From the Arabic Top 10 – April 2014 “Ma Tegi Hena” by Nancy Ajram
It’s time to check out the Arabic Top 10 charts again! This month Nancy Ajram is back on the charts with “Ma Tegi Hena” or “Come Over Here”. Even if you don’t recognize her name, I can almost guarantee you’ve heard some of Nancy Ajram’s other big hits, including Akasmak Ah, Lawn Eioynak and Ah Wa Noss!
“Ma Tegi Hena” is the #1 song this week. This one has a nice relaxed but fun tempo for dancing, especially for dancing with audience members, which is how I most often use Arabic pop in performance. The video is fun and colorful, with a surprising little plot twist at the end. Check it out here:
When my translation connection gave me the lyrics, I was surprised at how romantic they are. In light of the video, they seem to be kind of a tease and insincere, but without the video context, this song could be taken as just romantic. Decide for yourself.
“Ma Tegi Hena” (Come Over Here)
Come over here so I can love you and live around you
You are my world and I will die if someone else touches you
Come over here. Complete my soul. I am your other half and I am your future
Our love is great and I am not naive. It is clear that tomorrow I am the one who will care for you the most.
I have good intentions toward you and you must come over here
You can’t run away from me as I am a master in finding you.
I am just an ordinary girl and you must come over here. I am a girl and you can fool me with just nice words
Tell me your love me. I am just an ordinary girl.