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A song for an old soul on her birthday

Awit ng Mortal speaks volumes. It is a brilliant distillation of life’s meaning. It is a code of living. This Joey Ayala’s gem is a classic.

My search for the nearest translation of this song to English  led me to a site by sacadalang.wordpress.com. Here it is:

Ano ang sukat ng halaga ng isang buhay?

Kayamanan ba o di kaya ang pangalan?

Ano ang titimbang sa husto o kulang

Ng katuparan ng adhikain at paninindigan?

May gantimpala bang dapat pang asahan

Upang kumilos nang tama’t makatuwiran?

What dictates a person’s worth? Is it possessions? Is it reputation?

Against what should an endeavor be weighed? Against which should conviction be gauged? Must there be expected rewards for all good deeds?

Saglit lamang ang ating buhay,

Tilamsik sa dakilang apoy.

Ang bukas na nais mong makita

Ngayumpama’y simulan mo na.

Our lives are just ticks in time, flicks in that great flame; commence today the tomorrow that is your dream.

Ang bawa’t tibok ng iyong puso

Minsan lamang madarama.

Ito ang kumpas ng ating awit

Na sadyang may hangganan.

Each heartbeat happens only once. This beat is the rhythm of the song that is us; that which has an end to it.

May gantimpala bang dapat pang asahan

Upang kumilos nang tama’t makatuwiran?

Must there be expected rewards for all good deeds?

Kat’wan at isipa’y kukupas,

Sa lupa’y yayakap din.

Subali’t ang bunga ng iyong pamana’y

Higit pa sa pinagmulan.

We age, we falter, we’ll succumb to the earth; however, your legacy, in its fruition, will wax beyond you and where you have come from.

Saglit lamang ang ating buhay,

Tilamsik sa dakilang apoy.

Ang bukas na nais mong makita

Ngayumpama’y simulan mo na.

Our lives are just ticks in time, flicks in that great flame; commence today the tomorrow that is your dream.

Translation reference: http://sacadalang.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/adams-song-awit-ng-mortal/

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