Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rayess Bek - Seller of a Dream

Rayess Bek - Seller of a Dream
(or "Merchant of a Dream")
بياع منام - ريس بيك - Bayeh Manam / Bya3 Mnam
Lebanon
Originally released in 2002


Arabic lyrics and their English translation from the Goethe Institute's excellent "Translating Hip-Hop" initiative
Arabic lyrics and their English translation after the jump...


كلمات بياع منام

[المقطع الأوّل]
عم بانتظر عروف ان كل يوم بجرّب انتصر
عيشتي مثل الإزاز بكل لحظة فيها تنكسر
عم منخزئ ربيت و كبرت بهالدمار
وين الخزق من وقت لوقت بجمّع الضمير
بس عم عيش حملي أو عم بحلم عيشتي
تكفّي علمي عم حط معيشتي 
تإخدم الوطن مع إنو الوطن ما خدمني
ضحّي بدمّي بعلمي ما في شي ببلاش
بيّاع منام كون واعي من الجمعة للأثنين
بس تنام السبت عشيّة ما بحس بالأمان
انت عشت الحرب انا عم عيش نتائجها
اكلت الضرب انا عم بحكي بالسكوت
فيوم بعد يوم لك عم بخجل
مبارح قبل اليوم لك عم بِفشل
العمل مش معقول مش معقول بلاقي عمل
زهقت من الجواب "بكرا منشوف"

[اللازمة - مرتين]
ايام بشوف هالإيام اللي عم تمرؤ عم بتكون
ايام بكون عم شوف ذات الإيام اللي عم بتخون حتى ايام
بحسّ انو ما في لزوم ساعتها بقول
بياع منام اللي قال لي

[المقطع الثاني]
مبارح عشتو كرمال بكرا بكرا بعيش مثل كل يوم
ليوم مفكر حالي مبارح مبارح عشتو مثل بكرا
من الماضي ومن الحاضر فينا نفهم المستقبل
بس المستقبل منّو حاضر والماضي بالحاضر منّو واقع
يمكن فئت مأخّر بعرف بعدني واعي
بس كل يون اللي بوعا في بشوفك بعدك قاعد
الافراد بالمجتمع كّن عم يحفظو الفرض
الغش رايح بالعرض و مغروض تضب الفرد
بالتفويل شوف هلأ كلو عم بفل
عغير بلاد عم بفوت بس ما الحكي ما بفيد
انت اللي شفت الحرب قلّي شو استنتجت منها
عم نحكم الحكم قلّي شو دخلت لعنّا
انا شو مغروض كون وانت شو مغروض تشوف
بس تتشوف انا شو بكون بكون انا صرت بغير مكان
الأمل مش معقول مش معقول تلاقي امل
زهقت من الجواب "بكرا منشوف"

[اللازمة - مرتين]
ايام بشوف هالإيام اللي عم تمرؤ عم بتكون
ايام بكون عم شوف ذات الإيام اللي عم بتخون حتى ايام
بحسّ انو ما في لزوم ساعتها بقول
بياع منام اللي قال لي


[VERSE 1]
I am waiting, know that every day I try to win,
my life is like the glass: it can break any minute.
I am suffering. I grew up in this destruction.
Where is the tear? From time to time I gather conscience
but I am living my dream or I am dreaming my life
to continue my education. I am staking my life
to serve the country despite that the country did not serve me.
I am sacrificing my blood and my education. Nothing is for free.
Merchant of a dream, I stay awake from Friday to Monday
but you sleep Saturday night, I don’t feel safe.
You lived war and I am living its consequences.
I got trapped and I am talking in silence.
Day after day I am feeling shy.
Yesterday before today I failed in work.
Impossible, impossible to find a job
and I am tired of hearing the answer “tomorrow we will see”

[CHORUS x2]
At times I see these days that are passing, they are days.
Sometimes I see the same days that are cheating
and at times I feel there is no use so I say
“The one who sold the dream told me…”

[VERSE 2]
I lived yesterday for tomorrow, tomorrow I will live like any day
thinking I am in yesterday. I lived yesterday like tomorrow,
from the past and from the present we can understand the future
but the future is not the present and the past at present is not reality.
Maybe I woke up late. I know I haven’t been awake for a long time
but every day I wake up, I see you still sitting
and all members of the society are memorizing their homework.
Cheating is at its peak and you are supposed to
refrain the member by omens.
See now everybody is going to another country. Talking is of no use.
You who saw the war tell me what did you learn from it.
We are ruling the rule but tell me what got you to us.
What am I supposed to be and what are you supposed to see when you see what I am.
Then, I would be in another place.
Hope is impossible, impossible to find hope.
I am tired of hearing the answer: “tomorrow we will see”.

[CHORUS x4]
At times I see these days that are passing, they are days.
Sometimes I see the same days that are cheating and at times,
I feel there is no use so I say,
“The one who sold the dream told me…”

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