Friday, April 04, 2008

I've been walking for many years (Years are passing)


That was one of the hardest songs to translate :D
She talk in plural form, but in Arabic it could mean two things...She could be talking about many people such as friends or family. Also in Arabic we use plural form as a sign for respect for certain person such as prince, king, or maybe a lover.

The song is full of figure speeches, the title it self is a figure speech...She doesn't mean that she is walking for many years literally, it's a figure speech for years are passing.

Song name: Mesheet Seneen (I've been walking for many years)
Album: Qad Al Horoof قد الحروف 2003
Song genre: Sharqi, Oriental, Belly Dance
Singer: Asalah, Assala, Asala - أصالة
Lyrics by: Al Nasser - الناصر
Composed by: Ya'aqoub Al Khobaizi - يعقوب الخبيزي
Arranged by: Omar Abdulaziz - عمر عبدالعزيز
Translated by: RADIANT GUY (ME)


I've been walking for many years...
While I was hiding my pain upon them...
For many years my soul was owned by them...
I've never longed to nobody except them...
And I never felt lonely while I was with them!

For my whole life I was trying to hide my agony upon them...
Because I didn't want them to suffer even by a breeze of air blowing on their eyes...
And now I regret it...
Because they betrayed our golden years together and forgot all about love in one second!

I and my heart are confused...
Although many years already passed yet we couldn't forget them...
I've hidden my tear because I didn't want them to see it...
I swallowed my sighs because I didn't want them to hear it!

I've been walking for many years...
While I was hiding my pain upon them...
For many years my soul was owned by them...
I've never longed to nobody except them...
And I never felt lonely while I was with them!

مشيت سنين...و أنا أداري عليهم
و بقيت سنين...و أنا روحي بإيديهم
و لا حنيت في يوم إلا لهواهم
و لا حسيت بالغربية في لحظة معاهم

و طول عمري بداري عليهم...
بخاف من النسمة لا تجرح عينيهم
و لكن يا ندم...
دول خانوا للعشرة و باعوا للحب و نسيوا في لحظة

أنا و قلبي يا روحي حيارة...
سنين و لا بننسى يا عيني خسارة
داريت في دمعتي خايفة لا يشوفوها...
كتمت الآه في قلبي عنهم لا يسمعوها

4 comments:

j said...

Great song and lyrics! Thank you for the translation!!

RADIANT GUY said...

Thanks, I love it too...It's inspired me to photograph a photo :+

Armine said...

Beautiful song - thanks from my heart for the translation that means so much to me.

May you be blessed for all this work.

RADIANT GUY said...

Glad to help Armine :)