Sunday , December 11 2016

Everything in me calls out to you…

Okay, so she's getting a bit old school now but I've always been a fan of Samira Said. 🙂

She's a Moroccan singer who sings in the Egyptian dialect and this is one of my favorite songs of hers. The expression that jumped out at me when I first heard this song a while back was the part where she says, "everything inside me calls/cries out to you".

In Arabic there are a few different ways to say 'call' but this particular verb (نـده) is to literally call or shout out to someone so it's a powerful analogy.

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عايشة ليك

I live for you

عمري ايه لو مش واياك

What would my life be without you?

ايوه عايشة عشان بهواك

Yes, I live to love you

كل حلمي لئيتو معك

I found all my dreams with you

بيك الحياة يا حبيبي حياة

With you, my love, life is life

و اللي قبلك مش فكرة

What was before you I don't remember

و اللي بعدك مش عايزة

and I don't want what's after you

عازة عايش عمري بيك

I want to live my life with you

و انسى خوفي و انسى ضعف

Forget my fear and my weakness

بين ايدك

In (between) your hands

 

قويني بيك

Strengthen me (with you)

قوي قلبي عشان يعيش

Strengthen my heart so it lives

عمري بعدك مايسويش

My life after you is worthless

من زمان انا بستناك

I've been waiting for you for so long

قويني بيك

Strengthen me

عايزة جوة عاينيا اداريك

I want to hide you in my eyes

عازة عايشلك و اموت فيك

I want to live for you and die for you

عمري ايه لو مش واياك

What would my life be without you?

 

كل يوم

Every day

عاشتو قبلك عمرو راح

I live before you is gone

جوة حدنك انا برتاح

Inside your embrace I rest

و اللي عدى

and what's happened

خلاص نسية

I've forgotten

ايه اهلى و اللي معك عايشة

What's better than living with you

و اللي و انا جنبك حسة

and what I feel when I'm beside you?

كنت قبلك مش عارفة

What I was before you I don't know

مش هكون الا ليك

I'll only be for you

كل حاجة حبيبي فيا بتنديك

Everything inside me cries out to you, my love

 

قويني بيك

Strengthen me (with you)

قوي قلبي عشان يعيش

Strengthen my heart so it lives

عمري بعدك مايسويش

My life after you is worthless

من زمان انا بستناك

I've been waiting for you for so long

قويني بيك

Strengthen me

عايزة جوة عاينيا اداريك

I want to hide you in my eyes

عازة عايشلك و اموت فيك

I want to live for you and die for you

عمري ايه لو مش واياك

What would my life be without you?

 

قويني بيك

Strengthen me (with you)

قوي قلبي عشان يعيش

Strengthen my heart so it lives

عمري بعدك مايسويش

My life after you is worthless

من زمان انا بستناك

I've been waiting for you for so long

قويني بيك

Strengthen me

عايزة جوة عاينيا اداريك

I want to hide you in my eyes

عازة عايشلك و اموت فيك

I want to live for you and die for you

عمري ايه لو مش واياك

What would my life be without you?

About Donovan Nagel

I'm a language educator, blogger and translator with years of travel and language learning experience. I have a huge passion for language learning (especially Arabic!) and for helping to raise awareness of endangered minority languages around the world.

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