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Mata'awednash (I Am Not Used To...)

Date Added: February 11, 2013 03:10:02 PM
Author: Admin
Category: Middle Eastern Music: Mid-East Lyric Translations

Lyric translation courtesy of wardaonline.com


I am not used to being away from you for even one night.
No, I am not used to it.
I never thought that on a day such as this you'd forget me.
Is it because of the ups-and-downs of life?

Your disappearance troubled me greatly.

How could you bear it after such a time?
How could your heart allow you to be away?
For your sake we forgot, dismissing it as unworthy,
but you, in barely a minute, can forget all this?
You sell our love for nothing! So deeply do I care for you.
My heart beats with your love and so it never
occurred to me that one day I'd come to forget you
You look down upon our love; you never blamed me for it.

We are not used to blaming people,

to bear feelings of anxiety and wonder.
When we fell in love we took an oath to remain faithful.
However, we feel, whether tired or suffering,
whatever happens to us, we'll not forget.
Our love, my darling, was not a dream blown away in the wind.
So deeply do I care for you.
My heart beats with your love and so it never occurred
to me that one day I'd come to forget you.
You look down upon your love; you never blamed me for it.

Do not, I beg, allow this separation to last for long.

Do not allow such cruelty to pursue me forever.
There are those that whisper to you and talk
behind my back. Forget about all of them,
ignore what they say. Our love dwelt in the innermost
being of our souls and we do not need those who
criticise us. However long this separation may last
we will continue to feel the need for one another.
So deeply do I care for you.
My heart beats with your love and so it never occurred
to me that one day comes to forget you.
You look down upon our love; you never blamed me for it.