3al Jamal Bi Wasat Beirut

Lyrics

I want to go on a camel joyride in Downtown

Give a little hope to those who can't afford gas

And tourists will rejoice: Finally! A Camel!

The shopkeepers will shout and panic

Shopping bags fall from the hands of the classy people

And a cigar falls from the mouth of the honorable monsieur

"Mommy! Mommy! A horse!" The little children scream

I want to go on a camel joyride in Downtown and make everyone jealous


In Downtown

On my camel I wanna go in

Between the cars

Cruising on my happy camel


So I was cruising on my camel in Beirut

And I see a waiter in a fancy restaurant putting down a salad

He had no idea that my camel and I chose this place for our snack

And my poor camel was tired and needed a bite or two

And he's a camel so he wouldn't take no for an answer

The people started screaming and running around the place

As my camel was gulping down his salad happily

I'm on a camel joyride in Downtown


In Downtown

On my camel I wanna go in

Between the cars

Cruising on my happy camel


Then a policeman stops me and tells me to park on the side

He tells me: A camel? In Downtown? Who do you think you are?

So I tell him: Mister Policeman, listen to what I have to say

I know that you are responsible for the security of citizens

But I am a citizen too, and I have the right to come here

And I come from a modest family and I have but this camel

Who I assure you is one fine citizen, stops at red signs

Doesn't honk, abides to the rules and helps old women cross the street

My camel doesn't speed on bumps, in fact he doesn't go over 20

He is legally registered and very easy on the gas

The policeman stared at me and he obviously did not like my camel

Where is your seat-belt then? he asked excitedly.

Your camel is gonna have a ticket, No Arguing!

He said with his black mustache and his evil smile

So I tell him: Mister policeman, whatever you say

Can we say otherwise when you have a gun at your side?

I gave my camel the ticket but he had no idea what it was

So he gulped it down and ate it with appetite

So I told him: Mister Policeman, my camel is doing exactly as you asked

My camel obeyed your orders and is having a ticket

Now I would like to hang around some more but I am pressed for time

I'm going on a joyride on my camel AND IN DOWNTOWN BEIRUT ;)


In Downtown

On my camel I wanna go in

Between the cars

Cruising on my happy camel

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