Buti Na Lang

This is my first Tagalog song. It’s to be performed in a few days and is still not finished! I wrote it for my friend and his fiancé for their wedding.

As I wrote it, I thought about a couple that didn’t settle for the very real fears of real life, but chose to have faith, to believe in each other, and to also believe that love, if true love,  not the superficial and cheap kind, can only be a gift from God, and is worth holding on to and fighting for.

Someone once told me that our assumptions of our future will determine how we live in the present. This is a song about fearful assumptions – and the celebration of a couple who overcame them.

Buti Na Lang

Verse 1:
‘Kala ko
Tatanda na lang akong ganito
Mag-isang tataba’t kakalbo
Buti na lang 
Buti na lang
Buti na lang ngayon
Sabay tayo…

Verse 2:
‘Kala ko
Na wala ng iibig sa akin
Na kabigha-bighanii ng tulad mo
Buti na lang
Buti na lang
Buti na lang nagtagpo
Ang ating puso…

Chorus:
Buti na lang 
Buti na lang
Buti na lang
Di natigil
Sa maling akala
Ang ating kuwento
Buti na lang
Mali ang akala ko

Bridge:
Buti na lang
Tayo’y naniwala
Na ang tunay na pagibig
Ay galing lamang sa langit
Buti na lang talaga
Buti na lang

Chorus:
Buti na lang 
Buti na lang
Buti na lang
Di natigil
Sa maling akala
Ang ating kuwento
Buti na lang
Mali ang akala ko

Ending Verse:
Alam ko
Na Ikaw lamang sa buong mundo
Humahawak at mayari ng puso ko
Buti na lang
Buti na lang
Buti na lang talaga
Buti na lang talaga

Buti na lang talaga
Ako ang pinili mo

Thank you to JB and Tina Delacruz for giving me an occasion to write a Tagalog love song.
Thank you to Archie Castillo, who has been a HUGE partner in my compositions.
Thank you to the other musicians who played the violin and percussions.
Thank you to Ava Samson, Roxanne Lee, and Jef Gaitan for helping me translate the lyrics.
Thank you to Harvard Uy Debaron for the slideshow of the lyrics.

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David Bonifacio

David Bonifacio Entrepreneur, social worker, writer, artist, CEO of Bridge, CEO of Elevation Partners, Managing Director of New Leaf Ventures. #db

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