This is the story behind the song of Rey Valera entitled “Walang Kapalit”.
REY VALERA – OPM hitmaker and songwriter Rey Valera shares the heartbreaking story of his iconic song entitled “Walang Kapalit”.
Veteran singer, songwriter, music director, film scorer and television host is Rey Valera. Among his greatest hits were Maging Sino Ka Man, Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko, Malayo Pa Ang Umaga, Pangako Sa ‘Yo, Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo, Tayong Dalawa, May Bukas Pa, and Walang Kapalit.
All of his songs have their respective stories behind and recently making a buzz online is the story behind his song “Walang Kapalit”. In the TV5 show Sing Galing, the iconic singer-songwriter shared that the story behind his song is about gay love. A comedian friend of him before has asked him to write a song about a male person who fell in love with his fellow.
The first stanza of his song says:
Wag magtaka kung ako ay ‘di na naghihintay
Sa anumang kapalit ng inalay kong pag-ibig
Kulang man ang ‘yong pagtingin
Ang lahat sa ‘yo’y ibibigay kahit ‘di mo man pinapansin
“So, ginawa ko na lang na parang somebody na hindi siya… matutunang mahalin. Sa lyrics ng kanta na ‘at kung hindi man dumating sa ‘kin ang panahon’… hindi na siya umaasa na siya ay mahalin din,” he shared. The entire message of the song talks about a love that doesn’t ask anything for return. It is about unrequited love or one-sided love – a love that is not reciprocated by your beloved.
And here are some reactions of the netizens from the post:
Ang galing while mentally playing it po, akmang akma nga yung mensahe sa mga dapat paratingan! Salamat Sir Rey sa pamana mong HIMIG!
Mas malungkot na ngayon yung kanta dahil sa trivia na to.
Ang sheket nemen Huwebes na Huwebes. Very pang badet nga
I love this song. This is one of my fav Rey Valera song. I love it even more having known its story.
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