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A song, I am wonder



Perahu Retak -- Cracked Boat
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, pushing the sea.

Langit membentang cakrawala di depan, melambaikan tantangan.
The sky stretch the firmament ahead, 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, discrepancy 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, don't crack of your wall.
Semangat rakyatku, derap kaki tekadmu, jangan terantuk batu.
My people's spirit, footsteps of your willpower, don't stumble the stone.

Tanah pertiwi anugerah ilahi, jangan ambil sendiri.
Motherland was the Divine grace, don't take it alone.
Tanah pertiwi anugerah ilahi, jangan makan sendiri.
Motherland was the Divine grace, don't eat it alone.

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

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.

    Anon, you have an informative blog about car's tires.

    Taja, its lyrics also about criticism.

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