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Mihtagalak
(I Need You)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the pensive Arabic song "Mihtagalak", which was sung by Warda El Gaza'iriya. It is sometimes spelled as "Mehtagalak". Also included are the Arabic lyrics transliterated into the Roman alphabet so you can sing along if you like.

Note: This is not the same song as the one by the same title recorded by Nancy Ajram. The two are entirely different songs!

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

Lyrics: Omar Batiesha
Music: Salah el Sharnoubi

 

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Sung by Warda el Gaza'iriya

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Lyrics

Arabic Lyrics

English Translation

Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
Fouk ma yitsawar khayalak More than you can imagine
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
A’oumri mnil ashwaak nadalak Beyond what your imagination depicts
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
   
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
Fouk ma yitsawar khayalak More than you can imagine
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
A’oumri mnil ashwaak nadalak Beyond what your imagination depicts
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
   
Geit w lahfate qalbi sabkak B khatwiti You came and my heart yearning ahead of you by my steps and our meeting,
W illouka hadhain eidayyah el moushtakeen Embraced my hands that missed you.
Geit w lahfate qalbi sabkak B khatwiti You came and my heart yearning ahead of you by my steps and our meeting,
W illouka hadhain eidayyah el moushtakeen Embraced my hands that missed you.
   
Nifsi kourbak yibka dounya a’oumraha ma tseebni thanya I wish you were close.
W abka toul el a’omr Your closeness for life, never wither away not even for one second, and I will be for the duration of life
Toul a’oumri koubalak The duration of my life in front of you
Mihtagalak I need you.
Mihtagalak I need you.
   
Ya habibi My darling
Ya ana Oh me
Ya hidhn rouhi. Oh, the lap in which my soul lies
Geit bihoubi fouk A’azabi w fouk gourouhi. I came with my love over my suffering and wounds.
Geit w sibti eldounya di bihalha a’ashanak. I came and left the whole world alone, just for you.
Timhi koul a’azabi blahzah min hananak. So you can erase my suffering with just a second of your compassion.
W ba’inaik ashouf haqiqi addi aih hilwa el hayat. Through your eyes, I can really see how beautiful this life is.
   
W ifaiydaik tiftah tariki lamma yibka lahzah faat With your hands you can open my road. When a second passes by.
Ya habibi Oh my darling
Mihtagalak. I need you.
Aaah Mihtagalak Aaah, I need you
Fouk ma yitsawar khayalak. More than you can imagine.
Aaah Mihtagalak. Aaah, I need you.
Mihtagalak. I need you.
A’oumri mnil ashwaak nadalak. A life of yearning to you, calling upon you.
   
Elgharibah innina min shouk loukana Babka hassah innina B-awail hawana. What is strange is that I feel (due to my yearning to meet you) that we are in the beginning of the road to love
W abka lissah saa’itha bardhouh mihtagalak. and I feel I need you.
Mahma bitkarabni minnak However much you get me closer to you,
Mishtakalak I still miss you.
W abka zayi makoun koubalak bamla a’oumri bilamaal In front of you, I build my whole life on hopes and fill my eyes with your beauty
w amla a’aini min gamalak kabli ma tseebi elmakaan. before you leave the place.
   
Ya habibi Oh my darling
Mihtagalak I need you
Um ... Mihtagalak I need you
fouk ma yitsawar khayalak more than you can imagine
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
Omri mnil ashwaak nadalak More than your imagination depicts
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
   
Geit w lahfate qalbi sabkah B khatwiti ... W illouka hadhain eidayya el moushtakeen. I came and my heart yearning ahead of my steps and our meeting embraced my hands that missed you.
Geit w lahfate qalbi sabkah B khatwiti ... W illouka hadhain eidayya el moushtakeen. I came and my heart yearning ahead of my steps and our meeting embraced my hands that missed you.
   
Nifsi kourbak yibka dounya a’oumraha ma tgheib lithanya... W abka toul el a’omr .. toul a’oumri koubalak I wish you were so close. Your closeness to be for life... Never wither away not even for one second and I will be for the duration of the life ... my life ... in front of you
   
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you
Mihtagalak I need you

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Harramt Ahebbak CD Cover

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Artist: Warda
CD Title: Harramt Ahebak

 

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About the Translator

More than 100 song translations that appear on this web site, including this one, were created by Dr. Tahseen Alkoudsi. Together with his wife Kathe, Tahseen owned an import business in Lawrence, Kansas known as Cartouche.

Dr. Alkoudsi's imports business was his second career. His first career was in the service of the United Nations. Born in Damascus, Syria, he came to the U.S. for his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics, and worked in San Francisco. He joined the United Nations in Yemen, and worked in Saudi Arabia. He then joined the UNESCO Regonal Office for Arab States. He visited most of the Arab States in the course of his work, responsible for introducing computer sciences into educational facilities. For a time, he was stationed in Cairo, Egypt. He retired from that work in 1995.

Sadly, Tahseen died on Sunday, October 15, 2006. See this link for his obituary.

To me, Tahseen was so much more than a contributor to my web site. Even though we lived far apart, I saw Tahseen and Kathe several times over the years. I always appreciated their warmth and generosity. I first "met" Tahseen online back in 1997 on the med-dance list on the Internet, where he periodically posted messages. I knew he was in Lawrence, Kansas, so when a business trip arose requiring me to travel to the Kansas City area, I emailed him to say I'd be in the neighborhood. He and Kathe came to Kansas City for an evening get-together at Tasso's restaurant, and they invited several local dancers to join us. I saw them on follow-up visits to Kansas City. They vended at Rakkasah for several years, and it was always a pleasure to greet them there in the anteroom off to the left of the main stage. I also enjoyed encountering them in Egypt at the Ahlan wa Sahlan festival.

Tahseen will be missed by many.

Tahseen Alkoudsi

 

 

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