Friday, January 25, 2008

Concerning Whispers

I started writing for a technology based website. Its called MYDL and the sweet thing is that it pays its bloggers for every hit they get. While this isnt enough to pay off my car or anything - it'l definitely help my spur buffalo wing addiction. Thing is - i get paid for every hit, so i'm asking all my readers to click this link (weekly isnt asking too much is it?) and in return I promise to start writing original material for that website - not a great incentive i know, but thats all I got right now.


I had the pleasure of working with this really amazing Australian chap, Zaid Boyd (an up and coming nasheed star) I think out of the whole souk experience, making such great friends (like Zaid, Faraaz, Kaleel and my boys from Iman) was definitely my highlight (rubbing butter through Nazjams hair and insulting Arif subrathie also stick out)

Zaid converted to Islam 4 years ago. When I interviewed him at the souk, i said " So what were you before you became a muslim?" To which he replied " An Ozzie!"
On the first night, zaid performed a nasheed called whispers, and the chorus goes "How long have you been just wondering?" If you add strategically placed pauses as well as a hand gesture, that becomes a great pick up line, so the next day I was imitating him, doing a hip hop version of his track and generally just making a fool of myself. He gets on stage and says - hey MJ - why dont you do this track with me

WHISPERS (my lines are in blue)

CHORUS

how long have you been just wondering
and how long have you been sitting there by your self ,
tell me why you've been so alone lately
how long have you been just wondering ?

everytime you wake up in the moring,
everytime you go to sleep at night
all the thing you say to yourself
all the reasons you want to be heard
is it you or somebody
whispering every day in your ear ,
you turn around and say i don't want to hear
so why don't you leave me alone
evryday people tend to hear things
it's either right or wrong
we ask allah to giude us to his way
and stay away from these whispers .
so tell me whats stopping you from turning to allah every night and day
all the whispers that your hearing don't you know it could lead you astray

CHORUS

anytime you wanna go for a walk
anytime you just wanna talk
call me anytime you want
call if you wanna be heard
i'll be there when no body is listening to you
you turn around and i'll be there ( i'll be there )

everyday people tend to hear things it's either right or wrong

don't walk by your self down this road you tend to hear the bad whispers
so tell me what stopping you from turning to allah every night and day
all the whispers that your hearing don't you know it could lead you astray

CHORUS

just call me when you need too
i'll be there for you , i'll be there for you
just call me when you need to don't sit back and listen to the whispers
just turn to allah he'll be there for you he'll be there for you

MJ Dry Humping Zaid at the Souk ( I hope they dig this pic up in five years when he is a respectable nasheed artist or I am a man of considerable power and influence)

2 comments:

The Organ Harvester said...

money for something you enjoy is almost as good as money won. i dont condone lotto.

Spiji said...

I want to hear u sing! send me his tracks pls-if u have them