A SELTAN NAT MASLAHT
KING OF THE BROOM

You are Ahmed, the king of the broom,
You are the stranger that no one knows.
You are Ahmed
Lost in a city
Wandering the streets
Looking for someone who’ll talk to you
Someone who’ll tell you the truth.

You are Ahmed, the king of the broom...

It’s been twenty years
Since you came to this country
Where you’re forlorn- and broke.
You spend your days trying to tell them:
I want no handouts, I want to work.

You are Ahmed, the king of the broom...

You are Ahmed, the king of the broom,
For twenty years, you’ve known what that means.
You are Ahmed, the king of the broom,
You are the stranger that no one knows.

You are Ahmed, the king of the broom...

* This was created for the movie Pas Perdu by French Director J. Daniel Simon. Ahmed has been a sweeper at the train station for twenty years. He is being laid off and replaced by a machine.