Forgive Me When I Whine

Melody by Zain Bhikha. Words (unknown)
Performed by Zain Bhikha

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Today, upon a bus I saw a girl with golden hair,
And in my heart I wished that I was just as fair
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle
She had one leg and wore a crutch, but as she passed, a smile
Oh Allah, Oh Allah, forgive me when I whine
I have 2 legs to walk upon and the world is mine

I stopped to buy some candy
met a boy who had such charm
We talked, he seemed so happy
if I were late, it do no harm
And as I left, he said to me
“Thank you, you’ve been so kind
It’s nice to talk with folks like you
You see,” he said, “I’m blind”
Oh Allah, Oh Allah, forgive me when I whine
I have 2 eyes to see the world and the world is mine.

Later that day on my way
I saw a boy with eyes of blue
He watched the other children play
he did not know what to do
I stopped a moment, then I said
“Why don’t you join the others, dear?”
He kept on looking straight ahead and then I knew he could not hear
Oh Allah, Oh Allah, forgive me when I whine
I have 2 ears to hear the world and world is mine

With legs to take me where I’d go
With eyes to see the sunset glow
With ears to hear what I’d know
Oh the world is mine

I stopped for a moment
just look how much I have
Everywhere, in all our lives, these are His signs

Oh Allah, Oh Allah, forgive me when I whine
I have two legs to walk upon, and the world is mine
Oh Allah, Oh Allah, forgive me when I whine
I have two ears to hear the world
and the world is mine