Media Type:

Songs


Title

Toaa We Teoam. ('You Fall and Get Up')

Subject

Song

Description

The song title means, 'You fall and you get up'. It expresses feelings of sadness and resignation. It aims to reflect the feelings of the youth living in the post-revolution 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

13/02/2015

Contributor

    Lyrics by Doaa Abdel Wahab
    Music by Hany El-Dakkak

Rights

YouTube standard licence

Related Resources

     
  • 'Enzel we sharek'
    ('Go out and participate') - a song to encourage people to vote in the controversial constitutional referendum of April 2019.

Language

Arabic

Date Created

13/02/2015

Citation

Massar Egbari, “Toaa We Teoam. ('You Fall and Get Up'),” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed July 2, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/119.

Output Formats


Media

Toaa.jpg

Transcription

Translation

You fall and get up and you get up and fall
There are tears in happiness and tears, Ache
Who said apportioned? Sadness, you're a liar
You're the one that has the clue
In the mob there's faces coming and going
I'm scared that my heart will remain broken.

A laugh from the pretty lady brightens my soul
Opens the house's windows and doors

Sadness hit me, I didn't say "Why?"
And the sadness was stubborn, I conquered it
And the sea, I swore that I would pass it
And ages pass if I wait

I knocked on patience, it opened the door
And told me all of the lovers' problems
Happiness was drawn after absence
ِِAnd told me "here's what you asked for" when I called.
The dream is unoccupied and the universe is errands
And the song is a wing that takes you and flies
Love doesn't have an origin nor an explanation
And shows in your eyes no matter how much you hide it

Sadness hit me, I didn't say "Why?"
And the sadness was stubborn, I conquered it.
And the sea, I swore that I would pass it
And ages pass if I wait

People are riddles and story lines
And sometimes frames, and sometimes mazes.
And tears melt in the middle of smiles
Your teardrops laugh if you bend
It's written for the absent to return one day
It's written for the branch to clutch flowers
From the embrace of the night, your dawn is born
And happily ever after like the stories

Sadness hit me, I didn't say "Why?"
And the sadness was stubborn, I conquered it.
And the sea, I swore that I would pass it
And ages pass if I wait
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Submitted by oceanique on 25/04/2017

Duration

4m 41s