Cerita dibalik lagu Hungry Ones-Native Deen

National Geographic Indonesia (2010) edisi spesial Detak Bumi menunjukkan bahwa sektor konsumsi Amerika Serikat (AS) yang merupakan motor penggerak ekonomi dunia ternyata sangat tidak efisien. Masyarakat AS adalah masyarakat yang paling boros. Mereka banyak membuang makanan yang mereka konsumsi.

Rata-rata orang AS mengkonsumsi 884,5 kilogram bahan pangan per tahun. Sebanyak 27% dari makanan yang tersedia untuk konsumsi di AS terbuang . Artinya 238,8 kilogram bahan pangan terbuang sia-sia hanya oleh satu orang.

Jika 25% dari makanan yang terbuang di AS disalurkan maka dapat memberi makan 20 juta orang. Jumlah tersebut lebih dari cukup untuk mengatasi bencana kelaparan di Somalia yang hanya berpenduduk 10 juta jiwa.

Native Deen The Remedy (sumber: islamiclyrics.net)

Dengan latar belakang tersebut tidak heran jika Native Deen, grup nasyid beraliran hip hop dari AS, mengangkat tema tersebut dalam salah satu lagu mereka, Hungry Ones.

Hungry Ones

Somewhere in a place close by, there’s a mother with child with tears in her eyes
Somewhere else there a boy on street with no food there to eat and he trying to survive
Another place theres father of five but he can’t get food cause the bombs in the sky
Somewhere there’s senior now who is all out of food and her car won’t drive

But we take this food were blessed with, and we throw it half away
We see there’s so much wasted, that could help so much today
Cause I know we take for granted, a warm meal, clean cup to drink
This silver plate we’re handed, maybe once we should stop and think

[chorus]
We don’t know where the hungry ones have to go.
We don’t see what the hungry ones have to eat
We don’t feel what the hungry ones feel at night
And we don’t hear, when they pray everything’s gonna be alright

Be alright, Be alright,
I’m gonna try to help things be alright.

So that mother she’ll beg on the street to get something to eat, so her baby wont cry
And the kid he will search through the garbage of food we discarded, just to get by
And the father sprints through explosions just to get a loaf and praying he wont die
And the senior walks to a shop, yo for over 10 block in the middle of the night!

So few have our luxury, to have food any kind of way
So many now would love to be, just able to have one meal a day
But we act so wastefully, God knows how our day will end
and how honored their place will be, he hears when they pray to him.
pray to him, pray to him, he hears when they pray to him.

[chorus]

Mari berhemat bahan pangan dan menghabiskan yang terhidang di meja makan.

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