This song has been huge and is still popular. Cheb Khaled is Algerian and lives in France and the song is supposed to be about his daughter. Not certain about that last bit. Judging by the number of versions and the number of translations into other languages then this is a song which has global appeal. The lyrics are on the site with the official clip but there is another version here on YouTube with the lyrics in French and German. They are shown as he sings them so it works quite well. I am glad to find the German lyrics as well since I often get German international students in my French class.