Thursday, April 06, 2006

mizmor l'dovid

מזמור לדוד, קינה לדוד מיבעי ליה? אמר ר' שמעון בן אבישלום, משל למה הדבר דומה. לאדם שיצא עליו שטר חוב. קודם שפרעו היה עצב, לאחר שפרעו שמח. אף כן דוד

A song of David? It should say 'A lamentation of David'. Rav Shimon son of Avishalom said, "To what does this compare. To a person who owes a debt; before he has repaid, he is miserable. Once he has repaid, he is joyful. So it is with David."

Berachos 7b


Throw me a rope, I think I am falling

My legs are spent, I can’t walk on anymore

I can’t see ahead because my eyes are burning

I’m lost just like a child in a storm


Stand with me, I haven’t got the courage

Keep me from the fire and the scorn

Hold me so I’ll feel my strength returning

My soul is empty, and my mind is numb


But you said, I can’t climb this mountain for you

I can’t lead you down a path that’s not your own

I can’t ease the pain that you feel deep inside you

But I love who you are, I hold you in my heart,
and I know that you’ll find your way again


Once I thought I had a star to guide me

A compass which would see me through my years

I had a voice to talk to in confusion

And a place to go to calm my doubts and fears


But now the stars hold only questions

The paths which seemed so wide just lead nowhere

The voices sing a song without a reason

And walls of shelter disappear


And you say, son, the stars don’t hold your answers

Just dreaming dreams will never heal your pain

Look at yourself, that path is right inside you

You know who you are, so come and make a start,
and I know that you’ll find your place again


If you think this is bad, you should hear the melody.


Blogger e-kvetcher said...

May I be the first to say, this is pretty damn good!

April 06, 2006 2:56 PM  
Blogger dbs said...

Yes (thanks for the compliment)...and probably the only to say...

April 09, 2006 2:51 PM  
Blogger lightseeker said...

I think these are great lyrics. Looking forward to the musical accompaniment.

April 11, 2006 3:12 PM  

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