Arnel Pineda: a Filipino Icon

Arnel Pineda is the new Filipino lead vocalist of the band Journey.

The story of this man is an inspiring one.

Running away from home so that his father can support his other siblings, is a  heroic act that he did. He suffered a lot in the following years he did spend on the street.

And one thing that ease this pain is his passion for music. Creating a small band, with his friends, Arnel took the first step of his career. One time, he sang a song of the Journey, and a friend of his ask his permission that the video taken from that performance be post on YouTube.com.

After a while, the band took notice of the similarities in his voice and the old Journey vocalist. When they contact Arnel and ask him to be part of their band, the young Filipino did not believe them, thinking it was only a prank.

After which, he was invited to the U.S. to formally meet the members of the band, he was not that sure of it.

But after meeting them, he can’t believe his luck.

And so, the training start and we can now see how great he is. He had proven himself to be one of the most respected Filipino.

And for me, Arnel is a Filipino Icon.

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Faithfully lyrics by the Journey[Arnel Pineda]

Highway run
Into the midnight sun
Wheels go round and round
Youre on my mind
Restless hearts
Sleep alone tonight
Sendin all my love
Along the wire

They say that the road
Aint no place to start a family
Right down the line
Its been you and me
And lovin a music man
Aint always what its supposed to be
Oh girl you stand by me
Im forever yours…faithfully

Circus life
Under the big top world
We all need the clowns
To make us smile
Through space and time
Always another show
Wondering where I am
Lost without you

And being apart aint easy
On this love affair
Two strangers learn to fall in love again
I get the joy
Of rediscovering you
Oh girl, you stand by me
Im forever yours…faithfully

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Faithfully, Im still yours
Im forever yours
Ever yours…faithfully

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