Monday, February 13, 2012

Galang Rambu Anarki

Galang Rambu Anarki
by Iwan Fals

Galang Rambu Anarki anakku
lahir awal Januari menjelang pemilu
Galang Rambu Anarki dengarlah
terompet tahun baru menyambutmu
Galang Rambu Anarki ingatlah
tangisan pertamamu ditandai bbm
memlambung tinggi

Maafkan kedua orangtuamu
kalau tak mampu beli susu
bbm naik tinggi
susu tak terbeli
orang pintar tarik subsidi
Anak kami kurang gizi (anak kami)

Galang Rambu Anarki anakku
cepatlah besar matahariku
menangis yang keras, janganlah ragu
tinjulah congkaknya dunia buah hatiku
doa kami di nadimu

Galang Rambu Anarki my son
Born early January before election
Galang Rambu Anarki, hear
the new year's trumpet welcoming you
Galang Rambu Anarki, remember
Your first cry was marked by the rise
of gasoline

Forgive your parents
if they can't buy milk
Gasoline is rising
Can't buy milk
Smart people retract subsidy
Our children starve

Galang Rambu Anarki my son
Grow up fast my sun
Cry loudly, don't hesitate
Hit the world's cockiness my son,
Our prayers in your veins

Notes: Galand Rambu Anarki is Iwan Fals's son, who died in quite a tragic fashion while his father was busy with his career. Because of that, he created this song.
Every year the prices rise, and that made the poor people even poorer. They are unable to buy milk, especially during the economic depression that hit Indonesia during the 1998's. Not only the price of milk was high, it was really rare too.
Iwan Fals is well-known due to his people-biased songs, and they often lightly insult the government and corrupt people.

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