About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him-and I didn’t know how potent that part might be-that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.” ― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
Anyone remember these? They were the original Radio Disney Kids Jams CDs. Not the new crap that Disney’s spewing out. These were the first generation of Radio Disney CDs. And these are by far still the best.
During the 90s here in the Philippines, most of the popular shows aired in local channels were random anime that involve mechas, magical girls, demon slayers and a whole lot more. I was around three, four or five(?) years old when I saw these shows with my sister back then.
While I was randomly browsing through the net, I suddenly remembered a tune and hummed it along for a while. Then I realized that I was humming the ending theme from Voltes V, an old mecha anime that aired in one of the local channels long ago.
Voltes V was a story of five people who piloted a large robot in order to defend the world from the invasion of the Boazanians. The Philippines was the first country to have aired outside of Japan. They even dubbed it in English back then. And as years have passed, they attempted to dub it in Tagalog afterwards. It was really popular during those days. And until today it’s still popular, as they air re-runs of the show as well. (I’m not sure if they’re still doing that now as I rarely watch anything on TV nowadays, but I’m pretty sure they would.)
Anyway, after that realization, I started to search for the music video on Youtube, and then the lyrics afterwards. By the time I checked the lyrics, it was only now I found out what the song was talking about. It’s really nice.
LYRICS: oya ni hagureta hinadori mo itsuka wa yasashii futokoro ni aeru ashita mo aru darou da no ni naze meguriaenu chichi no kage naku mono ka boku wa otoko da shinjite'ru shinjite'ru sono hi no koto wo kono te de chichi wo dakishimeru hi no koto wo
There will be a tomorrow when even this little bird that turned from his parents can someday return to their kind bosom, right? Yet why can't I even meet father's shadow? Am I going to cry? No way, I'm a man. I believe, I believe in that day, the day I embrace my father in my arms.
Although I may not remember much about how the story went in the anime, I do appreciate the theme and the music of this show. Maybe that’s why I was able to remember the song until now?