“We could live together if the cycle of your violence
didn’t silence our life with all your rifles… “
For one this is the preview of a track that’s going to be on Narcy’s long awaited album, now rescheduled for March 09. The fact that his album is finally dropping soon would be reason to rejoice.
Sadly – and much to my annoyance and fed-up-ness – people in a small place called the Gaza Strip are getting rained on by Israeli artillery and bombs – the varieties that actually hit and kill people most of the time, about 550 in the last two weeks, as opposed to Hamas’ about 7,500 self-made rockets that have killed like 8 people in the last 8 years. It’s bullshit to weigh one body count against another but just to get a sense of the power imbalance at hand here…
Always one to speak out against media bullshit and the misrepresentation and suffering of the opressed peoples, Narcy has made this track with Palestinian singer Shadia Mansour (who lives in London.) The great quality of this track is that it doesn’t spare the rod for some of the Arabs out there making shit decisions. It’s not as predictable as one might think.
The Narcicyst – Hamdulilah (Gaza Remix) ft. Shadia Mansour
Here’s what Narcy has to say on his track and why he made it.
Support the suffering Palestinians with a buck or two. Even the UN’s relief agency UNRWA is running out of food for them. And don’t give me the “Hamas had it coming” line. Those kids there have no business getting their houses bombed. UNRWA have been looking after the basic needs of Palestinians since Al Nakba in 1948, and they will continue to do so with no partisanship – if Israel and the international donors let them.
Oh, and here are the lyrics. I found them on his space (thanks ears) and cleaned them up against the audio. (FYI, hamdulilah means “praised be Allah” and bismillah means “in the name of Allah”. For more here and here.)
Sends shivers when you hear it,
regardless of the hardship, we will never ever fear it
For your perseverance,
got me feeling blocked up like egypt’s border clearance
May God bless your dead and gone,
we say we undefeated, you say we’re headstrong
for the will to believe in life,
if you struggle God loves you man, relieve the strife
Please read Su’rat Yassin
for the purest always fall for the furious I’ve seen
to be grateful for your place you never know what
fate will bring us from the hateful.
for the souls anguish love
and the moments our brothers get snuffed out by slugs
we see through the politics, when a missile is issued
to kill and follow our kids….
Children have the realest dreams, waking up in cold sweats out in Philistine
You could really tell you see, turned the news on, heard they sent shells to scenes
two hours later in Gaza, the floor starting pounding and they felt the Ha’za
Hessa the policies lied, when a house was blown to pieces, and an olive tree cried
The ch’thib that move too fast out the mouth of Hamas and Mahmoud Abbas
We need real leaders instead of fickle beasts wicked streets
cripple beings rippling through the middle East
God while we’re on the subject please cut the strings off our political puppets.
bil rooh bil dem when soldiers creep
your men thinking that our souls are cheap speak….
Let the world know that hip-hop is the rock that we bring when we aim our slingshots
The claim you call Israel
and the way you defend it shames Ismaill
See we could live together if the cycle of your violence didn’t silence our life with all your rifles
Alaikum Alsalam, Arab Jarab when there’s harab man, 3laihum il haram
Ta’thamoon lil nas wal hu’ra, we refuse to have anymore Mohammad Al-Durrahs