Christian Bautista to record Ninoy's poem for Cory
by: NRJ RAMOS | July 31, 2009, 5:07pm
Balladeer Christian Bautista is set to record a remake of a Jose Mari Chan song with lyrics written as a poem by the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. for his widow, former President Corazon Aquino.
The song is titled “I Have Fallen In Love With The Same Woman Three Times” which is included in Chan’s 1989 Diamond-selling CD, “Constant Change.”
“I’m honored to have been allowed to sing a new version of the song,” said Christian in a taped interview aired in “Showbiz News Ngayon.”
“I know it (the song) is quite personal to her (Aquino).”
Bautista hopes for the song to propel people to continue praying for Aquino, who is afflicted with colon cancer.
“I am one with the whole country in praying for her recovery. I hope the former President keeps fighting the big fight,” he said.
Cory was diagnosed with colon cancer in March 2008. Though an earlier operation was declared to have been successful, it was later announced that the cancer had metastasized (meaning, it has spread throughout the body), making treatment more difficult.
The beloved leader, described as being in a “stable but weak” condition, had been confined at the Makati Medical Center for weeks now. Even former political rivals have joined hands in praying for her immediate recovery.
Here is the complete lyrics of the song:
“I Have Fallen In Love With The Same Woman Three Times”
I have fallen in love
with the same woman three times;
In a day spanning 19 years
of tearful joys and joyful tears.
I loved her first when she was young,
enchanting and vibrant, eternally new.
She was brilliant, fragrant,
and cool as the morning dew.
I fell in love with her the second time;
when first she bore her child and mine
always by my side, the source of my strength,
helping to turn the tide.
But there were candles to burn
the world was my concern;
while our home was her domain.
and the people were mine
while the children were hers to maintain;
So it was in those eighteen years and a day.
’till I was detained; forced in prison to stay.
Suddenly she’s our sole support;
source of comfort,
our wellspring of Hope.
On her shoulders felt the burden of Life.
I fell in love again,
with the same woman the third time.
Looming from the battle,
her courage will never fade
Amidst the hardships she has remained,
undaunted and unafraid.
she is calm and composed,
she is God’s lovely maid.
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