My wife sent me a link to this video. It's ironic: she, having spent a good chunk of her teenage years in Saudi Arabia, found it really funny; and I, who have never been and have no intention of going there, found it really sad. Of course, the "I want to get out, but can't" attitude rings true, but the situation in my native Egypt is hardly as difficult as it is for this Iranian rocker living in Saudi Arabia.

Here is a rough translation of the lyrics:

I am Alaa Wardi, I live in Saudi Arabia

I eat, drink, sleep, and spend my nights on Facebook

I am so nauseated (bored) that

I wrote this song

and 8 more songs like it

then threw them down the trash bin

Oh Shabab (guys), save me

Oh Shabab, get me a visa

Oh Shabab, they cut my hair

and before I go crazy

For nine months, I have been in Riyadh

Haven't seen a girl, for a long time

I wanted to go to Canada

But couldn't get the Visa

He (the consulate guy) said: go to Iran, scum

I responded: F**** your sister

Oh Shabab (guys), save me

Oh Shabab, get me a visa

Oh Shabab, help! help!

and before I go crazy

Got the idea?

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