The Apl Song Lyrics

by Black Eyed Peas

Lapit mga kaibigan at makinig kayo
Ako'y maydala dalang, balita galing sa bayan ko
Nais kong ipamahagi ang mga kuento
Ang manga pangyayaring nagaganap
Sa lupang pinangako

Every place got a ghetto this is my version
Check it out
Listen closely yo, I got a story to tell
A version of my ghetto where life felt for real

Some would call it hell, but to me it was heaven
God gave me the grace, amazin' ways of living
How would you feel if you had to catch your meal?
Build a hut to live and to eat and chill in

Having to pump the water outta the ground
The way we put it down utilizing what is around
Like land for farming, river for fishing
Everyone helpin' each other whenever they can
We makin' it happen, from nothin' to somethin'
That's how we be survivin' back in my homeland

Lapit mga kaibigan at makinig kayo
Ako'y maydala dalang, balita galing sa bayan ko
Nais kong ipamahagi ang mga kuento
Ang manga pangyayaring nagaganap
Sa lupang pinangako

Yo, its been a while but
I been back home to my homeland
(Check it out)
To see what's going on

Man it feels good to be back at home
And it's been a decade, on the journey all alone
I was fourteen when I first left Philippines
I've been away half my life, but it felt like a day
To be next to my mom with her home cooked meal

Meant I felt complete, my emotions I feel
Now life has changed for me in the U.S
But back at home man, life was a mess
I guess sometimes life's stresses gets you down
On your knees, oh brother, I wish I could have helped you out

Lapit mga kaibigan at makinig kayo
Ako'y maydala dalang, balita galing sa bayan ko
Nais kong ipamahagi ang mga kuento
Ang manga pangyayaring nagaganap
Sa lupang pinangako