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"I Wish" (Prod. Sa​ü​d)

from Eye Know Faces by Omar Offendum

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"I Wish" (Prod. Saüd)


Ay man where you from?

I'm from a place where
revolutions slowly suffocate from sarin gas & selfishness
& freedom's a mirage my people stared up at with helplessness
When SOS alerts were sent, nobody got the messages
& soulless men then learned to turn a profit from the recklessness
Aware of just how short a span humanity's attention is
If the White House is ambivalent
That doesn't mean the Kremlin is
Hindsight is 20/20
Divine right's been claimed by many
And they still don't know Aleppo, let alone what a White Helmet is...

Let's keep it moving
Like Obama with the red lines
Or Trump with the headlines & hairlines
I swear, I'm a rare kind of dude
Like the term for worms in Arabic
Unearth my buried heritage
From cities turning derelict

All that time I had before
I just wish I cherished it

All I can remember now is war
Bilad Al-Sham she perishes

I wish, I wish, I wish I met you at a different time
Suffice it to say, I could've come up with a different rhyme
But glory days are often figments of a stricken mind
Coping mechanisms for whom History hath left behind...
But hey it didn't have to be this way
These songs of freedom ain't naïveté
They were sourced from truths as credible
As regime change is inevitable
I just hope I live to see the day


from Eye Know Faces, released August 4, 2017
Lyrics written + recorded by Omar Offendum | Cosher Ink, LLC
Music Produced by Saüd | Brij Entertainment
Mixed + Mastered by Apollo Fortune


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Omar Offendum New York, New York

Omar Offendum is a rapper / poet based in Los Angeles. Known for his unique blend of Hip-Hop & Arabic poetry, he has been featured on prominent world news outlets, lectured at a number of prestigious academic institutions, and helped raise millions of dollars for various humanitarian relief groups. Offendum was recently named a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow for 2018 / 2019. ... more

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