U is for Up Dharma Down


Yeah… my officemate Ate Gi is right: this A-Z Blogging Challenge post is all about my favorite local band, Up Dharma Down!

Up Dharma Down .

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I don’t usually listen to local and modern songs, but recently, I discovered an amazing yet underrated band. Up Dharma Down rose to fame during my high school years (around 2005, I think?), but I didn’t care until earlier this year. I hear their name everywhere, but most of my favorite songs are from 1950s to early 2000s, so I didn’t pay attention.


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Though I regret the wasted years that I didn’t listen to their songs (lol), I’m still happy because, now, I’m one of their million biggest fans. I love all of their songs. I listen to UDD every day– on the way to work, in the office, after work hours… every time! They have a separate playlist on my player, and it’s been on repeat since I discovered them. If I keep talking, I’d sound so obsessed… so I’ll stop. Hahaha.


(Photo: up-dharma-down.lyricss.org)

Check out their songs here:

(Playlist by Nathan No Llora)

Oh… by the way: recently, my friends and I watched their gig in saGuijo (an acoustic bar near my place) and this happened:


(Photo: Dhiejhae Baquiran)

Thank you, Armi, for this awesome picture. And thank you, Dhiej, for making us smile like this. Yay!


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Happy blogging (and listening)!


F is for Feelings


My post for today’s A-Z Blogging Challenge is about one of my favorite songs from the best local band in the country, Up Dharma Down. Hihi.

Up Dharma Down

Breaking through the night
In this cold Fahrenheit
Shadows have left
Crying got old

Bland and bittersweet
Wondering what went wrong
There goes all hope
There goes all hope

But the feeling
It tries to escape
Bleeds through the light
Even when I close my eyes
Its not seething
The weight on this shoulder
I can’t wait to chase the fiction home
And carry on

Favors in reverse
Songs are unrehearsed
When I get through this
I hope I get through you

Stains on my mind
The cloud on that hour
The minute you closed the door
My eyes washed the floor

Baby, baby it’s hard to say
But there seems to be no other way
You left and you were right
So I have to let us down this time

‘Cause I can’t
‘Cause I can’t feel it
No other way but down
No other way but down
You said so yourself
It’s just
It’s just a feeling
It’s just a feeling

What are you crying for
What are you crying for
When it’s just a feeling
God knows you can get through this
When it’s just a feeling
They are just feelings
These are just feelings

I wanna know
Do you feel anything
As you go on your way
Driving home
As I sleep alone tonight
I wanna know
Do you feel anything
For me

Is there anything you like to say tonight?
Before I go
Before I go… forever…

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Aside from its rhythm, I like this song because of the lyrics. It really captures the emotion of a heartbroken person. I just wish more songs would be created like this– clearly not after the fame, but to get the message out there. Commercialized songs ain’t got nothing on this!


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Happy blogging (and listening)!