One of the things I like about Princess and I is that each of the main characters has his or her own song which is incorporated in the story. These songs made me feel a little more at ease as to who’s really the OTP (Yes, who? Guess!), so I’m providing a translation here for the benefit of those of our readers who don’t understand Filipino.
And yes, all these songs are in the Love Songs from Princess and I album, already out from Star Records and Astrovision (click here for the album)!
Kung Ako Ba Siya
Matagal ko nang itinatago
Mga ngiti sa munti kong puso
Batid kong alam mo nang umiibig sa ‘yo.
Bakit hindi mo pansin itong aking pagtingin
Ba’t di mo ramdam ang tibok nitong dibdib
Kaibigan lang pala ang tingin mo sa akin.
Kung ako ba siya, mapapansin mo?
Kung ako ba siya, mamahalin mo?
Ano bang mayro’n siya na wala ako?
Kung ako ba siya, iibigin mo?
Masakit ko mang isipin
Mahirap mang tanggapin sa damdamin
Pag-ibig mo pala’y hindi sa akin.
Ngunit anong gagawin ng puso
Sa ‘yo lang ibinigay ang pangako
Patuloy nga namang aasa sa ‘yo, sinta..
Ikaw lamang ang inibig nang ganito
Sabihin mo kung paano lalayo sa ‘yo.
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I have long been hiding
These smiles in my little heart
I know you know I love you
Why don’t you notice my feelings
Why don’t you feel my heartbeat
It turns out you see me only as a friend
If I were him, would you notice me?
If I were him, would you love me?
What does he have that I don’t have?
If I were him, would you fall for me?
Although it hurts when I think about it
Although it’s hard to accept
That your love turns out to be not for me
But what could my heart do
I gave my promise only to you
Thus, I’ll just go on hoping for you, love.
You’re the only one I’ve loved like this
Tell me how to go away from you.