Manila song lyrics

Manila song lyrics DEFAULT

I've ran away from you many times

Left and went somewhere else

Like a woman that is hard to forget

You're the only one I keep coming back

 

(Quiapo Quiapo Quiapo, just one more, then let's go, STOP!)

 

Manila

I keep coming back to Manila

Simply no place like Manila

Manila, I'm coming home

 

I walked the streets of San Francisco

I've tried the rides in Disneyland

Dated a million girls in Sydney

Somehow I feel like I don't belong

 

I long for you Manila

Your noise feels good to my ears

Your jeepneys that drive too fast

Your pretty women

 

Take me back in your arms Manila

And promise me you'll never let go

Promise me you'll never let go

Manila, Manila

Miss you like hell, Manila

No place in the world like Manila

I'm coming here to stay

 

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in... CHORUS Manila (Manila, Manila) I'm comin' back to Manila The only place that I call home (home) I'm comin' back to... Manila (Manila, Manila) I'm
some of your flames girl Baby girl, I'm on my way Sunset in manila, you'll dance and I'll sway Sunset in manila, I'm on my way Sunset in manila, I'll
Ako'y taga Manila, tawag sa 'kin ay Manila Boy Bumibili sa bus lagi ng mani at ng kasoy Laki mo namang tao kilala mo ba si Tisoy? Huwag mo kong
ManilaManila I keep coming back to Manila Simply no place like ManilaManila I'm coming home I walked the streets of San Francisco I've tried the rides
ManilaManila I keep coming back to Manila Simply no place like ManilaManila I'm coming home I walked the streets of San Francisco I've tried the rides
binabalikan ManilaManila I keep coming back to Manila Simply no place like ManilaManila I'm coming home I walked the streets of San Francisco I've tried
binabalikan Manila I keep coming back to Manila Simply no place like ManilaManila I'm coming home I walked the streets of San Francisco I've tried the rides
binabalikan Manila I keep coming back to Manila Simply no place like ManilaManila I'm coming home I've walked the streets of San Francisco I've tried
Manila Crew!!! Lahat sumabay Manila Crew!!! Walang aayaw Manila Crew!!! nandito nakami Manila Crew!!! lahat sumigaw Manila Crew!! abot langit ang
Eine Nacht in Manila mit dir Eine Nacht Eine Nacht in Manila mit dir Eine Nacht So gefährlich, bleib bei mir Gefährlich, bleib bei mir Gefährlich,
pupunta sa manila aye Ibang-iba ang ating nararanasan, pero lubos ang saya at kadalasan Hindi na nga alam kung ano man ang nangyayare Pero sa huli wala
su mantra por eso tu aguantas guantas guantas coro no se apaga estamo en fyah manila's music no falla es facil para que vallas no te quedes con las
GOING TO MANILA MY SHIRT IS BUTTENED UP FOR COURT GOING TO MANILA MY SHIRT IS BUTTENED UP FOR COURT TRIED TO KEEP IT LOOSE BUT MY ANGEL TURNED UP
Donde va Domitila donde va con mantón de Manila donde va Donde va Domitila donde va con mantón de Manila donde va (coro) Suelta la rumba la
at namalat Boy bawang ang katapat Lahat nagmamadali Traffic na sa expressway Nagpapahangin sa boulevard Sunset sa manila bay Mama-manila mama-manila
630 in Manila Michael Jackson, it's a thriller Intercontinental dinners Touring cities every summer 630 in Manila Michael Jackson, it's a thriller No
tayo Kita kits na lang dun Buti na lang Sabado bukas Buti na lang sama-sama tayo Dito tayo sa Manila araw-araw ay Sabado Beer lang at bogchi Kung saan
from Manila Couldn't stop me knocking on your door One and a-one make two Only you must come through If there's a way, then let me say I'd rather
Je suis au Manila hôtel Qui sonne, c'est peut-être celle Que j'attends seul dans la rue poubelle? Je suis au Manila hôtel Je suis seul, ma musique
sacks for the cul de sac I ain't got no money now but I know I'll be rich one day Killin' this beat (Ayy, ayy, ayy, ayy) From the killa from Manila, ayy
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Manila (song)

1976 single by Hotdog

"Manila" is a song by Filipino band Hotdog. The song is written about love for the Philippines, most specifically its capital, and tells about a man who misses his home country while living in another country for years. The upbeat song was inspired by Tony Bennett's hit single, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". It topped the radio charts in 1976.

The song was used as the entrance of the Philippine delegates during the Parade of Nations on the opening ceremony of 2019 Southeast Asian Games held at the Philippine Arena in November 30, 2019.[1]

Background[edit]

It centers on the story of the narrator who left the Philippines for a foreign country to work and became homesick after living out for long. The narrator then tells of his many adventures outside the country.

Some lyrics reference the United States and Australia. "I walked the streets of San Francisco" references his daily life overseas while "I've tried the rides in Disneyland" tells of his love of visiting places of interest such as natural spots, amusement and theme parks. His friendship with foreigners and different nationalities as well as his fellow Filipinos overseas is stated in "dated a million girls in Sydney", to which he states that he couldn't get much satisfaction or enjoyment from them despite his love for overseas life in the part "somehow I feel that I don't belong". The narrator eventually realizes that the Philippines can only give him the best everlasting satisfaction and enjoyment, which starts in "Hinahanap-hanap kita Manila" and his desire to return to the Philippines and its capital for good begins in the lyrics "Take me back in your arms Manila" and continues in "Promise me you'll never let go", ending with "I'm coming home to stay".

In the 70's, during the Martial Law era, the Manila sound genre was getting to a successful peak. That was when the Hotdogs formed with Ella Del Rosario as lead vocals, Rene Garcia on vocals/lead guitarist, Ramon "Mon" Torralba as 2nd lead guitarist, Tito Del Rosario on 3rd lead guitar, Dennis Garcia on bass guitar, Lorrie Ilustre on keyboards with Jess Garcia and Roy Diaz de Rivera as drummers and backing vocalists.

After hearing Tony Bennett's hit single, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" on radio during one of their daily routines, Garcia brothers, Rene and Dennis, found out that the Philippine capital, Manila should have a song of its own.

Dennis Garcia, Hotdog’s original bassist and main songwriter, has said in an interview that "the band considers the song as “the mother of all Hotdog hits.” He added saying that he and his brother Rene "felt our favorite city should also have an anthem of its own, a tune that will last forever. Looks like we got ourselves a self-fulfilling wish”.

Cover versions[edit]

Ever since Hotdog reunited and disbanded, the song has been covered by various artists like Gary Valenciano, Eraserheads and Side A and The CompanY.

Side A gave the song a groovier sound and more of a soft rock ballad theme. This was included on their 1998 album "Ang Ating Awitin" made during the celebration of the Centennial Philippine Independence.

[edit]

There is a possibility that this song was also inspired by Tayo Na Sa Antipolo, recorded by the Mabuhay Singers in their album Maligayang Araw, under the title Antipolo.

Contrary to suggestions that the song was inspired by the Mabuhay Singers’ “Tayo Na sa Antipolo,” Dennis Garcia (founding member of the Hotdogs) said that he had no idea how that story came about as “the song is 100 percent original and organic—borrowing from zero influences.”[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Gary Valenciano – Manila lyrics
I keep coming back to Manila
Simply no place like Manila
Manila, I'm coming home

I walked the streets of San Francisco
I've tried the rides in Disneyland
Dated a million girls in Sydney
Somehow I feel like I don't belong

Hinahanap hanap kita Manila
Ang ingay mong kay sarap sa tenga
Mga jeepney mong nagliliparan
Mga babae mong naggagandahan
Take me back in your arms Manila
And promise me you'll never let go
Promise me you'll never let go

Manila, Manila
Miss you like hell, Manila
No place in the world like Manila
I'm coming here to stay



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Manila by The Hotdogs

The making of “Manila”: How Hotdog created an anthem, according to Dennis Garcia

Pop culture references often characterize the popular songs of iconic OPM band Hotdog. They elevate the ditties from being “mere” classics to bordering on the anthemic. For starters, it’s a no-brainer that “Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko” will forever be identified with the most prestigious beauty pageant on the planet.

That Baby Boomers and Gen Xers who find themselves in San Francisco del Monte in Quezon City—the place commonly referred to as Frisco—are forever likely to recall “Annie Batungbakal.” 

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Most of these songs’ lyrics were crafted by Hotdog bass player and bandleader Dennis Garcia — who composed the would-be hits in tandem with brother Rene who in turn came up with their hook-laden melodies.

But as anthemic tunes go, perhaps Hotdog’s greatest triumph is their 1976 classic, “Manila.” A bouncy pop ditty, it has far extended its original shelf life when it became the unofficial theme song of the nation’s capital that inspired it. In fact, “Manila” was still making headlines as recently as last year when it was used in the parade of athletes during the opening ceremonies of the Southeast Asian Games and was more than warmly received (the largely Pinoy crowd at the Philippine Arena was proudly singing it while waving the flag and cheering our very own) despite some post-event controversy.

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Dennis, who recently passed away at the age of 69, had always been proud of “Manila.”  He considers it “irreplaceable and a source of pride for all Filipinos.”

In an interview with this writer last December, Dennis recalled how the song was created two years after Hotdog’s one-year stint in Hawaii in 1974.

“Rene and I were reminiscing about our stay in Hawaii one lazy afternoon in 1976. Our stint there was extremely memorable for us because we were only in our very early 20s. It was our first time to be away from home, our first time abroad, our first time to be mobbed by pretty ladies from all over the world, night after night after night,” he recalled.

Despite the dreamy experience, Dennis said there were also many lonely nights when he and Rene missed being home in the Philippines.

“We were from BF Parañaque, not from Manila. But Manila was the top-of-mind term then and even now to connote home or the Philippines,” he pointed out.

Contrary to the song’s Wikipedia entry that suggests that the song may have also been inspired by the Mabuhay Singers’ “Tayo Na sa Antipolo,” Dennis said he had no idea how that story came about as “the song is 100 percent original and organic—borrowing from zero influences.”

The brothers composed the song in about an hour. Dennis said he wrote all the lyrics while Rene created the melody and the rhythm section.

“Manila” starts slow and in its first 34 seconds has a similar vibe as “Dying To Tell You,” one of Hotdog’s early hit ballads. That’s when we start to hear the sound of a jeepney barker in Quiapo calling for passengers. Dennis said that was actually the real thing and not an impersonation.

“I take pride in the fact that the barker was ‘sampled,’ way before ‘sampling’ was a word or recording process. What happened was I sent my production assistant Julian Diego to Quiapo with my Walkman to record the sounds of jeepney stops. We got lucky, very lucky,” he recalled.   

As for the way Rene sang the song with what became regarded as his signature twang, Dennis said “Manila” was recorded at the time when Rene was still in his “Leon Russell phase.” Leon Russell was a celebrated singer-songwriter who sang with an unmistakable twang, a style that fits the tone of “Manila.

“We reckon that since it's a balikbayan singing it, a twang would be most apt,” Dennis pointed out.

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As for the horns that serve as an apt embellishment to the tune, Dennis said it was consistent in keeping up with the “jeepney spirit” of the song. He said then Hotdog keyboards player Lorrie Ilustre, who co-wrote Hotdog’s hit ballad, “Panaginip” helped tremendously in arranging the horn section.

“Rene and I wanted it to be different from what was being aired on radio,” Dennis further revealed. “So we also had a backing orchestra that consisted of members of the Manila Symphony Orchestra.”

As for the rest of the analog recording sessions, it was a typical recording session for the band with a lot of laughter and food breaks every hour. He said Gina Montes, who was the band’s female singer at the time, “sounded like she was enjoying every minute of it and did all the female back-up vocal parts.”

Following the recording of “Manila” which was part of the album Inspiration, Dennis said the band did not have an inkling it will be a big hit. “That's us. Hardheaded but passionate with what we do best, we just record what we want—unmindful of what's hot or what the record company is begging us to do.”

In fact, the first time they performed “Manila” at an all-girl’s school, the song got “reluctant acceptance” which Dennis said was always the case whenever they perform new songs.

“But that changed when almost all radio stations were playing ‘Manila’ non-stop. Then it became a staple in our live repertoire and we never stopped performing it since,” he noted.

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Since it became a hit, “Manila” often became a staple for documentaries that promote Philippine tourism. Dennis said the song resonated more with Filipino audiences based abroad, especially Overseas Filipino Workers who had to be away for their families for years.

“When Hotdog performs ‘Manila’ abroad, tears would come streaming from the eyes of the audience once they hear the first few lines of the song that goes, ‘Maraming beses na kitang nilayasan…’ that was usually an emotional moment for them and even for us when we perform the song.”

As for the supposed backlash that surrounded the selection of “Manila” in the recently concluded SEA Games, Dennis said that while he preferred not to dwell on it, the band sees it as an “extreme honor that the organizers requested the use of the song.”

“We didn’t charge a single centavo for its use. Our love of country prevailed over our love for royalties,” he said. 

Long before Dennis Garcia’s untimely demise, Hotdog’s musical legacy has already been secured. Considered as a big part of what has been regarded as the golden age of Original Pilipino Music that began in the mid-1970s, Hotdog’s songs has and will continue to resonate with generations of music fans in the years to come.

“Manila” which he regarded as “the mother of all Hotdog hits” in one of his early interviews is something he hopes his future grandchildren and great grandchildren will be particularly proud of.

 

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