Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ibn Thabit - Benghazi II

Ibn Thabit - Benghazi II
ابن ثابت - بنغازي ٢
Libya
Released on April 7, 2011



Big shout-out to @TasnimQ of Majjal for her corrections.
Full Arabic lyrics with their English translation after the jump...

هيّا بنغازي
نقوا الأخيرة مش سادنا
نديرو واحدة جديدة شنو منها الكلام لاعوش
بنغازي Part II

بنغازي يا بنغازي انتي قاعدة على انساني
توا الدنيا كلها تعرف المقاصد والمعاني
ماهو قلت شبابها تريس نقاش مافيش
من البديمة من السلماني كمان في الكيش

كلنا نحبو بلادنا الليبيّين ما فينا فرق
وأكثر من قبل الحبّ اللي بين الغرب والشرق
نحن كلنا جهة واحدة لحمة واحدة عائلة واحدة
ما يجوعش حد ايّ في بنغازي حتّى ليلة واحدة
يعرف اللي يجيها مش مهمّ وينما يجيها
من أوّل نحن القيدة قلّت منها الهمجية
طيّش فيها بلطجية هيّا نعرفو شني بتقول لي
التريس اللي في بنغازي مش خائفين من هذولي
أعطوهم على رؤوسهم الكتائب اللي يجو
وأوّل روح فيهم الشهيد مهدي الزيو
بالعكالة جلاتين خشّ كتيبة الفضيل
والباقي للباقي خشّو عليهم زي مهابيل
مش أوّل مرّة اللي قلّبوها - ما في ٢٠٠٦؟
قلّبو الدنيا كلها فتنا الفتنة من الفتنة
الفرق في المرّة هذه الحرّية تنبح وتنادي
لكن مش متغيّرة ولا نقطة في المبادء
الاسباب قاعدين نفسهم الشباب قاعدين نفسهم
أمهات ضحايا ابو سليم قاعدين نفسهم
الفرق لو كان في الشعب كلهم صبّي
وطبعاً نحن نقبلو اللي يكتب لنا ربّي

بنغازي يا بنغازي انتي قاعدة على انساني
توا الدنيا كلها تعرف المقاصد والمعاني
ماهو قلت شبابها التريس - نقاش مافيش
من البابسي للعشرين وسيدي غريبيش

التريس في بنغازي هم معنى الشجاعة
أوّلما يسمعو بحاجة اعطيهم أقَلّ من ساعة
الآف رافعين الشهداء على اكتافهم
كانو عزل! الصبر والإيمان سلاحهم
الله يعزّ اللي يجاهدو بالأموال والنفوس
مش معقول نقولها من غير نذكّر محمد نبوس!
حطّه في أصعب موقف ويعرف كيف يتصرّف
جيب اللي يهتف القيدة هو ما يعرف إلا يخرّف
في واحد ما تنسوش را عندي عرق شرقاوي
من أوّل ــــــــ كان خالد ادريس المسماري
يا ناري تبوط أولى وكلها مسجونين
يا فتحي راهو قاعد تجري قصية ابو سليم
الحرّية مش رخيصة - تبي ضمان؟
تبي التريس بش يتأكّد ما يمشيش ـــــــــ
هذه حاجة والله اللي ما اني خائف عليه
ننتصر أو نموت قالت حتّى بنية صغيرة
بعضنا لعبة نديرو حفلة في خيالي ومش بعيد
هذه حاجة واثقة مية مية شي أكيد
بش يلاقي باقي كل تأخيرة فيها خيرة
بنغازي ما فيش ثورة من غيرها

بنغازي يا بنغازي انتي ديما على انساني
مستحيل ننساها و نتمنّى ما تنساني
فتيل* المدينة تلحق أولادها ديما مهبال
عندهم إي مشاكلهم و قاعدين أولاد أحلال

بنغازي يا بنغازي انتي ديما على انساني
مستحيل ننساها و نتمنّى ما تنساني
فتيل* المدينة تلحق أولادها ديما مهبال
عندهم إي مشاكلهم و قاعدين أولاد أحلال

صحيت
خير

Hey, Benghazi
The last song wasn't enough.
We're making a new one and there'll be no loose talk in this.
Benghazi, Part II

CHORUS
Benghazi, O Benghazi, you're still on my mind.
Now the whole world will know what we're aiming for and what we mean.
As I said her youth are real men, without discussion.
From Budima to Silmani to El Keesh [Benghazi neighborhoods]

We all love our country, all Libyans, there are no differences.
And, even more than before, love is what's between the West and the East [of Libya].
We're all one front, one flesh, one family
The stranger in Benghazi will not go hungry - even for one night!
He knows that when he comes here, it's not important what direction he comes from [everyone is welcome regardless of where he comes from]
As soon as Gaddafi was removed from Benghazi, the chaos that was there lessened.
He let loose the thugs in it and I know what you will say to me
The men in Benghazi aren't afraid of them
They fought back the battalions as soon as they came
And the first of them was the martyr Mehdi Zio
With jalateena bombs he went into the Fadeel Barracks
And the rest of them who broke into the barracks like madmen!
This is not the first time, remember 2006*
They turned the world upside down and forgot about the crowd of "let's avoid fitna/trouble"
The difference is this time freedom is calling out to us
But not one bit of the principles have changed.
The causes are still the same. The youth are still the same.
The mothers of Abu Sliim are still the same.
The difference if there is one is that the whole nation is standing up
And of course we accept what our Lord has written for us [ie fate]

CHORUS
Benghazi, O Benghazi, you're still on my mind.
Now the whole world will know what we're aiming for and what we mean.
As I said her youth are real men, without discussion.
From Pepsi to 'Ashreen to Sidi Ghraybeesh [Benghazi neighborhoods]

The men in Benghazi are the definition of courage.
As soon as they hear about something, give them less than an hour [and they'll have responded]
Thousands are hoisting the martyrs onto their shoulders.
They were unarmed. Patience and faith were their weapons.
God grants dignity to those who struggle with their property and their souls.
It's not possible that I saw this without remembering Mohammed Nabbous!
Put him in the most difficult situation and he knows how to behave.
While the one who chants for Gaddafi is the kind who only knows how to spin lies.
There is someone you should not forget, since I have an Eastern vein [ie partly eastern blood]
Among the first, there was my cousin Idris al-Mismari [arrested as he spoke live to Al Jazeera]
They caught him, and all the prisoners
O Fathi [Terbil], the case of [the families of the victims of] Abu Sleem is still running
Freedom isn't cheap. You need people with a conscious.
You need men to ensure that it's not in vain.
This is something, I swear, that I'm not afraid for.
"We are victorious or we die," even the little girls say it.
We will celebrate, and it's not far away
Tthis is something I'm 100% confident in. It's something certain.
Soon the rest of the cities will catch up, "each delay has a good reason" [proverb]
Benghazi, I swear there's no revolution without her.

CHORUS
Benghazi, O Benghazi, you're still on my mind.
It's impossible for me to forget you and I hope that you don't forget me.
If you know the city, you know her children are always "crazy"
They like their problems, and they remain righteous people

Benghazi, O Benghazi, you're still on my mind.
It's impossible for me to forget you and I hope that you don't forget me.
If you know the city, you know her children are always "crazy"
They like their problems, and they remain righteous people
Saheit [Cheers/Well done]
Kheir [How's things/What's up]

*when Benghazi demonstrators were mowed down by police when they tried to storm the Italian Embassy

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