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07 December 2009

A song, I am wonder



Perahu Retak -- Cracked Boat
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Artist : Franky Sahilatua
Creator : Emha Ainun Nadjib

Perahu negeriku, perahu bangsaku, menyusuri gelombang.
My country's boat, my nation's boat, traverses the wave.
Semangat rakyatku, kibar benderaku, menyeruak lautan.
My citizen's spirit, flying my flag, pushed the sea.

Langit membentang cakrawala di depan, melambaikan tantangan.
Sky extends the firmament at the front, waved the challenge.

Di atas tanahku, dari dalam airku, tumbuh kebahagiaan.
On my land, from within my water, happiness arise.
Di sawah kampungku, di jalan kotaku, terbit kesejahteraan.
In paddy-fields of my village, in the streets of my city, welfare arise.

Tapi kuheran di tengah perjalanan, muncullah ketimpangan.
But I'm wonder in the middle of the journey, discrepancies appear.

Aku heran, aku heran, yang salah dipertahankan.
I'm wonder, I'm wonder, which is wrong was maintained.
Aku heran, aku heran, yang benar disingkirkan.
I'm wonder, I'm wonder, which is true was marginalized.

Perahu negeriku, perahu bangsaku, jangan retak dindingmu.
My country's boat, my nation's boat, do not being crack of your wall.
Semangat rakyatku, derap kaki tekadmu, jangan terantuk batu.
My citizen's spirit, footsteps of your determination, do not stumbled by the stone.

Tanah pertiwi anugerah ilahi, jangan ambil sendiri.
Motherland was the divine grace, do not takes it alone.
Tanah pertiwi anugerah ilahi, jangan makan sendiri.
Motherland was the divine grace, do not eats it alone.

Aku heran, aku heran, satu kenyang, seribu kelaparan.
I'm wonder, I'm wonder, one full, one thousand starving.
Aku heran, aku heran, keserakahan diagungkan.
I'm wonder, I'm wonder, the greed is glorified.

19 comments:

  1. I enjoy the song and video. The translation appears rather discouraging.

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  2. Looney - That is the inner voice of Franky Sahilatua and Emha Ainun Nadjib (Indonesian musician). I'm very like its lyrics.

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  3. Welcome back to the blog world Tikno. And what a way to make that come back! Fantastic song and the meaning is very touching. The authors must be very proud Indonesians. I salute them. The images are very appealing. I hope to visit some day, and shall depend on you to escort me around.

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  4. Rummuser - Thank you. What place you want to visit someday? I will accompany you as the best I can.

    I'm sorry if your comment can not appear immediately. Comment moderation has been activated because I received many spam comment lately.

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  5. Great to see you back, Tikno, and thanks for visiting my blog earlier today.

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  6. Neil - Your blog was included in the destination list of my boat :)

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  7. Long time, no see. Missed you. I'm glad you are here back on track.

    By the way: Nice melody, a strong but pretty gloomy text and good performance.

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  8. Colson - I feel that was not a gloomy text, but strong emotion.

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  9. Hi Tikno,

    It's good to know that you are blogging again. Congrats!

    Btw, I like the music and the lyrics

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  10. I liked the Indonesian music and country scenes. Never heard an Indonesian song before...very nice

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  11. H. Nizam - Thank you.

    Amrita - Thank you

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  12. I want to wish you and your family a wonderul holiday season....

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  13. JK - Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  14. Great song I think. Thanks for translating to Indonesian, bro.

    Merry Christmas juga...

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  15. just two words 4 the song : simple and powerfull

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  17. Great song. If we try to understand the lyrics, this song is all about patriotism which may be applicable to all nationality.

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  18. Harry, Anthony, and Rosi, thank you.

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    Taja, its lyrics also about criticism.

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