Can't Come In

by Country for Syria

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After many months of hard work, this is the first track from our first album, Brave As A Pigeon. Once we reach 100 downloads, we will release the next track! Help us out by sharing with your friends.

Can't Come In was written in collaboration the Resonant Rogues. Hear their version at: www.thebluegrasssituation.com/read/listen-resonant-rogues-cant-come

"Can't Come In" speaks to the paradox that refugees, immigrants, displaced and stateless people face in a world where goods, money, and weapons flow freely across borders but families and people seeking freedom, work, safety, and shelter are unwelcome.

lyrics

Oh please open up your door oh neighbor mine
though I've nothing left to give you but my time
I ain't got no place to go, I'm out here wandering in the cold
and I need a place to rest for me and mine

Oh no you can't come in
we have only just enough for all our kin
Go on move right along
ain't got nothing here that's for you but this song
ain't got nothing here that's for you but this song

Oh please open up your gate oh cousin mine
though I've nothing left to give you but this rhyme
with the labor of my hands oh I will lend to your demands
I just need a place to rest for me and mine

Oh no you can't come in
we have only just enough for all our kin
Go on move right along
ain't got nothing here that's for you but this song
ain't got nothing here that's for you but this song

Lamma el harb iddih ilbab ana biskon wen
bıtallah bilsamah bis el jirani min
bahmol shenta fiha trab libaid bruh
kilil ıssa min beyti ana mahrum

bitigbar ilehmum lemma eljar ichun
umnitmarjah allah amal chibz umilh yidum
bitigbar ilehmum lemma eljar ichun
umnitmarjah allah amal chibz umilh yihun

Translation:
(When war knocks at the door, where can I live?
I look at the sky, and I ask who my neighbors are.
I carry a suitcase full of dirt, and I go far away.
The whole story is I'm deprived of my home.

The worries get bigger, when the neighbor betrays.
And we swing on the hope that the bread and salt will last.

The worries get bigger when the neighbor betrays.
And we swing on the hope that the bread and salt will last. )

So when someone comes a'knockin at your door
if they're tired or they're hungry or they're poor
well you know just what to do, oh what you'd hope they'd do for you
at least lay them down a pallet on your floor

and tell them welcome in, we have just more than enough for all our kin
we know your road's been long
so please sit with me and sing your favorite song
oh please sit with me and sing your favorite song

credits


Music by:
The Resonant Rogues

Lyrics:
The Resonant Rogues and Bashar Balleh

Produced by:
Owen Harris

Audio Engineer:
Hakan Iğsız

Owen Harris: Piano, Vocals
Bashar Balleh: Guitar, Vocals
Jan Pavelka: Trumpet
Peter Salvucci: Saxophone
Kardelen Ömer: Violin
Başak Oktay Harris: Ukulele
Larry Klein: Bass
Basel Alkar: Cajon
Waddah Aizouki: Oud

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Country For Syria Istanbul, Turkey

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country for syria is an istanbul-based international music collective. with members hailing from the us, syria, turkey, czech republic, and france, it's mission is to help refugees and those affected by conflict. ... more

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