Friday, November 04, 2005

 

The Music of Mount Zion

The Diaspora Yeshiva has been on Mt. Zion, David's Tomb for over 35 years. King David's musical magic was inherited by some of the yeshiva's earliest students who established The Diaspora Yeshiva Band. Their music was always inspired. Just this morning I saw an email with lyrics from Avraham Rosenblum, the main talent behind the band. Avraham is now based in the states.

Read the lyrics, so timely, totally brilliant, and the music is truly inspired.


Parshat Noach - The Flood

"Kedem" is on sale for $8.99 at http://www.diasporaband.com/

"and it was that the world was all bad guys -
with bad things at heart and in mind.
who gave no respect to their neighbor -
who stole and ran with all kind.
'twas a world where all sounds of laughter -
accompanied torment and pain.

hand me my hammer.
tar up the cracks.
it's cloudy and I smell rain

there's no memory left of a garden -
we're cursed by the mark of cain.
the two legged animal that's been called man -
has terrorized mountain and plain.
and the ones here who make law and order -
should be counted among the insane.

hand me my hammer.
tar up the cracks.
it's cloudy and I smell rain

someday the heavens will burst.
you'll be warned by their silence.
someday the rain's gonna come -
and quench your thirst for violence.
the judgment's brought down.
the sentence was passed.
time to find a new world.
one that'll last.
it's more than just wind.
in His image we're cast -
to plant and build on the land.
for wheat fields and grapevines -
growin up fine -
to cover a world much better this time -
no grievance to answer -
no reason to cry.
I said pray for the future of man.
pray for your father and pray for your mother.
pray for you sister and pray for your brother.
pray for your neighbor and open your gate.
pray for your country before it's too late.

I said pray. I said pray
And it was that the world was all bad guys -
with bad things at heart and in mind
who gave no respect to their neighbor -
who stole and ran with all kind.
'twas a world where all sounds of laughter -
accompanied torment and pain

hand me my hammer.
tar up the cracks.
it's cloudy and I smell rain.

hand me my hammer.
tar up the cracks.
it's cloudy and I smell rain."

- Avraham Rosenblum

Remember that the Israeli government is about to sign over the yeshiva's home to the Vatican, G-d forbid! We must protest in every way possible!

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