Judgment Day - EP

by Omnia Hegazy

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04:17
2.
03:27
3.
04:51
4.
05:13
5.
04:25
6.
04:21

credits

released 10 May 2013

Drums: Tyler Joseph
Bass: Nathaniel Schroeder (1-5), Dominick Tancredi (Track 6)
Acoustic Guitar/Violins: Omnia Hegazy
Electric Guitar/Mandolin: Coyote Anderson
Piano: Jamie Flores, Tyler Joseph
Oud: Paul Rezkalla (Track 2), Zafer Tawil (Track 6)
Nay: Zafer Tawil
Middle Eastern Percussion: Rami ElAasser
Arabic Group Vocals: Sami Abu Shumays, Zafer Tawil, Mariam Bazeed, Fuad Abughanam

All Songs Written and Produced by: Omnia Hegazy (Track 4 Co-Produced by Dan Crowley)
Arabic Lyrics in “Huriyah” Written By: Gaida, Ashraf Hegazy
Engineered and Mixed By: Chase Culpon (assistant engineer Daniel Villalba)
Mastered By: Bob Power
Art Direction: Mathew Asgari
Photography: Frank Wang

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Track Name: Aziza
She spent all her days
With her head in her books
Never cared much to agonize
Over her looks

But the boys would all whisper
And motion and stare
All the girls would just mutter
That it wasn’t fair

She would move onto college
And get her degree
Go to med school
And then do her residency

But a suitor came calling
When she turned sixteen
And he didn’t quite care for her frivolous dreams
And he said:
Ya Aziza, ya habibi (sweetheart)
You need a hard working
Husband like me
Ya Aziza, isma3eeni (listen to me)
I’ll pay
For you to belong to me

Her father was looking
To give her away
Her mother just listened
To what he would say

That Aziza was woman
And soon should be wed
That all of this schooling
Was ruining her head

And Baba (Dad) said
Ya Aziza, ya habibi
Come down from the clouds
And face your destiny
Ya Aziza, ya binti (my daughter)
A mother is what we expect you to be

So they painted her hands
And he gave her a ring
The women started to dance and they started to sing

What a wonderful wedding
They said to the bride
Never stopping to think
She was broken inside

He said
Ya Aziza, ya habibi
You must stay home
And raise our family
Ya Aziza, ya hayati
I want our son to
Grow up just like me
Track Name: Judgment Day
I, I
Don’t know if you are listening
Time, time
Has cast its doubt on me

Light,
Is conquered by the darkness
Why
Don’t you just intervene?

May just take a thousand lives
Lost before we get it right
We’ll keep finding reasons to fight
Oh lord, you know that we’ll
Torture and annihilate
Plunder, steal, and violate
Still be able to sleep at night
Until our judgment day
Crime
Runs rampant in the cities
Wives
Are beaten ruthelessly

Why
Create us just to suffer
Give us a sign
Of where to go from here

May just take a thousand lives
Lost before we get it right
We’ll keep finding reasons to fight
Or lord, you know that we’ll
Poison and indoctrinate
Teach our youngest ones to hate
Still be able to sleep at night
Until our judgment day

Allah, Allah
My God, My God
Allah, Allah
My God, My God

Make just take a thousand lives
Lost before we get it right
We’ll keep finding reasons to fight
Or lord, you know that we’ll
Murder in the name of faith
Keep on shouting “God is great”
Still be able to sleep at night
Until our judgment day.
Track Name: Run Away
Feel the wind
On your face
Does it ease
Your heartache

Let me the rain
Start to pour
Wash away
Your troubles

Think I’ll run and make my getaway
Good luck finding me, I’d rather go to a place
Where I can’t be hurt by anyone
Can’t face life so I’ll just turn around and run away

Let the walls
Tumble down
Watch them fall
To the ground

Pieces of
Who I was
Where I’ve been
What I’ve done

Think I’ll run and make my getaway
Good luck finding me, hidden is where I will stay
I don’t want to talk to anyone
Can’t face life so I’ll just turn around and run away

Look in front of you
Whatever you do
Don’t look back
Deny the things that happened
So you won’t have to deal with it.

Time to up and make my grand escape
Good luck finding me, I’d rather not show my face.
I don’t want to face what I have done
Can’t face life so I’ll just turn around and run away
Track Name: Smiling Eyes
I didn’t sleep well last night
And that’s all thanks to you
Babe, you know that it isn’t right
That you don’t know what you do to me

I’ll keep it all to myself
For as long as I can
I’ll keep my mouth shut for once
At least when it comes to this

Better that you didn’t know
Than I share with you my weakness
Better that I take control
Fall asleep, and stop this dreaming of you

I’ll just stay awake for the rest of my life
Or until I learn to get you off my mind
I’ll just try to shake all this yearning inside
And I won’t be won over by your smiling eyes

Don’t even know you that well
In fact it’s kind of dumb
That I would be drawn to you
That you would even become
The source of my insomnia

Better that you didn’t know
Than I share with you my feelings
Better that I take control
And find a way to get over it.

I’ll just stay awake for the rest of my life
Or until I learn to get you off my mind
I’ll just try to shake all this yearning inside
And I won’t be won over by your smiling eyes

This will be the only time
That I write a song about you
I’ll erase you from my mind
If this is the last thing I do
I do

I’ll just stay awake for the rest of my life
Or until I learn to get you off my mind
I’ll just try to shake all this yearning inside
And I won’t be won over by your smiling eyes
Track Name: Tough Love
Take a look at me now
Would you ever think that I could be so weak
That I’d ever allow
Myself to be stuck down here on my knees
I just want to be free,
Free of your iron grip on me

Tell me you love me again
And leave a bruise on my face
Is that how you cope
With the weakness you can’t escape
Take it out on me, like a piece of property
That you throw around whenever you feel the need
I’ve had enough of your tough love

How could I be so bold
As to think that I could do much better
Babe a dog can do better than this
Better than your fist and better than your temper
You can look in my eyes
And shower me with words so sweet
And say sorry so many times
But I’m immune to your apologies

Tell me you love me again
And violate me
Is that how you cope
With your inadequacy
Overpower me
Strip me of my dignity
Does it trigger your sense of masculinity?
I’ve had enough of your tough love

People never change, you ain’t no exception
I can get hurt waiting for you
To find a better outlet for your anger
Lay one more hand on me and see what I’ll do
Is that how you like it babe?
No it don’t feel good
I pray you’ll never experience
The hell you put me through

Tell me you love me again
But I will not be swayed
I am not so foolish to think that you can change
I will not be treated for less than I am worth
And I won’t take no shit from you
That I do not deserve
I’ve had enough of your tough love.
Track Name: Huriyah
Ya 7uriyah ( freedom)

How I would love to see ya

I don’t know where you’ve been

But I think it’s time for you to show your face again.

Ya 7ukuma (government)

What are you doing for us

Why should we take your fall

Yeah I think you owe us all a damn good explanation

Ya beladi (my country)

It seems you’re hurting badly

For your government

Doesn’t seem to be concerned about its citizens

3yza shoofik ya 7uriyah (I want to see you, freedom)

Inti feenik ghali 3alaya (Where are you, you are valuable to me)

3yza shoofik ya 7uriyah

Inti feenik ghali 3alaya

Tehrimooni minha (why would you take her (freedom) away from me

Nabdi albi ya huriyah (She is what makes my heart pulse/beat)

Ya sha3abi (My people)

Ya shabaab ya amal waTani (The youth, the hope of my homeland)

You are strong and you are wise

Don’t ever be surprised when life is how it should be

Ya 7abeybi (my loved ones)

Intu dayman guwa albi (you are always in my heart)

I hope and I pray

We experience the same God-given rights someday

3yza shoofik ya 7uriyah (I want to see you freedom)

Inti feenik ghali 3alaya (Where are you, you are valuable to me)

3yza shoofik ya 7uriyah

Inti feenik ghali 3alaya

Tehrimooni minha (why would you take her (freedom) away from me

Nabdi albi ya huriyah (She is what makes my heart pulse/beat)

We all have the right to live in peace

Yet it is a fight to live at all

We have really tried to say this nicely

Bas (but), it’s time for the regime to fall.

3yzeen na3ish fi salam (We want to live in peace)

3yzeen na3ish fi aman (We want to live in security)

Yullah ya shabab w ya banaat (Let’s go/hurry, young men and women

Allah ma3na w ma’aa beladna (God is with us and our country)

3yza shoofik ya 7uriyah (I want to see you freedom)

Inti feenik ghali 3alaya (Where are you, you are valuable to me)

3yza shoofik ya 7uriyah

Inti feenik ghali 3alaya

3yza shoofik ya 7uriyah

Inti feenik ghali 3alaya

3yza shoofik ya 7uriyah

Inti feenik ghali 3alaya

Tehrimooni minha (why would you take her (freedom) away from me

Nabdi albi ya huriyah (She is what makes my heart pulse/beat)