Thursday, May 06, 2010

أم كلثوم - حب إيه ؟ 1

I know I've posted this song before, but this is Um Kalthoum and you can never have enough of "The Planet of the East" كوكب الشرق as she is known in Arabic. It's called "What love?" and it's one of my favourites. After yet another long day of study and hard work I can sit back in the quiet of the night and listen to a woman who has been dead longer than I've lived pour her heart out. I don't know why but I never used to listen to her when I was growing up, it was only since I left home that many of her songs began to mean anything to me. I guess you need to live a little and hurt a little before you can understand some things in life.

5 comments:

poshlemon said...

Akid. Ma fi shak. My soul listens to her, not just my ears... This is where music starts and only when one acknowledges that, one will know that everything else is merely an 'attempt'.

poshlemon said...

By the way... Yes to your last statement I guess you need to live a little and hurt a little before you can understand some things in life.

During my younger days, I used to wonder how people could listen to such hour long ballads... How? And all it took was a bit of going away from home, a bit of hurting here and there, and a bit of living in general... to know How.

Maysaloon said...

Well said Posh, and thanks for sharing with us too.

Lasto adri said...

When I was younger, I was told "You'll enjoy Om Kalthoum when you mature"..
It depends on which way you had to take to reach there my friend :-)

Maysaloon said...

Thanks Lasto,
You're right, I guess there are as many ways there as people.