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Danial
Sunday 16th of December 2007 12:12:54 AM
Asian Idol 2007: Hello everyone,

Well, previously on Phrasebase, we've been having a few threads displaying regional singing competitions of Europe, namely Eurovision. ;) Now, it's time for my region, South-east Asia to shine. :)

So, the following will be the songs from Asian Idol, which was broadcast just some hours ago (since I've posted this). I hope you'll enjoy it, as much as I did. :) Each Idol has to perform two songs, one in English and one song in their native language.

So, here we go:

P.S. I'm translating the Malay and Indonesian songs by Jaclyn Victor (Malaysia), Hady Mirza (Singapore) and Mike Mohede (Indonesia). If anybody could translate and email/PM/post the translations here of the Hindi, Filipino and Vietnamese song by Abhijeet Sawant (India), Mau Marcelo (Philipines) and Phuong Vy (Vietnam) so that I could edit my post and add them, that would be great! :)


Danial
Sunday 16th of December 2007 12:14:39 AM
Jaclyn Victor - Malaysia - For Once in My Life/Gemilang (Glory)



For once in my life I have someone who needs me
Someone I've needed so long
For once, unafraid, I can go where life leads me
And somehow I know I'll be strong

For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of
Long before I knew
Someone warm like you
Would make my dreams come true

For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me
Not like it hurt me before
For once, I have something I know won't desert me
I'm not alone anymore

For once, I can say, this is mine, you can't take it
As long as I know I have love, I can make it
For once in my life, I have someone who needs me

-

Berjuta bintang menyanyi - Millions of stars singing
Ku di antara yang satu - I am one amongst them
Mungkin cahaya dan impianku - Maybe it's my light and dreams
Di sini... Gemilang - Lying here... with Glory

Lalu ku redah onak duri - I make my way through onak thorns (a kind of climbing plant with thorns)
dan lautan api - and a sea of fire
kemuncaknya ingin ku tawan - whose pinnacle I wish to conquer
aku jelajahi - I shall explore

Kini gemilang itu - Now that glory
semakin pasti ku genggam - I'm becoming sure that I grasp
gemilang suara keyakinan kian dalam - that confidence of the voice of glory inside
gementar harus jangan - I shouldn't tremble
jiwaku harus bertenaga - my soul should have the energy
mungkin kini - maybe now
menjadi realiti - will become reality




Danial
Sunday 16th of December 2007 12:16:04 AM
Hady Mirza - Singapore - Berserah (Surrender)/Beautiful Day



Gerhana meliputi segala - The eclipse overshadows everything
Tiada lagi sinaran cahaya - There's no more sunlight
Keinginan tanpa kepastian - A desire without certainty
Tak mampu rasanya ku teruskan - I don't feel like I can go on
Ku meneruskan - to go on

Biarlah, ku relakan segala - Let it be, I'm letting go of everything
Walau hidupku sebuah tanda tanya, mengapa? - If my life is a (huge) question mark, then why?
Biarpun tak mampu ku bertahan - Let it be, I can't take it anymore
Takkan pernah ku akui kalah - It's not that I've never admitted defeat before

-

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There's no room
No space to rent in this town

You're out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you're not moving anywhere

You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It's a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out

It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now
Was a beautiful day



Danial
Sunday 16th of December 2007 12:21:51 AM
Ph??ng Vy - Vietnam - River Deep, Mountain High/Lúc M?i Yêu (Just Falling in Love)



When I was a little girl
I had a rag doll
Only doll I've ever owned
Now I love you just the way I loved that rag doll
But only now my love has grown

And it gets stronger, in every way
And it gets deeper, let me say
And it gets higher, day by day

And do I love you my oh my
Yeh river deep mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

When you were a young boy
Did you have a puppy
That always followed you around
Well I'm gonna be as faithful as that puppy
No I'll never let you down

Cause it grows stronger, like a river flows
And it gets bigger baby, and heaven knows
And it gets sweeter baby, as it grows

And do I love you my oh my
Yeh river deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

I love you baby like a flower loves the spring
And I love you baby just like Tina loves to sing
And I love you baby like a school boy loves his pet
And I love you baby, river deep mountain high
Oh yeah you've gotta believe me
River Deep, Mountain High

Do I love you my oh my, oh baby
River deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

-

"Lúc M?i Yêu" lyrics and translation coming soon



Danial
Sunday 16th of December 2007 12:31:37 AM
Mau Marcelo - Philippines - Ako ang Nasawi, Ako ang Nagwagi (I'm the Defeated, I'm the Victor)/Reach



"Ako ang Nasawi, Ako ang Nagwagi" lyrics and translation coming soon

-

Some dreams live on in time forever
Those dreams, you want with all your heart
And I'll do whatever it takes
Follow through with the promise I made
Put it all on the line
What I hoped for at last would be mine

If I could reach, higher
Just for one moment touch the sky
From that one moment in my life
I'm gonna be stronger
Know that I've tried my very best
I'd put my spirit to the test
If I could reach

Some days are meant to be remembered
Those days we rise above the stars
So I'll go the distance this time
Seeing more the higher I climb
That the more I believe
All the more that this dream will be mine

If I could reach, higher
Just for one moment touch the sky
From that one moment in my life
I'm gonna be stronger
Know that I've tried my very best
I'd put my spirit to the test
If I could reach

If I could reach, higher
Just for one moment touch the sky
I'm gonna be stronger
From that one moment in my life
I'm gonna be so much stronger yes I am
Know that I've tried my very best
I'd put my spirit to the test
If I could reach higher
If I could, if I could
If I could reach
Reach, I'd reach, I'd reach
I'd reach I'd reach so much higher
Be stronger




Danial
Sunday 16th of December 2007 12:36:59 AM
Abhijeet Sawant - India - Everything I do/Junoon (Obsession)



Look into my eyes - you will see
What you mean to me
Search your heart - search your soul
And when you find me there you'll search no more

Don't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
You can't tell me it's not worth dyin' for
You know it's true
Everything I do - I do it for you

Look into your heart - you will find
There's nothin' there to hide
Take me as I am - take my life
I would give it all - I would sacrifice

Don't tell me it's not worth fightin' for
I can't help it - there's nothin' I want more
Ya know it's true
Everything I do - I do it for you

There's no love - like your love
And no other - could give more love
There's nowhere - unless you're there
All the time - all the way

Oh - you can't tell me it's not worth tryin' for
I can't help it - there's nothin' I want more
I would fight for you - I'd lie for you
Walk the wire for you - ya I'd die for you

Ya know it's true
Everything I do - I do it for you

-

"Junoon" lyrics and translation coming soon




Danial
Sunday 16th of December 2007 01:11:23 AM
Mike Mohede - Indonesia - Mengejar Matahari (Chasing the Sun)/I Believe I Can Fly



Di sini ada satu kisah - Here, we have a legend
Cerita tentang anak manusia - A story about a young boy
Menantang hidup bersama - Who challenged fate
Mencoba menggali makna cinta - Trying to search for the meaning of love

Tetes air mata - Teardrops
Mengalir di sela derai tawa - Roll upon the cheeks
Selamanya kita - For as long as we
Tak akan berhenti mengejar matahari - Do not stop chasing the sun

Tajamnya pisau takkan sanggup - No matter how sharp the knife may be, it will never be able
Goyahkan cinta antara kita - To tear the love between the two of us
Menembus ruang dan waktu - Tearing through time and space
Menyatu di dalam jiwaku - Becoming one in spirit

-

I used to think that I could not go on
And life was nothing but an awful song
But now I know the meaning of true love
I'm leaning on the everlasting arms

If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

[1]
I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly

See I was on the verge of breaking down
Sometimes silence can seem so loud
There are miracles in life I must achieve
But first I know it starts inside of me, oh

If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

[Repeat 1]

Hey, cuz I believe in me, oh

If I can see it, then I can be it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

[Repeat 1]

Hey, if I just spread my wings
I can fly
I can fly
I can fly, hey
If I just spread my wings
I can fly
Fly-eye-eye



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