Lowkey - Heroes Of Human History Lyrics




[Mai Khalil:]
Are you all all alone, only you in history?
Are you all all alone, only you in history?

[Lowkey:]
Al-Khwarizmi estimated the circumference of the globe
At a time when Europe thought the earth was flat
And couldn't tell the time of day, the astrolabe paved the way
For the clock now I'm about to turn it back
Was the medicine of Ibn Sina perceived as backwards
When Oxford scholars deemed bathing a heathen practice?
History from Aristotle to Al-Kindi as we gather
Innovations of Ibn Haytham to da Vinci and the camera
Ask Roger Bacon, Galileo and Adelard of Bath
Ibn Shatir before Copernicus, century and a half
House of wisdom, books waiting gold, answers to conundrums
Cheng Ho sailed the sea before da Gama and Columbus
You are not who they say you are, you're blessed with a choice
Here since the 700's, look at King Arthur’s [?] coins
You can do whatever it is that you wanna do
There's a crater named after Al-Ma'mun on the moon
So fly

[Mai Khalil:]
Are you all all alone, only you in history?
Are you all all alone, only you in history?

[Lowkey:]
Civilisations build on each other, not each to their own
My question: If people are equal like the teeth of a comb
Were Jahiz, Mansa Musa, Malik Najashi; Abeed?
I didn't think so but it seems Shaabi, nasi what I need
Check yourself, check Raphael's depiction of Ibn Rushd
Think twice, study history, give it a different look
Curriculum's literally littered with pitfalls of ridicule
Fatima al-Fihri founded one of the oldest still-existing schools
It's deeper than some rhymes I'm providing for the listener
No surprise for a spitter, the word cypher came from ṣifr
Is the next Younis Mahmoud among four million orphaned babies?
What if Yusra Mardini wasn't able to swim to safety?
It could be Steve Jobs is starving under hisar
It would be Zaha Hadid just died in an infijar
Through your veins flow [?] Gilgamesh and Abu Nuwas
Your future's bigger than the pain of your present and your past
Just shine

[Mai Khalil:]
Are you all all alone, only you in history?
Are you all all alone, only you in history?

[Lowkey:]
Condemned as the wretched of the earth, we strive to be free
Fanon struggled for independence he wasn't alive to see
The countrification, alienation, souls left so scarred
Idarat altawahish decapitations on postcards
The occupier left behind all forms of stigma
Insidious settlement of the mind is more malignant
From the ashes of war, no phoenix, that human is lost
They learnt idarat altawahish from ensuing the cost
We learnt resistance from Morheeba Korshid and Lela Khaled Learnt about Jamal from Bu Azza, Abu Basha and Bouhired
If Abdelkader was reburied in Al-Jaza'er that's the
Proof return will come for the diaspora of the nakba
Not the first or the last to break free from the guillotine
Yesterday Aljazair, tomorrow Philistine
Not the first or the last to break free from the guillotine
Yesterday Aljazair, tomorrow Philistine

[Mai Khalil:]
Are you all all alone, only you in history?
Are you all all alone, only you in history?
Are you all all alone, only you in history?





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  1. alien queen

    I love your new album✌

  2. Forsaken Pumpkin

    Been wanting to hear a song like this for a long time.

  3. El-Andalussi

    Baraka Allahu feekum ...

  4. Blessed

    If you ask about it,they say it's not part of the curriculum (uk schools,colleges and universities)
    Then they wonder why so many brain dead nazis in this country.

  5. TariqBinJayed Mushfiq

    MashaAllah... full of great information about our history throughout

  6. Ali Alsafar

    What does the chorus mean?

    Whaacht Mtumbu Chimjagat

    I think that one ethnicity assumes they're the only ones who exist in history when it comes to discoveries and inventions of the past.

    Whaacht Mtumbu Chimjagat

    That's just my assumption, I don't know what he actually means

    Verax

    @Whaacht Mtumbu ChimjagatActually, the Western world as a whole.

  7. reflection111

    Apart from the incredible amount information in this song, lines like "your future's bigger than your present and your past" and "insidious settlement of the mind is more malignant" are mantras to inspire hope, defiance and empowerment!🔥✊🏾💚

  8. Rupshiano P.

    Yezzzirrrr!!!!!!! Str8 Up and Down Famm🇺🇸🇬🇧

  9. hana fitzsimon

    💪🔥🔥🔥

  10. KooliSkey

    While we're on the topic. Abbas Ibn Firnas was the first person to take flight and live to speak of it, his flight was longer than the Wright brothers'. It inspired Davinci's model for a flying vehicle which was the inspiration for the Wright Brothers' model. He also has a crater named after him on the moon. We need to speak more about these eastern figures that have made great strides in many different fields.

    El-Andalussi

    Please not "... about these eastern figures ..." but muslim figures. The purpose of the word "eastern" is to hide islamic origin of these scientists ...

    Forsaken Pumpkin

    ​@El-Andalussi but Islam is just a fraction of Arabic history and you can't define and entire history based on a single religious period so it's easier to generalise with geography.
    Babylonians were not Islamic yet look what they achieved, the Persians were not Islamic yet look what they achieved, Egyptians were not Islamic yet look what they achieved.


    The term "Eastern" isn't specific to a religious period, it's specifically classed as a geographical concept for a reason.

  11. CHACH 3GAZA

    #freepalestine #israelijewishterrorism

  12. Sophie Jubeh

    مية بالمية

  13. ria walton

    Hi all .with love from Networking Human Rights .proud of you all x

  14. Verax

    Brilliant song! 👏🏻 This is what our muslim youth of today need to know.

    Rosa Mª Benito Presencia

    Not only muslims, everybody has the right to know more about it.

  15. Verax

    There's a crater named after Al-Ma'mun on the moon.

  16. Nauman Mohammad

    ❤️❤️❤️💯💯💯💯💯

  17. Rakel Vali

    Ma shaa Allah ❤

  18. M7md_zz

    I love this song, Kareem is paying homage for great eastern scientists and activists not only because they were great scientists, but he actually learned from them.

    El-Andalussi

    Essalaam. They were also western. As the ones from Andalussia and Maghreb. Muslim scientists were very innovative and kicked off western scientific development in all fields ...