MASAHE DE ABLON
This song is about a woman asking the service of a therapist. In this scenario, conversations are rife with expressions leading to more doors of sexuality. The mood here is something provocative. Worse, it’s the woman doing the “first move.”
Manong mabalin agpamasaheak paablo
Ala ngarud manong mabalinta nga irugin
Abluem man manong daytoy luppok
Masahiem man manong tay bukotko
Apo! Manong met dimo met unay irigis met!
Ala dayta manongen
Ilutem man manong daytoy pus-ongko
Masahiem man manong daytoy barukongko
BUKTO KEN TILAPIA
The composer is a master of symbols. This time, two species of freshwater fishes are used to substitute the genitalia. The terms “Bukto” and “Tilapia” are shallow reflections of the reproductive organs.
Oftentimes we put a malicious meaning to tilapia. “Nagtaban/nagdakkelen a tilapia.”
And now, in a story form, this song focuses to two persons, with a memorable relationship. The setting is consistent with the symbols and ideas being generated..
Ni Sioning bukto nakammelna
Kuna ni Siano kukuak dayta
Ni Siano tilapia nakammelna
Kuna ni Sioning kukuak dayta
Ay-yay-yay anian a ragsakda
Nakakammelda bukto ken tilapia
Bukto ni Siano permi’t kulagtitna
Ta kinagat tilapia ni Sioning
Next time, when you show them bukto and tilapia, they would readily relate them with their interpretations.
BASSIT A TRAK
They always say that the family is the bedrock of all values. But, why then a partner succumbs to temptations? This may not be a sign of frailty but sexual orientation or poverty. Worse, it is always the woman here who is calling the shots. To the benefit and detriment of her family.
Prostitution leading to separation? I doubt if this is okey among the listeners. Exposing children to social ills like this would eventually orient them similar actuations in the future.
A napanka idiay Laoag
Nagluganka’t bassit a trak
Ket diak ammo’t napaspasamak
Ngem idin ta simmangpetkan
Kinarkarton a delata
Ken dimo payen nakarkarga
Dimon san mailawlawag…
Ti naramanam idi napanka’t Laoag
Nga isu’t pagat-atapak
Nga addan kasugpon daytoy bolsak
The texts are clear. It clears the way to sexual infidelity.
Itan baket lipatennak
Bassit a trak nangted kenka’t ragsak
Toy hotdogko dimo metten kayat
Inim-imasmo met ti bassit a trak
This is the punchline. The victim may not be the father but the children.
This song uses the concept of the dance not to reveal apparently the malicious meaning or understanding of the lines. The song is simply written about a man who dances and a woman who charms and seemed to attract the man’s desire. But when trying to seek deep within our minds, we tend to get the idea of the song into the knowledge of rhythmic movements of sexual activity.
Panaggilinggilingko a sumala
Nakasipot, nakatutok dayta matam
Diay bibingka, naimas …
diak koma kayat idi ngem sinulisognak
Ammona la ngaruden nga addan nobiak…
Namitlo namitlo a nagsasaruno
Namitlo namitlo a nagsasaruno
Diay bola naishoot
Namitlo, namitlo a nagsasaruno
Naishoot, naishoot diay bola naishoot…
(To be continued)