Yaran – KC Porter

The song “Yaran”, tells the story of the seven friends in Iran that were arrested and imprisoned unjustly, simply for believing in the Baha’i Faith, whose central teaching is the unity of humanity, of religion and of God. They have been held in prison since March, 2008, serving out a 20 year sentence.

The song is free for the first 200 downloads, I’d like to keep it free, but band camp won’t allow it. I hope you enjoy the song and keep our dear friends in your thoughts and prayers always, and do what you can to let leaders everywhere speak out against this grave injustice.

Thank you!!

– KC

Below are the song lyrics:

YARAN – by KC Porter

In Spring 2008,
In a world not yet awake,
Seven loving parents,
Arrested for their faith.

Taken from their loved ones,
And stripped of all they own,
Into a small, dark cell,
Their fate would not be known.

Teaching was their service,
Their leaders would forbid,
And now they’re serving countless years,
For things they never did.

Their only crime was selflessness,
And daring to believe,
That until there was unity,
The world would not know peace.

Yaran,
You Are Remembered And Not forgotten!

The world has come to know you,
As friends, as the Yaran,
Your strength and inspiration,
They help us carry on.

Bereft of every comfort,
Through day and sleepless night,
Still, in your darkest hour,
Your spirit’s shining bright!

We will not sleep,
‘Till you’re released,
We will not eat,
‘Till you are free,
How can we breathe,
While you’re in captivity?
A hundred million of our tears,
Are swelling up,
Swelling up the sea!

You Are Remembered And Not forgotten!
Let your spirit sing!

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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Discussion 3 Comments

  1. So touching and sung with a msg. Raise awareness of injustice done to the Bahais in Iran is the current task deserving praise of serving the Cause creatively.

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