SaanSaan Qayir

from by Somali Pirates




We left the shore about a quarter past two
The fog was like a veil to the fingernail moon
A ship appeared on the horizon right in our sights
But tonight, it didn’t feel just like any other night

There was thunder – Somali thunder

Bullets started flying past my head
I turned to Yaseen but he was already dead
I cursed the sea for taking him and my family away
And I prayed to the heavens that id live to see another day

There was thunder – Somali thunder
There was lightning – Somali lightning

If I’m gonna die – its Allah’s will

I turned the skiff around and headed back to the shore
I don’t want to live, don’t want to live this life no more
And as the shore arose at the edge of the sea
I’m gonna fly right through head straight for Djibouti


from Skeg City, released August 15, 2014



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Somali Pirates San Diego, California

SOMALI PIRATES are a punk band from San Diego, CA featuring current and ex members of No Motiv, In Control, Retaliate, Gentlemen, Hammerkill, Let Em Rot, and PC Deathsquad. The Greatest Hits 7" e.p. will be released Late Oct 2012 on Camel Clutch Records. ... more

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