Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Awaken by Maher Zain

It makes wonder what's the craze about this Maher Zain guy all over my friends' facebook. And I went to youtube to find this video. Not much of a video though. But you tell me. Is it a great song
or what.



Lyrics:

We were given so many prizes
We changed the desert into oasis
We built buildings in different lenght and sizes
And we felt so very statiesfied

We bought and bought
we couldn't stop buying
We gave charity to the poor cause we couldn't stand their crying
We thaught we paid our dues but in fact
To ourselves we're just lying

Oh...I'm walking with my head lowered in shame from my place
I'm walking with my head lowered from my race
Yes it's easy to blame everything on the west
When in fact all focus should be on ourselves

I'm walking with my head lowered in shame from my place
I'm walking with my head lowered from my race
Yes it's easy to blame everything on the west
When in fact all focus should be on ourselves

We were told what to buy and we'd bought
We went to London, Paris and Costa del Sol
We made show we were seen in the most exclusive shops
Yes we felt so very statisfied

We felt our money gave us infinit power
We forgot to teach our children about history and honor
We didn't have anytime to lose...when we were(were)
So busy feeling so statisfied


I'm walking with my head lowered in shame from my place
I'm walking with my head from my race
Yes it's easy to blame everything on the west
When in fact all focus should be on ourselves (2x)


We became the visuals without a soul
despite the heat
Our homes felt so empty and cold

To fill the emptiness we bought and bought
Maybe all the fancy cars and bling will make us statisfied

My dear brother and sister it's time to change inside
Open your eyes...Don't throw away what's right aside
Before the day comes when there's nowhere to run and hide
Now ask yourself...cause Allah's watching you

Is he statisfied?...Is Allah satisfied?(3x)

Oh...I'm walking with my head lowered in shame from my place
I'm walking with my head lowered from my race
Yes it's easy to blame everything on the west
When in fact all focus should be on ourselves(2x)

1 comment:

najibu said...

I don't think its a craze. He makes some good songs with relatable lyrics that may or may not identify to some people. so it's not hard to imagine that there's an audience for his songs.

As for Awaken itself, I like it, though I myself identify more with Open Your Eyes. Do check it out if you will

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlrb1rOT36o