Sunday, January 30, 2011

Amel Mathlouthi - My Word is Free
أمال مثلوثي - كلمتي حرة
Kelmti Horra

The lyrics here are for a more complete version than that found in this performance. This song predates the recent events in Tunisia and Egypt but has gained particular resonance in light of what has transpired.



Emel Mathluthi - My Word is Free

I am those who are free and never fear
I am the secrets that will never die
I am the voice of those who would not give in
I am the meaning amid the chaos

I am the right of the oppressed
That is sold by these dogs (people who are dogs)
Who rob the people of their daily bread
And slam the door in the face of ideas

I am those who are free and never fear
I am the secrets that will never die
I am the voice those who would not give in
I am free and my word is free
I am free and my word is free
Don't forget the price of bread
And don't forget the cause of our misery
And don't forget who betrayed us in our time of need

I am those who are free and never fear
I am the secrets that will never die
I am the voice those who would not give in
I am the secret of the red rose
Whose color the years loved
Whose scent the rivers buried
And who sprouted as fire
Calling those who are free

I am a star shining in the darkness
I am a thorn in the throat of the oppressor
I am a wind touched by fire
I am the soul of those who are not forgotten
I am the voice of those who have not died

Let's make clay out of steel
And build with it a new love
That becomes birds
That becomes a country/home
That becomes wind and rain

I am all the free people of the world put together
I am like a bullet
I am all the free people of the world put together
I am like a bullet

أمال مثلوثي - كلمتي حرة

انا احرار ما يخافوش
انا اسرار ما يموتوش
انا صوت إل ما رضخوش
انا في وسط الفوضى معنى
انا حق المظلومين
يبيعو فيه ال ناس كلاب
الي تنهب في قمح الدار
و تسكر في البيبان
قدام وهج الأفكار

انا احرار ما يخافوش
انا اسرار ما يموتوش
انا صوت إل ما رضخوش
انا حر و كلمتي حرة
انا حر و كلمتي حرة
ما تنساش حق الخبزة
و ما تنساش زارع الغصة
و ما تنساش خاين الويل ......

انا احرار ما يخافوش
انا اسرار ما يموتوش
انا صوت إل ما رضخوش
انا سر الوردة الحمراء
الي عشقو حمرتها سنين
الي دفنو ريحتها نهار
و خرجت بلحافها النار
تنادي عالأحرار

انا وسط الظلمة نجمة
انا في حلق الظالم شوكة
انا ريح لسعتها النار
انا روح إل ما نسيوش
انا صوت إل ما ماتوش
نصنع مالحديد صلصال
و نبني بيه عشقة جديدة
تولي أطيار
و تولي ديار
و تولي نسمة و امطار

انا احرار الدنيا واحد
انا واحد من كرتوش
انا احرار الدنيا واحد
انا واحد من كرتوش

5 comments:

Jazz said...

Join the official fan page on facebook & start connecting with Emel
http://www.facebook.com/E.Mathlouthi

Julia Riber Pitt said...

This is a beautiful song. I don't speak Arabic but the song speaks to me enough (especially with the recent events in Amel's home country). I start crying when I listen. :,(

Mouadh said...

Thank you Julia Riber Pitt, amla country has a name, it's TUNISIA, the beautiful small country by its size, but the huge by its people and their courage and bravour

Luca Urbinati said...

Salam okhti Tunisiyy wa akhi Tunisiyy. I started having tears in my eyes since the first time I listened to this song, by this WONDERFUL BRAVE young WOMAN a Tunisian's daughter, so wonderful.
Wish for this 2014 on, that Tunisia would get all the Peace, Love, Justice, FREEDOM for Women first, and for EVERY Tunisian person, woman and man!
May Allah bless ALL of You, dear Tunisiyy okhti wa akhi.
A warm hug from Italy.
Luca

Don O'Malley said...

Chris - I want to sing this song . . . is there a source for the phonetic representation of the Arabic words using Western/English letters ?