Nadav Samin & Co.

Nadav Samin & Co.

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Lyrics

The Long Night

Written By: Nadav Samin

Key
H=Hebrew
A=Arabic
E=English

The Long Night

Verse One

H:  If you had a minute, tell me what
hurts, and frustrates, and itches at your soul,
[let’s] talk about “the situation,”  that has no end and no line,
with a fence, without a fence, there’s no place to hide.

A:  My brothers, times are tough, the hatred has increased
along with the sound of the helicopters behind your children,
I know your father is an engineer, but he sits in the street
selling coffee, there’s no justice, there’s no solace.

H:  All the time, chaos, there’s no take, its only give,
they don’t want peace, they want us in the ocean.

A:  Settlements surround us, we want to go swimming,
but all of the pools are in the Jewish areas.

H:  There is a partner, there isn’t a partner, they’re dragging us by the nose,
A:  The army is everywhere, politics has failed.

H:  Settlers and terrorists, politicians are corrupt,
A:  And we don’t want to live in one-fourth of Palestine.

Chorus

A:  My night has grown long, for the love of one I fear does not draw near,
H:  The night goes on, stretches on.

Verse Two

A:  And at the checkpoints, you can see the ugly ceremonies,
the true reality, without all of your rose-colored dreams.

E:  Hardly a moment before the party starts,
another flower drops and from her mouth a lollipop.

H:  So that another one doesn’t fall at a club, at a Bat Mitzvah celebration,
A:  or at her wedding celebration.

E:  Jerusalem’s cheeks are ruddy red hills and vales,
how many cheeks will be drained, pale?

H:  I‘m just a soldier standing at the checkpoint,
standing and praying that I return home safely.

A:  Hey soldier, let us through!  Even though I’m patient,
there isn’t even [enough] food in our land for you to confiscate!

H:  The government is poor, they’re closing hospitals,
but somehow, they’re building bypass roads for the bypass roads.

E:  And the music plays on even after we’re gone,
from Brooklyn to Qadima to Ramallah and on…

Chorus

A:  My night has grown long, for the
love of one I fear does not draw near,
H:  The night goes on, stretches on.