Kan 'Inna Tahun
We had a windmill

From the musical: Lulu
Lyrics: Rahbani Brothers
Music: Elias Rahbani

What sweet nights those were / when love lay in waiting / when you came to meet me / water roaring through the night.

Took us in its tow / we had a windmill / by the waterspring / tacking the squares / planted with shadow / my grandfather used to grind / for the neighborhood / grain and vigils.

People milled / around the squares / some carrying bags / some in cars / back and forth / songs kept roaring / on those roads.

Yay yay yay / O sleepless nights / yay yay yay / the sweet one on my mind / We sang / We sang / We sang on the roads.

Days rolled on / and by and by / the windmill grew silent / on the water's shoulder / my grandfather became / a windmill of memories / grinding out sun / and shadow.

From Fairouz; Legend and Legacy

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