© 2019 by Mollie Wolf

Bahr
October 2014

Mashrou' Leila مشروع ليلى - Bahr بحر [feat. Erik Truffaz]
Official music video made in collaboration with Jadd Tank & Mollie Wolf
mashrou3leila.com

Concept & Direction by Jadd Tank & Mollie Wolf
Director of Photography - John Regalado 
B Cam Operator - Danny Beard
AC - Merritt Crocker
Special thanks to Alex Cox

Shot on the Black Magic Cinema Camera (with modified monochrome infrared sensor)

Bahr (The Sea)

English translation


Oh night, shroud me; veil me with your darkness
Oh night, impregnate me; empower me with your darkness
My brother saw the secret; saw the secret he would've revealed
My brother, seized by the waves, seized by the waves as he squealed
And the fishermen just slept

Oh Poseidon return to me, return to me my brother
The waves have swindled me; have robbed me of my brother
I took him to the shore, so the waves may wash him clean,
And there upon that shore, stained the waves incarnadine.
And the fishermen just slept

My brother lies with the mermaids, bring him back to me
My brother was stolen by the waves, won’t you bring him back to me
My brother left me with the break of dawn, never to return to me
He lies upon the ocean floor, never to return to me

بحر
يا ليل إحجبني حجبني بعتمتك 
يا ليل إملئني قويني بعتمتك 
أخوي شاف السر شاف السر كان حيبوح 
أخوي جوا الموج جوا الموج عمبينوح

والصيادين نائمين

يا بحر رجعلي رجعلي أخوي 
الموج سرقلي خطفلي أخوي 
اخذته حد البحر خلي الموج يطهره 
أخذته حد البحر دبغت الموج بدمه

والصيادين غافلين خامدين نائمين

أخوي مع الحورية 
رجعوه لي 
الموج أخذلي أخوي 
رجعوه لي

أخوي راح مع الفجر 
لسا ما عاد لي 
أخوي بقعر البحر 
لسا ما عاد لي