Lirik Lagunya Outlandish

Ini adalah lagu yang tak sekadar lagu, benar-benar dalam sekali maknanya membuat kita merenung akan keegoisan diri dan keacuhan kita terhadap saudara-saudara kita khususnya di Palestina. Sebenarnya sudah cukup lama juga aku mendengar lagunya Outlandish ini, dan begitu dengar aku langsung suka. Pertamanya, jelas karena irama lagunya yang menurut kupingku “enakeun”. Biasanya, aku suka dengerin musik berdasarkan kecocokannya dengan kupingku, tak peduli jenis musiknya apa. Kuakui, kadang ada juga lagu yang aku suka padahal liriknya sama sekali tidak aku sukai, atau malah tak tahu artinya karena berbahasa asing. Sebaliknya, banyak lagu yang liriknya menurutku bagus, tapi irama lagunya sendiri tidak aku suka. Untuk yang ini, terpaksa aku jadi ga suka dengerin lagunya.

Sama halnya dengan lagu Outlandish ini, awalnya aku suka aja dengerinnya. Sedangkan isinya sendiri, cuma samar-samar aku tahu kalau isinya tentang Palestina. Maklumlah, listening bahasa inggrisku kan masih payah, jadi waktu aku dengerin lagunya, aku ga bisa nangkep keseluruhan liriknya. Lebih-lebih lagu ini dibawakan dengan cepat… Uh, aku kelabakan nangkep isinya!

Kini, setelah aku mendapatkan lirik lagunya, Subhanallah… maknanya jauh lebih dalam daripada yang aku duga sebelumnya. Memang, banyak sarana buat dakwah, ga mesti lewat ceramah langsung. Bahkan adakalanya, bahkan sering, mutiara dakwah itu justru lebih mengena kepada seseorang saat disampaikan lewat kehalusan yang terselip dalam tulisan, musik, film, dan sarana-sarana lainnya. Kuncinya adalah kreativitas!

Ada dua lagu Outlandish yang liriknya aku perlihatkan disini, yaitu Look Into My Eyes dan Try Not To Cry yang dinyanyikan bareng Sami Yusuf, seorang munsyid Kanada.

Try Not To Cry

You, you’re not aware
That we’re aware
Of your despair
Don’t show your tears
To your oppressor
Don’t show your tears

CHORUS:
Try not to cry little one
You’re not alone
I’ll stand by you
Try not to cry little one
My heart is your stone
I’ll throw with you

Isam:
‘Ayn Jalut where David slew Goliath
This very same place that we be at
Passing through the sands of times
This land’s been the victim of countless crimes
From Crusaders and Mongols
to the present aggression
Then the Franks, now even a crueller oppression
If these walls could speak,
imagine what would they say

For me in this path that I walk on
there's only one way
Bullets may kill, bones may break
Still I throw stones like David before me and I say

CHORUS

You, you’re not aware
That we’re aware
Of your despair
Your nightmares will end
This I promise, I promise

CHORUS

Lenny:
No llores, no pierdas la fe
La sed la calma el que haze
Agua de la arena
Y tu que te levantas con orgullo entre las piedras
Haz hecho mares de este polvo
(Don’t cry, don’t lose faith
The one who made water come out of the sand
Is the one who quenches the thirst
And you who rise proud from between the stones
Have made oceans from this dust)

Waqas:
I throw stones at my eyes
’cause for way too long they’ve been dry
Plus they see what they shouldn’t from oppressed babies to thighs
I throw stones at my tongue
’cause it should really keep its peace
I throw stones at my feet
’cause they stray and lead to defeat
A couple of big ones at my heart
’cause the thing is freezing cold
But my nafs is still alive
and kicking unstoppable and on a roll
I throw bricks at the devil so I’ll be sure to hit him
But first at the man in the mirror
so I can chase out the venom

Isam:
Hmm, a little boy shot in the head
Just another kid sent out to get some bread
Not the first murder nor the last
Again and again a repetition of the past
Since the very first day same story
Young ones, old ones, some glory
How can it be, has the whole world turned blind?
Or is it just ’cause it’s only affecting my kind?!
If these walls could speak,
imagine what would they say
For me in this path that I walk on
there’s only one way
Bullets may kill, bones may break
Still I throw stones like David before me and I say

CHORUS

***

Look Into My Eyes

Look into my eyes
Tell me what you see
You don't see a damn thing
'cause you can't relate to me
You're blinded by our differences
My life makes no sense to you
I'm the persecuted one
You're the red, white and blue

Each day you wake in tranquility
No fears to cross your eyes
Each day I wake in gratitude
Thanking God He let me rise
You worry about your education
And the bills you have to pay
I worry about my vulnerable life
And if I'll survive another day
Your biggest fear is getting a ticket
As you cruise your Cadillac
My fear is that the tank that has just left
Will turn around and come back

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let the media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Has our world gone all blind?

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let the media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Someone tell me ...

Ooohh, let's not cry tonight
I promise you one day it's through
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters
Ooohh, shine a light for every soul that ain't with us no more
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters

See I've known terror for quite some time
57 years so cruel
Terror breathes the air I breathe
It's the checkpoint on my way to school
Terror is the robbery of my land
And the torture of my mother
The imprisonment of my innocent father
The bullet in my baby brother
The bulldozers and the tanks
The gases and the guns
The bombs that fall outside my door
All due to your funds
You blame me for defending myself
Against the ways of my enemies
I'm terrorized in my own land (what)
And I'm the terrorist?

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let the media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Has our world gone all blind?

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let the media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Someone tell me ...

Ooohh, let's not cry tonight, I promise you one day it's through
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,
Ooohh, shine a light for every soul that ain't with us no more
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,

American , do you realize that the taxes that you pay
Feed the forces that traumatize my every living day
So if I won't be here tomorrow
It's written in my fate
May the future bring a brighter day
The end of our wait

(pause)


Ooohh, let's not cry tonight, I promise you one day it's through
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,
Ooohh, shine a light for every soul that ain't with us no more
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,

[with kids]
Ohh let's not cry tonight I promise you one day is through
Ohh my brothers! Ohh my sisters!
Ooh shine a light for every soul that ain't with us no more
Ohh my brothers! Ohh my sisters!

***

Bener kan?

Lagu ini bilang, jangan menangis… Tapi aku justru nangis pas ngerenungi maknanya.



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