Monday, June 8, 2009

Let's get lyrical, lyrical: Zee Avi - Kantoi

Semalam I call you, you tak answer
You kata you keluar pergi dinner
You kata you keluar dengan kawan you
But when I called Tommy he said it wasn't true

So I drove my car pergi Damansara
Tommy kata maybe you tengok bola
Tapi bila I sampai you, you tak ada
Lagilah I jadi gila

So I called and called sampai you answer

You kata "Sorry sayang tadi tak dengar

My phone was on silent, I was at the gym"
Tapi lata belakang suara perempuan lain

Sudahlah sayang, I don't believe you

I've always known your words were never true

Why am I with you, I pun tak tahu

No wonderlah my friends pun tak suka you

So I guess that's the end of our story
Akhir kata she accepted his apology

Tapi last last kita dapat tahu she was cheating too
With her ex boyfriend's best friend


There are fewer things more charming in the world of songwriting than a person who is able to sing one song in multiple languages. And Zee Avi does that here, combining Malay and English into an invented yet commonly understood language called Manglish. Charming, right.

What? Oh of course, I've got my own too! I've got the "charming" market cornered, didn't you know? So yeah anyways, I wrote a song as well in my favourite invented language too. It's called Krrranglish. It's a mixture of Guitarkrrrang and English. Allow me to present the first verse:

Chugga waaaaaaaaaeeeee shreng shreng pee
The weasel is a waaaeeeeee monkey

Tiaw tiaw tiaw my ciao ciao ciao
So don't be a chugga chugga

Yeah I know, some Italian chucked in too. Crap, I'm even more awesome than I thought. Way more awesome. EPs available for pre-order now. Holla.

Zee Avi - Kantoi (from Zee Avi)

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