Naci en Palestina by Amel Mathlouthi

Born in Palestine [English Lyrics]

I have no place
I have no country
I have no homeland
With my fingers I make fire
and with my heart I sing for you
my heart’s strings weep
I was born in Palestine
I was born in Palestine
I have no place
I have no country
I have no homeland

Naci en Palestina [Spanish Lyrics]

no tengo lugar
y no tengo paisaje
yo menos tengo patria
con mis dedos hago el fuego
y con mi corazón te canto
las cuerdas de mi corazón lloran
nací en palestina
nací en palestina
no tengo lugar
y no tengo paisaje
yo menos tengo patria

Lyrics in Arabic

ما عندي مكان
و ما عنديش زمان
و ما عنديش بلاد
من يديا نصنع نار
من قلبي البلار
نجرحلك وتر حزين
مولود في فلسطين
مولود في فلسطين
ما عندي مكان
و ما عنديش زمان
و ما عنديش بلاد
مولود في فلسطين
مولود في فلسطين
تاريخي عمرو ما يتمحى

Lyrics in French

JE SUIS NÉE EN PALESTINE

Je n’ai aucun endroit
Je n’ai aucun pays
Je n’ai aucune patrie
Avec mon doigt je fais le feu
et avec mon coeur je chante pour vous
les cordes de mon coeur pleurent
Je suis née en Palestine
Je suis née en Palestine
Je n’ai aucun endroit
Je n’ai aucun pays
Je n’ai aucune patrie

The song “Nací en Palestina” is based on the Gypsy Greek folk song “Nací en Alamo, (music by Dionysis Tsaknis and lyrics by Tony Gatlif), which was performed by Remedios Silva Pisa in the film Vengo (Dir. Tony Gatlif, 2000).

Gatlif used the Spanish phrase “naci en Alamo” (meaning “born in Alamo”), which sounds like “Nas Balamo” (meaning “Leave outsider” in Greek/Gypsy).

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