PS 217 Day 16: Israel. “Yiheye Tov,” Lyrics by Yonatan Gefen Music by David Broza http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIphEtttLcA.
“I look out the windowand it makes me very sad,Spring has left;Who knows when it will return.The clown has become a king;The prophet has become a clown;And I have forgotten the way;CHORUSBut I am still here.All will be better, yes -all will be better.Sometimes I breakBut this night,O this nightI will stay with you.Children wear wingsAnd fly off to the armyAnd after two yearsThey return without answers.People live with stressLooking for a reason to breatheAnd between hatred and murderThey speak about peace.
And all will be better…
Yes, above in the heavensClouds learn to fly,And I look upAnd see a hijacked plane.A government of generalsDivide the landscape,To what is theirs and ours,And we know not the end.And all will be better…I look out my window -Maybe it will come,Maybe it has come,Yes it has come -A new day.Here comes the prince of Egypt.O how I rejoiced for him.There are pyramids in our eyesAnd peace in his pipeAnd we said let’s complete it,And we’ll live as brothersAnd he said let’s go forward.Just get out of the territories.And all will be good…We will yet learn to live togetherBetween the groves of olive trees;Children will live without fearWithout borders, without bomb shelters.On graves grass will grow,For peace and love,One hundred years of warBut we have not lost hope.I look out the windowPerhaps a new day will come.”
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