Up Dharma Down songs have an ethereal quality to them, and Tadhana is definitely one of the more moving ones. It’s in Filipino, and very old school so, that it took me quite a while to really understand what the song is trying to say. (I still think I’m missing some of the subtleties because of the language used).
Saan nga ba patungo,
Nakayapak at nahihiwagaan na
Ang bagyo ng tadhana ay
Dinadala ako sa init ng bisig mo
Which loosely translates to: I don’t know where I’m going, barefoot and amazed. The storm of fate brings me to the warmth of your arms.
Poetry set in music, what can get any better?
Listen and feel the amazing here: