Lyrics & Music: Rahbani Brothers
Take me to its lovely hills / Take me to the land that has reared me / and forget me there among vineyards and fig trees / and let me lie upon the soil of our village. / Ancient windows are signalling to me, and sounds of its / rivers are calling those who have travelled; / And eyes peeping from windows say to me, / We are friends. / And I walk in forgotten alleys, in late evenings, / when lights are about to go off, / waiting for a hand to shake mine and a voice / to salute me. / Take me and plant me in the land of Lebanon / take me to the house that is guarding the hill, / where I shall open the door and kiss the walls / and kneel under the loveliest sky, and pray, and pray....
|From Fairouz; Legend and Legacy|