Forsaken

Never in a million years
Would I imagine that I’d be here
By your side thats where I’ll always be
For all my life till the end of all eternity
Close to you in every way
Sure I’m just the same
So are you don’t play that game
You said before we’d never change
But here we are
Its silent war
Can’t even recognize my face
Nuclear bombs without a trace
When love’s no more
We lose all faith
!

Reach out your hand
Tell me there’s a plan
There’s a plan
Tell me we’re gonna make it
Coz in your eyes all hope just seems forsaken
!
So is this my greatest fear?
For you to cease to care
I’d stop time & replay the scenes
Just to find out what ruined my dreams
We’re drifting far apart
So there is this kind of hurt
That cold fist clenching my heart
If happiness does exist
Then this is just a test
!
Reach out your hand
Tell me there’s a plan
There’s a plan
Tell me we’re gonna make it
Coz in your eyes all dreams jus seems forsaken
!
Where are we today?
Some place we thought we’d never see
They say its second state
When all the love turns to hate
Your mind begins to break
All you want is to wake
But that won’t happen
So its time to use that weapon
In your heart she ruled that place
So now its time to erase
!
Reach out your hand
Tell me there’s a plan
There’s no plan ?
Don’t tell me we’re gonna make it
I know that all you did was fake it
Coz in your eyes all the love is forsaken

Thats why my heart is shaking
I’ve been Forsaken

What you call a dream

Two worlds colliding
Love & hate so blinding
Everything is as it should be or so they say
Souls find a new profound
Meaning for disbelief & doubt
Tears falling, children crawling
A massacre till the end
Yet the story still begins
!
Cut the crowds as they scream
This modern life seems so mean
If this is what you call a dream
What have you left in a nightmare to be seen?
If this is what we’re living for
Then I’ll just close my eyes & lie
For I don’t want no more
!
Judgment day is coming
Everyone by then shall be running
The good a mockery
In a system the worse display
Discipline & honesty a joke
Everything we cherished provoked
I can’t stand
My religion being used
As another sad excuse
!
Cut the crowds as they scream
This modern life seems so mean
If this is what you call a dream
What have you left in a nightmare to be seen?
If this is what we’re living for
Then I’ll just close my eyes & lie
For I don’t want no more
!
The greedy betray their kind
Committing genocide
Like snakes change their skin
Ignorant to their own sin
Forgetting their origin
Thinking they shall win
The cowards assume they’re safe
Hiding in the tyrant’s shade
The worse kind of enemy
Fear is what they display
They think they’ll get away
!
Cut the crowds as they scream
This modern life seems so mean
If this is what you call a dream
What have you left in a nightmare to be seen?
If this is what we’re living for
Then I’ll just close my eyes & lie
For I don’t want no more
!
No more hurt & pain
Or selfishness that drives a world insane
No more tears that drop
From the suffering rest whose rights are lost
No more Jackals that hide
Making every move to attack us
While we’re blind
No more poor that die
From the hunger without a crumb to eat
While the rich throw their money away
No more blood she d wars
With the millions of innocent dead
For someone’s personal profit or glory
!
Now this is what I call a dream
A utopia on this earth
That may never be seen
& this is what I’m living for
If we ever reach there
Then I’ll just close my eyes & die

For I won’t want no more

My 1st night in Al Sawy

A couple of weeks ago I attended a concert in Sakiet Al Sawy.

You know that place under the bridge in Zamalek that holds concerts & cultural events, right? You don’t? Get out of here, You sure you live in Cairo? What? Yeah it was my first time, so? Ok you got a point there.

Anyway it was a first time for me & a close friend was playing with his band there for the first time so I just found myself there. Up till that point I’d ignored the musical scene in Egypt & rendered it none existent while getting my musical fix off You-tube mostly πŸ™‚

The place is ok although I think with this location it can use a bit of work to turn it into a spectacular cultural extravaganza on the Nile ( I know it already is but it can be better). While I was there a friend told me that it was originally a ” garbage dumpster” till someone suggested they clean it up & turn it into what it is today so I suppose his name is “Abd El Moneim El Sawy” & the place takes its name after him.

Then the concert started

All the songs played were cover songs to originals I’d heard before except one I’d never heard which was “45 by Shinedown”.

A beautiful song none the less I liked the version I heard in the concert better than the original. There were really talented people there, several vocalists with a really wide range not to say that the equipment/sound systems weren’t the best ( This is a live ) not a studio mix.

So any who I decided to put both songs here & leave it to your judgment

Original version by Shinedown:

Version by BTW & Guest vocalist Samy Sayed:

Another Up of the evening was a cover of Brian Adam’s “Heaven” By BTW & Guest vocalist Hany Mustafa -Lisa Shawky-Violin

You can find the rest of the concert here if you’re interested

http://www.youtube.com/user/Belmonasba?feature=mhum&ref=nf#p/u

But I was quite surprised at the number of talented people I got to see at one place whereas they all play for other bands they didn’t mind helping out with a song as most of the songs had guest vocalists, drummer, violin, bass..etc.

Which ultimately contributed to a really nice melange of crowd with band πŸ™‚

All in all I think the crowd had fun which is the most important thing πŸ˜‰

& Me ? Well this might have been my first night in Sakiet Al sawy but I’m definitely going back again sooner rather than later πŸ˜‰

The Other Side of the Sun

We’re seriously considerin
To live & die in endless Sin
Searchin where we do begin
Fall & fail to lose or win
I’m hopelessly in love with you
If thats not right, what is true?
You say its just a different view
Leavin me without a clue
I’m rushin forth, you’re lingerin
You pause, I play right to the end
Skippin through a life within
A moment passin by again
!
If this is all we’ve done
Lived without fun
I think its time to run
To the other side of the sun
!
A puppeteer you pull my strings
Push my buttons, cut my wings
Till you become my everything
Then leave me just to go & sing
A martyr to no crime or cause
Within whats life we learn whats loss
The journey that leads to your rose
Holds the thorns that do oppose
So call me what you should or may
Call me a dreamer or just crazy
For all along & to this day
I haven’t learned how to play
!
If this is all we’ve done
Lived without fun
I think its time to run
To the other side of the sun

Yeah I think its time to run

To the other side of the sun

Fooled

For me to be a fool
Is a new thing to see
Add up one & one
you’ll wined up with three
Coz at the end you’ll know
The fool ain’t me

Walked many paths yet alas
Haven’t walked enough for the test to pass
Found my self where I started again
I know what its all about now
Wish I knew it then
The Joke was on me all along
Now I have to sing one last sad song

Being fooled ain’t no laugh
They won’t take your autograph
You’ll be pushed by every riff Raff
Pray you were never born in this sick act
Learn your life ain’t what it seems
You’re in the dark ain’t no light beams
It was all just make believe
The hope you had didn’t leave
Cause a fool is what you are
& thats what you can’t conceive

No laughs
No autographs
Pushed by every riff Raff
God take me from this sick act

Are you a good person ?

How well do we perceive ourselves ?

Do we really know what we see when we look at ourselves in the mirror?

The moment of truth this time its a poll & you have to answer πŸ˜‰

Do you think you’re a good person?
(polls)

Oblivious

Crazy is what crazy does
The faintest like may lead to love
The former & the one to come
We’re neither here nor on the run
We’re bickering & teasing them
They harass us & then pretend
They really wanna makes amends
Visitors to my own brain
Whatever you see don’t say insane
Welcome if its your first time
If not then only yourself blame
The curtains open unraveling all
You sit astounded till they do fall
Profoundly you feel disbelief
Through out your life what did you achieve?
You’re mesmerized by what you’ve seen
The possibility of what could’ve been
It never before crossed your mind
Is this what they mean when they say blind?
Seems that ignorance is a bliss
Oblivious to what we miss