People asked me

From the musical al-Mahatta
Lyrics: Rahbani Brothers
Music: Ziad Rahbani

People asked me about you my love / they wrote letters the air took away / It is too much for me to sing / when for the first time / we are not together / my love.

People asked me about you they asked / I told them he'll be back / please don't blame me / and I closed my eyes / afraid that they might see you / hiding there / the air wafted over me / and made me weep / for we are not together / for the first time.

He emerged out of the night / and said light up for me. The night met me / and blew my candle out / don't ask me how I found my way.

Toward you my heart was the guide / whoever burns with longing / goes on burning / and for the first time / we are not together.

From Fairouz; Legend and Legacy

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