“In confinement”: A Lebanese love song by Ms. Chantal Bitar

Bambi heard this beautiful song on the internet radio she listens to whilst working. Not even twenty-four hours later, she got a link to it from Moncton (thanks Mary!) and from Beirut (merci Roula!). She is sharing it with you in this post.

The song is in Lebanese Arabic. The words are filled with simplicity and tenderness. The music (by Mr. Rayan Habre) is lovely to listen to. In addition to her talent, this young singer seems to be cute (check her expressions and see for yourself 😊). As you can see, the musicians are skilled and the production is well done too.

Well, just for her own fun, Bambi translated the words for you into English (please see further below). Bravo and thank you Ms. Chantal Bitar et al.!

“How are you in your confinement? You are crossing my mind in confinement?

I think of writing to you and then I delete.

How are you to begin with? How are you spending your time? How is the prevention and how is the cleaning? (twice)

How many novels have you read? How many phone calls have you made?

Are you taking good care of yourself? Are you eating healthy?

You are crossing my mind in confinement.

Despite the physical distance, my mind is confined with you.

In these times of science fiction and in this wasted era. Even if the world will fall apart, you will remain here in my heart.

I know you are bored by yourself. For me, please make a sacrifice.

You are crossing my mind in confinement. I think of writing to you and then I delete.

Let me hear your words. Turn off the news. I promise, all this will end. One day will come (twice)

A day where we will dance, hand in hand, and you will carry me far… and your hand on my face will charm me and will awaken my eyes

You are crossing my mind in confinement. I think of writing to you and then I delete.

How are you to begin with. How are you spending your time?

How is the prevention and how is the cleaning? (twice)

How many novels have you read? How many phone calls have you made?

Are you taking good care? Are you eating healthy?

You are crossing my mind in confinement.”

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