Istadeh Mordan (Standing Dead)

In response to fatwa against his life: ایستاده مردن


Istadeh Mordan (Standing Dead)
by Ghormeh Sabzi

Shahin Najafi's latest song (CDbaby Download), a powerful response to the recent threats against his life. The English lyrics are in the clip description.

سری میان دست تو بریده// نگاه من به ساعت پوکیده

و شعرهای غمگین و عاصی //و گرگ خسته کز تفنگ نترسیده

به شبهه های من به اصل هستی //به بغض بی کسیت وقت مستی

وحسرت تو را و بو کشیدن// و عمق فاجعه: تو را ندیدن

رگی که سرنوشتش انسداد است// وجرم تو که داد پیش باد است

همیشه انتهای قصه تلخ است //و شاعری که حکم اش ارتداد است

خدای خواب خوب تو کتابم //منی خشک روی تخت خوابم

خدای خوبِ خشم و قتل و فتوا //و گریه های من به شعر یغما

مرا بخوان به کاکتوس ماندن // بمان کنار من که شعر خواندن

کنار تو به عهد با کویری// که رمز ماست ایستاده مردن

بگو حدیث ما حدیث خون بود //شرارتی که ناشی از جنون بود

بگو چگونه ما واندادیم //بگو که مردیم و ایستادیم

خدای خواب خوِب تو کتابم //منی خشک روی تخت خوابم

خدای خوب ِخشم و قتل و فتوا// و گریههای من به شعر یغما

مرا بخوان به کاکتوس ماندن //بمان کنار من که شعر خواندن

کنار تو به عهد با کویری //که رمز ماست ایستاده مردن

که رمز ماست ایستاده مردن

که رمز ماست ایستاده مردن

که رمز ماست ایستاده مردن


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I agree with Mehrdad

by Souri on

Bavafa is absolutely right.

Not to undermine Shahin's courage, of course.


Mehrdad says "'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory"

by pas-e-pardeh on

Meanwhile pours cold water over our enthusiasm for Shahin's courage who is leading us against IRI barbarism.    Way to go Mehrdad ;)

DW Duke


by DW Duke on

I am interested joining in his Fatwa.


Translation fail

by pas-e-pardeh on

"istadeh mordan" means "to die standing" or "dying tall", NOT "standing dead".  Big difference.

Thanks just the same for the post.  Will support him.


Thank you!

by Rebecca on

Thank you Shahin Najafi for your courage. Thank you Jahanshah for giving us the link to support him. Please don't forget to buy his Hich CD. The more attention he gets the more slap on the face of dirty mollahs. Long Live Liberty.


Poor Muslim nobody is afraid of them any more

by عموجان on

Even those who been given death threat by Mullahs, they are making sure Mullahs hear their vice of defiant.   

Great song 

Chocolate Puma


by Chocolate Puma on

What a great song! What a breath of fresh air this dude is! Love absolutely everything about him!

I just bought all his works from CDBaby just to support his noble cause even though I have a couple of his albums already.

God Bless you, man!


His courage is admirable!

by BeeTaraf on

His music might be repetitive or whatever, but we must all agree that he is brave. He has made a stand for his artistic freedom against the most tyrannical regime.  I like this song and will buy it... If we want a free society, we need to support more people like him. 



by divaneh on

An excellent response to the medieval threat. Thanks JJ for the link, purchased and cherished it.


Best statement on ic by jmyt17, Silence is a War Crime

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

So true, so true, so true.

iraj khan


by iraj khan on

Najafi's songs are becoming repetitive in content, lyrics, delivery and rhythm.

His best and last interesting song was 'Nagoftamat Keh Naroo' and he has stopped creating anything different since then.


قتل و فتوا



Total Excellent. Greate song and voice.

Silence is a war Crime.

No more time for these dirty Akhoond.

Will support Shahin



Please facebook it to all your friends,

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

The songs words and rythm are very powerful and evocative.  This is amazing art at its best.

Tell everyone you know about this and buy it.  Terrorists IRR needs to see the finger. 

"Tell them that we died standing,"




by Mashangjoon on

The proper translation should be "Die Standing" not "standing dead" Great song.  Just bought it...


Jahanshah Javid...

by Sassan1 on

I am doing so right now. Thanks for the hint! Support Shahin! Amazing song!


Just Great song & poem with

by Azarbanoo on

Lots of real Feeling.


Just like Salman Rushdie….

by Bavafa on

He owes the nut house IRI and its moronic leaders a big THANK YOU for giving them the greatest publicity & fame.

  I like his songs and voice, but believe no one could give him the kind of publicity that IRI has done.


'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



 Excellent.   All

by vildemose on



All Oppression Creates a State of War--Simone De Beauvoir

Jahanshah Javid

Most Alive

by Jahanshah Javid on

just paid $1.50 and downloaded the song. Support him!