When I got home I quickly opened the package and half-expected a Hallelujah chorus in my background. It is disappointing to note that the album leaflet did not contain the optical illusion stuff like the one in the cassette. But I can't bring my self to complain; I have finally purchased the thing. Then I booted my PC and inserted the CD. Hallelujah chorus. Pretty Me started blaring from my speakers followed by Pauna which is some sort of a filler. Pretty Me is all about being a girl; the way Aia wrote it seems like she's commenting on current fashion trends involving artificial means of augmenting one's physical appearance. Consider the opening lines: The cicatrix's beneath/Maxfactor 101 or 009/I don't get my hopes up on Pond's rosy pride/I don't get my teeth stuck midway/Too brave/A Close-Up smile.On the other hand, Rainsong is a jumbled up piece of some-kind-of-a tribal chant with lyrics that go like: Look away/See it coming/Gray skies/Cool my fire. That is the original text as far as I'm concerned. In the actual song they go: Kool yawai/Nacues ti si cumen/Yagr saiks/Kool mi faire. It goes on and on until your brain leaks out from your ears. The only track that I quite disagree upon is the remix of Rainsong which I find crappy. In any case, I took time to listen to every single cut.
Other songs in the album include Bathala, Alay, Do, Unwed, and my personal favorites Otherwise and Idlip. They also have other fillers like Saliwan, Salitoo, and Salitree (I expected to hear Salifour but it ended with Wishlist). Being a demented Imago fan, I tried to transcribed Salitoo from my cassette player. It wasn't an easy task for it involved a series of pushing the buttons and scribbling notes. Here it is.
I'm salivating. I think I wanna go shopping today 'coz my clothes are so luma. Huh? What? we have a new president? Oh cool! Uhm, hey, hey look, my...my...my schedule is kinda hectic, I have a pictorial mamaya. Kasi I'm a model kasi eh. Kasi I'm really pretty, yeah. Enough talking muna. Oh shocks ako'y may ikukuwento. There's this girl she looks so bad she's so kadiri sobrang feeling but she's really pretty. She's in the parlor everyday and she changes manicure like you know every single afternoon, would you believe? And she got this irritating voice of ipis. Like you know nobody cares naman eh, duh like I care. Ooops I'm done na with my make-up I gotta go na. It's such a great conversation, yes grabe you're so intelligent. Hope to see you again this afternoon ha? Dito ka muna sa aking bag.
What do you think she's doing?
The album is available in Music One Alabang Town Center. I don't know if it's on shelf in other branches but you might as well check it out.