Yehudit Ravitz's lyrics

He is Leaving You (hu holekh mi-mekh)
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Lyrics: Yankele Rotblit
Music: Yehudit Ravitz
Translation: Daniel Rice

From the album: Coming From Love (Ba'ah Me-ahavah)

Someone somewhere
Draws a bowstring
That shakes the air
A single sound breaks
And laughter rises
In coffeehouses
There they're still joyful
Here your heart is frozen
His words still stand
In the emptiness of the room
Still echoing
He is leaving you

Not your warm and bitter tears
Not your cold beauty
The bells ring in vain
The sound of the clappers
He's leaving now
And exits without turning his head
Without saying your name
He takes wing
He is leaving you

Here becomes there
Then instead of now
In your life ends
A chapter of his life
Everything is still
As if nothing happened
Soon now his name
Will sound strange to you
And pain extends
In the chambers of your heart
You're alone right now
He is leaving you

Still not strong
And tears come
And your hand is empty
And tightly clutched
The footsteps in the street
Still awaken you
You know well
That he won't come back
To your song
Nor to your bed
It's so simple
He is leaving you

There are still moments
Which demand an answer
A day of amusements
A day for love
To know how
Was turned on its head
Everything that was lost
There's no one who will restore
What he took with him
What remained with you
You see him
He is leaving you
Someone somewhere
Draws a bowstring
That shakes the air
A single sound breaks


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