Hindi ako adik pero madalas noong highschool days ko, hindi ako agad nakakatulog. Yung speaker ng lumang stereo namin ung nakatutok sa tenga ko, habang ang kalahati ng mundo ay mahimbing na natutulog. Ang pinapakinggan ko? It goes a little something like this..."May isang umaga, na tayo'y magsasama...Haya at halina sa alapaap....O, anong sarap, haaaapppp..."
Ang laki ng kontrobersyal na nagawa ng kantang ALAPAAP. May mga Religious Groups pati na ang Citizen's Drug Watch ay tumutol dito dahil daw drug oriented ito or it somehow pertains to the effects of a high.
Dahil dito napilitan pati na ang Senado na kwestyunin ang Eraserheads sa pangunguna ni Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III, wanting to ban the song from radio airplay.
Eto ang reply ng grupo:
Dear Senator Sotto:
Greetings! We, the Eraserheads, are forwarding this letter in the hope that whatever misinterpretation of our song entitled “Alapaap” will soon be cleared up.
We have not forgotten, in fact we have taken to heart, our, responsibility to the public, especially the youth. Therefore, glorifying/promoting drug and substance abuse is not part of our goal, and is far from our imagination. We are 100% against it.
In the press release of the Junior Drug Watchers, it states that, “The song ‘Alapaap’ does not mention drugs but it describes the sensation of ‘trip’ felt by someone on drugs.” Words could mean anything and could be interpreted to mean everything, and people certainly definitely differ with one another in interpreation.
We are saddened by the fact that this song, “Alapaap”, which the band considers to be our “ode to freedom” as artists in our society, was dubbed as an “ode to drug abuse”, by the Junior Drug Watchers. But as artists we are willing subjects to different opinions of the public and our work subject to different interpretations.
We believe in your judgment and we are more that sure that whatever action is to be done by good office will be beneficial to the public in general, and the youth in particular. Rest be assured that we will always be supportive of the campaign against drug abuse.
Thank you very much for your time.