Beirut, Beirut...why do you charm me so?
Why do you make my heart smolder
With a never ending glow?
Beirut, Beirut...why do you captivate?
Why is it that when I see you
I feel I'm at heaven's gate?
Beirut, Beirut….how do you mesmerize?
How do your bejeweled shores
Make my heart fantasize?
Beirut, Beirut….where can you try to hide?
The buildings with the gaping holes,
The ground on which martyrs died?
Beirut, Beirut…..when will conflict ever cease?
When will terror give up its reign,
So you can be crowned with peace?
Beirut, Beirut, you sparkle so at night
When war scars are all covered up
And I can revel in your light!
Beirut, Beirut….when will you truly be?
Free from the wretched stench of war
Free to bask in your liberty.
Beirut, oh Beirut, prosper and be strong
Show the world your lovely face
For God blessings to you belong!