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Ya Leyl Tawel (Oh! Night, Please Lengthen..)

Date Added: February 11, 2013 07:35:01 AM
Author: Admin
Category: Middle Eastern Music: Mid-East Lyric Translations

Lyric translation courtesy of

Do not ask my lover, oh night, why he lies
awake, for how could your moon benefit him?
If, in a day, the moon slipped through his hands
my night too would be long and l, also would lie
awake thought if the stars slept as well then my
tears would flow.

Whatever in life I forget, my love is always

remembered: his absence reminds me of travel
but when the sun is shining I am reminded of
sleeplessness. And I said that this insomnia is
my destiny where a moon appears and I lie
awake the night. But , oh night, be less stone
hearted, and more tender, for I must lie awake
in your company with you, that father of all
nights, and along with my unhappy heart who
lives days which seem like years. The morning
seems afar and the night remains stubborn. But,
oh night, be less stone hearted, and more tender
whilst being longer as I must lie
awake throughout you.