Monday, December 7, 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.