The Chameleon City of Kuala Lumpur

This is a video of a song I wrote about my city – Kuala Lumpur. It is a re-recording of my original song of the same title from my music album Gegaran Dang-Deng – 1994. The original track can be found here:

Hmmm… Memang Banyak

This song is sung by Wan Shades as one of the soundtracks in a Made for TV Movie ‘Biduan R.B.Syawal’ circa 1997, written by a long standing friend and collaborator Ibrahim Nawawi and directed by yours truly. The music arrangements was done by me and another good friend of mine Ali Yassin.

What a blast we have had doing the Made for TV Movie. Wan Shades was doing the lead with Sani Sudin, Nurul Jasmine Deo, Hatta Ibrahim, Jamaluddin Adnan, Jasmani Phang Yau, Osman Kering and Zulkifli Ismail co-strarring.

Time flies – but memory lingers; like some twinkling stars in a moonlit night.

Hmmm… Memang Banyak

Banyak lumpur hey di Kuala Lumpur
Banyak debu hey kelam kelabu
Banyak asap hey hari pun malap
Banyak duri menikam diri

Banyak kumbang hey menonong terbang
Banyak kembang hey menyilau rambang
Banyak cinta hey di pesta-pesta
Banyak jiwa bersandiwara

Banyak kata hey tetapi dusta
Banyak mata hey tetapi buta
Banyak hati hey tetapi mati
Banyak rasa bawa binasa

Banyak lumpur di Kuala Lumpur
Hati luhur semakin kabur
Jangan kita terpalit lumpur
Berjuanglah jangan kita undur

Banyak asam banyak garam
Banyak dendam banyak geram
Banyak sembang banyak temberang
Banyak uang semua pun sayang

Banyak minum tonggang langgang
Banyak nujum Pak Belalang
Banyak taktik banyak politik
Banyak kronik banyak yang pelik

Banyak kutu banyak kelkatu
Banyak hantu di hutan batu
Banyak dengung di dalam kolong
Banyak termenung poket kosong

Banyak pening banyak pusing
Banyak cengeng banyak bising
Banyak janji banyak berpura
Banyak gergaji matanya dua

Banyak itu banyak ini
Banyak begitu banyak begini
Banyak macam tu banyak macam ni
Berapa banyak, berapalah banyak…

  • Words and Song : Ali Sobree
    Vocals : Wan Shades
    Music Arrangements : Ali Yassin and Ali Sobree
    Music and Video Copyright – Ali Sobree @ AisKOOL 2010