Media Type:

Songs


Title

Cherophobia

Subject

Song

Description

Cherophobia means 'fear of happiness'. The song is meant to reflect the feelings amongst the Egyptian youth in the post-revolutionary period.
Massar Egbari, whose members are from Alexandria, was created in 2005. However, the band became very successful in the post-2011 period, which saw a flourishing of the independent music scene. They blend rock, jazz, blues and oriental music and their songs are mainly about social issues facing young people. They generally avoid being associated with particular political positions. Surprisingly for many of their fans, they recorded a song with Ahmed Sheba encouraging people to vote in the 2019 constitutional referendum. The referendum was contentious as it concerned extending the presidential term of Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

Creator

Massar Egbari

Publisher

YouTube

Date Published

03/03/2016

Contributor

    Lyrics: Ahmed El-Rawy
    Composer: Hany ElDakkak

Rights

Standard YouTube Licence

Language

Arabic

Date Created

03/03/2016

Citation

Massar Egbari, “Cherophobia,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed July 2, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/117.

Output Formats


Media

cherophobia.jpg

Translation

I apologize for my silence, when you want to talk
And that I have cherophobia and a severe lack in interest
And that I put you in an equation that has more than one end
And that I need you far away from me, but I also need you with me

I apologize for my words, when you prefer silence
And that I don't believe in happiness, and I believe in crying
And that I quit smoking for a day or two, but returned again
And that I want you to be mine, but I don't want you to suffer

I apologize for my existence, and apologize for my absence
And that I tend to isolate myself, and I'm vulnerable to depression
And that I increased your attachment with a thousand of things that you'll leave
And that I reduced your happiness with life by my existence in it

I apologize for my words, for my silence
For my existence, for my absence
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Submitted by oceanique on 25/04/2017

Duration

3m 30s