Monday, February 16, 2009

Mr. Suave Lyrics (Including English Translation)

I served my mission in the Philippines and while I was there I got to hear many of the incredibly popular Filipino songs on the radio. One that was always being sung at the videokehans (karaoke bars) was Mr. Suave by Parokya ni Edgar. I never paid any attention to the lyrics besides "Ako si Mr. Suave" (My name is Mr. Suave). So I was browsing iTunes the other day and I wondered if I could find any of the Filipino songs I heard while I was there. I found Mr. Suave and a few other titles, and then had Alysa pick one based on the 30 second preview. She picked Mr. Suave so we downloaded it and listened to it. It is a hilarious song. I'll go ahead and post the lyrics and my rough translation for your benefit and enjoyment. There is also a YouTube video of the original music video if you want to watch/listen to the song. Be warned, Filipinos are fond of including lots of scantily clad women in their media. (Lyrics are taken from

Nasa ulap ba ang yong mga mata
Tila malayo ang yong pagtingala
Pakay ko lamang na ikay mapangiti
Ito'y aking lambing
Subok na ang aking pag-ibig
Ikaw lamang sa buong daigdig
Tinitibok ng puso ko'y dinggin
Sumama kana saakin

Ako si Mr. Suave
OOhhh grabe
Habulin ng babae
Araw man o gabe
Oo ako si Mr. Suave
Oohhh grabe
Hayup kung dumiskarte
Wala silang masabe

Kaya't wag kanang malungkot
Problema'y ibaon sa limot
Pagka't nandito lang ako
Umiibig sa'yo

hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy (7X)

At kung kailangan na ika'y paligayahin
Wag magalinglangan na ika'y lumapit sa akin
Hatid sa atin ng suave kong bigote
Ang smooth na smooth na kilite

(Repeat *)

hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy (7X)


Are your eyes in the clouds?
It seems like you're looking up far away
My only mission is for you to smile
This is my tenderness
Try out my love
You are the only one in the whole world
My heartbeat can be heard
Come now with me

My name is Mr. Suave
Ooooh wow!
Being chased by the girls
Day or night
Yes, my name is Mr. Suave
Oooooh wow!
I'm an animal when I've got my game on
They're speechless

So don't be sad
Throw away all your problems
Because I'm just here
Loving you

hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy (7X)

And if you need cheering up
Don't forget(?) that you can come to me
My suave moustache will bring us together
The super smooth tickle

(Repeat *)

hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy, hoy (7X)

1 comment:

The Scott & Christie Hardey Family said...

Oh I really like the line about his suave mustache. Actually, I'm kind of creeped out by that line.