OPM Lyrics

“Tatsulok” – Buklod/Bamboo

** This follows Buklod’s version, which also encompasses Bamboo’s version. Though the latter uses a few shortcuts of words, the meaning mostly isn’t affected; the one line in which meaning is affected is noted in the lyrics. **

“Tatsulok” / “Triangle”

Totoy, bilisan mo, bilisan mo ang takbo / Boy, be quick, run quickly
Ilagan ang mga bombang nakatutok sa ulo mo / Dodge the bombs targeting your head
Totoy, tumalon ka, dumapa kung kailangan / Boy, jump, lie down if you have to
At baka tamaan pa ng mga balang ligaw / For you might get hit with a stray bullet

Totoy, makinig ka, huwag nang magpa-gabi / Boy, listen, don’t be out ‘til nightfall
Baka mapagkamalan ka’t humandusay dyan sa tabi / You might get mistaken for and end up sprawling on the sidewalk
Totoy, alam mo ba kung ano ang puno’t dulo / Boy, do you know the beginning and end
Ng ‘di matapos-tapos na kaguluhang ito / Of this never-ending mess

Refrain:
Hindi pula’t dilaw tunay na magkalaban / Red and yellow aren’t the ones at war
Ang kulay at tatak ay ‘di siyang dahilan / Color and label aren’t the reasons
Hangga’t marami ang lugmok sa kahirapan / While there are many prostrate in poverty
At ang hustisya ay para lang sa mayaman / And justice is only for the rich

Chorus:
Habang may tatsulok / While there is a triangle
At sila ang nasa tuktok / And they are on top
‘Di matatapos itong gulo / The mess won’t end

Ililigtas ang hininga ng kay raming mga tao / The breath of many people will be saved
At ang dating munting bukid ngayo’y sementeryo / And the old field is now a cemetery
Totoy, kumilos ka, baliktarin ang tatsulok / Boy, move, flip the triangle
Katulad mong mga dukhang ilagay mo sa tuktok / Place the poor, like you, at the top
**(Bamboo’s version: Katulad ng dukha na ilagay mo sa tuktok)**
**(Translation: Place the poor, for example, at the top)**

Refrain:
Hindi pula’t dilaw tunay na magkalaban / Red and yellow aren’t the ones at war
Ang kulay at tatak ay ‘di siyang dahilan / Color and label aren’t the reasons
Hangga’t marami ang lugmok sa kahirapan / While there are many prostrate in poverty
At ang hustisya ay para lang sa mayaman / And justice is only for the rich

Chorus:
Habang may tatsulok / While there is a triangle
At sila ang nasa tuktok / And they are on top
‘Di matatapos itong gulo / The mess won’t end

(**Bamboo’s version: extra refrain here)

Chorus:
Habang may tatsulok / While there is a triangle
At sila ang nasa tuktok / And they are on top
‘Di matatapos itong gulo / The mess won’t end

(**Bamboo’s version: extra chorus here)

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