The “square”..


Source: Google.

This song; “The square” or “Ya el medan”, sung by the band Cairokee, portrays a common Egyptian perception about El Tahrir square and its role in the revolution. I won’t talk much, I’m leaving you to its plain-spoken, wholehearted lyrics..

# Song description:

“Egyptian anthem about Tahrir Square by Egypt’s leading revolutionary band, Cairokee featuring Egyptian singer/songwriter Aida El Ayouby.”

# Here’s the video, with English subtitles:

♩♬Spread your wings!♩♬



I’m not that into music. However, I’m so into positive and uplifting songs..
“Spread your wings”, sung by the Egyptian band “Cairokee“, is one of those songs, it’s been echoing inside my head for a while, so I thought of translating and sharing it. The lyrics are no longer rhyming after translation, but still, I find them very meaningful! The song was even used in Coca-Cola’s ads.
Special thanks to my friend “Khlood” for helping me pick some of the words. Here we go:

You’re all what you dream,
you’re your only hope..
And everything you’re looking for,
is inside you calling..
Let go of the past,
and write your own book..
Awaken your sleeping dreams,
shout and say what’s inside you..

Spread your wings,
and fly in the air..
Your ceiling is high,
up in the sky..

In the moment of your silence, think.
And inside yourself, search.
Draw, paint and photograph,
open your heart and lighten up.

Your way isn’t so far,
believe that you’re not on your own.
You’re every brand new thing,
now certainly is your time.

They always will try to move you away,
shut your eyes and pull you back.
They want you to live and to die,
as if you never existed..

Spread your wings,
and fly in the air..
Your ceiling is high,
up in the sky..

Here’s Coca-Cola’s ad, the song’s a lot lovelier with those kids singing. I assume you’ll like it despite the language… 🙂

Coffee for the heart..


I’m so in love with these lyrics..The way they described our relationship with GOD really amazed me.. They’re so touching! 🙂

Written by: Mo’ez Mas’oud(*):

There are nights when I can’t sleep… I’m never sure why..

And the doctors they keep telling me… you should lead a healthy life..

But a voice keeps telling me that I’m supposed to cry, and i’m still trying to figure out why I like living lies..

You know I could never really count… all the things you’ve given me, and when you take you’re really giving.. but that’s not what I always see..

And I carry on takin’ and livin’ my life and I send you all my bills.. And you know that it feels good in the morning yet at nighttime it kills..

And I still can’t seem to close my eyes, and the doctors still keep telling me you should lead a healthy life…

And what really drives me crazy is how much you love to give,

you watch me take like crazy, I don’t thank but you still give…

And I carry on taking’ and livin’ my life and I send you all my bills and you know it feels good in the morning yet at nighttime it kills..

And even now as you inspire me, my heart’s gone out again..

It amazes me how fast it can fall asleep and wake again

If there was coffee for the hearts, baby hook me up… with a life supply..

I wanna make sure that my heart’s alive so I can close my eyes..

Cause there are some who wakes up every morning and their heart is still asleep..

And I can’t even close my eyes without this coffee of mine..

And I carry on takin’ and livin’ my life and I send you all my bills.. And it don’t even feel good in the morning and at nighttime it kills…

There are nights when I can’t sleep and I’m never sure why and the doctors they keep telling me… you should lead a healthy life!

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(*) Mo’ez Mas’oud is a well-known Egyptian host of television and radio shows about Islam in both English and Arabic.

Here’s the song: