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Kamukha mo si Paraluman
No'ng tayo ay bata pa
At ang galing-galing mong sumayaw
Mapa-Boogie man o Chacha

Ngunit ang paborito
Ay pagsayaw mo ng El Bimbo
Nakakaindak, nakakaaliw
Nakakatindig balahibo

Pagkagaling sa 'skwela ay didiretso na sa inyo
At buong maghapon ay tinuturuan mo ako

Magkahawak ang ating kamay at walang kamalay-malay
Na tinuruan mo ang puso ko na umibig na tunay

Naninigas aking katawan
'Pag umikot na ang plaka
Patay sa kembot ng bewang mo
At pungay ng 'yong mga mata

Lumiliwanag ang buhay
Habang tayo'y magkaakbay
At dahan-dahang dumudulas
Ang kamay ko sa makinis mong braso, hooh

Sana noon pa man ay sinabi na sa iyo, hoh
Kahit hindi na uso ay ito lang ang alam ko


La la la la, la la, la la, la la la

Lumipas ang maraming taon
'Di na tayo nagkita
Balita ko'y may anak ka na
Ngunit walang asawa

Tagahugas ka raw
Ng pinggan sa may Ermita
At isang gabi'y nasagasaan
Sa isang madilim na eskinita, hah

Lahat ng pangarap ko'y bigla lang natunaw
Sa panaginip na lang pala kita maisasayaw


La la la la, la la, la la, la la la [2x]

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    UnregisteredMar 20, 2014 at 12:56 pm
    The song generally is a sad love story.

    The man's love started when they were teenagers. The young man was absolutely mesmerized by the young lady's beauty as described in the first line "Kamukha mo si Paraluman". Paraluman was a screen name for Sigrid Sophia Agatha von Giese, a Filipino actress in the 1940s which was considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses in her time. The young boy was definitely deeply in love with the young lady, "Magkahawak ang ating kamay at walang kamalay-malay
    Na tinuruan mo ang puso ko na umibig na tunay", and the young lady was just waiting for him to say his feelings because they share the same feelings, "At pungay ng 'yong mga mata".

    But as time went by, they had parted ways. After so many years, he heard news about his young love's whereabouts. Sadly, she already have a child.

    What's amazing about this song is that there are a lot of lyrics that have double meaning like "El Bimbo" which is related to the woman's job which is a dishwasher "Tagahugas ka raw Ng pinggan sa may Ermita". El Bimbo is a dance step which is somewhat the same as washing a plate in circular motion. This could mean that the woman was still clinging to her past. She was still remembering the times when the two of them danced together and this could mean that she was still in love with him that she was still waiting for him to come back.

    And as what i've said that this song is a sad love story, the man after hearing what happened to his young love gained courage to go to her and tell he how much he still love her. But unfortunately, before this could have happened, the woman met an accident and died. And where she met the accident, "At isang gabi'y nasagasaan Sa isang madilim na eskinita" means that she died hopelessly, she died waiting for her lover in vain, she died without any satisfaction in life for she had lived in great sadness: having a child without a husband and being a mere dishwasher.

    The last stanza is just so depressing, he is regretful because he wasn't able to say his feelings back then when they were still young and they could have the chance to be together.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 27, 2014 at 10:35 am
    It's so bad being a torpe, It's like a mutated person but the difference is torpe has a voice but a mutated person don't. Have a voice. I want a song like this very meaningful, I really like it the tone and the lyrics. I was very related but my crush was no y dead. Tulungan nio nman aquh kung pano! Ang skit pag nakikita muh crush muh enjoying the company of others pero lucky prin aquh kc aquh lng nkakaalam pati bff quh, well sbi nila masakit daw tlga, Dti nung bata pa aquh.
    There's nothing being important to me but games, and foods but now I'm really matured.
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    This song is just about how love comes and ends by a wrong decision made or by just not telling how they really feel when they have the chance and regret everything when it's all gone. Its a song for the people who have all chances and make themselves not to regret that they still have time to show their feelings without thinking twice for love has only two path you can take, it's either all or nothing.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    For me, "ang huling el bimbo" is a song about regret. The boy in the story regrets it because he didn't say that he loves her. It's too late to say it now because she's already gone. So basically, this song is about regret because of the wasted feelings/love
  • U
    UnregisteredApr 5, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    Childhood love that was met through an old song... And regret for what is lost because he thought he never had a chance. Maybe he could have and changed the fate of his childhood crush, but he didn't. And that is why we must act now to create a better future. :d

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