Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Try Not To Cry



Sami Yusuf
You, you’re not aware
That we’re aware
Of your despair
Don’t show your tears
To your oppressor
Don’t show your tears
Try not to cry little one
You’re not alone
I’ll stand by you
Try not to cry little one
My heart is your stone
I’ll throw with you
Isam
‘Ayn Jalut where David slew Goliath
This very same place that we be at
Passing through the sands of times
This land’s been the victim of countless crimes
From Crusaders and Mongols
To the present aggression
Then the Franks, now even a crueler oppression
If these walls could speak,
Imagine what would they say!!
For me in this path that I walk on
There's only one way
Bullets may kill, bones may break
Still I throw stones
like David before me and I say,

Lenny
No llores, no pierdas la fe
(Don’t cry, don’t lose faith)
La sed la calma el que haze
(The one who made water come out of the sand)
Agua de la arena
(Is the one who quenches the thirst)
Y tu que te levantas con orgullo entre las piedras
(And you who rise proud from between the stones)
Haz hecho mares de este polvo
(Have made oceans from this dust)
Waqas

I throw stones at my eyes
Cause for way too long they’ve been dry
Plus they see what they shouldn’t from oppressed babies to thighs
I throw stones at my tongue
Cause it should really keep its peace
I throw stones at my feet
Cause they stray and lead to defeat
A couple of big ones at my heart
Cause the thing is freezing cold
But my Nafs is still alive
and kicking unstoppable and on a roll
I throw bricks at the devil
So I’ll be sure to hit him
But first at the man in the mirror
So I can chase out the venom

Isam
Hmm, a little boy shot in the head
Just another kid sent out to get some bread
Not the first murder nor the last
Again and again a repetition of the past
Since the very first day same story
Young ones, old ones, some glory
How can it be, has the whole world turned blind?
Or is it just cause it’s only affecting my kind?!
If these walls could speak,
Imagine what would they say
For me in this path that I walk on
There’s only one way
Bullets may kill, bones may break
Still I throw stones like David before me and I say ..



Song for: Sami Yusuf & Outlandish
Lyrics: Omar Shah, Isam Bachiri, Waqas Qadri, R. Lenny Martinez, Sami Yusuf & Bara Kherigi
Composition: Sami Yusuf
Album: My Ummah (2005)

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