Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Look Up In The Sky ..."

I first wrote these lyrics back in May of 2009 ... A year & a half later - guess who showed up ... Please take a moment to pray for all our sisters & brothers fighting for Freedom / Equality / Peace / Justice all over the Arab World ... Collectively they form our long-awaited "Superhero".



Lyrics:

Look Up In The Sky - Its A Bird - Its A Plane

Its An Arab Superhero & He Came to Bring Change

Unite The Divided & Free 'Em From The Chains

Of The Tyrants Who Reign in Vain & Pain

(Hey!)

Look Up In The Sky - Its A Bird - Its A Plane

Its An Arab Superhero - Yeah I know It Sounds Strange

But The Only Thing Keeping Us From Going Insane...

Is Knowing He'll Be Back Again (InshAllah)



While some men sank in trepidation

& banked on medication

from anxt of separation

this talib got by

& advanced through dedication

enhanced by preparation

& chants of meditation

his cognizance high

the mantra was fly

like bombs in the sky

a constant surprise

this impossible rise

through the ranks

steady walkin the planks

throwing rocks at the tanks

on the blocks of an occupied

middle east bereft

not an olive tree left

seein theft in the keys

to the lock he'd kept

steep steps

on the stairway to peace

he slipped

petroleum made these trips

that much slicker

billy crystalized a citylight's flicker

silly pistols fire a streetfight triggered

other men to fall off their grandstands

still he held his ground like a handstand (damn!)


Look Up In The Sky - Its A Bird - Its A Plane

Its An Arab Superhero & He Came to Bring Change

Unite The Divided & Free 'Em From The Chains

Of The Tyrants Who Reign in Vain & Pain

(Hey!)

Look Up In The Sky - Its A Bird - Its A Plane

Its An Arab Superhero - Yeah I know It Sounds Strange

But The Only Thing Keeping Us From Going Insane...

Is Knowing He'll Be Back Again (InshAllah)



Amidst military coups

and the critics of his literary views

he's pitted

wary - given very few

alternatives to violence

and yet & still he carries on through

scary obstacles contrary to...

popular belief

he can keep a cool head amongst

grief-stricken war-torn Middle East streets

sticking by the weak mothers of the bleak

futureless populace

confident he speaks (truth)

through the cracked concrete

of urban eruptions

proving that policies of

curbing corruption

further the function

of justice & earning the trust

of a people who've all been flustered

& cant move forward

but still make babies as though its all good

runnin around barefoot - cant afford sandals

huddlin by candles to pray

hey its nothing that a 3arab Superman cant handle


Look Up In The Sky - Its A Bird - Its A Plane

Its An Arab Superhero & He Came to Bring Change

Unite The Divided & Free 'Em From The Chains

Of The Tyrants Who Reign in Vain & Pain

(Hey!)

Look Up In The Sky - Its A Bird - Its A Plane

Its An Arab Superhero - Yeah I know It Sounds Strange

But The Only Thing Keeping Us From Going Insane...

Is Knowing He'll Be Back Again (InshAllah)



Like a couple bedoin homes I'm too tense/tents

Writin up some relevant songs - I do vent

Waxin poetic on the fact that pathetic

leaders act sympathetic

when we know they ain't sent not

one cent or qirsh of aid to refugees

pot belly kirsh they lay in SUVs

not really skilled - who braves the mess you leave?

what must we say to passover these

developmental disasters are lyin ahead

livin in denial like Egyptian Pyramids

comin to a point where the bubble's gonna burst

& desalinized water will no longer quench our thirst

we need a glass half-full for the youth - shine

an optimistic outlook from the roofline

like bat signals - till the criminals fade away

(hey!) here he comes to save the day …

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

3ish Super-Peace!!!

6 comments:

  1. Like it, I think of Al-Mahdi. May God Hasten his return. It will happen when the last domino Saudi falls. :)

    We have to help ourselves first in-order to warrant Divine intervention.

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  2. brilliant and eloquent, as usual coming from you. *cheers*

    drop me a message if you get a chance, i have some linguistics questions i'd like to throw your way if you have a moment?

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  3. Inshallah the likes of Omar El Mukhtar will be back again <3 :)

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  4. you played last night here at oberlin and I am sorry your words fell on so many deaf ears. It must be hard to believe so strongly and to surround yourself by people who believe in so little. Why do you keep on fighting, omar? I have stood with my fingers in the fences of Palestine and I have seen the Israelis throwing garbage from their second floor heavens into the streets... What makes you keep trying, because you have to? I have given up on so many things so many times because the answer is always the same. People will only do what's best for themselves, there is no thing big enough to change human nature...

    But I want to believe elsewise. Thank you for coming, it helped and I hope I don't forget your message to better remember my own hunger. shokran,raghav

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  5. My favorite verse has got to be:

    "Amidst military coups
    and the critics of his literary views
    he's pitted
    wary - given very few
    alternatives to violence
    and yet & still he carries on through"

    That's incredibly true, and touches on a serious dilemma in the Arabic world. I like how in very short sentences you were able to hint to lack of freedom of expression, and point out the reason why 'violence' sometimes becomes the only option -- or at least, that's how I read it.

    Great words, overall.
    Yep, here we came to save the day - inshallah.

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