Matadjem Yinmixan
Tinariwen Lyrics


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MATADJEM YINMIXAN (Why all this hate between you)

MATADJEM YINMIXAN SARHREMT YARATAN
Why all this hate between you which you teach your children

TOJAWAN ALRHALEM TATERARAWAN
The world looks at you and surpasses your understanding
WAR TOLIHAM ID'KOUFAR WAR TOLIHAM D'ARABAN
You who resemble neither a westerner nor an Arab

TOMANAM ISTIWSATEN TIDIT TINDARAWAN
Your faith in the tribes blinds you to the truth

WADA AL ASSAWKA IYALAH WALAIYEN DOWAN ADAHAR
Even if God were to send a blessing down for you to share





D'IMIDINET TAFLIST IS WADEK ATEKDAR
With a friend, they will only betray your confidence.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Tinariwen's "Matadjem Yinmixan" address the issue of hate and the harm it causes. The opening line "Why all this hate between you which you teach your children" questions the origins of hate and how it is propagated through generations. The second line "The world looks at you and surpasses your understanding" suggests that those who perpetuate hate do not fully comprehend the consequences of their actions. The following lines suggest that those who engage in hate do not fit into traditional categories, neither westerners nor Arabs, and that their faith and loyalty to their tribes impede their ability to see the truth.


The final two lines of the song offer a bleak outlook on the possibility of change. The phrase "Even if God were to send a blessing down for you to share" suggests that even divine intervention would not be enough to bridge the gap between those who hate and those who are their potential victims. The last line, "With a friend, they will only betray your confidence," serves as a cautionary warning that even within one's own tribe or community, trust may be hard to come by if hate is present.


Overall, "Matadjem Yinmixan" is a powerful commentary on the dangers of hate, the complexity of ideological divides, and the difficulty of finding common ground.


Line by Line Meaning

MATADJEM YINMIXAN SARHREMT YARATAN
Why is there so much animosity between you that you are passing on to your children?


TOJAWAN ALRHALEM TATERARAWAN
The world is watching and surpasses your comprehension.


WAR TOLIHAM ID'KOUFAR WAR TOLIHAM D'ARABAN
You don't identify with Westerners nor Arabs.


TOMANAM ISTIWSATEN TIDIT TINDARAWAN
Your tribal beliefs cloud your vision and prevent you from seeing the truth.


WADA AL ASSAWKA IYALAH WALAIYEN DOWAN ADAHAR
Even if God bestowed a blessing upon you to share, your so-called 'friends' would still backstab you.




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@abdelkarimmaatallah2538

جمال الآداء الإيقاعي و التناسق الصوتي يضفي على هذه المقطوعة سحر الصحراء وهدوء سكانها وجَمَالَ طبيعتها بكل ما فيها .
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ماتاجم يانمكاسن ساغرمت ياراتن = ماذا تفعلون بالكره تدرسونه لاولادكم
مرحبا بكم

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@DreamyPoet59

I want go AFRICA and lay under stars and hear this beautiful Mucic~~The message is real~~

@dandani71

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