Safia Elhillo, Date Night with Abdelhalim Hafez

the story goes                 my father would never unwrap a piece of gum
without saving half for my mother          the story goes
my mother saved all the halves in a jar                  that’s not the point
i’m not looking for anything serious       just someone to watch
my plants when I’m gone           (you can sing now if you want to)
they’re worried no one will marry me     i have an accent in every language
i want to be left alone but            that’s not how you make grandchildren
i can’t go home with you       home is a place in time
(that’s not how you get me                     to dance)
I’m not from here         i’m not from anywhere
i mean to say    i don’t know that song