This is a tribute song (we used to sing this song --me, my sister and him) to my dear father who was murdered by the grandson of a politician in Laguna. He was the remaining eyewitness to a crime done by his' murderer's relative. He was slain before the last day of hearing, before he could have testified of one man's innocence and another man's crime. His murderer was able to go to HK and then US even after caught with illegal firearms (eg. guns, grenades, etc...). His last wish was to see his first grandchild but he didn't make it.
O, aking kaibigan na namumungay ang mata
Dahil lang sa usok na hindi ibinuga
Mayroon pa ba diyan, pahingi naman
Upang ang pangit ay magiging maganda
Kumikislap na ilaw, o kay gandang tignan
Kung tanungin mo siya, iisa ang dahilan
Nababangga sa poste sa malawak na daan
Sa tanghaling tapat nakakita ng buwan
O aking kaibigan na merong dala
Ilabas mo na, kitang-kita sa mata
Langaw na dumaan sa harapan niya
Ay kinausap niya at napatulala
Pagkat buong akala'y madadaganan siya
Oh oh ohh, ang sabi pa niya
O aking kaibigan, alas ang tinira
Tinodo na lahat, tumirik ang mata
O aking kaibigan na di na nadala
Pagkaraan ng araw ay aking nakita
Naglalakad ng mag-isa at nagsasalita
Siya’y naging dakila, dakilang tanga
He always wanted a happy song.
Happy Birthday Dad!