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Chew Up (Music Video)


Album release tags:

#freemyeyes #sanapwedepa #wishyouwerearound #simonpalawan #fretboardfreelancers

(Reposted from John Christian Yayen)
Let’s support Palaweño SIMON ALMIRA’s DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE, “Cashew Decade” on FEBRUARY 8, 2016 (Monday) at Haim Chicken with “Wateber” (unplugged) as front act!
Simon Almira on his song:
“In life we should embrace our past and move on if things don’t work.
Life is all good like all the food around. Chew up! Cheer up!”
chew up, chew up, chew up
Verse 1:
until sunrise i’ll be here alone
only if you’ll tell me you love me
can’t find a good way to say
that you’re the one that I’m missing, I’m missing
chew up, chew up, chew up
Verse 2:
doing it again slipping those words
all that I’ve said has been erased now, wasted now
I see that your life is demure
all the way, all the time you’re gone, gone, gone
move on, move on, move on
see yah, see yah
chew up, chew up, chew up
Vocals and Guitar: Simon Almira
Lead Guitar and Sound Engineer: John Varney
Videographer/Editor: John Christian Yayen
*Shot and recorded live January 27, 2016 at Mt. Magarwak, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Seen on the videos are the views of km 15 North Highway, Honda Bay, Hills of Magarwak, and Mt. St. Paul (mountain above Underground River).
Recorded and Produced by Island Sound Studios, Bible Believers Baptist Church, Pajara, Sta. Monica.
Album Release Events:
February 8, 2016 (Monday, 7:30 pm at Haim Chicken)
February, 13, 2016 (7:30pm at Mayad Cafe with Blue Bossa)
FREE Mp3 download of “Chew Up” at SoundCloud @ “Simon Almira”
You can contact Simon at
He currently works as a freelance musician in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
CD Release
1. Simple Sam
2. Goal
3. Come to Me
4. Free my Eyes
5. In Love
6. Wish You Were Around
7. I Remember
8. Buhay Nga Naman
9. Ikaw
10. Reyna Rad
11. Pag-asa’y Di Ka Iiwan
Bonus Tracks:
Isla Ganda Palawan
Tayo na sa PPUR
Online Release
1. Why
2. I Feel the Love
3. My Love for You
4. Chew-Up
5. Isang Katulad Ko
6. Sana Pwede Na
7. Sa Jeepney
8. Nawiwindang
9. Ikaw ang Nais Ko
10. Ikaw Pa Rin
11. Ako ang Mag-gigitara
12. Ano Man
‪#‎WhatsYourStory‬? ‪#‎PuertoPrincesa‬ ‪#‎Palawan‬ ‪#‎OPM‬ ‪#‎SupportLocal‬


Broken (Lifehouse Cover)

Guitar instrumental of Lifehouse’s “Broken”

Please share with your friends if you enjoyed this song!
Also check the original version of this song here:

For downloads, please send me a message or comment =) Thank you all.


The broken clock is a comfort, it helps me sleep tonight
Maybe it can stop tomorrow from stealing all my time
I am here still waiting though I still have my doubts
I am damaged at best, like you’ve already figured out

I’m falling apart, I’m barely breathing
With a broken heart that’s still beating
In the pain there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I’m holdin’ on, I’m holdin’ on, I’m holdin’ on
I’m barely holdin’ on to you

The broken locks were a warning you got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded, I’m an open book instead
I still see your reflection inside of my eyes
That are looking for a purpose, they’re still looking for life
(Repeat Chorus)
I’m hangin’ on another day
Just to see what you will throw my way
And I’m hanging on to the words you say
You said that I will be OK

The broken lights on the freeway left me here alone
I may have lost my way now, haven’t forgotten my way home

(Repeat Chorus)

Isang Tasa ng Kape (Missio Dei)

Track 7 from Missio Dei’s album “Awit ng Puso” released at the end of 2015. Words and music by my good friend and brother in the Lord, Nathaniel (Nats) Lobos. Thanks also to Hugh Caluscusin of Dry bones Ztudio in Dumaguete City for this song’s arrangment and mixing.

A true tale of how godliness with contentment is “great gain”. Please share this song if you enjoyed listening to it!

For inquiries on how to purchase the entire album of songs, please message me here or at =)

Disclaimer: Although I do not hold the copyright for this song, I have been authorized by the author to use this platform for releasing/advertising “Isang Tasa ng Kape”. This is done free of charge, 100% because I love their music and am a big fan.

Pagod ka na ba O kaibigan sa ‘yong paghahanap
Inaasam na kaligayahan kailan magaganap
Hindi mo ba alam na ikaw ay nakatungtong naman
Sa kayamanang naghihintay lang na ‘yong matuklasan

Maalala ko pa si Tatang tuwing nagkakape
Isang ginintuang pangaral, ito ang kanyang sabi

Sa mundong kay hirap maging masaya
Lalong-lao na’t marami nang bagay na mapagpipilian
Sana’y ma-alaala natin na ang kasiyaha’y kalimitan
Sa kaunti’t ordinaryong mga bagay matatagpuan
Tulad lang ng isang tasa ng kape

Sa gabi’t araw ay magpasalamat sa Dios na Maylikha
Sinumang lumimot sa pinagmulan ang tunay na dukha
Ang ‘yong magulang, anak, kaibigan lang pahalagahan
Kapag nangarap at umibig laging may paraan