Enjoying this new Botbol CD on a snowy Sunday afternoon. No liner notes, though. Darn! But it does include the well-known Yah Rayah by Dahmane Harrachi:
How many overpopulated countries and empty lands have you seen ?
How much time have you wasted?
How much time have you yet to lose?
Oh stranger in those foreign lands you’ve got to give many sacrifices
Destiny and Time follow their course and yet you ignore that fact of course.
Why is your heart so sad, why are you so miserable like this?
Hardship will never last and you may learn or build something.
Days won’t last, just as your youth and mine didn’t.
Oh poor fellow who missed his chance just as I missed mine
Eh, traveller let me give you a piece of advice to follow right away
Look out for your best interest before you sell or buy anything.
Hey, sleepy one, I’ve heard about you
What happened to you has happened to me too,
This is it til the heart returns to its Creator.