للثورة Lil Thawra

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For the last 10 days we’ve absorbed our revolution from so far away. Our hearts are overflowing. We feel so close to everyone on the ground, but we ache to be there among you all.

We needed to express all this in a song, a gift to everyone on the streets. A gift to everyone in the diaspora. The song is inspired by every single one of you all.

We celebrate our revolution, what unites us. We’ve had enough of these divisions.

We just want you to have it.
It’s for you.
For the revolution.
للثورة

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ننحن معكن علطريق
حلمنا حلم و تحقّق

الشمال و الجنوب
البقاع و الشوف
بيروت و طرابلس
واحد!

بعلبك، جونية
و جلّ الديب
جزّين، بشرّي
واحد!

صيدا و صور
و بنت جبيل
المتن، زحلة
واحد!

سنة ورا سنة
منطلب منهم يسمعونا
كسّرونا
بهدلونا
كلّن يعني كلّن

حلمنا كتير
أملنا كبير
يلاّ سوى علطريق
بلا سياسة أو دين

كلّنا سوى
صوت واحد
مصير واحد
شعب واحد

عطيني الليالي و البحار
نار الثورة بقلبي
شو ما صار
راجعلك يا وطن
ما بنساك
ما تنسيني

نار الثورة بقلبي
شو ما صار
راجعلك يا وطني
ما بنساك
ما تنسيني

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We’re with you on the streets
We dreamed a dream that came true
From the North to the South
The Beqaa and the Chouf
Beirut and Tripoli
United!

Baalbak, Jounieh and Jal El Dib
Jezzine, Becharre
United!

Saida and Sour and Bint Jbeil
Metn, Zahle
United!

Year after year we asked them to listen
They broke us, humiliated us
“All of them means All of Them”

We dreamt big, our hopes are high
Let’s take the streets
Without politics or religion
All together
One voice

One destiny
One people

Give me the nights and the sea
The revolution’s fire is in me
No matter what
I’ll return to you, my nation
I won’t forget you
Don’t forget me

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released October 26, 2019
Written and produced by Wake Island
Photo by: Lea Lahoud @lea.lahoud

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Wake Island Montréal, Québec

Wake Island is a Montreal electronic duo deftly manoeuvring between genres, crafting songs that mix minimal techno beats with 90s rock/pop influences. Now based between Montreal and New York, Wake Island’s main focus is to reconcile their Arab roots with their North American lives, offering songs in three languages that testify to a truly unique perspective on modern life in Western societies. ... more

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