Dissecting “Hanggang Kailan” by Orange and Lemons

Lately, I’ve been hearing this song daily without even trying to hear it. It just so happened that it was being played in the radio and I do not even own a copy of their album and do not even have an MP3 of it here in my computer. And the line “Umuwi ka na baby” plays in my head continuously such that the particular part of the song is the only one in loop mode after hearing it.

Hanggang Kailan is a sad love song. It has the objective of making you cry. And the line Umuwi ka na baby does not actually mean “Go home freak, I’ve been waiting for you all night”. Instead, it’s a metaphor that says “Let’s get back together.” It’s about being paranoid and being shot in Luneta (as what have most people said, “Binabaril na ang mga martyr sa Luneta”) at the same time. It’s also about being patient and impatient which is a complete oxymoron like the lines “Labis na naiinip” and “Umuwi ka na baby” have put it.

Read more for the lyrics and chords of Hanggang Kailan. By the way, this song was not only being played at NU107 but in other stations as well. Love Radio anyone?

Hanggang Kailan
by Orange and Lemons

Intro: F- to the 6 fret  
       F- G-

         C9
Labis na naiinip
Cm       	   G-
Nayayamot sa bawat saglit
       C9      
Kapag naaalala ka
     Cm                       
Wala naman akong 
 G-G        
magawa


Refrain:
	    C9
Umuwi ka na baby
         Cm
Hindi na ako sanay ng wala ka
G           Em 
Mahirap ang mag-isa
      C9
At sa gabi'y hinahanap-hanap 
 Cm
kita.


Chorus:
  C9      	       G
Hanggang kailan ako maghihintay
               C9           
Na makasama ka muli
			G
Sa buhay kong puno ng paghihirap
   C9 
Na tanging ikaw lang ang 
    G      
Pumapawi sa mga luha 
      Cm  
At naglalagay ng ngiti 
       G-G break
sa mga labi

	         C9
'Di mapigilang mag-isip
            Cm
Na baka sa tagal
                        G-G break
Mahulog ang loob mo sa iba
    C9                  Cm
Nakakabalisa, knock on wood
           G-
'Wag naman sana

(Repeat Refrain & Chorus)


             C9
Umuwi ka na baby...
	     G
Umuwi ka na baby...
	    C9- G-
Umuwi ka na baby....
            C9
Umuwi ka na baby....
	    G
Umuwi ka na baby....
	    C9- G-   (repeat intro)
Umuwi ka na baby....

[source of chords and lyrics]

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