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Yalla Tnam (Lullaby)

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قومْ يا بيشقومْ يا بيش
قومْ وَلَوْ نَعْسان
قومْ يا بيش
قَمَرْ يْدورْ ويْعيش
قومْ لا تْنام
طير وحَمام
راح الرِّيش
قومْ لا تْنام
يا بيش

قومْ لا تْنام يا بيش
قَمَرْ يْدور ويْعيش
صوت يصيح بِدانَك
نومَك بيِكْفيش

قومْ لا تنام يا بيش لادبَحْلَك
طير وحَمام والريش يِمْسَحْلَك
هالحيطان ويفوت بنومَك
قَمَر يدور ويعيش

قومْ لا تنام بَرْدان ما تِنسى
صُوَرَك عالحيطان يا بيش
وصوت يصيح بِدانك يِعلى
نومَك بِيْكَفّيش

قومْ لا تنام يا بيش لا تنام
وَلَو هَلكان مَوجوعْ لا تنام
بَرد وخوف وريش يلومَك
وقَمَر يدور ويعيش

شَمس تنام دَفيان وادبَحْلَك
طير وحَمام يا بيش
شمس تدور وتعيش واضْويلَك
هالبُستان يا بيش
شَمْس تنام دَفيان وادبَحلَك
طير وحَمام يا بيش
شَمس تدور وتعيش واحكيلَك
يلا تنام يا بيش

تأليف تامر ابو غزالة. الترجمة الإنجليزية لناريمان يوسف -

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Rise, Beesh.
Rise even if you’re sleepy.
Rise, Beesh.
A moon that turns and lives.
Rise, don’t sleep.
Birds and doves,
feathers gone.
Rise, Beesh, don’t sleep.

Rise, Beesh, don’t sleep.
A moon that turns and lives.
A voice screams in your ears:
It’s not enough to sleep.

Rise, Beesh, don’t sleep.
Else I’ll sacrifice the birds and doves for you,
their feathers will cover these walls, and
a moon that turns and lives
will circle in your sleep.

Rise, don’t sleep while cold,
and don’t forget
your pictures on these walls, Beesh.
The voice in your ears screams louder:
It’s not enough to sleep.

Rise, Beesh, don’t sleep.
Even if drained and hurting, don’t sleep.

Cold and fear and feathers reproach you.
A moon that turns and lives.

A sun to sleep in warmth,
a sacrifice of birds and doves, for you, Beesh.

A sun that turns and lives,
a garden of light, for you, Beesh.

A sun to sleep in warmth,
a sacrifice of birds and doves, for you, Beesh.
A sun that turns and lives, and a lullaby:

Close your eyes, go to sleep, Beesh.

- Lyrics by Tamer Abu Ghazaleh. English translation by Nariman Youssef.

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from Aynama​-​Rtama, released September 4, 2015
All music composed, arranged, performed and produced by Alif. Lyrics by Tamer Abu Ghazaleh.

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Alif Beirut, Lebanon

Rhythmic drive and fervour, innovative instrumentation and poignant avant-garde words coalesced as an intense labyrinth of sound and emotion. Alif is the collective sound of five musicians at the forefront of independent music in the Arab world, feat. Khyam Allami (Oud), Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Vocals/Buzuq), Bashar Farran (Bass), Maurice Louca (Keys/Electronics) and Khaled Yassine (Drums/Percussion). ... more

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