You taught me how to love our country,
Through your music and poetry,
You had raised and lionized our flag,
Preached patriotism through rap.
You promoted our own culture,
Made no discrimination of color,
Showcased the fairness of Philippines,
As the best place for us to live in.
'Mga Kababayan Ko' boldly sang,
Spoken by ev'ry street tongue,
'Ako ay Pilipino' proudly said,
Still be told even though you're dead.
Thank you for makin' me proud,
By making brown nation avowed,
Three stars and the sun is proud of you,
And will never forget you, Kiko.
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