How Ben&Ben Gave us Hope and Inspiration Through Music

Anne Marielle Eugenio
PUBLISHED November 16, 2018 05:24 pm
Art by Dani Elevazo

With independent artists conquering our local music scene, it is hard to ignore the fact that their songs are invading our feelings so hard. Folk band Ben&Ben is a perfect example of music makers that would make us say, "Hinay hinay naman. Sapul na sapul eh."


Mellow tunes with powerful lyrics are what Ben&Ben offers us. Basically, they have whatever you wanted to hear at the moment. Let's take short music trip down Ben&Ben's songs that taught us love, patience, pain, and of course, hope.


The night always has something magical in it. You were just talking, laughing, the next thing you knew, you were looking directly in his/her eyes. Then you would silently say, “Damn, I hope this is it.”


Maybe the night holds a little hope for us, dear
Maybe we might want to settle down, just be near
Stay together here
-”Maybe The Night”



How cute it would be if you will meet the one during the coldest of months? We’re sure you are hoping that the hand you’re holding is not just for the holidays, but all-year round for the rest of your life.


Natapos din ang siyam na araw ng simbang gabi
Ang sabi ko sa sarili, baka ito na ang huli
Pero mula nung unang Ama Namin
Na ang iyong kamay ay hinawakan
Di mo na binitawan
-”Bibingka”



Things don’t always go the way we plan to, that’s for sure. We might think that someone’s into us only to reveal a plot twist: they’re not. Let’s never assume again, shall we?


Bawat kilig na nadarama
Sa tuwing hawak ang 'yong kamay
Ito'y maling akala
Isang malaking sablay
-”Kathang Isip”



We’ve heard this a thousand times before but time can heal (almost) anything. Maybe we just have to wait a little longer.


Wounds of the past will eventually heal
And all will be alright in time
'Cause all of this comes with a love that is real
I said all will be alright in time
-”Leaves”



No matter how ugly and dark your day or night was, Ben&Ben reminds you that it’s just a bad day, not a bad life. So go ahead and watch the sunrise.


Sunrise
Show my weary heart that a new day will soon arrive
New day will soon arrive
-”Sunrise”



After the pain, after the sadness, there will always be someone who would be the answer to your Why’s and he/she will be your home.


So many questions, I've thrown to the skies
All of the answers, I've found in your eyes
When I'm with you home is never too far
My weary heart has come to rest in yours
I found my way home
-”Ride Home”



Life will sometimes dictate who you should be, in that case, surround yourself with people who will remind you that you are not alone and support your dreams. At the end of the day, the decision is always up to you.


Balikan kung bakit ba nagsimula
Bago mo sabihin na ayaw mo na
Huwag mong sosolohin
Di ka mag-isa
Ikaw pa rin ang susi sa pinto ng iyong tadhana
-”Susi”



As one of the newest bands on the rise, Ben&Ben sure knows how to make our emotions stir with just a strum of their guitars. So with that, thank you, Ben&Ben, for blessing us with your music and the lessons they have within them.

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