Forgotten Promises – Single

Date of release: 17 Dec, 2011

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  1. Forgotten Promises

    Tonight the world will sleep
    But hunger will not wait
    For promises we made
    We share one soul
    We share one land
    We have one time to understand

    We are one humankind
    Brothers side by side
    We’ll have no regret
    We will not forget
    We are one humankind
    Sisters side by side
    We’ll have no regret
    We will not forget

    (Arabic)
    سامحنا يا الله
    (Samihna ya allah)
    Forgive us o lord

    وارحمنا يا رباه
    (Wa irrhamna ya rabbah)
    Have mercy on us o lord

    وامنح رزقك للأفواه
    (Wa imnah rizqaka lil-afwah)
    Give your bounty to the mouths

    وابعد عنها كل الــ آه
    (Wa abi’d anha kul al-aah)
    And keep away from them all the moans and groans

    Our words must count
    Hunger will not wait
    For promises we made
    We share one soul
    We share one land
    We have one time to understand

    We are one humankind
    Brothers side by side
    We’ll have no regret
    We will not forget
    We are one humankind
    Sisters side by side
    We’ll have no regret
    We will not forget

    (Arabic)
    سامحنا يا الله
    (Samihna ya allah)
    Forgive us o lord

    وارحمنا يا رباه
    (Wa irrhamna ya rabbah)
    Have mercy on us o lord

    وامنح رزقك للأفواه
    (Wa imnah rizqaka lil-afwah)
    Give your bounty to the mouths

    وابعد عنها كل الــ آه
    (Wa abi’d anha kul al-aah)
    And keep away from them all the moans and groans

    )Swalihi)
    Sisi binadamu
    We are humankind

    Wa roho moja sisi binadamu
    With the same spirit as one humankind

    Wa nchi moja sisi binadamu
    With the same land as one humankind

    Wa nisa moja kwaroho moja, nchi moja
    With one spirit as all, the same land

    Sisi binadamu
    We are humankind

    Wa roho moja sisi binadamu
    With the same spirit as one humankind

    Wa nchi moja sisi binadamu
    With the same land as one humankind

    Wa nisa moja kwaroho moja, nisa moja
    With one spirit as all, the same as all

    Our words must count
    Hunger will not wait
    For promises we made

    Music by Sami Yusuf
    English words by Will Knox
    Arabic words by Dr. Shihab Ghanem
    Produced by Sami Yusuf

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In partnership with the UN World Food Programme and in association with the Red Crescent, Sami Yusuf initiates the #LiveFeedAfrica campaign with a charity Single titled ‘Forgotten Promises’ and a music video shot in over 16 cities around the world.

All profits from the song go to WFP in support of their drought relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. To learn more visit www.LiveFeedAfrica.org

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