Song of the Day: Hal by Yasmine Hamdan

Hal is a song by Yasmine Hamdan from the international version of her first solo album Ya Nass.

Lyrics:

أهواك ..
وإن مر يوم من غير رؤياك
أنساك ..
واشمعنى المرة دي رسماك
الشوق يحرك الحنين ومن القلب
الليل يطول والنهار يعدي بالقلب

يا هشة عَ قلبي
الفرقة تئلمني
أنا ما عندي حل ..
أنا ما عندي حل ..
لا قلبي يحب مرة
لا قلبي يحن مرة

Translation by Sleepless Wanderer

I adore you,
even  if a day passes by without seeing you.
I forget you ?
how come this time I drew you.
the Longing moves the nostalgia in my heart
the night gets longer and the day passes backwards
oh my fragile heart
the separation is killing me
I have no solution (hal)
I have no solution
the  heart  only loves once (2)
oh my fragile heart
the separation is killing me
I have no solution (hal)
I have no solution
the  heart  only loves once
The heart only longs once

……

This song is featured in Jim Jarmusch’s latest film «Only Lovers Left Alive» in which Yasmine had a cameo alongside Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston

Yasmine Hamdan is a Lebanese singer, songwriter and actress, now based in Paris. She became known with Soapkills, the duo she founded with Zeid Hamdan (no relation) while she was still living in Beirut. The first album released by Soapkills was Bater (1999).[1]Soapkills was one of the very first independent electronic bands in the Middle East, and its innovative approach exerted a lasting influence. To this day, Yasmine Hamdan is considered an icon of underground music across the Arab world.

Yasmine Hamdan

Born 1976
Origin Lebanon
Genres Electronica, Trip hop, Arabic
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts Soapkills

image by agnes-cecile

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