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Lyrics and Translation of The Silent Half by Daal Band

Music coming out of Iran these days has taken over by storm whatever Persian pop music was once coming out of LA. I can honestly say that I rarely ever hear music from the outside anymore and with good reason. There are so many talented, homegrown musicians (and I mean real musicians) and singers, and it’s time people heard more of what’s coming out of Iran. I was introduced to Daal Band by a student of mine who brought me their latest album, White Raven. Their style of traditional instruments and vocals with a modern twist reminded me of Dang Show, another band I really like. Hope you enjoy one of my favorite tracks off the album. Here are the lyrics and translation of The Silent Half (Nimeye Khâmush in Persian) by Daal Band.

Discover one of Iran's most popular bands, Daal Band, and improve your Persian with the lyrics and translation of the song The Silent Half.

kâsh mikhândi dar gooshe donyâ / if only you could sing in the world’s ear

âvâzi ke mânde dar galuyat / the song trapped in your throat

kâsh par begirad parandeye to / if only your bird could fly

az poshte mileye ârezuyat / from behind the cage of your desires

kâsh jân begirad sedâye âzâdi ru dar ruyat / if only the sound of freedom would revive in front of you

 

to mahkume omri sokuti / you are sentenced to a lifetime of silence

man az darde to mishekastam / I’m broken by your pain

to mipichi dar bisedâyi / you writhe in silence

man amâ ham sedâye to hastam / but I’m your voice

mâ miravim az shab agar bâz / we’ll conquer this night again

dastat bâshad dar dastam / if your hands are in mine

 

kâsh jân begirad sedâyat / if only your voice would revive

ey kâsh jân begirad sedâyat

kâsh jân begirad sedâyat

ey kâsh jân begirad sedâye âzâdi âzâdi âzâdi ru dar ruyat / if only the sound of freedom would revive in front of you

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Discover one of Iran's most popular bands, Daal Band, and improve your Persian with the lyrics and translation of the song The Silent Half.

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  • E
    31 August 2018 at 12:38

    Hello Pontia,

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful, haunting song by Daal Band! 🙂 I really liked being able to read the lyrics in Farsi and English. Although, sadly, my Farsi is limited to only a few words. I really enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.
    Blessings, E

    • Pontia
      1 September 2018 at 18:18

      Thank you so much for reading 🙂 Im glad you enjoyed the song!