Finjan

Lyrics

she sat with fear in both of her eyes

pondering the inverted coffee-cup

saying - my son...don't grieve

Love for you is written


OFFENDUM:


she sat with fear in both her eyes

ponderin this turkish coffee cup inverted

carefully she worded

destiny & time

now dont you grieve my son

for love is written for you in the signs

martyrdom for he who dies religiously

but love is blind

your coffee-cup is terrifyin

a life of travellin & battlin

a lot of love...a lot of death

a load of pain unravels

as your chasin after every woman on the planet only

to return like a defeated king - lascivious & lonely


Chorus :


"LOVE IS FREE"


if love is free ...

why'd a fortuneteller charge me a fee just to say that?


"FREE IS THE LOVE"


im free to love ...

but nobody's willing to reciprocate - i guess its payback ...


Now in your future is a girl whose eyes alone can make you praise the lord

lips shaped like grapes - beautiful - her laugh is musical

and still the sky above's a gloomy grey that rains & pours

road blocked...dead locked...immutable...a sight unusual

the woman of your dreams sleepin in a palace tower

guarded by both dogs & soldiers - likes of which will make you cower

and the princess of your heart

in a slumber from the start

suitors lost - climbin fences to uproot her...

who'd've thought?


now i've read many palms & horoscopes before but I have never seen

a coffee-cup resemblin your coffee-cup...i've never seen

sorrows like the sorrows emanating from this demitasse

your destiny's to walk on dagger tips of love so many times...

the solitude of seashells & the weepin willowy wails...

leave you stuck in currents of an oceanic love for females...

the details you'll love & lose a million times only

to return like a dethrone'd king - lascivious & lonely


Chorus:


"LOVE IS FREE"


if love is free ...

why'd a fortuneteller charge me a fee just to say that?


"FREE IS THE LOVE"


im free to love ...

but nobody's willing to reciprocate - i guess its payback ...


(3rd verse is my own writings, not translation)


i read between the lines like fortune-tellers with a coffee cup

and i aint talkin bout them frapuccinos with that frothy stuff

our peoples are of equal standing in the eyes of GOD we trust

but we're the ones who shoulder blame when errorism's army busts

im sick of askin why - wanna kick up ash n fly

when a man is rich whether in gold or knowledge he should try

to treat the poverty of other brothers with consideration

knowin that the highest form of flattery is imitation

its another iteration - of the same bitter-taste with the same limitations

faint recollections of her face interlaced in

the bars of a jail where there aint visitation

man i hate bein patient

rather be the doctor

diagnose a higher dose of mea culpa - not ya

general hospital scrub in soap or opera

a local wasta connect-the-dot

hopeful

qaari'at il-finjan


Chorus:


"LOVE IS FREE"


if love is free ...

why'd a fortuneteller charge me a fee just to say that?


"FREE IS THE LOVE"


im free to love ...

but nobody's willing to reciprocate - i guess its payback ...


Arabic verse (literal translation of Nizar's last couplets):


your fate is to remain forever

in the ocean of love with no rescue

and to love a million times

and return like the dethroned/deposed king


 

SYRIANAMERICANA SONGS