Sunday, November 24, 2013

This Christmas - Arnel Pineda's new Christmas Song for Typhoon Yolanda victims

The final cut of This Christmas.

As published in his official website:

Journey frontman Arnel Pineda performed an original composition for the survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” on “It’s Showtime” Saturday.  The ballad, entitled “This Christmas,” invites everyone to extend a helping hand to the survivors of the calamity in Visayas during the Christmas season.
“Ang message ng kantang ito ay lahat tayo in our own little way, puwede tayong maging ‘Santa’ sa mga gusto nating tulungan at sa mga mahal natin sa buhay,” said Pineda. (The message of this song is that all of us, in our little own way, can be a ‘Santa’ to anybody we want to help, and to our loved ones)

Through all these years
Into crossfires and conflicts
Buried in your eyes
Are bloodstain of tears
You’ve trekked through a life
All homeless and loveless
Wounded and in near-death
I wonder if you’ll ever find
The healing comfort of His cradle
Can I be your Santa?
Can I be the gift?
Can I be your hero?
Can I be your freedom?
This Christmas
Painful tears and cold roads are fading
Enough of darkness, days ahead are brighter
Angels’ little hands are reaching to grace you
The kindness of Yul’tide from the heavens
So let me be your Santa
Let me be your gift
Let me be your hero
Let me be your freedom
This Christmas
I’ll never be our Savior in a manger
Instead a friend who will stand by your side
So let me be your Santa
Let me be your gift
Let me be your hero
Let me be your freedom
Let me be your sleigh ride
Let me be the love
let me be this hero
Who will set you free
This Christmas