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Manny Pacquiao's Latest Hit Is This Power Ballad Music Video

04/14/2015 05:10 pm ET | Updated Apr 17, 2015

Manny Pacquiao's latest hit carries more emotional impact than physical heft. Which, for a world champion boxer, is saying something.

Ahead of his highly-anticipated fight with Floyd Mayweather early next month, the Filipino has released his own "Top Gun"-esque music video. The song, "Lalaban Ako Para Sa Filipino" or, "I Will Fight For Filipinos," accompanies a video that alternates between patriotic imagery, Pacquiao training and/or knocking out opponents, and various humanitarian needs.

It's a puzzling mix, sure, but it combines to form one hell of a power ballad. Read on for HuffPost's translation of the lyrics to English:

Often I ask myself
Why be judged for what you feel?
What will it take for us to be heard?
Do we have to be born with privilege?
Even though it hurts me,
I'll keep it all inside and not speak of it,
My heart bleeds, but others don't see it
Because what's more important
Is that my people are happy

I’ll fight the world in your name
I am Filipino, we are Filipino
I'll fight the world, even risk my life
I will fight for Filipinos

We all have dreams for our country
To help or honor our people
It doesn't matter who you are
Rich or poor
Together we fight for our country

I’ll fight the world in your name
I am Filipino, we are Filipino
I'll fight the world, even risk my life
I will fight for Filipinos

I will fight...
I will fight...

I’ll fight the world in your name
I am Filipino, we are Filipino
I'll fight the world, even risk my life
I will fight for Filipinos
I will fight for Filipinos
I will fight for...

My country

Translation provided by Mia Fermindoza of The Huffington Post.

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