Frightful World (Indonesian-English)

Kuman di seberang lautan tampak, gajah di pelupuk mata tak tampak,
Critique the bacteria across the sea,
Elephant upon our eyelids we do not see,

Bagai pungguk merindukan bulan,
An owl pining for the moon,
Wishing for something impossible,

Dimana bumi dipijak disana langit dijunjung,
Skies blessed with different colors every night,
Every community following unique traditions,

Ada asap ada api,
Can’t have smoke without fire,
Everything has a cause,

Alah bisa karena biasa,
Communities exposed to poison,
Cultural traditions ingrained,

Anak beruk di rimba disusukan, anak orang ditinggalkan,
Disaster strikes,
Jungle children starve,

Lempar batu sembunyi tangan,
Hands throw stones,
Scared to embrace responsibility,

Mulutmu harimaumu,
Control every word we utter,
Words spoken reflection of an individual’s soul…


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