Monday, March 19, 2012

#SYRIA

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

I am a human being who believes in dignity, freedom & equality for all - no exceptions ... I am an artist who strives to reflect those ideals in lyrical form ... This is but a small contribution when compared to the sacrifices being made by beautiful, peace-loving Syrian people on a daily basis.




MP3 Download -- http://soundcloud.com/sami-matar/syria-omar-offendum-sami-matar
Lyrics:

"alsha3b yureed isqaa6 al-nitham (the people want to overthrow the regime)"


Audio Sample taken from the largest Syrian protest to date (Hama - July 22, 2011)

Verse 1

The purpose of these verses is to unify the masses
7oms up to 7assakeh … Banyas to Damascus
City streets to countrysides
Mountaintops to coastal tides
Muslim / Christian / women / men & children
Lets keep hope alive
Stand in solidarity with all your fellow citizens
Peacefully protesting for an end to all the militance 
Torture & imprisonment
Murdering of innocence
Proving that this lying/lion leader's rule is illegitimate
Like father - like son
Mobster or president?
Censoring their people
Trying to stop the embezzlement 
Heavy-handed iron fists
Dropped on the residents
Déjà vu... 
'82 - '11...

We are all Deir Ezzor … We are all Dar3aa
We are all Jisr il-Shughoor … 7alab & the 2al3a's (castles)
We Are All 7amza ... We Are All 7ama ... 
We Are All Syrian … Hands to the samaa2 (sky) saying:

"alsha3b yureed isqaa6 al-nitham"

Verse 2

I have a dream this regime will fall
And that what comes next
Will be better for us all
Alawite - Druze - Armenian - Kurdish
Equality in Parliament
"Il-Kull ilo Kursee" (Everyone gets a seat / is represented)
Envisioning a future that's brighter for the youth
Who've been fighting for the right
To shed light upon the truth
Biting bullets from the troops
Thus far a truce has proven elusive
But martyrs are tightening the noose
On corruption - Bribery - Nepotism
Tribal Disputes
Don't shoot with your mechanism
Soon come the reckoning that looms
Second guessing the protesters 
Was a recipe for Assad to address his own doom...

Its been a long time coming
And there's no turning back now
Voices are the weapons
In these military crackdowns
Millions on the streets
In defiance of your gat sounds
Look who's got you shook
Doctor don't know how to act now...

"alsha3b yureed isqaa6 al-nithaam"

Verse 3



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Live Performance: Free Syria Rally | March 17, 2012 | Washington DC


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3ish Peace My People

12 comments:

  1. That's really amazing .. It chills down my spine ..
    Qaqoush's voice and song will remain in our hearts forever ..
    Hope we hear another song for a Free Syria very soon ..
    3ish in peace Omar ..

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  2. We are all Syria ! Hands to the Sama ...

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  3. Art turns into activism always.
    Respect man. This is one noble bad ass effort.

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  4. Omar,
    Thank you for standing up for our people. Your use of the demonstrators' chant to set the rhythm of your song is very powerful and very moving.

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  5. Fantastic, thank you so much!
    Miriyam
    Oxford

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  6. This is a powerful song.
    Thank you!
    Peace on the people of Syria.

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  7. Hey I'm letting you know that you're music is really good. hard to find people that write lyrics that make sense.

    a fan from hawai'i!
    aloha....
    April

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  8. Such an amazing track. I'm doing a project on collapse of Syrian Medical Infrastructure in my forensics class this semester. I hope peace comes soon because I want to go to the Ummayyad Mosque next summer.

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