Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang (Freestyle)

I’m adding this Tagalog song about star-crossed love to the tiny repertoire of Filipino songs I’m able to sing. Thanks very much to Ronald of Yagoona for this find; he sang it quite admirably during a bout of open-air karaoke at Villa Khristalene in Talisay.

This song was originally performed by Ogie Alcasid. Ronald’s favourite rendition is the duet by modern pop group Freestyle (shown below).

Bakit ngayon ka lang
Bakit ngayon kung kailan ang aking puso’y
Mayron nang laman
Sana’y nalaman ko
Na darating ka sa buhay ko
‘Di sana’y naghintay ako

Ikaw sana ang aking yakap-yakap
At iyong kamay ang aking laging hawak
At hindi kanya

Bakit ngayon ka lang dumating sa buhay ko
Pilit binubuksan ang sarado ko ng puso
Ikaw ba ay nararapat sa akin
At siya ba’y dapat ko lang limutin
Nais kong malaman
Bakit ngayon ka lang dumating

Ikaw sana ang aking yakap-yakap
At iyong kamay ang aking laging hawak
At hindi kanya
At hindi kanya

Bakit ngayon ka lang dumating sa buhay ko
Pilit binubuksan ang sarado ko ng puso
Ikaw ba ay nararapat sa akin
At siya ba’y dapat ko lang limutin
Nais kong malaman
Bakit ngayon ka lang…

Bakit ngayon ka lang dumating sa buhay ko
Pilit binubuksan ang sarado ko ng puso
Ikaw ba ay nararapat sa akin
At siya ba’y dapat ko lang limutin
Nais kong malaman
Bakit ngayon ka lang
Dumating

Oooh…
Nais kong malaman
Bakit ngayon ka lang
Dumating

Translation:

Why have you come just now
Why only now when my heart
Is already full
I should have known
That you would walk into my life
So that I could have waited for you

It should have been you that I held in my arms
Your hand that should have always been in mine
And not hers

Why have you come into my life just now
Undoing this heart of mine that is already taken
It’s you that should have been right for me
And her that I should have forgotten
Oh please tell me
Why only now

It should have been you that I held in my arms
Your hand that should have always been in mine
And not hers
And not hers

Why have you come into my life just now
Undoing this heart of mine that is already taken
It’s you that should have been right for me
And her that I should have forgotten
Oh please tell me
Why just now…

Why have you come into my life just now
Undoing this heart of mine that is already taken
It’s you that should have been right for me
And her that I should have forgotten
Oh please tell me
Why just now

Oooh…

I really want to know
Why is it just now
That you’re here

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