July 1, 2011

If you were late in sleep, An arabic Duo !

      I havent featured an arabic song before but this song is just different than all other arabic songs.  "If you were late in sleep",was a special song sent to me almost a year or less ago,  a theatrical song in the Play Zenobia, the Syrian queen of the Palmyrene Empire .
The  play was the production of the famous Lebanese composer,musician, poet and producer  
Mansour Rahbani
 (known as one of the Rahbani brothers) . And this is one great Duo from the play,
between Carole Samaha and Youssef el Khal.  Carol with her feminine yet powerful, assertive voice and Elkhal with his masculine yet warm words.

If you  were late in sleep     



            إذا تأخرت بالنوم فلن تغني لك الحساسين 
ولن يحييك   وجهي لأنني أمشي مع النهار .. لا إلى قرار

أنا تأخرت بالنوم لأحلم أكثر .. بعينيك أكثر
الريح كانت غافية فسقطت عن حائط .. وكسرت جناحها ففي المدى نواحها

اسماؤنا اكبر مما كانت كانت قبل ان كنا
أحبّكِ من دون إسمٍ
أحبكَ من دون مجدٍ
وحتى سقوط آخر تاج
وحتى سقوط الغمامة في النهر
وحتى جفاف الينابيع بين التلال


  1. My sweet friend, I translated your blog, very nice and interesting you site.
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  2. Thank you Albert!
    for the comment and for the invitation!
    I will sure check it out :):)