Philpop 2013 finalist: Myrus Apacible

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Myrus Apacible's Philpop 2013 entry is about the pain of seeing the one you love choose someone else

MYRUS APACIBLE. Myrus is a finalist of Philpop Music Festival 2013. Screenshot from YouTube (Rappler)

MANILA, Philippines – To Myrus Apacible, music has always been his destiny, the engine that drives every choice and every act.

Apacible’s “Sana Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako” (You Should’ve Just Killed Me) brings back his high school days spent pining for a beautiful girl.

His world falls to pieces when he sees her with another boy. He turns to music to vent his frustration.

“Sana Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako” is performed by Kimpoy Feliciano.

Video transcript:

Pinangarap kong maging singer, ‘yung sikat na singer; hindi lang singer, basta sikat na singer. Alam ko pinanganak ako para gawin ‘tong mga bagay na ‘to.

Music for me, para siyang gasolina. Hindi ako mabubuhay eh, kapag wala siya. Kumbaga parang sa sasakyan, hindi siya aandar kapag walang gasolina. So ako, eto ‘yung inspirasyon ko; ito ‘yung nagmo-motivate sa akin; kapag malungkot ako, andyan siya.

(Singing) O kay sakit namang pag-ibig to, bakit niloko mo, sana pinatay mo nalang ako. (Singing stops)

Sumali ako sa Philpop kasi gusto kong manalo sa Philpop. Parang, “Uy, si Myrus hindi lang yan singer, songwriter din yan.” At least may something else pa ‘kong ma-o-offer sa mga tao. Um, ‘pag matalo ako sa Philpop, okay lang. At the end of the day, ang pinakamahalaga is lumaban ako.  

Ang title ng song ko is, “Sana Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako.” Ang kwento nito medyo madugo, kaya “Sana Pinatay Mo Nalang Ako.” Nangyari ‘to noong high school ako, na-in love ako sa isang napakagandang babae. Nakita ko siya sa mall after 3 days naming mag-break.

Nakita ko sya sa mall, may kasama na siyang ibang guy. Sabi ng mga barkada ko, “Uy, pare, mas gwapo ka pa dun sa ano o, sa kasama niya.”

(Singing) O kay sakit kapag nalaman mo, na sa halimaw ka pinagpalit ng mahal mo. (Singing stops)

Lagi ko ngang sinasabi eh, hanggat may musika, hinding-hindi ako mag-iisa.

Watch and listen to the music video:


– With reports from Sai Villafuerte/Rappler.com



1. Ganny Brown
Song: “Askal”
Interpreted by: Jose and Wally


2. Joey Ayala
Song: “Papel”
Interpreted by: Joey Ayala, Gloc-9 featuring Denise Barbacena


3. Johnoy Danao
Song: “Kung ‘Di Man”
Interpreted by: Ney Dimaculangan


4. Jungee Marcelo
Song: “Pansamantagal”
Interpreted by: Sitti and Julianne Tarroja


5. Kennard Faraon
Song: “Time Machine”
Interpreted by: Six Part Invention


6. Lara Maigue
Song: “Sa ‘Yo Na Lang Ako”
Interpreted by: Karylle


7. Marlon Barnuevo
Song: “Araw, Ulap, Langit”
Interpreted by: Christian Bautista

 


8. Myrus Apacible
Song: “Sana Pinatay Mo Na Lang Ako”
Interpreted by: Kimpoy Feliciano


9. Nino Regalado and Adrienne Buenaventura
Song: “Sometimes That Happens”
Interpreted by: Ace Libre of Never The Strangers


10. Paul Armesin
Song: “Segundo”
Interpreted by: Yael Yuzon of Sponge Cola


11. Raffy Calicdan
Song: “Space”
Interpreted by: Kean Cipriano of Callalily and Kleggy of Banda Ni Kleggy


12. Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana
Song: “Dati”
Interpreted by: Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos and Quest

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