Monday, February 14, 2011

Golshifteh Farahani's song Towards Destiny

This is a charming adaptation of an old song "mara beboos" (Kiss me), that is adapted by the Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, who lives in exile in the US. I translate the lyrics, but it's not their poetic value, but the melody and the video synchronization with soft performance of the singer, and the time of its release, at a time that the Iranians are holding the regime accountable to the 'bluff' of Khamenei's support of the Egyptians freedom movement, that makes this beautiful).

Our nights
on the rooftops
I say Allah o Akbar
I have a dream in my head
and the galaxy will accompany us
for the newborn
it's time to sacrifice
may he become free of the ancient injustice

The dark night shall pass
the sadness will leave home
We shall laugh again
We shall laugh again
and shall be together again
we shall laugh again
we shall laugh again
we are all one

Beautiful girl
justice called you
freed you out of this limbo
remain eternal in the century's pure hearts [not sure if I hear this line right]

Beautiful girl
from the spark of your eyes,
your innocent looks,
the path of justice seekers remains lit.

Baba aab dad [Daddy gave water (this is the first reading we learn when we go to school)]
Baba naan dad [Daddy gave bread]
That man came on a horse
to the oil well
and I go towards the destiny

That man has weapons
he is against the people
I am searching the destiny

Courage on the path
its time of sacrifice

Kiss me
kiss me
for the last time
god be with you


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the music video by Golshifteh Farahani and the wonderful translation of the poem. Sadness, love, anger and finally the rise of the people of Iran to defeat injustice and the tyrannical regime.

mahilokam said...

thank you for the wonderful music video by golshifteh farahani an dthe beautiful translation.
may the people of iran win in their fight against injustice.
and may golshifteh make many more music for the just cause of the iranian people