November 29, 2008

A Song for the Forgotten Ones.

I finally found it! A song I have been searching for, for over 2 years and finally someone uploaded it on youtube.

Badee Ghani - I want to sing, by Ahmad Kaboor.

Arab readers may be familiar with him, he sang the famous Palestinian song Unadikom - I call upon you.


I will try to translate Badee Ghanee for you. The Arabic lyrics are on the youtube page.





The one who is drowned in his night
wandering in the stars
hoping to wake up
knowing someone is thinking of him
and the one who has escaped war
and her fear ran before her,
when she asks what happened
her mother tells her - nothing

There is death
I scream, no voice comes out
there is death
how can I sing
when I have no voice

I want to sing for the people
who have no people
yet they are the real ones
but how can I sing ?

I want to sing for countries
whose people
are in other countries
and who have lost the taste
of happiness
but how can I sing ?

Who decides to wage wars
in the name of human rights
and declares them in the name God
when he has sold his God
a long time ago

Who has turned this Earth
to a hopeless wounded planet
stabbing it from all directions
and the stabs reach the soul

there are wounds
and the hardest wound
is that of the soul,
there are wounds
and I don't want to leave...

I want to sing for the people
who have no people
yet they are the real ones
but how can I sing ?

I want to sing for children
who never lived as children
but remained like children
in this world...
but how can I sing ?


And this is the FRENCH version by Laam, (the Tunisian singer) with some English stuck in somewhere between the lines...
And here the original version in French by Michel Berger

youtube video: by Samir Almaghribi. THANK YOU SAMIR !