Media Type:

Songs


Title

Ana Mawgood (I Still Exist)

Subject

Song

Description

Taken from Massar Egbari's first album, 'Read the News' (2013), the song expresses defiance in the face of violence and authoritarianism.
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

11/04/2013

Contributor

    Lyrics by : Aamar Moustafa
    Music Composed : Hany el Dakak

Rights

YouTube Standard License

Language

Arabic

Date Created

11/04/2013

Citation

Massar Egbari, “Ana Mawgood (I Still Exist),” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed September 22, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/121.

Output Formats


Media

still exist.jpg

Translation

Despite the borders

Despite the dams

Despite the covenants that have gone and passed

Despite the wounds

Despite the pains

Despite there being a crowd of words within

Despite those who said

and those who think they can suffocate the mind with restrictions

Despite the problem with no solutions

I exist

I exist

I'm still capable of withstanding

I exist

I exist

I'm still capable of withstanding

It is me who changed the past, and I will be the one to change the future

Still, dignity's taste clings to the tongue

And if injustice made you forget, I will remind you...

...that I am greater than your limits/borders, and still capable of breaking your bonds/constraints

My voice is stronger than your gunpowder

I exist

I exist

My voice is stronger than your gunpowder

I exist

I exist

My voice is stronger than your gunpowder
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/ana-mawgood-i-exist.html
Submitted by Dina El Hakim on 25/04/2015

Duration

3m 25s