Songs page #1
Filipino version of The Internationale, the song of the global movement of the proletariat. The lyrics were from a poem (L' Internationale) written by Eugene Pottier in June 1871 to commemorate the Paris Commune. He, a Communard himself, wrote it shortly after its fall. The melody was composed by Pierre Degeyter in 1888.
Ang masa; Ang linyang pangmasa; Makibaka, huwag matakot
This song ends with the traditional battle Filipino cry of "makibaka huwag matakot." In English, it means "unite, don't be afraid." The song asks us to be with the masses.
Araw ng manggagawa
This song speaks of the gallantry of the working class.
Awit ng pagasa
Let the workers and peasants be our sources of hope.
Awit ng tagumpay
The future belongs to the proletariat!
Bagong hukbong bayan
This is the first song composed for the Filipino guerillas of the proletarian revolution.
Raise the scarlet flag!
Di magagaping diwa
The spirit of the revolution cannot be crushed.
Diwang walang takot
The spirit of a revolutionary cannot be crushed by fear.
Gumising ka kabataan
Filipino youth, listen to the call of the struggle! Serve the people!