Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Diskriminasi Menjatuhkan Aku.

"Situasi" by Bunkface. What can I say? One of my favorite songs, no doubt about it. It's one the reason why I started listening to Malay songs again and it's also one of my Kbox session staples. Any chance I get, I'll sing this song full heartedly in front of my friends. Duet or not, sumbang atau nda, that's a different story altogether. Yeah, sepa suruh bawa saya pigi Kbox.

100% your fault.

One thing I've always wondered however, is how did they come up with the lyrics? Why is the song called "Situasi"? What are the messages that they are trying to convey? It's catchy, sure. It's sing-along-able, indeed. However, one have to wonder about these things (especially me) after listening to it for about 1347873248454324393476 times already. Bear in mind that this song was released about 3 years ago (correct me if I'm wrong) and I STILL don't get it. Don't get me wrong, however. I'm not here to argue with the song writer or anything. I barely know how to make anything that rhymes, let alone produce a chart topper. It's just something that pops out of my mind and hopefully, others too. Hence just for sh!ts and giggles, here's my analysis of the lyrics. Hopefully you'll like it.

(I'm being satirical so please don't sue me.)

Bunkface - Situasi

Diskriminasi menjatuhkan aku, (Discrimination have beaten me)
Reputasi kini menjadi bisu, (The reputation is now mute)
Dan aku, ku layu oh oh di situ. (And I withered, oh oh right there)

What is the first thing that pops out from your mind after reading these sentences? This must be some kind of poetry, right? Because seriously, I cannot freakin' understand what they meant at all. How can you mute a reputation? And God knows what it even means. Why did he withered anyway? Are you a plant? Then misti ada urang lupa siram air sama ko ni kan. Andu.

Mengharapkan sesuatu yang baru, (Hoping for something new)
Itulah impian aku. (That is my dream)

What is this something "new" that you're hoping for? A new car? A pretty girlfriend? Lots and lots of money? Be specific next time for crying out loud.
The fact that your "dream" involves "hoping" for something? Wait, isn't that the same thing? So you say it's something like "hoping kuasa dua"? Hoping for hoping for something new to happen. Hmmm. Mind blowing.


Dan bilakah menghilang, (
And when it is gone)

What is?

Musnahlah musnah impian 'tuk menggapai bintang, (All hopes for reaching the stars is gone)

So you want to be an astronaut now? I'd say forget about it. It involves hours and hours of rigorous physical training to keep you fitter than an Olympic athlete, dozens of IQ tests and lots of other things that your body will never be able to keep up with. Besides, you "withered" already. Remember that, sissy?

Terangi hidupku, (Light up my world)

Please do. I need to revise for my final paper this Friday tapi teda karen oh sekarang ni. Cilaka banar-banar eh. Not too bright though. I have very sensitive eyes.

Ku mahu kau tahu engkaulah destinasiku, (I want you to know that you are my destination)
Dalam ingatanku, (In my mind)

Oh, now I get it. From what I see and get from this sentence, there's this one guy who fell in love with this girl, which he describes as his "destination". I guess that means that he just wants to court her, right? I don't know, your guess is as good as mine. Luckily I'm not a pervert and didn't interpret it in the most suggestive way possible.

....what? Apa tingu-tingu?

Kerna diri ini tak daya lagi ,(Because I cannot take it anymore)
Menempuh hidup yang ku temui, (To face the life that I found)
Dan aku, ku tunggu oh oh di situ. (
And I'll wait oh oh right there)

If you can't face hardships in life (or a life that you "found" conveniently) and just "wait" until the problem goes away, then I have some pretty bad news for you son.

Life is full of challenges that you need to face on a daily basis.
Life is about teaching you to stand up when everything is pulling you down.
Persevere, rather than giving up.
It's a big sh!t sandwich, and we all got to take a bite.

...maybe I'm taking it a little too far, no?

Mengharapkan sesuatu yang baru, (
Hoping for something new)
Itulah impian aku. (That is my dream)

For the love of God and everything good, WHAT IS THIS "NEW" THING THAT YOU'RE WAITING FOR?! Can you be more un-specific than this?

Dan bilakah menghilang, (And when it is gone)
Musnahlah musnah impian 'tuk menggapai bintang, (All hopes for reaching the stars is gone)
Terangi hidupku, (Light up my world)
Ku mahu kau tahu engkaulah destinasiku, (I want you to know that you are my destination)
Dalam ingatanku. (In my mind)

And the chorus goes on until the song ends. I can't continue.

That's all. I need to have a break.


  1. Hehhe...saya baca sampai abis tapi satu pun sya teda faham..ehhehe