Friday, December 30, 2011

MC Swat - Freedom of Expression

MC Swat - Freedom of Expression
حرّية التعبير - ام سي سوات
Libya
Released December 16, 2011



Big thanks to @TasnimQ for introducing me to the song and translating it!
Arabic Lyrics adapted from those found on the انا ليبي وجوي مليح Facebook page.  

MC Swat's interview with Mercy Corps


كلمات "حرية التعبير" بالعربي
ضد النظام وضد الظلم وضد الفساد و...

فوقت اللي ما تملك حاجة والتماسيح يعبّو البلاد
يتهيالك الثورة نجحت .. بس فشلت من الفساد
اللي قلبوا الخضر بالمنظر كلا المضمون كيف ما هوا
مازال العقل متخضّـر واخرا اليوم زادوهم بالقـّوة
اما إيش هوّا الطحلب لي ماسك الكلاش ويقول بوليس؟
مداير استيقاف فالشـــارع .. عازق طـــرحة كـي العريــس
فوقت اللي الثوار ارتميوا في الحيشان كملت عازتهم
تلقى الطــحالب تجنقّـــل فرحانين وصلت حاجتهم
اما الصح مين لي يحاسبهم ؟ والغلط طول عمره وارد
اما انا ماني حاسدهم. كارههم أكثر من واجد
أكثر من كرهي لمعمر، اكثر من كرهي للشرطة
اكره ما نكره لبنادم لي يفشّـك كان جاته سلطة
ماني عارف كان هي فطرة .. ميزة من ربي مخصوص
بس اللي عارف انا من العبرة تاخذ تتعلم دروس
اصلا قالك كان جاتك فكره معناها يجنك ألوف
يبالك كيف تكتب الكلمة من دون ما تكتب حروف
امالا شوف , نخط بأسمي مشوار يكون للتاريخ أسطورة
فكرة للشعب الليبي ياخذها بصوت و صورة
ياخذها مني بمقدورة يا حكومة راسي براسك
نين تبان عندنا الصورة انا نقولها، نا نلعب لاصق
قاعد واقف ثابت اسمعني، عاصب عيني ومش ساكت
عاللي صاير قدامي في بلادي لازم نحكي و لا بدّ
اني نطلع صوتي حتى كان هافت دوبه دوب
الشارع بس، حق الشارع هوا اللي محسوب
فكتاب الماضي (عهد معمر الدجال)
تلقاه فكاتبه كتابه :: الطحالب في كل مكان
تطحلب تسلحب تدلعب ,, تلعب بأفكارك والعب
كانك تبي اللعب معايا معناها انزلي فالملعب
لق لق بان ,, انا مجرد شاب ,, بس نملك حق
اني نكون معارض للدولة ,, لذلك ما يزقبلي حد
فرأي نا حر فمصيري , ديري كيف ما تبي اديرلي ديرلي
لعند اخر نفس نقولها لك: تباً لك!
معانا الحق , معانا الباطل، واللي يستهبلنا نقولها لك
راك تدهكل مره اخرا ,, ان كان جبت اسمي بالعاطل
لا عالبال ولا عالخاطر,, الدولة يحكمها كلاش
خليك فاطن خويا المواطن انقتلت في نص اطناش
الثورة وضحت بش تطلع الصورة خويا احلى من قبل
بش يعرف العالم كله شن بيك وشنهو الامر
غير احكيلي شن بيك العلة و وين الكسر بالجبر
مرسومة الحسبة بالإملاء مدفوعه من اهل القبر
مدفوعه بدم الشهيد .. اللي ضحى لأجل بلاده تعيد    
اللي ضحى ,, لأجل بلاده تخدمله التعليم تخدمله الصحة
لي ضحى من اجل بلاده تقعد محكومة من نفس القوم
اللي حكموا بلادنا من قبل. شن فرقت ؟؟ غير زادو السوم!
انفخلي العملة، دير اللون متاع تصريفات الدولار
اضرب ذهب، شفط بترول و جيّش في جنبك تجار
الا الثوار، خلاص مدتهم الصلاحية انتهت
معش فايده منكم، يبو الا اللي سكّـر فمه وسكت
معش بحثت في الحقيقة، برموه بـضخ الأموال
ولا في باله شن بيصير في الدولة , من لعب فأقوال
من تغيير خويا فأجواء ، من دكتاتورية بسلطان
الخداع والتزييف ,, بالأضاحي والقربان
لذلك اغتالوا اللواء لذلك اغتالوا الحقيقة
لذلك ردوا السيناريو مالكوم اكس في امريكا
لذلك نا واقف نحب نقولولكم شن هي العله
انه الفساد وصل في الدوله والسبب المجلس كله!
والسبب مش بس في غوقه والسبب مش بس في تربل
السبب في عقول الشعب اللي عقله متهيأ بش يستقبل
مش متهيا بش يرسل عشان هكي يستغرب
كلما يطالب واحد بحقه يخاف الشعب ويوخر
يخاف ويبدا يستنكر تقول حرّف في القرآن
يقولوله ذنب واستغفر اعتذر من السلطان
سامحونا عيل شيطان ماتحطش عقلك بعقلك
عشان هكي يبقي غلطان عشان صبى طالب بحقه !
يبقى دكـّة المجلس صاح !! ولا انا غالط فافكاري ؟
متشوش مش فاهم حاجه، بس صدقني اسمع يا جاري
كل واحد منا له فكرة و له حرية فالتعبير
يبقى المواطن حر في رايه حتى لو كان بالتحقير
لانه حرية التعبير تضمنلي ولو جزء بسيط
اني ماشي في درب التغيير , اني ماشي في نفس الطريق
بس تقولي ان كل واحد معارض يملك راي
يفرق عن رايك يبقي خاين يبقي علي الحريه باي!
ويبقى "واي؟" عملنا هذا؟ هنشوفوا الثورة اعادة
في اقرب وقت ممكن.  ليش ؟  لانه الشعب الليبي نادى
من اول الثورة قال معش في خوف ! معش في حدود !
معش في جدار واقف قدامنا ! معش في حاجه اسمها سكوت !
معش في حاجه اسماها السيد! قطعتونا بجو التمجيد !
قطعتونا تبعونا تكونوا كيفما في الاول عبيد !
معش بنزيد معش بنعيد المعاودة بس للدقيق
لان اللي ما يفهم مره، كيف يفهم مالثانية اكيد !

ليبيا ضمنناش.
حرية التعبير في ليبيا في خطر.
لازم تفهم انه مش كل واحد يعارض الدولة معناه ضدّ الدولة.
ليبيا by امسي سوات
That's the record ya'll



Against the regime, against oppression, against corruption...
At a time when you have nothing and the crocodiles are swarming the country
You were made to believe that the revolution has succeeded, but it has failed because of corruption.
They all accepted the "green" [Gaddafi's color] and left the scene as it is.
The mind is still green and today they've let them become empowered.
What else would you call these opportunists grabbing guns and saying that they're the police?
Patrolling the streets, stopping people, and acting like a gang?
At a time when the revolutionaries have returned home and completed their duty,
You meet the opportunists swaggering around, happy with their loot.
So who will hold them to account? Wrong will always be there to be fought.
As for me, I'm not envious. I hate them more than anything.
More than my hatred for Muammar, more than my hatred for the police.
What I hate most is the people who become self-important when they get into power.
This is my instinct. This is God's gift.
What I know is that you should learn from the past.
In fact, they say that if you have one idea, you have thousands
And that you can't write a single word without writing its letters first.
Then look. I'm writing my name. All I'm saying is that history is our legend,
an idea for the Libyan people to take in with sound and pictures,

to take in from me despite the government. Yo, government! It's me against you!
Until the picture becomes clear, I'll keep saying it and playing my role.
I'm still standing my ground. Listen up! I have not blindfolded myself and I will not be quiet
about what is happening in front of me in my country. I must speak out and I must
project my voice, even if my voice is barely heard.
The street! The truth of the street is the only thing that counts!
In the book of the past, in "The Age of Muammar the Deceiver," between quotation marks.
And the writing was on the wall: "The Opportunists Are Everywhere" [A play on the Green Book]
If you have a green mind, you have free reign. Impose your will! Spread your influence!
Now if you want to play with us, that means you must come down to the street!
Now, I'm just one young man, but I still have the right
to be opposed to the state and no one can take that away from me.
I'm free in my opinions and I am free to decide my fate. Do whatever you want to me!
Until my last breath I will damn you!
We have right and we have wrong. To those who are trying to drag us into the mire, I tell you
one more time: Bring my name into it if you want!
Who wanted to believe it? The state is governed by the Kalashnikov.
Remain alert, my brother citizen. The revolution was overthrown in mid-December.
The revolution was clear. Let the picture, my brother, be better than it was before!
So that the world knows what you feel and what you want.
Just tell me what is ailing you. Have your broken bones been set?
The sum has already been calculated. The price has already been paid by the people of the graves.
It was paid for by the blood of the martyr who sacrificed himself for his country. Say it again

for the one who sacrificed himself! Let his country work for him and work for education and health.
The one who sacrificed himself for his country is still being governed by the same crowd
that governed our country before. What is different? Only the talk is different!
The bills are coming in! Get that green from the foreign exchanges.
Stash the gold. Pump the oil. Arm those closest to you.
What? You think the revolutionaries' sell-by date is over?
You're useless now, you who want only people who shut their mouths and stay silent.
Nobody wants to hear the truth. They've been tricked by the flow of money.
They don't think about what's happening in the country, about word games being played,
about the empty exchange of a dictator for a sultan.
Trickery and deceit with sacrificial animals!
For that reason, they assassinated the general [Abdel Fattah Younes] and they assassinated the truth!
For that reason, they repeated the Malcolm X scenario in America.
For that reason, I am standing here to tell you the reason why:
Corruption has infected the country and the cause is the entire National Transitional Council!
The reason isn't just Ghoga and the reason isn't just Terbil!
The reason lies in the minds of those whose minds aren't ready to receive
and aren't ready to send [i.e, their minds are closed]. For that reason, the people are astonished
whenever someone demands his rights, so they become afraid and back away.
They become afraid and deny anything is wrong. You say, "He distorted the meaning of the Quran!"
They say, "You have sinned. Ask for forgiveness. Apologize to the sultan."
The children of Satan tell you, "Don't pit yourself against them!"
And if you do, you're wrong for standing up and demanding your rights
because you're criticizing your rulers! Or am I wrong?
Maybe I'm confused! Maybe I don't understand anything! Even so, listen to me anyway.
Everyone among us has ideas. We all have the freedom to express them.
Every citizen is free to have his own opinion, even if you hate it!
Because freedom of expression, even the smallest trace of it, guarantees
that we're walking down the path of change and that we'll stay on the same path!
But if you tell me that anyone in the opposition or anyone whose opinion

is different from yours is a traitor, then say goodbye to freedom!
Then why have we had this revolution? We'll see a repetition of the revolution
at the first available opportunity! Why? Because the Libyans said it
from the start of the revolution: there's no more fear, no more limits
no more walls in front of me. There's nothing called silence anymore.
There's no one called sir anymore. You've exhausted us with your airs of majesty.
We're sick of you! Just try telling us, "Go back to being slaves!"
I won't add anything more. Repetition is only for those who need it.
Because those who didn't understand it the first time will have to understand it once again.

Libya, nothing is guaranteed
Freedom of speech in Libya is in danger.
You have to understand that disagreeing with the state does not mean you are against the state.
Libya. By MC Swat.
That's the record, ya'll.




4 comments:

  1. i like ur song alot and Allah save u تحيه من خوك احمد الزوي سبها

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  2. الله يخليك يا خوي و تحية مني لفزان. لو عندك وقت فاضي ممكن يساعدني و تكتب الكلامات العربية من حرية التعبير هنا في التعليقات ؟ بنسبة لي انا عندي مشاكل مع كتابة كلمات ام سي سوات بصراحة

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  3. صباح الخير------عزيزي ترجمة الاغنيه كامله بس وضعته ف مدونه عشان حجمها كبير اشوي وهدا ايميلي علي ج ميل angelwhisper84

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  4. بجد حاب نتعرف شباب تهتم بوضع البلاد وتوصل الفكره الي مجموعه كبيره من الناس

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