Souad Massi - Storyteller ( Translation of Raoui )

Oh storyteller tell us a story

Make it a tale

Tell me about the people of old

Tell me about 1001 Nights

And about Lunja the daughter of the Ghoul

And about the son of the Sultan

I'm about to tell a story (I'm just told that this phrase--hajeetak majeetak--is what is said before you tell a story, I have no idea what it could mean)

Take us far from this world

I'm about to tell a story

Everyone of us has a story in his heart

Narrate and forget we're adults

In your mind we're young

Tell us about heaven and hell

About the bird that never flew in his life

Help us understand the meaning of the world

Oh storyteller, tell it just as they told you

Don't add anything, don't leave anything out

We could see into your mind

Narrate to make us forget this time

Leave us in the world of once upon a time