May Nasr Records 'Ouhibouka' with Lyrics by Ghada Al Samman


Music Composition/Sung by: May Nasr
Instrumental orchestration by: Lou Salloum
Lyrics: Ghada Samman

See lyrics in Arabic and in English translation below, followed by interview with May Nasr in which she discussed this new release.

http://youtu.be/TWZ_O1_LoTQ


Here are the lyrics by Syrian writer/poet Ghada Al Samman in Arabic and in English translation:


I love you..
Because you are only capable of loving yourself..
You make no effort to conceal this fact..

I have loved you for a thousand years..
Because, to this date, I am still incapable of truly knowing you..

I love you...
For you are both my storm and refuge...my freedom and my prison...

I love you..for your beauty and creativity....
A divine poet...unworthy of trust...
Finger tips of color and light...screaming out with the perfume of jasmine...

I love you...
For you are gypsy traveler...
You embody pure poetry...
Your inflamed body is a raging storm....!

I love you.....simply because I love you......


أحبك ..
لأنك لا تعرف كيف تحب غير ذاتك ..
ولا تبذل مجهوداً لإخفاء ذلك !

أحبك ..
من ألف عام
لأنني مازلت حتى اليوم أجهلك !

أحبك ..
لأنك العاصفة والمرفئ في آن ..
والحرية والقفص !

أحبك ..
لأنك جميل ومبدع ..
وشاعر لا يؤتمن جانبه
أصابعه اللون والضوء .. 
والصرخة وعطر الياسمين !

أحبك ..
لأنك ضجري الترحال المستقر ..
لأنك القصائد
لأن جسدك الحار قليل الأعصار !

أحبك ..
لأني .. أحبك !


My interview with May Nasr for my Arabology radio program (May 2013):
http://soundcloud.com/arabology/may-nasr-interview




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