Rami Essam – ‘Breaking News’ (Syrian Revolution)

Did you hear what the herald bears? Of breaking news just received
From a Levant – it has been revealed – the night passed and a full pardon was issued

Give us the grace of a few days, to institute a complete renovation
We will bring back the martyrs, and undo the restrictions and chains
And distribute bread and barley, and farm wheat and plantations
Did you see that we distributed heating oil, and it is free of charge!
And we granted lands to be built on, and we permitted house building!
Thereby if you have a question, we have what will satisfy the inquirer!

Halt! Halt!

You won’t trick us, we are not a naive ignorant people!
You call this reform? Woe to you (such a) deceptive scoundrel!
O son of Anisa we swore, we will not accept a spiteful murderer
Martyrs we will present in succession
We will not be terrorised by a spiteful traitor
We never asked amnesty from someone like you
What we want is the just penalty

What we desire is a people’s dignity
Free, brave and militant
What we desire are the seized rights
And a bold, just president
What we desire is a people’s dignity
Free, brave and militant
What we desire are the seized rights
And a bold, just president

So that the Golan can return with pride
And we can lead the Ummah (nation) to celebrations!

We vow! We will not calm down in the Levant
Until we get our retribution from the murderer
And he is trialled in the land of the protectors (Hama)
In Daraa, Homs and Da’al
So be silent, for we will not be dissuaded
By a pardon from a lying hypocrite
And your deposition will echo around the world
And it will comes as ‘breaking news’

Halt! Halt!

You won’t trick us, we are not a naive ignorant people
You call this reform? Woe to you (such a) deceptive scoundrel!
O son of Anisa we swore, we will not accept spiteful murderer
Martyrs we will present in succession
We will not be terrorised by a spiteful traitor

We never asked amnesty from someone like you
What we want is the just penalty (x5)

أسمعتم ما قالَ القائلْ .. أن لدينا خبرٌ عاجلْ
من شام قد ورد إلينا .. صدرَ الليلةَ فعفوٌ شاملْ
أعطونا مهلةَ أيام .. لنقومَ بإصلاح شاملْ
سنعيدُ الشهداءَ اليكم .. ونفك قيوداً وسلاسلْ
ونوزع خبزاً وشعيراً .. وسنزرعُ قمحاً ومشاتلْ
أرأيتم أنا وفرنا .. ( مازوتاً) وبدون مقابلْ
ومنحناكم أرضاً تُبْنى .. وأذنا ببناء منازل
فإذا كان لديكم سؤْلاً .. فلدينا ما يُرضي السائلْ

مهلاً.. مهلاً..

لن تخدعنا لسنا شعب غَرٌ جاهلْ !
أتسمي هذا إصلاحاً .. ويحك من ختال سافلْ !
يا إبنَ أنيسةَ أقسمنا .. لن نرضى بحقود قاتلْ
شهداءاً سنقدمُ تترى .. لن يرهبنا حقدٌ غائلْ
لم نطلب عفواً يا هذا .. ما نبغيه قصاصٌ عادلْ

مانبغيه كرامةَ شعب.. حراً مغواراً ومناضلْ
مانبغيهُ حقوقاً سُلبتْ .. ورئيساً مقداماً عادلْ

لتعودَ الجولانَ بعز .. ونقودُ الأمةَ بمحافلْ !

قسماً لن نهدأ بشآم .. حتى نقتصَ من القاتلْ
ويحاكمَ في أرض حماة .. وبدرعا وبحمصَ وداعلْ
فاخرس إنا لن يثنينا .. عفوٌ من أفاك جاهلْ
وسيدوي خلعك في الدنيا .. وسيأتي في خبر عاجلْ

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