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Gabba Barra گبَّة بَرَّة

from Chapter 1 (الباب الأول) by KUWAISIANA

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about

A sarcastic imagining of how the Sufis were kicked out of the Arabian Peninsula once conservative Islam gradually took over. The song juxtaposes personal insights from Sufi philosophy and its exuberant spiritual value (in the verses) with rude contempt for Sufi principles (heard in the chorus).

lyrics

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

V
The recycling of our personalities
Begins from a moment of recovery.
No going back after our doors are opened
Break them down for eternity.

CH
“Sufi Islam we don’t want it.
Throw them out, from their arms and legs.
Throw them out, from their legs and arms.”
We cut the breath of the Arabian Peninsula

VII
The pressure of the world mounted up on us
The natives of this land beat the shit out of us
The pressure of the world broke our hands
Arrows deepening in our bodies

CH

VIII
“We don’t want to return their salam.
Pleasantries wasted on dead hearts.
Man, don’t tell us about their philosophies.
Throw them out of the country right away!”

CH

ARABIC LYRICS

V
إعادة تكوين شخصياتنا
تبدأ من لحظة إنتعاشها
لا عودة بعد فتح ابوابنا
تكسير فيها للنهاية

CH
إسلام الصوفي مانابي
گطوهم برّة ريل او إيد
گطوهم برة إيد او ريل
عيدوا التاريخ من جديد

VII
ضغط الدنيا گام علينا
آل الديرة غسلوا شراعنا
ضغط الدنيا كسّر إيدنا
أسهم تتعمق في أجسامنا

CH
إسلام الصوفي مانابي
گطوهم برّة ريل او إيد
گطوهم برة إيد او ريل
گطعنا نفس الخليج

VIII
ما ودنى نرد على سلامهم
مجاملات على قلب ميت
لا تحكيلنا عن فلسفاتهم
حذف برة الديرة ريل او إيد

CH
إسلام الصوفي مانابي
گطوهم برّة ريل او إيد
گطوهم برة إيد او ريل
قطعنا نفس الخليج

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from Chapter 1 (الباب الأول), track released May 18, 2018

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KUWAISIANA New Orleans, Louisiana

Danceable indie rock with a world music touch • Songs in Arabic + English ⚡ Led by Kuwaiti songwriter +Aziz from 2016-2022.

فرقة روك عربي/خليجي قام بتشكيلها مؤلف موسيقي كويتي

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