With an English translation to "I Love the Life of Freedom," this is an Egyptian civil rights song. The music was written in the 1930s by the Egyptian composer, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, and the words were later written by the Egyptian poet-laureate, Ahmed Shawki. The Arab American musician-come-political activist, Stephan Said
, recorded the song on his sixth album, difrent
. Said told us his father taught him the song.