Lyrics and Music: Danny Sanderson
Performed by Kaveret ("Beehive") a/k/a Poogy
I received a somewhat exaggerated punishment,
They sentenced me to death.
I sat on the electric chair,
I left my private transport.
If only I could
Because they say, usually:
"He who changes his place changes his luck" [Rabbinic quotation]
Yo-ya, I ask
Yo-ya, you answer
Hey, yo-ya, is it fair?
Hey, yo-ya, you don't know.
My brother collected stamps,
So he worked in the post office.
He distributed the letters,
He even got a degree in it.
One day his supervisor noticed
He was also collecting the letters.
He was fired from his job immediately,
Because "To every thing/mailman there is an end." [Pun]
I had an uncle so lazy
That he was too lazy to rest.
He would go to the ants [Proverbs 6:6 -- "Go to the ant, O sluggard..."]
And return disspirited.
If only he were less foolish,
Then he certainly would know
That the proverb has an addition:
"Consider her ways, and be wise." ["...she prepares her food in summer, etc."]
A cousin of mine wanted to swim,
In order to float on a regular basis.
He learned swimming by correspondence,
With a well-known lifeguard.
When he finally entered the water,
Within seconds he disappeared.
Two people jumped in after him right away:
"Two are better/drown from one." [Pun]
Aging Boy (yeled mizdaken)
Danny Sanderson/Alon Oleartchik
An aging boy,
A boy going bad,
Learns the principle
Only after he falls.
Doesn't speak well,
Give it up, boy,
That's what they tell him
When he falls down in the street.
Today you got up at two in the afternoon,
Saw what the hour was, what darkness in your eyes.
What do do when father worries,
This year already you were suppsed to get married.
You got up and went to Tel Aviv in the morning,
You saw people who live so dearly,
What is the price of an well-schooled kid,
Who doesn't want to live and feel like nobody.
Talks a lot,
For us it's just a little.
Lives in bed,
Lights a heater,
How strange it is,
When you live on boredom.
A boy grows old
That's very said
When they bury your son.
Take me to your side,
Talk to me alone,
A want to build
Blocks on the floor.
--- medley with:
Despite Everything (lamrot ha-kol)
We had some problems, it seems
We thought we wouldn't make it
We went in the wrong direction
In a pretty surprising way
Between all the directions and ways
One could die
Years without hope for we didn't know
How best to travel
But for all that we arrived, despite everything.