Music, Vocals and Instruments
by Maria GoJa
Lyrics, Vocals and Music Video
by Shredy Jabarin
Acre or Akko or Akka is a city famous of its strong wall. The song tells the story of a complex reality seen from my point of view upon history, religions and the human experience. I hope you like the song.
Walls of Acre
Lyrics by Shredy Jabarin
How sweet the sleepy robes were
torn up out of Europe's breast
in a middle eastern autumn night.
I wanted to sing about the walls of Acre
about the market, the carpet of Aljazar Mosque
about Ramadan, the night and the sight.
But I sing about babies armed with
plastic guns, knives and grenades
that in time grow into metal.
Between the pauses of Om Kultum
in the shisha cafe next to Abu George
I can still hear the voice
of Napoleon bombing the wall
while others start to rob the mall.
I want to answer the call
but I can't.