Hawa Bairut
The love of Beirut

Lyrics & music: Rahbani Brothers

They put up road-blocks / they dimmed all the signs / they planted cannons / they mined the squares / where are you love / after you we became / the love that screams / we became the distances.

For the happy days we longed / the days of staying up on the road / the long walks / the rendezvous at the old restaurant.

O love of Beirut / O love of days / They will come back Beirut / the days will come back.

It is the second summer / the moon is broken / is it true you may forget me / my defeated love / I went back to my house / my house I didn't find / only smoke and twisted beams / no rose and no fence.

From Fairouz; Legend and Legacy

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