LYRIC

EICHA- Mordechai Ben David- Composed By Mirel Simcha & Chumi Berry- Solid MBD

אֵיכָה יָשְׁבָה בָדָד הָעִיר רַבָּתִי עָם הָיְתָה כְּאַלְמָנָה

The heavens rain tears for all those lost years
The earth sings a song of a glory long gone
Lives have been shattered a nation scattered
We’re left with a wall- That is all.

There once was a time when our music was real,
A joy in the prayer that we all could feel
Our hearts filled with laughter, our voices in song
But that day is gone- it is gone.

עַל זֶה הָיָה דָוֶה לִבֵּנוּ עַל אֵלֶּה חָשְׁכוּ עֵינֵינוּ
עַל הַר צִיּוֹן שֶׁשָּׁמֵם שׁוּעָלִים הִלְּכוּ בוֹ

There stands a strange door in the place of our home
As the strangers walk by my heart has to cry
The sun is slowly fading but still we are waiting,
We’re left with a wall- That is all.

Yes, there once was a time when our music was real,
A joy in the prayer that we all could feel
Our hearts filled with laughter, our voices in song
But that day is gone- it is gone.

הֲשִׁיבֵנוּ הַ’ אֵלֶיךָ וְנָשׁוּבָה חַדֵּשׁ יָמֵינוּ כְּקֶדֶם

As I gaze at this wall its stone’s standing tall
Telling stories –all true, of what we’ve been through
אֲחַכֶּה לּוֹ בְּכָל יוֹם שֶׁיָּבוֹא
Though we’re left with a wall- That’s NOT all
Yes there will be a time, and it won’t be too long
We’ll have back our prayer, and we’ll have back our song
The world filled with laughter, his promise so strong
Soon that day will come- it will come.