We all probably know the news that has been going around when Chito Miranda mentioned a couple of lines during one of their gigs in Makati.

Chito Miranda of Parokya ni Edgar
Source: pinoystop.com

Basically his words rang true to the ears of those who were born in the 90’s. It is about one of Parokya ni Edgar’s / Chito Miranda’s songs titled: Silver Toes. If this is the first time you heard this, then it is definitely better if you listen to it first before reading on. But the lyric of the song is as follows:

“Silvertoes”

[Verse 1:]

Wag ka nang magalala

Hinding, hindi ako inlab sayo

Bakit ba pakiramdam mo pa yata

Lahat kami ay naaakit mo

[Verse 2:]

Miss, miss, pakitigil lang please

Ang iyong pagpapantasya

Hindi ka na nakakatuwa

Ipapagulpi na kita sa gwardyang may batuta

AAaaaa…yay yay yah…..

[Verse 3:]

Hindi ko talaga ma-gets kung bakit ka ganyan

Ang feeling mo ay sabik sa iyo ang lahat nang kalalakihan

Sorry, pagpasensyahan mo na

Mali talaga ang iyong inaakala

Lahat kami ay nandidiri sa iyo

Ikaskas mo na sana ang mukha mo sa semento

[Chorus:]

Di kami na-tuturn on sa kutis mong kulay champurado

Di kami naaakit sa labi mong garabucho…

O please naman, pakitanggap mo na lang ang katotohanan

Na ganyan ka ‘pinanganak

Wag ka nang magpapanggap na ikaw ay isang dalagang ubod ng ganda

Kahit na alam naman natin na ang karakas mo ay ubod ng sama

[Guitars playing]

[Verse 4:]

Siguro nga naman ay may mga mas pangit pa sayo

Pero at least hindi sila nagpapakyut katulad mo

Nakaka-bad-trip ka, nakakairita tuwing kita’y nakikita

Di ko alam ba’t ang laki ng ulo mo

Magingat-ingat ka, baka ikaw ay sagasaan ko

[Refrain:]

Di kami na-tuturn on sa kutis mong kulay champurado

Di kami naaakit sa labi mong garabucho…

O please naman, pakitanggap mo na lang ang katotohanan

Na ganyan ka ‘pinanganak

Wag ka nang magpapanggap na ikaw ay isang dalagang ubod ng ganda

Kahit na alam naman natin na ang karakas mo ay ubod ng sama

O please naman, pakitanggap mo na lang ang katotohanan

Na ganyan ka ‘pinanganak

Wag ka nang magpapanggap na ikaw ay isang dalagang ubod ng ganda

Kahit na alam naman natin na ang karakas mo ay ubod ng sama

AAaaaa…yay yay…..

Now… ain’t that a blast from the past eh? Here’s what Chito Miranda had to say after they performed the song, “”Salamat hindi kayo na-offend sa song. Salamat na appreciate niyo ah.” (Thank you for not getting offended by the song. We thank you for appreciating it)

“Pare, could you imagine ilabas namin ngayon ‘yan? Yari kami sa Twitter. Iba na ang away ngayon,” (Dude, could you imagine if we released that song today? We’re gonna get it on Twitter. The fights today are different.) the singer said. “Pare, noong nilabas namin ‘yang kantang ‘yan noong 1998, pare, walang na-offend.” (Dude, when we released that song back in 1998. Nobody was offended.)

Chito Miranda claps back!
Source: wikipedia.net

Personally, I am not a big fan of Parokya ni Edgar due to their novelty-like music but they are a very prominent band in the 90’s and have clawed their way through all the hardships. Though one of the things that I admired with this particular band is that despite all the years, they still retained the same band members. Talk about loyalty right? Also to add to that, they had this aura on stage that everyone loves the band on the get go. This is probably the biggest factor why I learned to like their songs. Not to mention Parokya ni Edgar is already considered as one of pillars of the 90’s Tunog Kalye genre.

Why did it not faze the 90’s?

Now, let’s talk about why he probably said that. I am a 90’s kid and I take great pride from that. The 90’s kids are the batch of people today who experienced both the non-tech and the full-tech world. We experienced the phones with cords and the cellular phones that can only stay inside your car. We are the generation smacked in the middle. We get to experience the world in its chaste form and its advanced

However, that is not the very essence of being a 90’s kid. We are known to have great endurance towards problems. And as Chito Miranda said, we do not get offended by these.

One of the lines in Silvertoes actually hit me right on head since I have dark complexion. When this song came out, I was called “Champ”, short for Champorado back in High School. I did get offended at first but I had too much to do at the time, it just probably did not stick.

I myself do not understand why petty things like song lyrics or TV commercials but personally, I was raised in a tight ship. My father was a little physical but my mother was the main disciplinarian. I was bred to be strong and thick-skinned. My father put me up in Boxing so that no one would dare throw hands with me while my mother immersed me in English and the art of debate so that I could have a way to get out of a word play.

I speak only for myself as to how I relate to what Chito Miranda said about us 90’s kids… But unlike the Millenials that we all see. Who often try to get into fights using their keyboards behind their monitors, we petty lyrics did not faze us one bit.