A Song for the Lebanese Army by Nancy Ajram, Assi el Hellani, Wael Kfoury, Nawal El Zoghbi and Samir Sfeir: Jeish Lebnan

Because the only thing our singers and artists do when it comes to them being “active” is to, well, sing about it, we have a brand new song for the Lebanese Army.

Written by Nizar Francis and composed by Samir Sfeir, who also sings on it, the song is what you’d expect a song like it to be: dabke-ready with overly patriotic lyrics along with copious use of tebyid tnajer.

Kan sa3b l 3eish wel nas khifanin. Sar 3enna jeish wel jeish lebnani.

Life was hard and people were scared. And then we had an army, the Lebanese Army.

I’m not sure if it’s the collective of these five artists having millions of dollars among them but life is still hard for almost everyone else and people are still scared. But yes, let’s sing about it. Because that is the best way to support the army.

Majd Lebnan houwi jeish Lebnan.

The glory of Lebanon is the Lebanese Army.

I won’t even comment on that sentence.

You can listen to that song, which I think is absolutely useless, here:

If these artists wanted to support the army, how about they stop singing about it to make money and open up their credit cards and start donating?

I’m sure our army would appreciate their cash more than their song.

Oh wait. That’s what the Lebanese are good at. We’re all talk (or singing) and no show. Yalla 3al dabk√© fida l jeish!

9 thoughts on “A Song for the Lebanese Army by Nancy Ajram, Assi el Hellani, Wael Kfoury, Nawal El Zoghbi and Samir Sfeir: Jeish Lebnan

  1. There comes a point when you’re just bitching about evey little thing that is happening around you. These artists are trying to do something good the only way they know how. How about you stop writing angry posts about every little thing and actually do something to help.

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    • This is not bitching. This is simply highlighting something. These same artists (I think all of them) have done songs for the Lebanese Army before. These artists are taking the “easy” way on their wallets in doing what you think is the only way they know how to help.
      Artists everywhere else donate when there’s a cause they want to support or an organization. Except here. Here, we sing about it.
      Will the song be sold somewhere? I doubt. THerefore, the song won’t have any revenue that will go towards the army and it will stay as that: a song that will get people talking for a couple of days.

      How will the army benefit from a song again?

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    • I agree with you on this Hasan. We need a better army – a reliant army – better security. I don’t understand how government institutions like the police and the army is disgraced by its own people.

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  2. I believe that by writing this post you’re doing nothing for your country neither, but at least them they’re singing for their country so stop criticizing them when you’re not better …

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    • I don’t have their means to do anything for my country. I’m not sitting upon millions of millions of dollars that can help the army in a way a song can’t.
      If you think singing and singing about the same thing again and again (these artists have done songs for the army before) helps, then be my guest.

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  3. My father is from Lebanon but I was born in Germany. I don’t understand that much Arabic =( Can anybody translate it or send me a link or something, so I can understand what they are singing and what exactly you’re arguing about?? Would be much appreciated, thanks a lot!

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  4. Well , we’re not here to argue about the lebanese army ! They can’t help with dollars cz u should knw that we are ruled by Liers who are Stealin’ our money for nothing ! Many have done a lot to help but The money went to other pockets ! So let’s be clear .. either we change all the Governement or nothin will change .. We have to wake up ! God helps ..

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  5. Elie mr stupid! Have u ever heard of emotional support? Do u know that emotional support is everything these days? This songs builds a union stupid so really stop bitching like a baby girl! When artists sing for their Army, i know this army withh appreciate it and build self esteem and power! So plz i beg u i kiss ur head just shut up and never under estimate a lebanese song for the army and never under estimate what we r capable of doing coz dnt forget lebanon is build in emotions! If u wana do sth go start a campaign and donate money for our army and ill be the first to donate! But ur idea of singers donating is also not bad! But plz never ever say this song is useless! I live abroad and this song gives me power and emotional stability u useless piece of garbage! Ur the useless coz look at our critics! Everybody disagrees with you! Your a disgrace!

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