เอดส์ AIDS

By อี๊ด โอภากุล Eed Opakul
From the album พฤษภา Pruksapa (May) by แอ๊ด Aed and อี๊ด โอภากุล Eed Opakul
(1992)

Note: When this song came out there really was no treatment for AIDS. Here is a beautiful recent cover by Eed Opakul, another Songs for Life artist who happens to be Aed Carabao’s twin brother (they appear to be identical twins). Twenty years ago, they did this song on the album together.

The recovered version is the last song on Eed Opakul’s new album “หาวเป็นคนเป็นควาย””Hao Bpen Khon Bpen Kwai.” BUY IT HERE!!

English translation of lyrics (เนื้อเพลงแปลเป็นภาษาอังกฤษ):

Are you scared or not?
Are you all scared or not
[when] the doctor tells
the news of a very dangerous matter?
The terrible disease called AIDS
is the cause of dying
AIDS is bad. You treat it, it doesn’t go away
There is only death, only death

Have you heard, or not?
Have you all heard, or not?
And are you believing it when the doctor tells you
It’s sad if you have to get it
We’ve seen tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, counting up to millions already
and we see still more trickling in
AIDS is bad, I’m not joking
It doesn’t exclude anyone

[One] misbehaves and can’t control oneself
[They are] not afraid of dying, but afraid of missing out
Listen up, it’s shameful
if you don’t abstain and so encounter AIDS

One is in pain and can’t abstain from drugs
Whichever way, they must still inject
If you’ve used before, don’t use again.
If you don’t move out of the way, you will meet AIDS

Because AIDs is scary
It hides itself in a person
From one person it goes to the next
as the consequence
of a relationship/connection
[We’ve been] sitting for days, months, and years
And we still don’t have a cure
I guess we have only the hope that one day
AIDS, it stops spreading

AIDS “A” “I” “D” “S” AIDS
AIDS “A” “I” “D” “S” AIDS

Are you scared or not?
So can you help each other out a little, or not?
Help lift, help warn our group
Say, “Don’t get near AIDS”
Our bodies are the cause
Don’t give AIDS
[to those] connected to us
I would like to leave this with young people:
You must go on out and resist AIDS

AIDS “A” “I” “D” “S” AIDS
AIDS “A” “I” “D” “S” AIDS