Monday, July 13, 2009

Music that Breaking Boredom

Mbah Surip in Kyai Kanjeng Concert. Look EmHa Ainun Najib wife's, Novia Kolopaking, in the bacground.

Last three month in television in Indonesia, we are presented with a song entitled "Tak Gendong". That song sings by Mbah Surip. I do not know why this song gets popular so fast. May be it because of simple lyric that we easy to remember.

Alternatively, we are bored with rush of love song sing by new bands or singers that they sing without good taste. They sing just tell to listener how good falling in love, how sick if get a broken hearted, or how crafty to dishonest to our lover. There is nothing new with love song.

Nevertheless, Mbah Surip song tells a different topic. He tells a generosity and kindness through his lyric. He offered that he would bear someone whom is may be man or woman. He offered that if he bears him/her, the addressee would get many advantages; especially he/she did not get tired because Mbah Surip has bore him/her.

This is the complete lyric in Bahasa Indonesia.

tak gendong ke mana-mana
enak dong manteb dong
daripada kamu naik pesawat kedinginan
mendingan tak gendong tho
enak tho manteb tho
hayo… ke mana?

tak gendong ke mana-mana
tak gendong ke mana-mana
enak tau!

where are you going?
oke I'm booking
where are you going?
oke my darling

haaa… haaa…

tak gendong ke mana-mana
tak gendong ke mana-mana
enak dong mateb dong daripada kamu naik taksi kesasar
mendingan tak gendong tho enak tho manteb tho
hayo.. mau ke mana?

tak gendong ke mana-mana
tak gendong ke mana-mana
enak tau!

where are you going
oke I'm booking

where are you going
oke my darling

haaaaa haaaaaa

tak gendong ke mana-mana
enak tau
haha..

haaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaa

I heard that Mbak Surip get 4 billion rupiahs (U.S. $ 400,000) from the royalty of this song. Moreover, purportedly Mbah Surip before an oil mining in overseas. He also have joint in Kyai Kanjeng concert. I do not know the exactly of his life, so dark, and there are mask over him. He with unique laugh, “Ha Ha Ha Ha” keep some mysterious.

However, anyway, his song is a breaking of boredom in Indonesian industrial music. I love that song

Tak gendong ke mana-mana Ha ha ha ha I love u full.