Yehudit Ravitz's lyrics

Stowaway

By Chava Alberstein

Translation by Larry Yudelson

From the album: U'Meod Lo Pashut L'hakot (And it's really not simple to wait)

 Deep in the belly of the ship
 In heavy heat, in darkness
 A very desperate man has found a hiding place
 Escaped from great danger
 Travels to the unknown
 Is there a port also for
 making nights without sleep
 without smile, without a word
 what will be his fate?

 To be a face without a name
 To live always in the shadow
 It's hard to flee in the world
 If he's discovered he will be cast to the sea
 It's hard to flee in the world

If you too were
the captain of a great ship
Would you approach a stranger
Give him food and drink
Give him bed and coverings
All that is forbidden but possible

Is not the man a pursued person?
Is not the man a driven leaf?
What will be his fate?

To be a face without a name
To live always in the shadow
It's hard to flee in the world
If he's discovered he will be cast to the sea
It's hard to flee in the world

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