Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ofra Haza: Yad B'Yad




Lyrics by: Bezalel Aloni
Music by: Zvika Pik
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Ofra Haza, of Yemeni-Jewish descent, was one of the most popular singers from Israel in the 1980s until her death in 2000. As a testament to her qualities as both a performer and individual, Haza's singing was able to bridge the divide between Israel and the Arab countries. Sadly, Ofra Haza died on February 23, 2000 at the age of 42, of AIDS-related pneumonia.

In this video clip, Haza sings with some school children about the need to work together, hand in hand.

יד ביד
 אם המים גועשים
וחייך כה קשים
אל תיפול ברוחך
בוא גלה את עצמך
רק בך עוצמה רבה

כמעיין המתגבר
יד ביד הן שיר חוזר
שתי עיניך ועיני
הן הכוח עד בלי די
הן האור באפלה

יד ביד אם רק תיתן לי יד
יד ביד נצעד את כל הדרך
יד ביד אם רק תיתן לי יד
יד אם רק תיתן
יד ביד לאורך כל הדרך
יד ביד

יד ביד לאוהבים
אין תקווה לבודדים
יד ביד לחיילים
אל הבית שוב חוזרים
שוב חוזרים

יד ביד לנדכאים
עצובי מבט תוהים
אל האור במרחקים
אל האור שבמרומים
לתקווה בחלומות

יד ביד אם רק תתן לי יד


Yad B'Yad (Hand in Hand)

If the waters are raging
And your life is so hard
Don't let your spirit fall
Come, discover yourself
Within you there is great strength

Like an everlasting fountain
Hand in hand, like a repeating song
Your two eyes in mine
They are an endless strength
They are light in the darkness

Chorus:
Hand in hand,
If only you'll give me your hand
Hand in hand,
We'll march down the entire road
Hand in hand,
If only you'll give me your hand
A hand, if only you'll give it to me
Hand in hand,
Down the whole length of the road
Hand in hand

Hand in hand, for lovers
There's no hope for those who are alone
Hand in hand, for the soldiers
Who are returning home again
They're returning home again

Hand in hand for the depressed
Sad-faced, wondering

To the light in the distance
To the light in the heavens
To the hope in dreams

Chorus...




Transliteration

Im hamayim go'ashim
V'chayecha ko kashim
Al tipol b'ruchacha
Bo galeh et atzm'cha
Rak b'cha otzma raba

K'ma'ayan hamitgaber
Yad b'yad hem shir chozer
Shtei einecha b'einai
Hem hako'ach ad b'li dai
Hem ha'or ba'afela

Chorus
Yad b'yad
im rak titen li yad
Yad b'yad
nitz'ad et kol haderech
Yad b'yad
im rak titen li yad
Yad, im rak titen
Yad b'yad
l'orech kowl haderech
Yad b'yad

Yad b'yad l'ohavim
Ein tikva labodedim
Yad b'yad lachayalim
El habayit shuv chozrim
Shuv chozrim

Yad b'yad lanidka'im
Atzuvei mabat, tohim
El ha'or bamerchakim
El ha'or shebamromim
Latikva bachalomot

Chorus

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