Patolas’ (Mga Pumapatol) Theme Song for Gays???

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Have you heard this song? Well, it’s sounds “Salbakuta-ish” (the Pinoy hip-hop group who sang ‘Stupid Love’). When you first listen to it, it sounds funny but when you dig deeper on the lyrics it is very discriminating against our ‘sisterettes’ in the LGBT community.

Below are the lyrics and I highlighted the lyrics that seemed offensive for me. Basically, the message that it conveys to its readers (or listeners) is gays are scapegoats for men who are dissatisfied with their women-lovers (and vice-versa: lesbians are scapegoats for women who are dissatisfied with their men-lovers). I think that kind of thinking is very shallow. Would you think that gays and lesbians are desperate? Well, I know there are but it’s not only limited to us (duhh). I would usually hear from my straight women friends this: “Kapag hindi na ako nakahanap ng lalakeng magmamahal sa akin, baka pumatol na ako sa tomboy” ( If I don’t get a man who will love me, I would probably go for lesbians). I would always say, “Ano kami, parang consolation prize na lang?” (Do you think we [lesbians] are just scapegoats?).

Another thing also that is negative about this song is that it portrays the gays as money-generating machines. It’s true, there are a lot of gays and even lesbians, bi’s or transgenders who have lots of money. Well, I think ( and other theoreticians also which I couldn’t remember who 🙂 ) that the LGBT has the most spending power because they are the ones either neglected by their parents or does not have children to raise. Most of them live alone (or share with someone) thus, more savings. Well, this is assuming that they don’t have contact anymore with their immediate family that totally neglected them or don’t have children yet. So, they sometimes don’t know where to spend the savings left. But I think that kind of thinking is very Western since their family socialization is different unlike here in the Philippines, even though we have already separated from our parents’ house, seems like we need to ‘repay’ whatever our parents strived for us when we were young (like Utang na Loob).

Well going back to the money-generating machines thing is again very shallow but I’m not ommitting the fact that it really happens in our society. I think that some gays resort to that because of the desperation to find true love (if there is one). One time, I was interviewing this gay fan of Nora Aunor (for my thesis back in college) and he’s living with his much younger boyfriend (probably half of his age). He narrated to me about their relationship and how proud he is that his partner never asked for any money from him. There is real love sisters, there is. Don’t lose hope 😉

I think that kind of imagery of gays is very prevalent in mass media (like movies, tv shows etc.) and it helps in shaping the minds of the everyday viewers. If you have watched the movie “So Happy Together” ( which stars Kris Aquino and Eric Quizon) you will understand this one. So I hope that to the future gay films that will be shown, it’s not enough to show the status quo, it’s also good to show what can be done.

I am theorizing that this kind of ‘culture’ of gays being money-generating machines can’t only be blamed to the ‘straight men’. We have the saying, “Walang nagpapaloko kung walang manloloko at walang manloloko kung walang nagpapaloko“. This actually goes to everybody and it’s not unique with the gays.

So guys, what do you think about the song?

PATAMBAY
by Saint Rapper

[CHORUS]

mga tambay lang kame sawa sa babae
mga babaeng manloloko peneperahan lang kame
kaya ngayon bakla na lang ang aming iibigin
masarap magmahal ang bakla o kaysarap

[V1]

sinasambul ang puso ko ay lagi ng sugatin
sineseryoso ko baket ako iniiwanan
kaya ngayon nagising na ko sa katotohanan
na lolokohin lang kame ng mga kababaihan
kaya ngayon napagpasyahan na bakla aking iibigin
at ipapadama ko ang himig ng aking dadamin
sa kanya oo nga nga at hindi sa isang babae
dahil ang puso ko ay kanilang sinabutahe
para bang akoy isang laruin na kanilang tinapakpak
pag katapos pagsawaan kanilang tatalikuran
its so unfair kaya bakla na lang ang iibigin
kaya ngayon pakinggan nyu para sa inyo itong awitin

[CHORUS]

[V2]

hinanakit sa babae ang dahilan kung bakit
nagmahal ako ng tulad nya kahit sya ay pangit
at di na pinagkait at sa akin hindi lumapit
kaya hanggang ngayon virgin pa ang aking pwet
at alam ko namang wala akong kahati
di ko sya mabubuntis pagkat pareho kami ng are
grabe buong buhay nya ay sa akin binigay
lahat lahat kanyang inalay basta wag akong mawalay
di na kita iiwan kahit na ikay bakla
bastat tiwala mo sa akin singkil lang ng tala
at totoong relasyon natin ay parang ginto mahal kita
wag lang sana kong magkatulo

[CHORUS]

[V3]

nasulat ko ang kantang to dahil sa galit
pagkat sa tuwing nagmamahal puso koy napupunit
ginawa ko naman ang lahat sa kanya lang inilaan
binigay ang nais na luho patiya ay katawan
pero kapalit nito isa pa lang kataksilan
at nagawa pa niya na ko pagtawanan
kaya ngayon si lhenjack labis ang pagiyak
puso koy parang nasagasaan ng limang milyong truck
sa isip ko tumatak ang sakit na natamo
kaya nag disisyon tuloy ang puso na laging bigo
na bakla na lang ang iibigin ko
di na ko masasaktan nagka pera pa ako

[CHORUS]

[V4]

isang bakla ang iibigin habang buhay
sa kanya ko lang inalay ang puso kong makulay
sya ang nagbigay ng tawa at saya
pag ibig kong ito sa kanya lang lumigaya
kaysa sa gf ko na wala namang pake
nagmahal ako sa kanya ng walang silbe
kaya sa isang bakla ako ay nagmahal
kahit sa ibang girl pagibig ko ay matumal
kahit karumaldumal pa ang kanyang pagmumuka
basta wag lang nya kong gawing ka awa awa
kaya sa bigo sa mga babae dyan
umibig ng bakla nakakalat lang yan dyan

[CHORUS]

[V5]

ayoko ng umibig na kahit na sinu pa
kasi ako sayo ay ok nat akoy sayo na
bastat ang yong responsibility ay wag limutin
wala kang ibang gagawin kundi akoy pasayahin
ako sayo ay happy kasi lagi akong busog
hindi mo ako ginugutom cause takot kang pabugbug
sa buhay ko ikaw ang pumapapel na yaya
pero kahit ganun hindi pagpapalit sa iba
pero wag kang umasa na sakin ka makaisa
bago tayo magtabi sa kama mag paopera
o diba hitech tayo ay modern na lover
pagdumikit ka sakin sisigaw ako holdaper

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