Mira Awad​-​Yousef (Single)

by Mira Awad & Shay Alon

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أَنا يوسفٌ يا أَبي
إخوتي لا يحبُّونني
لا يريدونني بينهم يا أَبي
يَعتدُون عليَّ و يرمُونني بالحصى والكلامِ
يرِيدونني أَن أَموت كي يمدحُوني
وهم أَوصدُوا باب بيتك دوني
حين مرَّ النَّسيمُ ولاعب شعرِي
غاروا وثارُوا
فماذا فعَلْتُ أَنا يا أَبي
ولماذا أَنا? أَنتَ سمَّيتني يُوسُفًا
وهُمُو أَوقعُونيَ في الجُبِّ، واتَّهموا الذِّئب
والذِّئبُ أَرحمُ من إخوتي, ابتي

O my father, I am Yousef (Joseph).
O father, my brothers neither love me
nor want me in their midst.
Father, they assault me and
cast stones and words at me.
They want me to die so
they can eulogize me.
They closed the door of your house
and left me out.
When the passing gentle wind
played with my hair
they were jealous,
they flamed up with rage
What did I do to them, father?
And why me?
You named me Yousef
and they threw me into the well
and accused the wolf,
though the wolf is more merciful
than my brothers, O my father!


released December 24, 2014
Poem by Mahmoud Darwish
Music by Mira Awad
Arrangement by Mira Awad and Ayal Yishay



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Mira Awad Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel

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Singer, songwriter and actress.
Born in Rama village in the Galilee, to Palestinian father-Anwar, and Bulgarian mother-Snejanka, currently living in Tel-Aviv.
Studied at the Rimon School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
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