Mashrou' Leila Release New video Clip titled "Ghadan Yawmon Afdal"

The ultra hip Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila--whose debut album is finally available on iTunes--just released a new track/video clip titled غدا يوم أفضل [Tomorrow Is a Better Day].  The song is dedicated to the Generation of Revolt/Revolution لى جيل الثورة or, as the band says, "this is our revolution."


The band explains explains that this song/video clip is meant as a reinterpretation of the song "Clint Eastwood" by the Gorillaz (all rights reserved) and that the song was written and originally performed at Byblos Festival (Lebanon) in July 2010.

Byblos Footage filmed by Karim Ghorayeb
Studio footage filmed by Yasmine Sarout
Edited and directed by Yasmine Sarout
Music produced by Mashrou3 Leila


Here is the video clip/song followed by the lyrics in Arabic.


Arabic Lyrics to the Song:



غداً يومٌ أفضل
مشروع ليلى

إعادة تصور أغنية كلينت إيستوود للغوريلاز
جميع حقوق الأغنية وأصحابها محترمة

تصوير في بيبلوس: كريم غريب
تصوير في الستديو: ياسمين صاروت
مونتاج و إخراج: ياسمين صاروت
إنتاج موسيقي: مشروع ليلى

مبسوط، ما بني شي
مخبى الشمس بكرشي
مالي عازه، بس مش مطول
غداً يومٌ أفضل
يومٌ أفضل، يومٌ أفضل...

بقى جاي يحكيني إبن الكلب عن كل قضايا العالم
يا رح تتصفف بجانبه، يا أما انك ظالم
بقى تتعلم تتفادى أحاديث بعمرها بتوديش،
لا رح تنقذ أهلك ولا رح بتغير عالم،
شنا الناس دايماً بتنتقم وعمرها ما بتحبش،
قوم بلاش ما تنفصم أشرفلك بس تطنش،
حتسيبك بوعظات جاي من عمارات من عاج،
حكيتهم خيي بتستاهل وإلا بس طعاج



You can download the band's debut album on iTunes by going to this link:
http://itunes.apple.com/album/mashrou-leila/id403887520




And here is the song titled "Clint Eastwood" by the Gorillaz which inspired the Mashrou' Leila track (followed by the English lyrics):





Oh oh oh oh oh
I ain't happy,
I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but
Not for long
The future is coming on


I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless,but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on


Yeah... Ha Ha!
Finally someone let me out of my cage
Now, time for me is nothing cos I'm counting no age
Now I couldn't be there
Now you shouldn't be scared
I'm good at repairs
And I'm under each snare
Intangible
Bet you didn't think so I command you to
Panoramic view
Look I'll make it all manageable
Pick and choose
Sit and lose
All you different crews
Chicks and dudes
Who you think is really kickin' tunes?
Picture you gettin' down in a picture tube
Like you lit the fuse
You think it's fictional
Mystical? Maybe
Spiritual
Hearable
What appears in you is a clearer view cos you're too crazy
Lifeless
To know the definition for what life is
Priceless
For you because I put you on the hype shit
You like it?
Gunsmokin' righteous with one token
Psychic among those
Possess you with one go

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless,but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on

The essence the basics
Without it you make it
Allow me to make this
Childlike in nature
Rhythm
You have it or you don't that's a fallacy
I'm in them
Every sprouting tree
Every child apiece
Every cloud you see
You see with your eyes
I see destruction and demise
Corruption in disguise
From this fuckin' enterprise
Now I'm sucking to your lies
Through Russ, though not his muscles but the percussion he provides
with me as a guide
But y'all can see me now cos you don't see with your eye
You perceive with your mind
That's the inner
So I'm gonna stick around with Russ and be a mentor
Bust a few rhymes so mother fuckers
Remember where the thought is
I brought all this
So you can survive when law is lawless
Feelings, sensations that you thought were dead
No squealing, remember
(that it's all in your head)

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future 


1 comment:

  1. Don't know how that would help the revolution. . .
    But the song and video do have a nice vibe to them.

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