Nai's "Give us our Childhood" at the House of Commons on Dec 8, 2017

Read the story behind the song below the video 

Nai Kids sang this song at House of Commons on Dec 8, 2016 to mark the one year anniversary of the arrival of the first plane of Syrian refugees in Canada. 
This is what a "fan" wrote to us after the performance: 
"I would like to sincerely thank you and CultureLink for giving the Syrian children the chance to sing today at the House of Commons. It was such an amazing performance and I was so touched by it - it made me cry..

Thank you so much for being so helpful and for providing them with this opportunity of passing their message of love and peace, gratitude and thanks for Canada for being their new home, and singing "Give us a chance"..

The song they sang in 3 languages, Give us a Chance - Give us Childhood - Sauvez L'Enfance- by Remi Bandali is one that we love dearly. Remi Bandali sang it when she was just 4 years old, in Arabic, English, and French, 30+ years ago. I actually attended the performance of Remi Bandali in Amman, Jordan when she was 4 years old when I was a kid. At that time, there was the Lebanese war... Today, the Syrian Refugees were singing it at the House of Commons in Canada... this was so amazing... "

Here's the lyrics in Arabic French and English

جينا نعيدكم… بالعيد منسألكم
Jeena N’ayedkon … Bel-Eid Mnes’alkon
We’ve came to wish you happy holidays … and during the holidays we ask you

ليش ما في عنا… لا أعياد ولا زينة
Lesh Ma Fee ‘Enna … La ‘Ayyad Wala Zeineh
Why is that we do not have any holidays or decorations

يا عالم
Ya ‘Alam
Ye , World
أرضي محروقة

Ardhi Mahroo’a
My land is burned down

أرضي حرية مسروقة
Ardhi Huriyyeh Masroo’a
My land is stolen freedom

سمانا عم تحلم… عم تسأل الأيام
Samana ‘Am Tehlam … ‘Am Tes’al El-Ayam
Our sky is dreaming , asking the days

وين الشمس الحلوة… ورفوف الحمام
Wein Esh-Shames El-Helwe … W-Rfouf El-Hamam
where is the beautiful sun … and where is the fluttering of the doves ?

يا عالم
Ya ‘Alam
Ye , World

أرضي محروقة
Ardhi Mahroo’a
My land is burned down
أرضي حرية مسروقة
Ardhi Huriyyeh Masroo’a
My land is stolen freedom

أرضي زغيرة… متلي زغيرة
Ardhi Zgheere … Metli Zgheere
My land is small … like me , it is small

ردولها السلام… اعطونا الطفولة
Redoulha Es-Salam …. ‘Atouna Et-Tufoole
Give the peace back to it , give us childhood

اعطونا الطفولة
A’touna Et-Tufoole
Give us the childhood

اعطونا الطفولة
A’touna Et-Tufoole
Give us the childhood

أعطونا الطفولة
A’touna Et-Tufoole
Give us the childhood

اعطونا… اعطونا… اعطونا السلام
A’touna … ‘Atouna … ‘Atouna Es-Salam
Give us … give us … give us peace 

À mon enfance To my childhood
À mes dix ans   To my 10 years (The Nai soloist is 10. the original lyrics says "quatre ans")
À l'innocence          To innocence
Au beau jardin         To beautiful garden
À ca Syrie       To this Lebanon
Qu'appellent les enfants That the children are calling
Je vous demande I am asking you
Vous prie de rendre I beg to you to return
Toute l'innocence all the Innocence
De mon enfance Of my childood
De mon enfance Of my childhood
Sauvez l'enfance Save childhood
Sauvez l'enfance Save childhood
Sauvez l'enfance Save childhood
Sauvez Save
Sauvez Save
Sauvez l'enfance Save childhood

I am a child
With something to say
Please listen to me
I am a child
Who wants to play
Why don't you let me
My doors are waiting
My friends are praying
Small hearts are begging
Give us a chance
Give us a chance
Give us a chance
Give us a chance
Give us a chance
Please
Please
Give us a chance

Fei Tang