gay…

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