It's Friday! It seems like a minute ago it was Tuesday. How in blazes did that happen? It's a mystery to me. (But I am mystified easily.) Well, anyway, being Friday, it's time for more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, goof around with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.
This week's much-covered featured song, originally performed by Algerian singer-songwriter Cheb Khaled, is "Aïcha" (watch Khaled's video here, or watch Danish hip-hop band Outlandish's video here, or watch video by salsa-Senegalese group Africando here, or watch video of a French-Arabic version by Jordanian singer Lobo Ismail, which includes an Arabic language rap sequence, here, or listen to a rock version by Singaporean musicians Aqmal and Sofyan here, or watch video of a Polish version by Magma here, or listen to a Malay version by Yasin here, or listen to a Serbian version by pop-folk singer Dragana Mirković here, or listen to a Korean version by K-pop singer Tony An here, or listen to a Hebrew version by Israeli singer Haim Moshe here, or watch video of Mutaf's Turkish version here, or listen to a Greek version by Stamatis Gonidis here, or watch video of a Norwegian version by hiphop duo Emiré og Lillebror here, or listen to a techno-Oriental-acoustic guitar version performed by guitarist Muayad Jajo here, or watch Jelle Buelens (a.k.a. GellieMan), engaging in moody teen angst, sing a karaoke version and do a little dance to part of the song here). Enjoy.
We Have To Repair Tears
For my benefit, is yours.
Not like a throne each day.
How do you know that you touched?
Girl, Aisha, day becomes real.
Your long time is very long, like the wind
under the oath that rubs me.
I saw, I am,
you are sexy with tears he suffered him.
He blocked the child's heart.
I touch the wall lights.
Come, sweetness, sleep, because we have to repair tears.
Overcoming the fear fades, not Lori.
You must purchase something.
Mind and the body,
his face is only holding hands.
The second time, life was okay.
Mr. Voser part got sore.
God knows how it is hot.
Start each day.
The Klingon heart, because of the talent team.
You are sexy with tears, he suffered him.
Otl Aicher-Aisha, wife of Prince Daniel Arap-Moi.
Otl Aicher-Aisha, go away.
It is said you start all over again.
Otl Aicher-Aisha match.
Is this for real?
Otl Aicher-Aisha, smiling arms.