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Rachid Taha — Now or Never
Album: Zoom
Avg rating:
5.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 279









Released: 2013
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 1
كيف شفت عيونك المرة الأولى
جاني غرامك حلالي عمري
ومعاك كل حياتي
وحدك يا عمري

كيفك شفت عيونك , وشفت قلبك تاني
كيف شفت قلبك , وقلبي حناني
وكيف شفت صدرك , شفت عينيك مفتوحة
ودي معاك ودي احباب تاني

كيف شفت عيونك
It’s now or never,
المرة الأولى
Come hold me tight
جاني غرامك
Kiss me my darling,
Be mine tonight
حلالي عمري
Tomorrow
ومعاك
will be too late,
كل حياتي
It’s now or never
وحدك
My love wont wait.
يا عمري

Just like a willow,
We would cry an ocean
If we lost your love
And sweet devotion
Your lips excite me,
Let your arms invite me
For who knows when
Well meet again this way

It’s now or never,
Come hold me tight
Kiss me my darling,
Be mine tonight
Tomorrow will be too late,
It’s now or never
My love wont wait.
Comments (46)add comment
 SpinyNorma wrote:
Is it just me, or does anyone else fancy an ice-cream?
 

I came here to say just that!
Nah.
Great - now I know how to ask for a cornetto in Algerian
Yes. No Brainer!
That's a fun take on a song I've known all my life.
That's why I like rp, some unexpected but nice and interesting songs (or cover versions like that) from time to time!
 Nenelena wrote:
I repeat myself: this is a terrible and unlistenable version of this song... {#Doh}!!! 1 !!
 
I disagreed with you the first time and I hope I won't cause offence if I disagree with you again. I think this a truly wonderful cover and a rating of 5.2 from my peers forces me to disagree with them as well. Apologies for being so disagreeable. 
well !!!! very very interesting cover !  :-)
Is it just me, or does anyone else fancy an ice-cream?
Ouch
Who is the female? She's good.

Rachid Taha vu par Delphine Ghosarossian, 3 avril 2013


 BobbyCat wrote:
This Taha sounds absolutely horrible, hurts my ears. {#No}
Looks like Bill wants people to stop listening to the station and go somewhere else, cos' Taha comes back more and more often.




 
Looks like Bill has musical taste and you need to go back to listening to your local country station.
This Taha sounds absolutely horrible, hurts my ears. {#No}
Looks like Bill wants people to stop listening to the station and go somewhere else, cos' Taha comes back more and more often.



{#Sick} challamachallemachalla....
I repeat myself: this is a terrible and unlistenable version of this song... {#Doh}!!! 1 !!
yeah, I think this is pretty cool too, what a great expletive-sounding gravelly voice, contrasted so silkily with the female voice, also the instrumentation in the background offers an unusual rhythm.  Yes, great interpretation.
I think this is a pretty cool rendition of this song.
Beats the hell out of Anna Ternheim's version of Fly me to The Moon. 
 Kilroy wrote:
This guy's voice is grating and annoying. Yet, despite the numerous "1" ratings, his songs continue to get airtime... I suspect he is Bill's brother-in-law or he has illicit photos of Bill from the 80's.

I anxiously await the wannabe musicologists telling me to "open my mind" (as if being closed-minded is the reason that I do not find this man's music mellifluous).




 
This from a guy that gives a 9 to a Bruce Springsteen song... Speaking of annoying voices...
This guy's voice is grating and annoying. Yet, despite the numerous "1" ratings, his songs continue to get airtime... I suspect he is Bill's brother-in-law or he has illicit photos of Bill from the 80's.

I anxiously await the wannabe musicologists telling me to "open my mind" (as if being closed-minded is the reason that I do not find this man's music mellifluous).



{#Daisy}I really like this! Can't believe so many others rated it so low.
love it!
Excellent song. Sound quality / recording has a open surrounding feel, great drumming, suspense/tension in the delivery, haunting female vocals, familiar lyrics and melody, exotic middle eastern (Algeria/France) atmosphere.
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners and B.F. Skinner...  we love this splendiferous song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
 tutakea wrote:
thought so... not more than 5 minutes and the first racist remarks show up. embarrasing!

 
Sorry, not seeing any racism here.  The song was used to advertise Wall's Cornetto ice cream in the UK.  Disliking something doesn't warrant playing the race card.
 
casey1024 wrote:
Unusual.  Not really sure what I think about this.  I keep hearing the English words in my head.


That's because the background singer is singing in english. 
 It's not just in your head.

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And yes, many of my friends say I'm a smart ass.
Have a good day! 
 raga wrote:
eccheè 'sta monnezza??

 
Ah ah ah hai proprio ragione!!! {#Lol}

Now this is a cover not just a copy. Double wow!


He claims to be the inspiration behind the Clash's Rock the Casbah.
MAKE IT STOP!   {#Hand}
Sounds like it was recorded in the original Memphis...
eccheè 'sta monnezza??
Unusual.  Not really sure what I think about this.  I keep hearing the English words in my head.
So this song really got me to thinking.  Would I like it as much if I had never heard the original?  Possibly.  
How many other classic songs can make the transition to another language and still sound good?  
When an english speaking song is played in a foreign country does it get the bad reviews because the local populace doesn't understand the words?  
If you don't understand the lyrics, does the voice just become another instrument that lends to the melody?

All questions that will have to wait until I have more coffee.
thought so... not more than 5 minutes and the first racist remarks show up. embarrasing!

Anyone for a falafel platter from Garbanzo's (https://www.eatgarbanzo.com/menu_restaurant.php). Yummo!  Tutakea you in? {#Heartkiss}


ahhh. thanks, RP!
made my day :-)
absolutely amazing guitar work!
What is this?!? {#Stop} Stop it!! Stop it!!!!!!
 philinnz wrote:
Ho Hum from me

 
{#Yes}
OH, Hell No....terrible.{#Headache}
 bb_matt wrote:
Just one cornetto ... give it to me ...

no thanks, I'll pass - very interesting choice though, can't fault RP for being radically different :) 

 
Beat me to it there fella, how about a cover of Renee and Renato as well. Then again maybe not.
i'm in the never camp
Just one cornetto ... give it to me ...

no thanks, I'll pass - very interesting choice though, can't fault RP for being radically different :) 
Well..... this is interesting.   I kinda like it..... wouldn't want to hear it too often..... but fun and ONLY ON RP..... a good thing  {#Cheers}
BARRA-BARRA, Rachid!
Ho Hum from me