هواجيس – Worries

Nearly 24 million views of this Majed al-Esa (Saudi production company 8ies Studios) high-budget music video (remake of the 2014 low-budget production) based on an old Bedouin folk song (حظي عجاجه), and still I haven’t seen a translation to English that captures the lyricism.

I realize now it has a been such a long while since I was translating Amr Diab, I am overdue. So without further ado…

جعل الرجاجيل للماحي May men turn into old stone
جعل الرجاجيل للماحي May men turn into old stone
حطوا بنا امراض نفسية They are driving us crazy
حطوا بنا امراض نفسية They are driving us crazy
ياعل مافيهم الصاحي Too insane to get it
ياعل مافيهم الصاحي Too insane to get it
كل واحد فيه جنية What a bunch of fairies
كل واحد فيه جنية What a bunch of fairies
حظي My luck
حظي My luck
حظي عجاجة My luck will blow them away
والحبايب قراطيس Like empty paper bags
حظي عجاجة My luck will blow them away
والحبايب قراطيس Like empty paper bags
من يمسك القرطاس وقت العجاجة Who holds empty paper bags in a storm
ومن يمسك القرطاس وقت العجاجة Who holds empty paper bags in a storm

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