Pacific Syriano

from Lost In Translation by Omar Offendum

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lyrics

Find me — Find me — Find me
In Los Shamgeles — Californi’A
Find me — Find me — Find me
In Los Shamgeles — Californi’A
Feek itla2eene (You can find me)
bi madinat al-malaikeh (In the City of Angels)
Pacific Syriano
Khayyo la Hermano (Brother to Brother)
That’s a Left Coast “Shamreeki”

امريكا كلها غربة
بس مو غريبة شلون
كل ما قربنا غلى غربها
القرابة زادت أكتر لهون؟
كاليفورنيا...
اكلها وصوتها شكلها وكونها
اكتر من لون
قزحية
صحراء ونخل
بحر ورمل
جبال وتلال وأمل
خبز وحشيش وقمر
شوماهي
يلي فكر فيها شوي
لقى جمال الحاج علي
آخر فصل قصة أموية

Translation:

America is a strange place (important to note that strange / stranger & west / western have the same root word in the Arabic language)
But isn’t it strange how
The further West we go, The closer we feel?
California.
Her food, Her Voice, Her Appearance
A colorful Spectrum ...
Deserts & Palm Trees
Beaches & Sands
Mountains, Hills, & High Hopes
Bread, Grass & Moonlight (Nizar Qabbani poem reference)
Whatever it may be ... It’s 100.
Whomever thinks deeply enough about it
May realize the camel trek of al-Hajj Ali
Was perhaps the final chapter in an Umayyad saga.
(Hi Jolly — camel trekker who discovered Route 66 during the US Army's experiment with the U.S. Camel Corps c. 1856)

Find me — Find me — Find me
In Los Shamgeles — Californi’A
Find me — Find me — Find me
In Los Shamgeles — Californi’A
Feek itla2eene (You can find me)
bi madinat al-malaikeh (In the City of Angels)
Pacific Syriano
Khayyo la Hermano (Brother to Brother)
That’s a Left Coast “Shamreeki”

Verse 2 by Niko Is:

Champagne for my real friends
Real pain for my Sham friends
Got perdido in Los Angeles Tan prince
Silk camisa
Lebanon prints
Passion in the pan you hear the lamb minced ... fssss
Meditated by the moon in the desert & did a sand rinse
The bands visit to Milano
Pacific Syriano
Understanding body language turns strangers to Hermanos
Colonizers — dangerous Americanos
Who went & burnt down mosques just to put up a McDonald’s
Vamo chamo
Tamo mostrando que lós Humanos
Tan tocando en los Pianos como un Piano
(“Let’s go my brother we’re showing that the humans are playing with the Plans like keys on a Piano”)
Seismic vibration
Violent migration
But the show must go on
Like Live Nation
What’s bad wine to great wine?
What’s grapevine to a dry raisin?
In LA them red eyes are sky gazing
Mirame!

Find me — Find me — Find me
In Los Shamgeles — Californi’A
Find me — Find me — Find me
In Los Shamgeles — Californi’A
Feek itla2eene (You can find me)
bi madinat al-malaikeh (In the City of Angels)
Pacific Syriano
Khayyo la Hermano (Brother to Brother)
That’s a Left Coast “Shamreeki”

Verse 3 by Offendum (using “L.A.” alliteration)

Lost And
Left Alone
Little About
Lei Arabs
Leaves A
Lad Amused
Luxuries Assumed
Lavishly Adorned
Limited Appearances
Living Amidst
Lands Annexed
Listening Adherents
Led Arbitrarily
Laws Authoritarian
Losing Always
Loving Allah's Library.
Agrarians Levied Against Lethal Armies
Liberating Assyrians
Lyrically At Least
Amongst Levantines, Africans
Legendary Affluence
Lashing At
Legalized Apartheid
Laughing At
Liars Acting
Like Apes
Lying About
Living Arrangements
Lounging At Lakes
All Linguistic Ability Lacking ...
A Long Awaited Lambasting,
Alas, Lackadaisical Assassins Love Acting
Lame Appropriations
Loose Associations
Left Asking
Let Art Lead Adam.

Find me — Find me — Find me!

credits

from Lost In Translation, released September 14, 2020
Lyrics (Hook / Verse 1 & 3) written / performed by Omar Offendum
Lyrics (Verse 2) written / performed by Niko Is
Music produced / mixed by Thanks Joey

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Omar Offendum Los Angeles, California

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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