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14 September, 2005

A song in praise

A German band, Papermoon, released a song in tribute to Sheikh Zayed, which you can download a preview of here. Some lyrics:

For all the visions you believed in
For the goals you have achieved
And for the peaceful ways you chose
The country flourished like a rose
For all the good things you did start
We want to thank you from our hearts
Your name will echo in our heads
A name we never will forget

The music might not be to everyone's taste - it's a little bit "Eurovision" - but the sentiment transcends.



Blogger clayfuture said...

The song has a relaxing tone to it. Although the lyrics aren't so fine tuned. It's definitely Eurovision. Not my type, but a nice tribute nonetheless.

Never heard of Papermoon before. Have they performed in UAE before?

14 September, 2005 09:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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14 September, 2005 10:04  
Blogger said...

German??? wow...

14 September, 2005 11:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No comment...

I respect him (Sheikh Zayed) more than any other world leader.. even more that any of the leaders from my own country. Maybe it has to do with my living here for 25 years.

And "Anonymous" .. That was not really an appropriate response. If you knew of the selfless deeds he's done you wouldn't say the same thing (well I don't really know anything about you, since you're "anonymous" in'it??)

14 September, 2005 12:33  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Sorry guys - we have a troll. I don't know long he'll be around, but expect quite a few deleted comments.

If I delete for any other reason I will let you know, his stuff I'll just axe quickly.

14 September, 2005 12:46  
Blogger Bu3askoor said...

Wow, very interesting. All the way from Germany.

14 September, 2005 15:17  
Blogger 1Desi said...

Neat stuff! The female vocals are too 'Abba' for my taste but the Arabesque vox (rai?), guitar and 'darbouka' are nice.

Just picked this up from their discography...


Papermoon perform on “education without borders 2005” in Abu Dhabi. They play a tribute song for the father of the nation, his highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan. The song is called ”Zayed“, and Papermoon recorded it espacially for the Higher College of Technologies, Abu Dhabi.
(16. 03. 2005)

14 September, 2005 17:37  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Papermoon also did a tribute song for Hariri, you can find the lyrics here:

Wounded land
Land of cedars
Where you´re going to?
Wounded hands
Won´t you bury this strife

Mudered man
Man of visions
Will your dreams come true?
We all need
peace to come into our lives

Words cannot express how much I long to hear their tribute to Fahd...

14 September, 2005 17:48  
Blogger 1Desi said...


14 September, 2005 17:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol SD ..

I note the tone ... :)

14 September, 2005 18:04  
Blogger Hurricane_ said...

WHAT ??? Germans are singing Zayeds praise ????

14 September, 2005 19:47  
Blogger monkey16667 said...

Ha ha ha ha.


They are obviously not popular in Germany so they try to sell some records in the UAE with a little bit of brown nosing.

The sickest part of all this is that this damn band is trying to make money off someone's death. I say allow him to rest in peace and stop making a mockery of his legacy with all these so called tributes and Eurotrash songs.

15 September, 2005 16:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gulf News and most other dailies in the UAE made millions from the obituary ads that appeared after Shk Zayed's death. It would have been a fitting tribute to the President's charitable causes if they had at least donated some of this money to a worthy cause in his name. Letters to Gulf News regarding this fell on deaf ears and were never published. Greed is good?

16 September, 2005 10:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you say you wanted to buy a new Merc 500?

Charity? Where? I don't think the word exists in the dictionaries sold here!

16 September, 2005 16:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

papermoon i think they presented this album directly HH Sh Khalifa Al Nahyan!

We shud all be greatfull to late HH SH Zayed's Vision and his directives for a tolerent society.
Everybody should do their part nationals and expats alike.

Also we must not forget the Visions of HH SH Rashid Al Maktoum the late leader of Dubai.

at the time when my dad was working as a foreman for DEWA and we couldnot understand the Idea of Late Rashid as to why he wanted them to build a Electricity sub station in the middle of the desert! with no inhabitants around(today Rashidiya)

and neither did anyone understood why a modern Trading port in the middle of the desert where there wasnt any production then.

16 September, 2005 18:27  

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