Posts with category - “Halalmixed” Songs

“Redemption” (My Parody to Shawn Mendes “Stitches”)

“Redemption” (Parody to Shawn Mendes “Stitches”)

I thought your foils would be no more
But I’ve learned the world was made to make me sore
It can cut deeper than a knife
But I have a Being to breathe me back to life

Got a feeling that I’m going under
But I know that I’ll make it out alive
With His help I’ll come out much stronger
Move on

Yes I may bleed until I can’t breathe
Shaking, falling onto my knees
But now I know of your deception
Got time for redemption
Tripping over myself
Aching, begging God to come help
Yes now I know of your deception
Got time for redemption

Just like a moth drawn to a flame
Oh, you lured me in, I couldn’t sense the pain
Your bitter heart cold to the touch
I don’t wanna reap what I sow
Cuz I can repent on my own

Got a feeling that I’m going under
But I know that I’ll make it out alive
With His help I’ll come out much stronger
Move on

Yes I may bleed until I can’t breathe
Shaking, falling onto my knees
But now I know of your deception
Got time for redemption
Tripping over myself
Aching, begging God to come help
Yes now I know of your deception
Got time for redemption

[x3:]
Needle in the thread,
Gotta get you out of my head
Needle in the thread,
With God I’ll transcend

Needle in the thread,
Gotta get you out of my head, get you out of my head

Yes I may bleed until I can’t breathe
Shaking, falling onto my knees (falling on my knees)
But now I know of your deception
Got time for redemption (Got time for redemption)
Tripping over myself,
Aching, begging God to come help (begging, “Allah, please.”)
Yes now I know of your deception
Got time for redemption

(Yes now I)
Know of your deception
Got time for redemption

(Yes now I)
Know of your deception
Got time for redemption

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My “halalmixed” parody to Sia’s “Chandelier”

Here is a parody I wrote for Australian singer Sia’s “Chandelier”. Her vocal range for this song is powerful and impressive.
The original song is about a young woman’s justification and struggle with her addiction to drinking, my version is about a different type of “drink”. :)

Warrior souls don’t get hurt
Can’t help but fight, against ego’s might
They push it down, push it down

Calling out to One, for that taste of Union,
Mind’s clearin’ up, from all mundane thought.
They aim for Love, aim for Love

One Two Three, One Two Three, drink
One Two Three, One Two Three, drink
One Two Three, One Two Three, drink
From the pool of transcendence

I’m gonna shine like the chandelier
Like the chandelier!
I’m gonna pray like tomorrow doesn’t exist
Like it doesn’t exist!
I’m gonna rise like he* did on Miraj,
Feel my tears as they fly!
I’m gonna shine like the chandelier
Like the chandelier!

Cuz I’m longing hard for His light, won’t stop now won’t open my eyes
Keep my tongue full until morning light, ’cause I’m longing hard through the night
My Lord, I’m holding on for Your light, won’t stop now won’t open my eyes
Keep my heart full until morning light, ’cause I’m holding on for Your light
All through the night

Sun is up, past Fajr time
Gotta get out now, rise and climb
Work in His Name, Work in His Name

One Two Three, One Two Three, drink
One Two Three, One Two Three, drink
One Two Three, One Two Three, drink
From the pool of transcendence

I’m gonna shine like the chandelier
Like the chandelier!
I’m gonna pray like tomorrow doesn’t exist
Like it doesn’t exist!
I’m gonna rise like he did on Miraj,
Feel my tears as they rise!
I’m gonna shine like the chandelier
Like the chandelier!

Cuz I’m longing hard for His light, won’t stop now won’t open my eyes
Keep my tongue full until morning light, ’cause I’m longing hard through the night
My Lord, I’m holding on for Your light, won’t stop now won’t open my eyes
Keep my heart full until morning light, ’cause I’m holding on for Your light
All through the night

All through the night
‘Cause I’m holding on for Your light
Oh, I’m holding on for Your light
All through the night
All through the night
‘Cause I’m holding on for Your light
‘Cause I’m holding on for Your light
Oh, I’m holding on for Your light
All through the night
All through the night

*Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)

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My Parody to “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt

“You’re Beautiful”

My life is brilliant.

My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
He’s like an angel.
Of that I’m sure.
He smiled at me at the doorway.
He’s a veil of God’s beauty
But I won’t lose no sleep on that,
‘Cause I work for His duty

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
I sensed your soul in a crowded world,
I wonder at all you do,
I see God’s beauty through you.

Yes, he caught my eye,
As we walked on by.
He could see from my face that I was,
Flying high.
And I don’t think that I’ll see him again,
But we shared a moment that will last ’til the end.

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
I sensed your soul in a crowded world,
I wonder at all you do,
I see God’s beauty through you.

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
I sensed your soul in a crowded world,
But it’s time to face the truth,
It’s God’s beauty that shines through you.

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My “Halal” Parody to “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s

This song is so beautiful and also one of my favorites, I had to do a parody on the lyrics. :)

It’s a love conversation between Rabia al Adawiyah (A sincere lover of God and saint) and God:
Rabia’s words are not italicized.

Hey there, Beloved
What’s it like to be Your wali?
I’m a thousand veils away
But Lord, I’m lost in Your vast Beauty
Yes I am…
Heaven can’t shine as bright as You
I swear it’s true…

Hey there, Beloved
How I long to see Your Presence
You’re right here when I get lonely
Give my song another listen
Hear my cry…
Listen to my prayer, it’s no disguise
On You I rely…

Oh it’s what You do to me…
Oh it’s what You do to me…
Oh it’s what You do to me…
Oh it’s what You do to me…
What You do to me…

Hey there, Rabia
Don’t you worry about the distance
I’m right here if you get lonely
Give this surah another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to Qur’an, it’s My disguise
I’m by your side

Hey there, Rabia
I know times are getting rough
But just believe Me, girl
Someday You’ll ride with wisdom on the earth
All will be good
You’ll have the life I knew you would
My word is good

Oh it’s how you long for Me…
Oh it’s how you long for Me…
Oh it’s how you long for Me…
Oh it’s how you long for Me…

A thousand veils seem pretty deep
But I’ve got love, and praise, and deeds
I’d walk to You if I had no other way
The people all make fun of me
And we’ll just laugh along because we know
That none of them have felt this way
Beloved, I can promise You
That by the time that we get through
My world will never ever be the same
And You I Praise

Hey there, Beloved
I’ve got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to You
Would cast Your glance this way
I’d write it all
Even more in love with You I’d fall
Across the world I hear Your call,
My dear Beloved, here’s to You
Your Love is all…

Oh it’s what You do to me…
Oh it’s what You do to me…
Oh it’s what You do to me…
Oh it’s what You do to me…
What You do to me…

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“Free Me”: Halal Parody of “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer

Now I can sing one of my childhood’s favorite songs without feeling bad about the lyrics!
Now it is a love poem and plea to God:

Free me…out of the empty shadow
Slowly…I climb the bright, bright path
Swing, swing…dizzy in Your light
I walk to you and You will run to me!

Oh, free me…beneath this clouded twilight
Lead me…up the ascending flight
See my open hand
Strike up the band and make my soul’s fire dance
Spirit’s so sparkling
So free me…

Free me… out of my broken hard heart
Forgive me…for all my wretched flaws
Bring, bring…bring Your mercy vast
I’ll take the trail marked on Your sacred map!

Oh, free me…beneath this clouded twilight
Lead me…up the ascending flight
See my open hand
Strike up the band and make my soul’s fire dance
Spirit’s so sparkling
So free me…

So free me…

So free me…

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All About That Soul (Parody of M. Trainor’s “All about that Bass”)

A friend recently told me about a parody to this song, I had never heard of the original before. I didn’t like it at first, but the rhythm caught on with me and I “halalmixed” it. :) Now it’s great to sing!

“All About That Soul”

You know
It’s all about the soul.
‘bout the soul, not body!
I’m all about that soul.
‘bout the soul, not body.
I’m all about that soul.
Make you whole, awaken!
I’m all about that soul,
That’s the goal.

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I value modesty
I try to move it, move it
On my heart’s odyssey
Let’s make some room room for guidance in this place.
Cuz real beauty is sacred you cannot replace.

I see the magazine workin’ that Photoshop
We know that stuff ain’t real
C’mon now, make it stop
You got the beauty built in, just wake it up!
‘Cause every inch of you is sacred
From the bottom to the top

Yeah, my Prophet he told me don’t worry ’bout what’s outside…
That God looks at our hearts and intentions for Him to decide.
His mercy, His love and sincerity descends in here…
Let us polish those hearts and reflect those traits bright and clear.

You know
It’s all about the soul.
‘bout the soul, not body!
I’m all about that soul.
‘bout the soul, not body.
I’m all about that soul.
Make you whole, awaken!
I’m all about that soul,
That’s the goal

Let us bring beauty back
Prophetic character is what we’re at;
Those who don’t got it, that’s the greatest lack.
I’m here to tell ya
Every inch of you is sacred from the bottom to the top

Yeah, my Prophet he told me don’t worry ’bout what’s outside
That God looks at our hearts and intentions for Him to decide.
His mercy, His love and sincerity descends in here…
Let us polish those hearts and reflect those traits bright and clear.

You know
It’s all about the soul.
‘bout the soul, not body!
I’m all about that soul.
‘bout the soul, not body.
I’m all about that soul.
Make you whole, awaken!
I’m all about that soul,
That’s the goal.
(3X)

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Light upon Light (duet song)

There is an English medieval folk song about a young lady who tells an inquisitive older gentlemen that she will marry only at her will. This has turned into a very popular acapella song with many repeats and multiple singers singing at different octaves. Thus it becomes very beautiful and mystical. I have altered the lyrics and took inspiration from this famous and beautiful ayah in the Qur’an:

God is the Light of the heavens and the earth…Light upon light! God guides to His Light whom He wills.
24:35 (section)

Light upon Light
(Islamixed parody to Medieval British Folk Song “Rose, Rose, Will I Ever See you Wed?”)

Duet (1st person begins first, 2nd person will always be one line behind)

Nur, Nur, Nur, Nur
Shining bright upon the world
Soaring from our Gracious Lord
Rabbi, we’re at Your door

Reigning over
Heaven and earth
Guiding whom He wills good for
Nur ala Nur

Fill the universe and us with light
Spread mercy like rain
Light upon light (1st person sings this line twice)

I found a 3 part round (3 singers) here of the original lyrics on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6goU7EVriMQ
Please excuse the title, it merely says “dirty” only because they recorded themselves singing it in a dusty and dirty stairwell of the music department.

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“You and Me” by Lifehouse (Halalmixed)

“You and Me” (Halalmixed), original lyrics by Lifehouse:

What day is it? [Day of Arafah] And in what month? [Dhul Hijjah]
This heart never seemed so alive
I can’t keep up and I can’t back down
I’ve been losing so much time…

‘Cause it’s You [God] and me and all of the people [on the plain of Arafah]
We’re standing in need, our hands up in plea…
And it’s You and me and all of the people
And I don’t know why I can’t keep my mind off of You…

What are the things that I want to say
Just aren’t coming out right
I’m tripping on words, You got my head spinning
I hope I say everything I need to

Cause it’s You and me and all of the people
With nothing to lose, nothing to prove
And it’s You and me and all of the people
And I don’t know why I can’t keep my mind off of You

Something my soul feels now
I can’t quite figure out
Everything You do is beautiful
Everything You do is right

Cause it’s You and me and all of the people
We’re yearning in need, our hands up in plea…
And it’s You and me and all of the people
And I don’t know why I can’t keep my mind off of

You and me and all of the people
With nothing to lose and nothing to prove
And it’s You and me and all of the people
And I don’t know why I can’t keep my mind off of You

What day is it? And in what month?
This heart never seemed so alive…

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