April 4, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 3739

Saudi Songwriter Alaa Wardi Sings of Lack of Opportunities for Facebook Generation in the Arab World: Help Me Get a Visa Before I Go Crazy!

April 4, 2011
Saudi Arabia | Special Dispatch No. 3739

Following is the transcript of a song titled "Bored in Saudi Arabia," written and performed by Saudi songwriter Alaa Wardi, which was posted on the Internet and accessed on March 4, 2011:

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Alaa Wardi: "I am Alaa Wardi, and I'm living in Saudi Arabia.

"I eat, I drink, I sleep, and I spend the night on Facebook.

"I'm so bored that I wrote this song,

"And eight other songs like it, which I threw into the garbage bin.

"Oh people, save me!

"Oh people, get me a visa!

"Oh people, cut my hair before I go crazy.

"I've been living in Riyadh for nine months.

"I haven't seen any girl for a long time.

"I wanted to go to Canada, but they denied me a visa.

"The man said: "Go away, you stinking Iranian," so I told him to @[email protected]#$#!

"Oh people, save me!

"Oh people, get me a visa!

"Oh people, help! Help! Before I go crazy.

"I'm going crazy!

"They got the idea…"

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