A Song by Souad Massi

Sometimes you hear a song and you just can’t stop listening. Raoui (the story teller) is a song by by an Algerian singer Souad Massi. The album was released in 2001 but only this year I got to hear this beautiful song and angelic voice.

 

[English Translation:]
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 daughter of the Ghoul
And about the son of the Sultan 

I’m about to tell a story
We’ll be 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
Make 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 at once upon a time

يا راوي حكي حكاية
مادابيك تكون رواية
حكي لي على ناس الزمان
حكي لي على ألف ليلة وليلة
وعلى لنجة بنت الغولة
وعلى ولد السلطان 

حاجيتك ماجيتك
دنا بعيد من هادي دنيا
حاجيتك ماجيتك
كل واحد منا في قلبه حكاية

حكي وانسى بلي احنا كبار
في بالك رانا صغار
حكي لنا على الجنة حكي لنا على النار
على طير اللي عمره ما طار
فهمنا معانى الدنيا

يا راوي حكي كما حكوا لك
ما تزيد ما تنقص من عندك
كاين نشفوا على بالك
حكي لنسينا في هاد زمان
خلينا في كان يا ما كان

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6 thoughts on “A Song by Souad Massi

  1. She’s probably one of my favorite musicians overall. Check out her new album if you get a chance and the live DVD she put out a while back, you’ll be very pleased.

    1. Ahlan Khalil,
      She is really great. I already started looking for all her albums. I will start with her latest since you recommended it. Thanks!

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