3.07.2009

Kaleidoscope World by Francis M.










Francis Magalona passed away this March 6, 2009 at 12:00 noon.

Francis M. is best remembered with his composition "Mga Kababayan" - a rap about Pinoy nationalism. This song elevated OPM (original Pilipino music) to a higher level that even the alta sociedad has loved to listen to. Francis M is best know as the Master Rapper. His songs always express values like love, unity, and nationalism contrasting most raps that do not make sense. Francis M was also known as Kiko. His music and culture has been known as Francism, based on his name Francis M. You can read Kiko's blog at.magalona.com where he wrote about his battle against the killer cancer leukemia. [Photo credits: www.igma.tv ]

My favorite among Kiko's songs is Kaleidoscope World. You can watch its beautiful video here at YouTube. The lyric follows.



Kaleidoscope World by Francis M.
So many faces, so many races
Different voices, different choices
Some are mad, while others laugh
Some live alone with no better half
Others grieve while others curse
And others mourn behind a big black hearse
Some are pure and some half-bred
Some are sober and some are wasted
Some are rich because of fate and
Some are poor with no food on their plate
Some stand out while others blend
Some are fat and stout while some are thin
Some are friends and some are foes
Some have some while some have most

Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin' round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world

Some are great and some are few
Others lie while some tell the truth
Some say poems and some do sing
Others sing through their guitar strings
Some know it all while some act dumb
Let the bassline strum to the bang of the drum
Some can swim while some will sink
And some will find their minds and think
Others walk while others run
You can't talk peace and have a gun
Some are hurt and start to cry
Don't ask me how don't ask me why
Some are friends and some are foes
Some have some while some have most

Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin' round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world
Source: kumanta.com 

Here's a pop version of the Kaleidoscope World by the Philippine Idol Final 12. Francis M. was one of the judges in the Philippine Idol in 2007.



An a capella version of Keleidoscope is performed by Akafellas.

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