Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Down With Military Rule - Ahmed Rock, Revolution Records

Down With Military Rule - Ahmed Rock, Revolution Records
Yasqot 7okm Al 3asskar - يسقط حكم العسكر
Egypt
Released on November 16, 2011



Note: this is my first draft, so corrections are welcome!
Full Arabic and English Lyrics after the jump...


كان وياما كان في يوم من الأيام
شباب اتقال عليه انو كان عايش جبان
فقام وسط الغيوم وفي ١٨ يوم
قرّر يفوق من النوم و يكسر الجدران
ثورة ضد الطغيان .. أسقط فيها النظام
ثبّت كل الحرامية فقرّرو الإنتقام
أصل أبوهم الروحي غارر .. هاتبان كل الأسرار
لازم تلخم الناس! هدِّد الاستقرار
سيادة المشير هاقولك كلمة واحدة
عمرك ما هاتبقي سلطة .. طول محنة ايدنا واحدة
زوّد تسليح الشرطة .. قطّع وزّع في التورتة
كثِّر في المحاكمات .. شوّه الصورة اللي مات
احبس كل الفائقين .. دي عيال عملية وكفرة
المصلحجية ياما .. وبيجرو ورا الجزرة
انتخابات فاكسانة سياسة بلطجية
واللي بينكلّم يلبس وقتي محاكمة عسكرية

شكلهم نسو احنا مين! فاكرينا لسّة خائفين
احما شوفنا الموت قدّامنا وكنّا واقفين مبتسمين
هنفكّرهم لو ناسيين .. احنا جيل الثوريّين
مهما زاد القهر علينا هنكسر كل الزنازين

شكلهم نسو احنا مين! فاكرينا لسّة خائفين
احما شوفنا الموت قدّامنا وكنّا واقفين مبتسمين
هنفكّرهم لو ناسيين .. احنا جيل الثوريّين
مهما زاد القهر علينا هنكسر كل الزنازين

اللي يذوق طعم الحريّة حتّى لو وهم في خياله
عمره ما هيسيبه تاني .. لو مين وقف قدامه
حاول تحبس اصواتنا ارميني ورا القضبان
كلمة الحق هاتطلع لو عليها مليون سجّان
ما حدش فوق القانون كل هايخضع للرقابة
دستور .. و برلمان .. و حكومة حاسة بالغلابة
اتعلّمنا خلاص الدرس .. مش حاسيّين بالتغيير
حوارات العسكر تاني! مش عاوزين يحكمنا مشير
عمّال يقول في وعود كذابة .. كل كلمة بكذا مدلول
عمري ما هالحس البيادة .. عمري ما هاكون دلدول
مش هاتحوّل واحد سلبي مصلحتي تفصيل وأيافه
و لما يجي الدور عليّا هاحوطي في بوقي اللفافة
خليك مسخّر الداخلية  مستنقع امراض نفسية
تبقى خلّي الثورة تنفعكو .. والشعب هو الضحية
عمري ما هارجع تاني أعاني .. ولا في يوم هارجع جبان
عمري ما نسيت عنواني .. انا راجع تاني للميدان

شكلهم نسو احنا مين فاكرينا لسّة خائفين
احما شوفنا الموت قدّامنا وكنّا واقفين مبتسمين
هنفكّرهم لو ناسيين .. احنا جيل الثوريّين
مهما زاد القهر علينا هنكسر كل الزنازين

شكلهم نسو احنا مين! فاكرينا لسّة خائفين
احما شوفنا الموت قدّامنا وكنّا واقفين مبتسمين
هنفكّرهم لو ناسيين .. احنا جيل الثوريّين
مهما زاد القهر علينا هنكسر كل الزنازين

ليه المجلس العسكري حتى الآن لم يقدّم ضابط من الشرطة العسكرية لإي محاكمة!؟
وكأنّه بيعايرنا أنّ الجيش حما الثورة؟
الجيش ما حماش الثورة في الحقيقة! الشعب اللي حمى الثورة.
كنّا موجودين في ميدان التحرير يوم موقعة الجمل
والجيش اللي فتح المكان لفلول مبارك اللي كانو بيحاولو يقتلونا
ويقدم الشباب بيتنفّذو على تويتر للمحاكمة العسكرية بتهمة
ما يسمّي بهاتفات ضد المجلس العسكري ..
المجلس العسكري عليه انو يسلم السلطة بشكلٍ سريع
 .. و انو يسمع من المدنيّين ويبطّل تشكيك و تشعير بهم 
سيادة القانون يعني تطبيقه على الجميع من المشير للغفير
المجلس العسكري فقد رصيده
المجلس العسكري فقد رصيده
المجلس العسكري فقد رصيده
المجلس العسكري فقد رصيده

Once upon a time, one day,
the youth were told that they were living as cowards.
So they rose up amidst the gloom and for 18 days
they decided to arise from sleep and break down the walls.
A revolution against the tyrant in which the regime was overthrown
ended up putting [in power] the thieves who decided to take revenge [against the people].
Their spiritual father [Mubarak] is a traitor. I will show all the secrets!
The people must lose their minds! Threaten stability!
Field Marshal [Tantawi], Your Excellency, I will say one word to you.
You won't stay in power your whole life. Throughout the whole ordeal we'll be united!
Arm the police more. Cut and pass out the cake.
Conduct more military trials. Defile the images of the dead.
Imprison everyone who rises up. It depends on blasphemy.
Opportunists everywhere crawl behind the carrot.
Fixed elections! Gangster politics!
And whoever speaks up does his time in a military tribunal.

They seem to have forgotten who we are! They think that we're still scared!
We saw death in front of us and we stood there smiling!
We'll remind them, if they forget, that we're the generation of revolutionaries!
No matter how much the oppression against us increases, we'll break down all the jail cells!

They seem to have forgotten who we are! They think that we're still scared!
We saw death in front of us and we stood there smiling!
We'll remind them, if they forget, that we're the generation of revolutionaries!
No matter how much the oppression against us increases, we'll break down all the jail cells!

Whoever tastes the taste of freedom, even if it's in his imagination,
never lets it go. Were someone to stand in front of him
or try to imprison our voices, throw me behind bars!
The truth will be set free even if there's a million jailers guarding it!
No one's above the law. Everyone will be subject to its oversight.
A constitution, a parliament, and a government that's responsive to the majority.
We've learned enough of a lesson. We're not feeling the change.
Military dialogues again! We don't want a field marshal to rule us!
Workers say "they are the promises of a liar." Every word like this is significant.
I'll never lick your boots. I'll never be a dalduul [?]
I'll never make a negative person _____ [?]
And when my turn comes, I'll put it in my rapid-fire megaphone.
Keep mocking the Interior Ministry, that swamp of psychological sicknesses.
Let the revolution benefit you. The people are the victim.
I'll never go back to suffering again and I'll never for one day go back to being a coward.
I'll never forget my name. I'll go back to [Tahrir] Square again!

They seem to have forgotten who we are! They think that we're still scared!
We saw death in front of us and we stood there smiling!
We'll remind them, if they forget, that we're the generation of revolutionaries!
No matter how much the oppression against us increases, we'll break down all the jail cells!

They seem to have forgotten who we are! They think that we're still scared!
We saw death in front of us and we stood there smiling!
We'll remind them, if they forget, that we're the generation of revolutionaries!
No matter how much the oppression against us increases, we'll break down all the jail cells!

Why hasn't SCAF, even now, brought any military police officer to trial?
It's as though they're measuring or testing us. The army safeguarded the revolution?
The army didn't actually safeguard the revolution! The people are the ones who guarded the revolution!
We were present in Tahrir Square on the day of the Battle of the Camel.
The army is the one who opened a pathway for the Mubarak fulul [dead-ender loyalists] who were trying to kill us
and brought youth who were infiltrated on Twitter to military tribunals on the pretext
 of what it describes as "calls against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces."
SCAF must relinquish power quickly
and it must heed the civilians and stop undermining them and sowing doubts about them.
The rule of law means its application for all people, from the field marshal to the night watchman.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has lost its stock [of credibility]. 
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has lost its stock [of credibility]. 
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has lost its stock [of credibility]. 
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has lost its stock [of credibility]. 

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