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Cairo Life - Flashing Lights Remix

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Uploaded on Sep 24, 2010

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--Lyrics--
We've never seen more than 3 stars
Pollution from 3 million cars
Bawabs be watchin' yo apartment
Blastin' fairouz n halim hafez

Khen El Khalili market
That's jus one a the, there's more than the
Great pyramids, The Sphinx , Nile wata'
Naguib mahfouz, world famous author

Shara Haram so sleezy
Everyone trying to speak engileezy,
Psst psstt, ya man ya captain , ya seedi.
I wish their life was a lil' more easy.

Gotta stuff your face with koshary
Plus ful, is the fuel of any masry
Molokheya is tasty, trust me
Where u from? I'm Egyptian asli.

Chorus:
At 5 am the idan goes off
The life of a Cairene is about to start
What you should know, Cairo Life
What you should know, Cairo Life

You gotta smile, I know it's hard
Thank God, fo' wha u got, can't even complain.
Ma3lesh, Inshallah, bokra, that's how Egyptians do their thang

N if somebody woulda told me there's no Cairo, yo I wouldn't wanna know
if somebody woulda told me there's no Cairo, there's no deeper sorrow

It's like a flavorless sheesha
A cabaret with no Dina
Pyramids with no Giza
Kebab n kofta no aish or tahina

Alas, women expect to be harassed, by the men who see them
They love starin', u gotta stare back, they gonna act, like they never even seen ya

chorus
5 am the idan goes off
the life of a Cairene's about to start
what you should know, Cairo Life
what you should know, Cairo Life

Whether you're Christian or Muslim, it don't matter, we're all out there hustlin, no reason, for the fighting or cussin, we're neighbors, so please stop the fussin.

Now! Take a taxi to the streets.
Bang yo head to the tubla beat.
Windows down, just a cool breeze n Cairo heat.
Put ur hand to your head, salute the people u meet.

Come downtown, walk all around, let me tell about the sound
Beep beep, watch yo back, or they gonna flash their lights to get you back on track.
Um Kalsoum, time to move, yella oum, it's time to prove

That the Egyptian race, has a righteous place,
Chaos, must embrace,
Cairo, can't replace.
The time is right,
Don't be in strife,
That's the Cairo life.

Translations:
In order of use:
Bawab: door man
Fairouz and (Abdel) Halim Hafez: Classic Arabic Folk Singers
Khen el Khalili Market: Renowned Bazaar and Spice Market
Naguib Mahfouz: Nobel winning Author..check him out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naguib_M...
Shara Haram: literally translated as Pyramid Boulevard, well known for it's prostitutes :)
Engileezy: English
Ya man, ya captain, ya seedi: things we say to get other people's attention..like dude
Koshary: popular traditional Egyptian national dish. check it out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kushari
Ful: also a national dish, made of fava beans
Masry: Egyptian
Molokheya: another national dish, prob the best soup ever
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulukhiyah
asli: originally
Idan: The Islamic call to prayer
Cairene: Inhabitant of Cairo
Ma3lesh: Don't worry
Inshallah: God Willing
Bokra: Tomorrow
Sheesha: Hookah/Water pipe
Cabaret: Egyptian Burlesque
Dina: Famous Belly dancer
Kebab and Kofta: Famous meat dishes
Aish: Bread
Tahina: tahini
Tabla: Egyptian drum
Oum Kalsoum: Greatest female singer in Arab music history.
Yella oum: get up and let's go!

Shot on a Canon T2i with a 24-70 f2.8 L series lens

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