Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tribute to the Free Man

This is for the man who chose to stand up: for family, for country - the "7,107 spots on the map" with "three stars and a sun". You truly make us proud to be Pinoy. Indeed, your enthusiasm for life and optimism for this nation make you a legend.

You faced the world with a smile no matter how difficult, no matter how painful, and no matter how trying was the situation that you were going through knowing that millions of people will be shedding their tears when you are gone - when you've finally come home to the Master.

Faces by F.M. Photo taken from The Happy Battle.

Fighter. Friend. Father. Free Man. Filipino.
October 4, 1964 - March 6, 2009

He fought The Happy Battle against Acute Myelogenous Leukemia with Mixed Lineage. Amid the fact that his health was slowly slipping away, he remained strong in God - loving and supporting his family, creating truthful music and photography, and being an inspiration to many Filipinos.

Francis Magalona passed away at 44. But his story will always be a part of ours.. our history. "Mga kababayan ko, dapat na malaman niyo, ako ay Pilipino!" Francis M., we salute you!

So many faces, so many races
Different voices, different choices
Some are mad, while others laugh
Some live alone with no better half
Others grieve while others curse
And others mourn behind a big black hearse
Some are pure and some half-bred
Some are sober and some are wasted
Some are rich because of fate and
Some are poor with no food on their plate
Some stand out while others blend
Some are fat and stout while some are thin
Some are friends and some are foes
Some have some while some have most

Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin’ round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world

Some are great and some are few
Others lie while some tell the truth
Some say poems and some do sing
Others sing through their guitar strings
Some know it all while some act dumb
Let the bassline strum to the bang of the drum
Some can swim while some will sink
And some will find their minds and think
Others walk while others run
You can’t talk peace and have a gun
Some are hurt and start to cry
Don’t ask me how don’t ask me why
Some are friends and some are foes
Some have some while some have most

[Repeat Chorus]

Kaleidoscope world
In this kaleidoscope world

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