Moira Dela Torre Just Got Married, And Her Hit Song "Tagpuan" Is Now Even Sweeter

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"I saw that what I meant as a heartbreak song was actually about hope." Read the song's lyrics and its meaning here.

Singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre just tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend, singer Jason Marvin Hernandez, in a beautiful garden wedding. The official wedding hashtag? #AngTagpuan2019, after Moira's hit song. Scroll on to learn all about the meaning behind the Tagpuan lyrics and why it's significant to Moira and Jason.

 
 
 
 
 
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The meaning behind Tagpuan lyrics

"Tagpuan is basically the hardest song I've ever written," Moira said in an interview with Boy Abunda in February 2018. "Kasi po dalawang taon ko siyang triny isulat [Because it took me two years to write it]. The whole Malaya album is a narrative of hurting and feeling your pain but then finding hope in the end."

The inspiration for "Tagpuan" came from a spoken word poem and a scene from the movie Love You to the Stars and Back (specifically that scene where Joshua Garcia's character waits for Julia Barretto's character at a mountain).

Moira said that she had trouble finishing the song until she met her now-husband Jason. The couple were travelling to her hometown Olongapo, and while they were on the road, it just came to her. "I looked at him, and then I finished it in 10 minutes. I saw that what I meant as a heartbreak song was actually about hope."

A faithful Christian, Moira said in a January 2018 press conference that Tagpuan is about "my secret place with God, where I keep running to him." She said that before she met Jason, her prayers were full of complaints, and came to the point that she distanced herself from God because she felt like her prayers weren't being heard. But it was at that point where she met someone drawing nearer to God: Jason, who recognised Moira as the answer to his prayers.

"So this song is about, kung yung prayers mo laging 'bakit', nalilimutan mo na may humihiling din pala kay God para sa iyo [if your prayers are full of 'whys', you're forgetting that there's someone out there praying for you]."

 
 
 
 
 
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Tagpuan lyrics:

Di, di ko inakalang
Darating din sa akin
Nung ako'y nanalangin kay bathala
Naubusan ng bakit

Bakit umalis nang walang sabi?
Bakit 'di siya lumaban kahit konti?
Bakit 'di maitama ang tadhana?

At nakita kita sa tagpuan ni Bathala
May kinang sa mata na di maintindihan
Tumingin kung saan
sinubukan kong lumisan
At tumigil ang mundo
Nung ako'y ituro mo
Siya ang panalangin ko

At hindi, 'di mapaliwanag
Ang nangyari sa akin
Saksi ang lahat ng tala
Sa iyong panalangin

Pano nasagot lahat ng bakit?
Di makapaniwala sa nangyari
Pano mo naitama ang tadhana?

Nung nakita kita sa tagpuan ni Bathala
May kinang sa mata na di maintindihan
Tumingin kung saan
sinubukan kong lumisan
At tumigil ang mundo
Nung ako'y ituro mo
At hindi ka lumayo
Nung ako yung sumusuko
At nagbago ang mundo
Nung ako'y pinaglaban mo
At tumigil ang mundo
Nung ako'y pinili mo
Siya ang panalangin ko

Tagpuan English translation:

I didn't count on
This happening to me
When I prayed to God
And ran out of why's

Why did he leave without saying a thing?
Why didn't he put up even just a little fight?
Why can't I set my destiny right?

And I saw you at God's meeting place
With a spark in your eyes I couldn't understand
I looked back to where
I tried to run away
And the world stopped
When you pointed at me, saying
She's the one I prayed for

And I couldn't explain
What had happened to me
The stars were the witnesses
To your prayer

How were all the why's answered?
I couldn't believe what had happened
How did you set my destiny right?

When I saw you at God's meeting place
With a spark in your eyes I couldn't understand
I looked back to where
I tried to run away
And the world stopped
When you pointed at me
And didn't leave
When I surrendered
And the world changed
When you fought for me
Ad the world stopped
When you chose me, saying
She's the one I prayed for

Watch the Tagpuan music video below:

What do you think about the meaning behind the Tagpuan lyrics?

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