Thursday, January 05, 2017

The opposite of what they see

I have no idea how many times I listened to this song, it was a top song in 2016 for me, I wouldn't exaggerate if I said that it's currently my national anthem...This kind of songs is rare in the Arab world where a singer sings about his/ her personal feelings, feelings that are not related to love or someone else (examples: "Ya Mryati" by Elissa -  "Sarkha" by Saber El Rebai - "Al Moshtaka" by Assala Nasri and "Efrah Wo Ehlam" by Latifa...Below you can find English translation of the song and the original Arabic lyrics.


إسم الأغنية: عكس اللي شايفينها

غناء: إليسا

كلمات : أمير طعيمه

ألحان : وليد سعد

توزيع : أحمد إبراهيم


و قالوا سعيدة في حياتها و واصله لكل أحلامها
و باينه عليها فرحتها في ضحكتها و في كلامها
و عايشه كأنها في جنة و كل الدنيا مالكاها

و قالوا عنيده و قوية ما بيأثرش شيء فيها
محدش في الحياة يقدر يمشي كلمته عليها
هتحلم ليه و تتمنى مفيش ولاحاجة ناقصاها 

و من جوايا أنا عكس اللي شايفينها ..
و عالجرح اللي فيها ربنا يعينها
ساعات الضحكة بتداري في جرح كبير ..
ساعات فيه حاجات ما بنحبش نبينها 

كتير أنا ببقى من جوايا بتألم ..
و مليون حاجه كاتماها بتوجعني
بيبقى نفسي أحكي لحد و أتكلم ..
و عزة نفسي هي اللي بتمنعني

سنين و أنا عايشه في مشاكلي و بعمل أني ناسياها
و حكموا عليا من شكلي و م العيشه اللي عايشاها
أنا أوقات أبان هاديه و من جوايا نار قايده 

و لو يوم اللي حسدوني يعيشوا مكاني لو ثانيه
و لو شافو اللي انا شفته هيتمنوا حياة تانيه
و لو هحكي عن اللي انا فيه هتفرق أيه.. أيه الفايدة

Song name: "Aks Elli Shaifenha" (The opposite of what they see)

Singer: Elissa

Lyrics: Ameer Tu'aimah

Composer: Waleed Sa'ad

Mix by: Ahmad Ibrahim

They said that she is happy in her life, already pursued all her dreams
And we tell that she is happy, in the way she laugh and talk
And that she is living as If she's in paradise, while owning the whole world

They said that she is stubborn and strong, nothing can affect her
No one in this world can force her to do anything
Why would she dream or wish for a thing, she doesn't need anything



Deep inside I'm the opposite of what they see
May God help her with healing her wound
Sometimes a smile Is hiding away a deep wound
Sometimes there are things we don't like to show


Most of the time I am deeply suffering...
And a million hidden internal issues are killing me...
I wish I can talk to someone...
But my pride holds me back

For many years I lived my own problems, while pretending to forget them
And they judged me according to the way I look and the way I am living
At times I play it cool but inside I am burning like a fire

And if one day those who envy me, put their feet in my shoes just for a second...
And if they "saw" experienced what I've been through, they will wish for another life...



And If I talk about what I'm going through, what difference does it make...what's the point?

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