I’ve Seen

I’ve Seen – Outlandish ft. Sami Yusuf

[Chorus]
I wish you were here
Here next to me
Been missing you so
So desperately
But lately I feel
Like you feel and
I see what you see
How I’m missing you  

What happened to the ummah 
Once known so well…

[Chorus]

What happened to the ummah once known so well
Greatness was known, but now can u tell?
Used to inspire others with our way of thinking and speech
People came from afar just to hear us teach
Yo what happened to the ummah once known so well
Greatness was known, but now can u tell?
Mosques are empty, refrigerators are stocked
We lost our deen we feel secure
‘Cause our mansions are locked
In my teen years Sallah wasn’t really that tight
Now I gotta pray each one of them twice
What happened to the ummah once known so well
Greatness was known, but now can u tell?
Brother we prefer light skinned women 
While righteously maintaining our deen against racism
What happened to the ummah once known so well
Greatness was known, but now can u tell?

[Chorus]

What happened to the ummah once known so well
Greatness was known, but now can u tell?
Kids in Africa are starving – can’t afford to cry
I’ll pay the bank interest on a car I can’t afford to buy
What happened to the ummah once known so well
Greatness was known, but now can u tell?
We used to smile at each other, with faces full of light
Now we frown at each other, we bicker and we fight
Pops in the mosque praying, kids in the streets hating
Kids on the corner selling, pops in the mosque preachin’
What happened to the ummah once known so well
Greatness was known but now can u tell?
The Quran has left out hearts stranded, hanging on out walls
6232 verses, so strong
9 out of 10 of us can’t even read or write
1924 feels distant like way before Christ

[Chorus]

Que le pasó a la maza como puede ser?
La grandeza conocida no la puedo ver?
He visto como mi figura cae en tentación
A pesar de que la vida a sido buena con luz e ilusion
He pedido perdón por mis pecados
Tengo la cruz sobre mi cama y el diablo a mi lado
Que le pasó a la maza como puede ser?
La belleza conocida no la puedo ver?
He sentido incompetencia buscando la verdad
Todos dicen conocerla solo veo la maldad
Que le pasó a la maza como puede ser?
La pureza conocida no la puedo ver?

[Translation:]
What happened to the people, how can it be?
Greatness was known, but now can you tell?
I’ve watched myself fall from grace
Even though life has been good, filled with hopes and dreams
I’ve asked forgiveness for my sins
I have the cross above my bed and the devil by my side
What happened to the people, how can it be?
Beauty was known but now can you tell?

If I was to fall on my knees and ask you to forgive everything and anyone out of Love, for the One,
oh oh oh… I’ve seen
And if u were to fall on ya knees and ask me the same
Brother, don’t even think about it, lets just break out of the darkness of ignorance

[Chorus]

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2 Comments

Filed under islam, Lyrics, Poetry

2 responses to “I’ve Seen

  1. Good lyrics, I’ll have to search for that mp3, I like the song “try not to cry” by Sami Yusef feat Outlandish…I think it’s on Sami’s My Ummah album.

  2. souvenirsandscars

    Try Not To Cry is a great song. It sounds like Outlandish is becoming more mature. Compared to their first few songs, their new releases are much more meaningful and deep.
    btw, have you heard of Native Deen? Amazinngg! I especially like Stand Alone, Zamilooni, and M.U.S.L.I.M. In fact, I think I’m going to write a post about them, their so amazing!! Barak Allah fiyhon.

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