Sometimes song lyrics just get it right.
The quirks of living in Egypt are something we all experience, but not just any band can capture this Egyptian essence in words. It takes a certain je ne sais quoi to find the perfect lyrics to express the beautiful mess we live in. Ahead of their upcoming headlining performance at CJC and Darb's Mawaweel Festival 2016 on Thursday, we realised that Sharmoofers are particularly good at capturing these strangenesses, from influencers to paranoia, with their explosive, genre-bending style. And while we'd love to quote the entire Khamsa Santi song because we've all had those days, we've instead compiled our six favourite one-liners where the reggae-funk rockers were lyrically on point about life.
“Lama bahes be-ehbat ana batla3 acruise bel montad”
When life's got you feeling down and you decide to go for a cruise to clear your mind liven up your spirits.
"Ana awel ma a2om mel nom anam tani momken fy makani”
When you first wake up, think about responsibilities, and then go right back to sleep. We've all done it.
"Teshta7 demaghi fel limbo 3ala shakl chocolata bimbo”
When your head is spinning and you immediately go for nearest comfort food to help you through it. Ours is pizza.
"A3da fy taba2ha 3adi pizza bel zabady"
When you get caught cheating that strict new diet you've told all your friends and family about. Oops.
"Sharmoofer yeshrab laban mayeshrabsh scotch"
When you're trying to quit drinking and keep life as halal as possible for the Ramadan Season
"Boxarat fada2eia leek wliha wleia"
When your mom still does your shopping for you. Awkward.