“Not yet Rizal, not yet.” means the Filipinos should not forget Jose Rizal yet. “Sleep not in peace.” means to never give up. Meaning: Rizal cannot rest yet because we are still very dependent on others and we need to become independent. Stanza 2:
Stanza 2 is about that we, the Filipinos, sacrifice our life for freedom. “Not yet Rizal, not yet” means the Filipinos should not forget Jose Rizal yet. “The land of young blood…“ means the Filipinos and “…and what younger than your own.” means the younger generation of Filipinos. “Forever spilled in the great name of freedom.” and “Forever oblate on the altar of the free?” means sacrificing for freedom like what Jose Rizal did. Meaning: the Philippines needs young people’s blood like Rizal so we can have the courage to fight for the country and we can have true freedom Stanza 3:
Stanza 3 is about the how we should be strong like the Molave tree. “Not you alone, Rizal.” means Rizal is not alone in the fight for freedom. “O souls and spirits of the martyred brave arise! Arise and scour the land!” means that he is calling on the spirits to cleanse the land. “Shed once again your willing blood! Infuse the vibrant red into our thin anemic veins…” means that we want to make us strong. “…until we pick up your Promethean tool and strong out of depthless matrix of your faith in us and on the silent cliffs of freedom.” means we want to be inspired like you. “We carve for all time of your marmoreal dream.” means that we are want to reach your goal of freedom. “Until our people seeing are become like the Molave, firm, resilent, staunch, rising on the hillside, unafraid, strong in its own fiber; yes like the Molave!” means that we are strong, independent and brave. Meaning: Rizal cannot be alone. Heroes also need to help. They have to cleanse the land of our problems and they are inspiring us to be like them so that we can be like the molave. Stanza 4:
Stanza 4 is about
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