Judgment Day - EP

by Omnia Hegazy

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1.
04:17
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
2.
03:27
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.
3.
04:51
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
4.
05:13
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
5.
04:21
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)

credits

released May 10, 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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