English Translation of "Salaam Afghanistan" from CD Salaam
From this vagrant soul,
-this wandering traveler-
From this land of loneliness,
Hail on dear Kabul!
Hail on Afghanistan!
I am in a timeless journey of wandering,
Far away from the skirt of “Kabul River”
Weary hearts’ pilgrimage is calling me
Where to go to escape the grief of my heart?
The heaven is punishing me for no sin
I am an orphan in a murderer’s claw
I am the voice of a martyred nation
I am the aged “Rabab” of wound and endurance
Farhad Darya, Lyrics: Yama Nashir Yakmanesh