Monday, May 19, 2008

Here in my home, Malaysia

*there's a youtube video below, let it play while u read the post k*
*post quoted from my exclass blog*

To Malaysia, our home...
We may come to dislike it or feel unfairness by this and that (which shouldn't be mentioned), but this is our home! Blood and sweat from our ancestors has give us this opportunity for a better living. We are not under communist rule, or facing famine. Neither are we battling diseases or suffering from cyclones and earthquakes. Believe it or not, we are blessed in some way.

After hearing this song in the car(which i purposely waited for it to play, on, i felt really touched by it and find that the lyrics are really really meaningful. The following is quoted from the site;


pete was juggling tomatoes.

bored. so he telephoned a few friends instead. “how about getting together to make an anti-racism song and music video?” all said yes without hesitation. not because pete threatened them with a rusty knife. only because they love malaysia.

the contingent swelled to 52 people a few days later. it included filmmakers, dancers, singers, producers, musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, designers, footballers, activists, celebrities, students and a florist. nobody would be paid. yet they were enthused. not because they were high on speed. only because they love Malaysia.

they gathered to record the song. it had a catchy chorus and was able to induce a mass sing-along. everyone was happy when it was done. they named it ‘here in my home’. then more people joined. the party now included more than 120 people. but the budget remained exactly zero. it seems even the spreadsheet loves malaysia.

everyone turned up for the video shoot. much fun was had and friendships made. video editors went to work after the shoot was done. both the recording and the video would be given away for free. a gift to the nation. from those who love malaysia to those who feel the same.

did you ask what this is all about?

it’s about love.


Perhaps now we may be rather oblivious or can't be bothered by our country's affairs, but there will come a time that we will come to our sense, and find out we have no where else but Malaysia. Peace yo! Brothers and Sisters!

Please do visit the webpage's link here or click on the link on the right. You can download the song, video and lyrics there.

Here's the lyrics if u just feel like singing along. Have fun..

Hold on brother hold on
The road is long. We’re on stony ground
But I’m strong. You ain’t heavy
Oh there’s a misspoken truth that lies
Colors don’t bind, oh no.
What do they know? They speak falsely.
Here in my home
I’ll tell you what its all about
There’s just one hope here in my heart
One Love undivided
That’s what it’s all about
Please won’t you fall in one by one by one [with me]?
Push back sister won’t you push back?
Love won’t wait. Just keep pushing on.
Yes I’m strong. You ain’t heavy.
Oh don’t you worry about that…
What we have the shadows can’t deny
Don’t you know it’s now or never?
Years of fears and years of tribulation
The heart keeps searching for that endless devotion
Hand in hand we’ll march like blood brothers
I speak for my people hope we’ll find peace forever
May the road ahead quench my thirst for success
May the road behind echo a song of the blessed
So I will let it be known yes I feel it in my bones
No matter where I roam this is home sweet home
- Words & Music by Pete Teo featuring rap by KLG Sqwad &
Altimet. copr Redbag Music 2008. All Rights Reserved -

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