Media Type:

Songs


Title

"Anonymous" sung by Bassim Wadei and lyrics by poet Mustapha Ibrahim
أغنية فلان الفلاني - غناء باسم وديع وشعر مصطفى ابراهيم

Subject

Song

Description

The song was composed to pay tribute to the martyrs of the revolution. The lyrics are written by poet Mustapha Ibrahim, and sung by Bassim Wadei`. The music is composed by Mohammed 'Antar. The video shows portraits and names of the martyrs, while a group of painters (led by well-known artists Walid Taher and Huda Lotfi) continue to paint more and more faces of those who were killed during the early months of the revolution.
The title of the song, 'fulan al-fulani' in Arabic can be translated as 'anonymous' or, sometimes, 'John Doe'.

Creator

Bassim Wadei`

Publisher

YouTube

Date Published

15/02/2012

Contributor

    Mustapha Ibrahim

Rights

YouTube Standard License

Language

Arabic

Date Created

15/02/2012

Citation

Bassim Wadei`, “"Anonymous" sung by Bassim Wadei and lyrics by poet Mustapha Ibrahim,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed July 7, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/8.

Output Formats


Media

Bassim Wadei.png

Translation

Anonymous who was beside me on that day when they started firing at us Anonymous, whose name I don’t know so I just call you my cousin Anonymous who was beside me on that day when they started firing at us Anonymous, whose name I don’t know so I just call you my cousin Anonymous Who left me the rest of his sandwich That night he saw me singing and hungry Anonymous, All I remember is how he looked Anonymous, Who helped you out in the Square Anonymous Who left me the rest of his sandwich That night he saw me singing and hungry Anonymous, All I remember is how he looked Anonymous, Who helped you out in the Square Anonymous Who searched me with a smile Anonymous Who asked, ‘is he really going to leave?’ Anonymous Who wished me well When we said we were fed up and were leaving Anonymous who was beside me on that day when they started firing at us Anonymous, whose name I don’t know so I just call you my cousin Anonymous Who wasn’t on all the TV shows Who was just a voice in the chanting Anonymous Who went home to eat and shower Anonymous Who was one amongst thousands Anonymous Who wasn’t on all the TV shows Who was just a voice in the chanting Anonymous Who went home to eat and shower Anonymous Who was one amongst thousands Anonymous Who put vinegar on my scarf And carried me When a bullet hit me Anonymous Who put vinegar on my scarf And carried me When a bullet hit me Anonymous Who died and demands blood money Anonymous Who died and demands blood money From the Anonymous Who ate his flesh raw Anonymous, whose name I don’t know so I just call you my cousin Anonymous who was beside me on that day when they started firing at us Anonymous, whose name I don’t know so I just call you my cousin Anonymous who was beside me on that day when they started firing at us Anonymous, whose name I don’t know so I just call you my cousin My cousin My cousin

Duration

4.17 min.