DARK HORSE …the definitive lyrics of the songs from the album…. By: Mohammed L. Saavedra. Foreword. This presentation is made to keep the definitive lyrics of the songs intended for the compilation named DARK HORSE.
By: Mohammed L. Saavedra
Escape from the clutches / of this monstrous poverty. Rise above the ashes / only way to dignity.
- Islands of oriental pearl / Seven thousand splinter. Tropical Pacific / the first asian republic.
- Minerals from the mountain / outburst of its fountain. Winding rivers flow / wash away the sins below.
Our very own---Luzon Visayas Mindanao…
We stand alone---Luzon Visayas Mindanao…
Our native home---Luzon Visayas Mindanao…
Awaken from slumber / work hard to prosperity. A time to remember / the fruit of our destiny.
Oriental Pearl is actually the English version of the “LuzViMinda” which is my other Tagalog folk rock song composed after adapting the verses from the poem Buntung-hininga (Sigh).
I prefer to have the more solid sound using acoustic steel string-guitar, and have a vibrato electric guitar solos on the instrumental solos along with the alto sax altogether.
The bass riff intro is actually the basic chord pattern where I got the tune when I started composing this version.
Up above the sky / I wanna fly high. Floating like a majestic falcon.
Roaming Savannah / king of Africa. Walking tall and proud as a lion.
- When will the eagle soar / these hills forevermore? / when will this fantasy? The brown stallion I see.
- Dark horse victory / Dark horse victory.
Followed the tiger / to make it better. But the stripes simply fade away.
Decades of hard work / from cute tiny stork. Out comes the giant panda today.
-When will the tamaraw / earn its respectful bow? / when will this fantasy? The brown stallion I see.
-Dark horse victory / Dark horse victory.
Dark Horse is an adaptation from my short poem with a slightly long title “The Tamaraw, The Eagle and The Stallion”.
The finger plucking is done through out the whole song with the first two broken chords.
Obviously, I prefer to have it played using the 6-string nylon guitar with the flute intro, instrumental solo and fade out solos.
Just a joke being told copy-cat Jumeirah Jane / slightly hurt / text reply not to see her again.
Bunch of flowers with apology / I gave at the doorway / smiling so lovely…
Just a joke being told “you are in love again” / It’s easy to say / just like the pouring rain.
Frantic moments when you are near / like vibrant colors of life / all around dear…
won’t you show me your subtle smile again.
together let’s run away fly high again.
Just a joke being told “I will see you again” / within inside / it’s just goodbye to hide the pain.
Dress me up in signature labels / Mingle with your high profile social circles.