Friday, February 11, 2011

Amr Diab - One of Us
عمرو دياب - واحد منا
Wahed Menena

This song was made for Hosni Mubarak, FORMER President of Egypt. Congratulations Egypt that you can finally watch this video and laugh.

Amr Diab - One of Us

He who sacrificed for his country in order to bring back the day (this could be "the one who" or "those who," i.e. generic genderless third person but we know it's about him)
And for whom the name of Egypt represented strength and victory

He whose dream is our dream
He whose joy is our joy
The Nile flows in his blood and ours

He is one of us, yes one of us

What is Egypt but trueness and people with good hearts?
Egypt is the hand building for our children the dream of tomorrow and years ahead

And he who holds her (Egypt's) name high
Is worth more to us than our own lives

He is one of us, yes one of us

عمرو دیاب - واحد مننا

اللي ضحي لأجل وطنه لأجل ما يعود النهار و اللي أسم مصر دايما كان له طاقة الإنتصار ..

اللي حلمه حلمنا .. و اللي فرحه فرحنا .. اللي نهر النيل بيجري جوه دمه و دمنا ..
يبقي واحد مننا .. أيوة واحد مننا ..

مصر إيه غير الأصالة و القلوب الطيبين
مصر إيد تبني لولادنا .. حلم بكرة و السنين

و اللي يرفع أسمها .. يبقي أغلي عندنا من حياتنا نفسها ..
يبقي واحد مننا .. أيوة واحد مننا


Fabian Ledwon said...

Perfect! That´s exactly the song which I am showing to all of my friends because I want them to boycot Amr Diab once and for all! I really can´t figure out why he made this shabby propaganda piece. I assume he wasn't in the need for money - so was it love, or what?!

Chris Gratien said...

This is an interesting question, and we have to expect that Amr Diab did not take the initiative to record this song since as far as I know does not write any of his own songs. That being said he agreed to, don't know what his contract's like, certainly don't know his politics or if he has any. There is also the fact that from the words, it is not necessary about Hosni, it is just a patriotic song. It's possible it was recorded without him really knowing it was going to be dedicated to Hosni specifically and there is no reason why he would necessarily be told that based on how the recording business operates. It would be interesting to find out.