In a gig in Makati last weekend, Parokya ni Edgar lead vocalist Chito Miranda admitted the sensitivity of the their song “Silvertoes.” With that, he thanked their fans for not being offended and for appreciating the song.
“Salamat hindi kayo na-offend sa song. Salamat at na-appreciate ninyo ah?” he said to the people who watched their gig.
Then, he praised the ’90s kids for not being too sensitive, unlike the millennials, saying that if they have released the song today, listeners might not take it well.
“Nothing against the millennials pero sometimes ‘yung mga millennials, masyadong sensitive,” he said.
“Pare, noong nilabas namin ‘yung kanta na ‘yan (Silvertoes) nung 1998, walang na-offend. Alam niyo kung bakit? Tayong mga batang ‘90s, we don’t get offended by songs,” Miranda continued.
“Can you imagine kung ngayon namin nilabas ‘yan? Yari kami sa Twitter! Iba na ang away ngayon, pare.”
The band vocalist then offered his apology in advance to the millennials who may be offended by their song. “Again, nothing against the millennials. Kung na-offend kayo, sorry. Pero sa mga batang ‘90s alam natin matitibay didbdib natin.”
“Silvertoes” is a song about a woman who is full of herself. Here’s some lyrics from the song:
“Sorry, pagpapasensyahan mo na
Mali talaga ang iyong inaakala
Lahat kami ay nandidiri sa ico
Ikaskas mo na sana ang mukha mo sa semento.”