(copy from The Star)
"Written by project producer Pete Teo, the song and its music video showcase local artistes and celebrities ranging from arts activists, sportsmen to corporate figures.
Teo said the song was about hope and racial unity.
“The song has shadows in its lyrics – it is not a one-dimensional patriotic song. All who participated in the song and its music video did it because they believe in its message of hope and unity,” he said, adding that the project involved some 120 people.
Among those involved in the project included Afdlin Shauki, Awie, Ning Baizura, Jaclyn Victor, Reshmonu, Atilia, KLG Sqwad, Altimet, Suki, Daniel Lee, Datuk Tony Fernandes, Maya Karin, Singletrackmind, Stephen Chua, Shebby Singh, Sharifah Amani, Amber Chia and Ida Nerina.
Although predominantly an English composition, the song has a multi-lingual section sung in Malay, Mandarin and Tamil.
A Malay version of the song is in the works by Afdlin Shauki and other language versions of the song are expected to be unveiled in associated projects before long.
To a question, Teo said he travelled a lot overseas and thought it would be a nice idea to record a song with many personalities in it.
On the choice of participants, Teo said it represented the rakyat.
Teo said the fact that the project was completed in a month with zero budget said a lot about the people behind it.
“Nobody was paid. It was free. It took merely five weeks for the team to complete the production phase of the project from scratch.” --> This is what beautiful about this song
Music artiste and producer Jason Lo said he got involved in the song because it had to do with unity."
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The Malaysian asrtise for unity or MAFU is asking us the blogger to help them to spread this song in the blogsphere and you can even download free video clips from this site
and here's the lyric
HERE IN MY HOME (by : MAFU)
HERE IN MY HOME
Hold on brother hold on
The road is long. We’re on stony ground
But I’m strong. You ain’t heavy
Oh there’s a misspoken truth that lies
Colors don’t bind, oh no.
What do they know? They speak falsely.
Here in my home
I’ll tell you what its all about
There’s just one hope here in my heart
One love undivided
That’s what it’s all about
Please won’t you fall in one by one by one with me?
Push back sister won’t you push back?
Love won’t wait. Just keep pushing on.
Yes I’m strong. You ain’t heavy.
Oh don’t you worry about that…
What we have shadows can’t deny
Don’t you know it’s now or never?
Bertubi asakan berkurun lamanya
Hati ke depan mencari yang sayang
translation: Years of fears and years of tribulation
The heart keeps searching for that endless devotion
phonetics: shou qian shou da jia yi qi zou
wo dai biao hua ren kai kou wei lai jiu mei you diu zou
translation: Hand in hand we’ll march like blood brothers
I speak for my people we’ll find peace forever
இந்த பயணம் பயணம்.. என் வெற்றி தாகம்,
அந்த கனா காலம்.. நம் வெற்றி ராகம்,
phonetics: inthe payanam payanamm yen vettri thaagam
anthee kaana kaalam naam vetri raagam...nanba nanba
translation: May the road ahead quench my thirst for success
May the road behind echo a song of the blessed
Yes I feel it in my bones and I will let it be known
No matter where I roam this is home sweet home
- Words & Music by Pete Teo featuring rap by KLG Sqwad & Altimet
- Reprinted by permission. © 2008 Redbag Music. All Rights Reserved.
So guys, come and lets spread the unity call