Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm not a singer, but I sang

It was like a movie passing infront of my eyes, it took me to that chair where I was sitting facing my two professors, monsieur Jaafar and miss Lubna, during the oral exams of the second year of college!

I was really forgeting this day, but my dad reminded me of it. My father was driving me to the office and we were listinning to some french, western, Iraqi songs, then Dalida's song "je suis malade" just started. My father asked me "is it the same song that you sang infront of your professors during your oral exam? ". I was like what song and what oral exams you are talking about dady?. He said "Don't tell me you don't remember that day!".

In fact, I was realy forgeting that day, it was winter, I was waiting in the corridor of the French language departement with all my friends and colleague, untill the professors ask as one by one to enter the class, where the oral exam of comprehension was taking place.

I waited until my turn came, I was not afraid, I sat on the chair with big smile and blinked eyes, the miss Luban asked me to read a small story was in the book, and asked me several questions about it. Then Monsieur Jaafar, and because he knows me very well and know how I liked the frech songs, he asked me about my plans during the mid year holiday, I told him I have plans to meet my friends, to read and translate some Frecn songs, then he asked me what kind of songs and for whom? give me names and titles!! I was like, wow, this is my chance to speak more and more French with my nice professor, which I realy realy respect. Then I gave him several names of French singers and songs, one of them was Dalida's song.

Then he said I want you to sing it for me, it is included in the exam!, ok I knew that he was kidding about that, but I was realy shy to sing, even my voice is not that suitable to sing with it. But I said "What will I lose If I sing? I will do it", then I started..

Je ne rêve plus
Je ne fume plus
Je n'ai même plus d'histoire
Je suis seul sans toi
Je suis laid sans toi
Je suis comme un orphelin
dans un dortoir
Je n'ai plus envie
De vivre ma vie
Ma vie cesse quand tu pars
Je n'ai plus de vie
Et même mon lit
Se transforme en quai de gare quand tu t'en vas
Je suis malade
Complètement malade
Comme quand ma mère sortait le soir
Et qu'elle me laissait seul avec mon désespoir
Je suis malade
Parfaitement malade
T'arrives on ne sait jamais quand
Tu repars on ne sait jamais où
Et ça va faire bientôt deux ans
Que tu t'en fous

It was like WOW, what I have done, OMG, I was realy excited. how come I forgot that day? I wish I live one more time, over and over again, there are many happy days I lived with my friends at college, I miss them alot.
we were five girls, one of us went to Syria before finishing college, two of us married and living abroad, one of them realy far away and she mightbe a mother now, as she was in her last days of her nine months pregnancy, and another one got a job in Baghdad, and me...
nice memories from the best days of my life..


Miss Violet said...

Hello Micho, You are a singer ! i didn't know that ;). I wish i can listen to this song. I'm gonna find it on the net ,hhh.. Nice song actually . do you know Julio Iglesias ? his songs are amazing , I love a song of him called " Quelque Chose de France"... i wonder if you know it..
it's so nice to remember nice memories like this one.. but if you want my opinion your professor is so coooooool :D:D

Sandybelle said...

very nice post khala,
walla kullish 7lu,
i really hope to sing once
i sng once for my dad
اغنيه جبار مال عبد الحليم حافظ
and other once of celindion, it's all coming back.
and sur, animated cartoon songs which i love so much
be safe khala and sorry for the few visits

Touta said...

i hope you have many more happy days to come as well, and omgosh! how brave to sing. :D

Yoda said...

Oh, sweet collage days, i was like a bird back then, everything was happy and smiling to me.

May all happy days come back to our love Baghdad. inshallah ya rab

Thank you for the very nice post micho.

Say hi to lionking

Your brother YoDa

Michomeme said...

Miss Violet
Hello to you Violet, thank you for your nice comment. I'm not a good singer at all, even my vioce, it trembles when I sing..but to be honest with you I realy like to sing.

I know Julio Iglesias, he has beautifull voice. I don't know about the song, but I found it on, I'm downloading it.
Violet you can search for Dalida's song on the same site, and if you want I can send it to you on your email, but I don't have your email adress :)

Thanx 7bibty for your comment, I know you were busy with your exams.
Abdulhalim's songs are very nice..

yes Touta, singing need a lot of courage, but thanx God I had the courage in that day to was realy a good feeling..

I believe, even the sad days of college are the best ever, we shared tears, troubles, as well as happiness, smiles, love..It was the best 4 years of study.
I wish I can live it all over.
thank you for visiting sure your hello will be sent to LionKing..

Thank you my dear friends for your nice comments..

Marshmallow26 said...

Hey Micho,

You girl!! How could you muster up your talent power and sang??! Very good though.

I have heard this song for the first time back in 2003 with the beginning of the first season of the "Star Academy" Arabic show...