Kiosk – “Morteza”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FRA1zKUPgw

    1. Album: Outcome of Negotiations
    2. Uploaded on Youtube by kioskband on Dec. 2011

Kiosk is one of my favorite Iranian Music bands. This Album/song is not new but I just heard it and like dit a lot, so I transcribed the Persian lyric and translated it into English. “Morteza”, the song’s title, is a Persian male name.

Kiosk’s stinging political satire is hidden within its blues and folksy sound… Their lyrics are a social commentary on the issues that affect the daily lives of Iranians all over the world” BBC World cited in Kiosk’ facebook page.

It never rains here, but streets are wet/ Optimist cows are lining up in sausage factories, Morteza… Morteza… it won’t rain here Morteza. Only the dead are alive, while the living must die/ The chess champs are condemned to play with chimps/ Morteza… Morteza, it won’t rain here.

The dark night ‘n’ scarcity of stars, moon won’t come out here Morteza/ Behind each desert, yet another desert, Oh… it won’t rain here Morteza/ There’s only nights weighing on your shoulders when days are void/ Everybody signals left and then they turn right/ Morteza.. Morteza..it won’t rain here Morteza.They plant trees to make axe handles/ They put lions in a cage and boast about a cat’s picture Morteza… Morteza, it won’t rain here Morteza / The dark night ‘n’ scarcity of stars, moon won’t come out here Morteza/ Behind each desert, yet another desert, Oh… it won’t rain here Morteza

It never rains here, but streets are wet/ Moderate cows are negotiating with the head of sausage factory Morteza! Morteza, it won’t rain here Morteza / Cops are all thieves and thieves are all cops/ They took our dignity and in return, throw two-cent subsidy in our accounts Morteza!/ The dark night ‘n’ scarcity of stars, moon won’t come out here Morteza/ Behind each desert, yet another desert, Oh… it won’t rain here



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