Ka BJ (Puzzle)

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Jen and Juan wrote this song in Taal, Batangas in the Philippines the Christmas after BJ passed away. BJ wasn’t just our co-lead singer and kulintang player, he was family and inspiration to all of us, and it’s testament to his powerful spirit that he continues to haunt us, I mean guide us, from above. We will not forget you, Manong. bjalisago.org

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You had your life laid out like a puzzle
And everything fit perfectly
Work a while, make some money go out east
And move back to the Philippines

You had your life laid out like a puzzle
And everything fit perfectly
Work a while, make some money go out east
And move back to the Philippines


Well…well…why why why?
Well…well….why why why?

First I – cried and cried
Now I – understand
That I guess we’re gonna see you…
On the other side

You had your life laid out like a puzzle
Brought worlds together with your song
Culture keeper you kept your ancestors dancing
You sang harmonies till we had to sing along

Like oh…oh…

I remember when we were together
We’d laugh until the break of dawn
Never knowin tomorrow might not come
But I don’t know why cuz I can’t believe you’re gone


First I – cried and cried
Now I – understand
That I know we’re gonna see you…
On the other side

Oooooh……
Gonna see you on the other side, never gonna say goodbye, gonna see you on the other side, never gonna say goodbye

So, put on your angel’s wings
Go head fly round and check up on things cuz
We need your blessings
We need your comfort
That all we do will continue x4
So shine down on us
Please
Shine down on us
And we’ll see you in our dreams x4

credits

from kultural guerrillas, released December 10, 2012
Lyrics: Jen Soriano
Music: Juan Calaf and Jen Soriano

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Diskarte Namin San Francisco, California

In 1999, DiskarteNamin arose from the underground of San Francisco’s political organizing and music scenes. Bred on resistance music from all over the world, we mix rock guitar with Latin and hip hop beats, reggae and funk basslines, folk blues and soul vocals, and indigenous influences from the Philippines. The result is a unique “Diskarte” sound that defies traditional music categories. ... more

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