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R’tzei

I wanna scream at the top of my lungs
I wanna burn till the ashes are all that's left

I wanna know why you've always been holdin' out
I wanna know if the wind's been calling my name

No more waiting
No more running away
'Cause I've got something to say

R'tzei, r'tzei

Do you hear me screaming?
Tell me that I'm dreaming
Tell me that I'm dying
Tell me that I'm doin' okay
What do you say?

I'm getting tired of always lookin' out
I'm getting tired of always standin' alone

What can I do to get you to look this way?
What can I do to get you to read my mind?

No more waiting
No more running away
'Cause I've got something to say

R'tzei, r'tzei

Do you hear me screaming?
Tell me that I'm dreaming
Tell me that I'm dying
Tell me that I'm doin' okay
What do you say?

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L’chu N’ran’na

L’chu n’ran’na l’Adonai
Naria l’tzur yisheinu
L’chu n’ran’na l’Adonai
Naria l’tzur yisheinu

N’kadmah fanav b’todah
Biz’mirot naria lo
Ki eil gadol Adonai
Umelech gadol al kol elohim — l’chu n’ran’na

L’chu n’ran’na l’Adonai
Naria l’tzur yisheinu
L’chu n’ran’na l’Adonai
Naria l’tzur yisheinu

Asher b’yado mechk’rei aretz
V’toafot harim lo
(asher lo hayam)
V’hu asahu v’yabeshet yadav yatzaru — l’chu n’ran’na

L’chu n’ran’na l’Adonai
Naria l’tzur yisheinu
L’chu n’ran’na l’Adonai
Naria l’tzur yisheinu

[Translation:

Come let us sing joyously to Adonai, raise a shout for our Rock and Deliverer; let us come into God’s presence with praise; let us raise a shout for God in song!

For Adonai is a great God, the great ruler of all divine beings. In God’s hand are the depths of the earth; the peaks of the mountains are God’s. God’s is the sea, God made it; and the land, which God’s hands fashioned. — from Psalm 95]

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zeh Hayom (today’s your day)

When gasoline is runnin’ through your veins
Your heart is telling you which way to go
We all got our excuses but don’t you take the bait
Your killer instinct’s killing you each second that you wait

Because today may be too late
And tomorrow’s nearly never
Zeh hayom, today’s your day
Don’t put off till tomorrow
What keeps you sane today
Zeh hayom, today’s your day

You know your life’s a circus surrounded by these clowns
The self-appointed realists who try to bring you down
So don’t make time for losers who slag you with their hate
You gotta choose the heading if you wanna choose your fate

Because today may be too late
And tomorrow’s nearly never
Zeh hayom, today’s your day
Don’t put off till tomorrow
What keeps you sane today
Zeh hayom, today’s your day

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hinei eil y’shuati

Hinei eil y'shuati
Evtach v'lo efchad, v'lo efchad
Ki ozi v'zimrat Yah
Adonai vay'hi li lishu-ah, lishuah

Ushavtem mayim b'sasson
Ushavtem mayim mimay'nei hay'shuah

The world is full of second chances
Open doors and hidden rooms around you
When life comes 'round to knock you down
And hopelessness surrounds you
I'll be there, I'll be there

Ushavtem mayim b'sasson
Ushavtem mayim mimay'nei hay'shuah

And I know that when it's dark
I'll be the light that shines for you
And I know that when I'm blind
You'll be the one that guides me through
And I'll be there, and you'll be there

Ushavtem mayim b'sasson
Ushavtem mayim mimay'nei hay'shuah

[Translation:

First verse: Behold the God who gives me triumph! I am confident, unafraid; for Adonai is my strength and might, and has been my deliverance.

Chorus: Joyfully shall you draw water from the fountains of triumph.]

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P’tach Libi

Open my heart, open my eyes, open my soul to you
Open my heart, open my eyes, open my soul to you

P’tach libi b’toratecha uv’mitzvotecha tirdof nafshi

My life is a wilderness
My life is a wandering around in the dark
Forty years I’ve been dispossessed
And you are my northern star

P’tach libi b’toratecha uv’mitzvotecha tirdof nafshi

It’s so easy to turn away
Close your eyes to the pain outside your soul
Give me strength not to run away
Take a stand for the things in my control

P’tach libi b’toratecha uv’mitzvotecha tirdof nafshi

It’s not enough to be holy
It’s not enough to be shamed
It’s not enough to be terrified
Aren’t we one and the same?

Take a step for your brother
Take a step for your pride
Keep an eye on your future
Be the one to decide it’s time, it’s time

P’tach libi b’toratecha uv’mitzvotecha tirdof nafshi

[Translation:

Open my heart to your Torah that my soul may pursue your commandments.]

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loving you and i

I thought I saw where we were going
I know I’ve been wrong before
I drove down the spikes you’re throwing
To crash and burn once more

We’re sailing into calmer waters
Why can’t we get on board?
Wrapped up in our jackets baby
Washed up on rocky shores

You said, why do you make it so hard?
I said, why do we even try?
You said, I’m not loving this part
I said, I’m loving you and I

Our days aren’t getting lighter baby
Our nights have a spark or two
I know the future’s always hazy
But my fire burns best when it’s with you

You said, why do you make it so hard?
I said, why do we even try?
You said, I’m not loving this part
I said, I’m loving you and I

Our love rests on a private island
Sun, sand, and no one else around
You’re sure you hear the sirens calling
I’m sure I didn’t hear a sound

Why do you make it so hard?
I said, why do we even try?
You said, I’m not loving this part
I said, I’m loving you and I

You said, why do I make it so hard?
I said, why do you even try?
You said, I’m kinda loving this part
I said, I’m loving you and I

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restless heart

I got a restless heart
I got an achin' soul
I'm high on protests
And losin' all self control

I got a restless heart
An overactive mind
I'm holdin' on for dear life
And runnin' out of time

(Restless heart) 
Always time to go but never wanna leave
(Restless heart) 
Always wantin' more but never what you need
(Restless heart) 
Like a cynic always searchin' for something to believe
Gimme somethin' to believe

I tried to pull you in
Instead I pushed 'em all away
I tried to say what's on my mind
But there wasn't very much to say
'Cause you know I got a

(Restless heart) 
Always time to go but never wanna leave
(Restless heart) 
Always wantin' more but never what you need
(Restless heart) 
Like a cynic always searchin' for something to believe
Nothin's ever what it seems

(Restless heart) 
Always time to go but never wanna leave
(Restless heart) 
Always wantin' more but never what you need
(Restless heart) 
Like a cynic always searchin' for something to believe
Gimme somethin' to believe

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Uv’tuvo m’chadeish

Uv’tuvo m’chadeish b’chol yom tamid
Maasei, maasei b’reisheet

Never walked on the moon
Never broke any hearts
Never gave up on honesty though I
Honestly wanted to and I

Lived my life like a Monday
Always just getting started
Even starting this song I had some words
But I just sat there softly singing

Lai dai lai dai dai dai dai

Uv’tuvo m’chadeish b’chol yom tamid
Maasei, maasei b’reisheet

Tell me your secrets
You can lie if you want to
Forgive or forget me just as long
As you don’t regret me

And there’s always tomorrow
Another chance if you’ll take it
Can’t be much worse than yesterday
And if it is we’ll just start singing

Lai dai lai dai dai dai dai

Uv’tuvo m’chadeish b’chol yom tamid
Maasei, maasei b’reisheet

[Translation: In Your great goodness you daily renew the works of Creation.]

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nothing here to see

What are you afraid of?
Can you tell me what you fear?
When they have your heart surrounded
Don’t surrender all your tears

It’s not just you who’s doubting
See the world is hesitating
Lay your head down get some rest
While we were busy watching
The blade had started falling
Can we do any less?

The haunting look you gave me
Once it opened up my eyes
The horrors you imagine
That your heart cannot abide

The battle has been bloodless
Lacerations have been painless
There is nothing here to see
Our leadership has failed us
And helplessness propelled us into hostility

I’m questioning the justice
Of all my good intentions
And I’m hoping that my fellow man
Supplies the explanations
You made your accusations
Spelled out recriminations
No witness to be spared
Civility has failed us
Our dignity compels us to remember when we cared

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V’shamru

V’shamru b’nei Yisrael et haShabbat
Laasot et haShabbat
L’dorotam b’rit olam

Beini uvein b’nei Yisrael
Ot hi l’olam

V’shamru b’nei Yisrael et haShabbat
Laasot et haShabbat
L’dorotam b’rit olam

Ki sheishet yamim asah Adonai
et hashamayim v’et ha-aretz

V’shamru b’nei Yisrael et haShabbat
Laasot et haShabbat
L’dorotam b’rit olam

Uvayom hash’vi-i shavat vayinafash

[Translation:

The people of Israel shall keep Shabbat, observing Shabbat throughout the ages as a covenant for all time. It shall be a sign for all time between Me and the people of Israel, for in six days Adonai made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day God ceased from work and was refreshed.]

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