Demedim Mi: Lyrics

Peace, one and all…

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In a recent post, I mentioned that I wanted to post the lyrics to one of my favourite ilahis, Demedim Mi (which means ‘Didn’t I Tell You?’).  So, here it is.  Ma sha Allah, I absolutely love this ilahi.  May God ease our weary hearts with these beautiful lyrics.

Demedim Mi (translation & lyrics courtesy of Hakkani)

Guzel asik cehrimizi cekemezsin demedim mi
Bu bir riza lokmasidir yiyemezsin demedim mi

O beautiful lover, you can’t bear our countenance, didn’t I tell you?
This is a morsel of acceptance, you cannot swallow it, didn’t I tell you?

Demedim mi demedim mi, Gonul sana soylemedim mi
Bu bir riza lokmasidir yiyemezsin demedim mi

Didn’t I tell you, didn’t I tell you, O my heart didn’t I say to you?
This is a morsel of acceptance, you cannot swallow it, didn’t I tell you.

Yemeyenler kalir nacar gozlerinden kanlar sacar
Bu bir demdir gelir gecer duyamazsin demedim mi

Those who do not eat will remain out, blood pours out from their eyes
This is a moment, it comes and goes, you cannot hear it, didn’t I tell you?

Demedim mi demedim mi, Gonul sana soylemedim mi
Bu bir riza lokmasidir yiyemezsin demedim mi

Didn’t I tell you, didn’t I tell you, O heart didn’t I say to you?
This is a morsel of acceptance, you cannot swallow it, didn’t I tell you.

Pir Sultan ALI Sahimiz HAKKA ulasir ahimiz
On iki imam katarimiz diyemezsin demedim mi

Pir Sultan Ali is our King, our sigh reaches to the Truth
The twelve Imams are our train, you can’t say, didn’t I tell you?

Demedim mi demedim mi, Gonul sana soylemedim mi
Bu bir riza lokmasidir yiyemezsin demedim mi

Didn’t I tell you, didn’t I tell you, O my heart didn’t I say to you?
This is a morsel of acceptance, you cannot swallow it, didn’t I tell you.

Ma’as salama,
Abdur Rahman

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