After releasing the music video of his latest single, “Huling Liham” featuring Pamilya Ko co-star Alyssa Muhlach over the quarantine period, actor JM de Guzman decided to make his time at home more productive and creative by writing down his thoughts and composing a song.
The Araw-Gabi star posted a video singing his newest tune titled “A Prayer” on his Instagram account. “Sinubukan ko pong magsulat ng kanta/dasal dahil ang mga nakaraang araw nahirapan akong itawid.. at ihandle.” JM wrote in the caption of the video. (READ: Kim Chiu slams trolls, releases a full (and positive!) version of ‘Bawal Lumabas’)
A Song of Faith
JM really made use of his time reflecting and focusing on his faith during the quarantine period. In his video post, the actor played the guitar as he belted out the lighthearted song, singing “I sit and cry/ like an immature grown man/ that searches the sky/for The One who eases my pain.”
It seems like the song itself is JM’s prayer amid the pandemic and a reflection of how he hopes to become a better person when the lockdown ends. “Stay by my side, I wanna run away again from myself. Lead me by signs. I badly need your help.” Chorus: “I’m ready to tell the world that You lifted me up from the dark,” the Kapamilya actor sings. (Read: It’s Showtime, Other ABS-CBN Shows to Return on Cable and Satellite TV)
Many netizens also shared their appreciation toward JM’s song, especially because it speaks of real and timely experiences during the pandemic. One of them commented, “Thank you for this! Nakakablessed. May God bless you more!”
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sinubukan ko pong magsulat ng kanta/dasal dahil ang mga nakaraang araw nahirapan akong itawid.. at ihandle. A prayer. I sit and cry like an immature grown man that searches the sky for the One who eases my pain Stay by my side I wanna runaway again from myself Lead me by signs I badly need your help. Chorus im ready to tell the world that You lifted me up from the dark..(2x) I used to cannot move a thing paralyzed by my pain and there you are.. (2x) my God and my friend verse 2 So hard to breathe like my heart gripped tight makes me want to scream why? it goes away when you remind me of your love. I veer away from You when i feed my demons with hate but you make me fly..high makes me feel safe and loved inside. Chorus then trying hard na lead. Bridge Nothing i want from you but your forgiveness and love. I have nothing really to tell you.. except ..thank you. and i love you.(3x) My God and my friend.
Over the course of the quarantine period, JM also starred in iWant original film Love Lockdown which was shot while the country was under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).