Mohamed Mounir (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Mounir), an Egyptian singer known as “The King” for his wildly popular mix of classical Arabic, Nubian, jazz, reggae and pop music, released a song called “Ezzai” in February of 2011. It was banned in Egypt, but Mounir posted a version on facebook accompanied with powerful images of Tahrir, and it went absolutely viral.
People (http://www.zeit.de/2011/25/Kairo-Adel-Tawil/seite-3) are calling it the song of the revolution.
Have a look at the original video here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIKcHIWm4fU) and see what you think. Ostensibly, the lyrics are top-drawer heartbreak material—innocent enough, one would have thought—but Mubarak’s wily bureaucrats looked a bit deeper and found enough metaphorical potency to justify a ban on the song. In the plaintive mourning of a lover forgotten, it’s not hard to hear the anger and disappointment of a people let down by its leaders.
The lyrics are here (http://baysweetwater.com/2011/02/10/english-lyrics-for-ezzai-song-of-the-egyptian-revolution/), composed by Nasr Al Din Nagy.