Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hatikva 6-Every new day

Wow, what a happy song! It took me a few listens but now I'm completely in love with this song. It just makes me want to dance barefoot or something like that! I love that it's romantic without being too cheesy- not a simple task!

I’ll open every door and I’ll play play play play you a song
I’ll bring you a bouquet of flowers and I’ll let let let let you lead
I’ll walk you home and amen amen amen amen I’ll stay
I’ll stay with you for the night

I’ll paint you a good life and will be stuck on your image
In all the pretty glowing colors, I’ll paint your hair
In the painting, it will be pleasant and easy to listen to your voice
And I’ll be there too wooing after your heart
And every morning I’ll serve you tea and fruit in bed
I’ll buy you a beautiful songbird to sing to you in your room
And even if I’ll make you laugh and win to see your smile
I’ll keep keep trying to impress your heart.

I’ll open every door for you…

I’ll always thank you politely and I’ll bring in your chair
To the table nicely set with your favorite dishes
And even if you’ll reveal to me how much you love me
I’ll keep keep trying to please your heart
And while we’ll sit hugging in your garden
I’ll point to the clouds and sign your name
And even if you’ll tell me that you’re safe with me
I’ll keep keep trying to sell you my heart

I’ll open every door for you…

Your world will be my world and my world will be your world
I’ve never fallen like this-never-you should know
And even if we’ll live together for years and if in some more years we’ll go
I’ll keep keep trying to conquer your heart
Every new day

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Roni Dalumi-A Bit Different

It's tradition to end the fast of Yom Cippur with something sweet to symbolize a sweet year and to raise the sugar in the blood. So I've decided to post something sweet. Actually Israeli pop music doesn't get much sweeter than this but after 25 hours of silence (well, most of the time, when not walking in the street and being surrounded by kids on bikes/rollerblades/mini tractors/etc.), meditation and reflecting upon sins (or watching DVDs) this sweet song is actually quite welcoming. Roni Delumi is definitely Israel's current sweetheart. She's only the second girl to win the Star is Born singing contest after Israel's national Mami (or sweetheart) Ninet-and about 8 seasons. Anyways, there's no denying that she has talent and I really think that she'll stick around for a while. I don't even care too much that her songs are so sugary because that's the style that suits her (for now) so why not?

Collecting the things that are mine
And don’t stop because of me
It may be the wind
That will take me wherever it will go
Maybe it wants me to smile
And who knows how much I walked around

In a world that didn’t give me strength
Between walls that didn’t let me breathe

So much to walk
And the world that I’m drawn to
Reminds me that I’ll always be a bit different
So much to walk
And the place I’m drawn to
Will be a place where the sun will rise up just for me

To search for only the right taste
To roll on the tongue
And that sweetness
Is everything that seems
Weird and unclear
Like fixing the broken
And knowing I almost made it

My truth will also come
With time, I’ll understand everything

So much to walk…

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hayehudim - A Place in Your World

A few days ago it was Rosh HaShana and along with shopping for gifts, getting ready for the big family dinner, and running all sorts of errands because shops will be closed till Saturday night the afternoon of Erev Rosh haShana is also when the radio stations release the end of the year charts. Personally I could write some sort of summary of the year in Israeli music but I'm too lazy to do that especially after two family dinners in a row and it's only Friday. So I chose to write about Galgalatz's #2 song of the year (#1 is Avraham Tal's Orot which is a pretty good song, but I wrote about him before). Actually if I had started writing my blog earlier I would have written about this song. It's a cover of Meir Banai and personally I think that it's one of the best covers I've heard. HaYehudim-or the Jews have been around forever (okay, about 15 years) and are showing no signs of going anywhere they still have a very loyal fan base that follows their gigs all over Israel along with new teen fans looking for good Israeli rock music. Happy sweet new year-I hope it'll be just as good as the last one and even better!

All the night we were under a spell
All the night we revealed secrets of the body

Give me a hand give me a place
Give me a hand give me a place
A place in your world
Give me a hand give me a place
Give me a hand give me a place
A place in your world

The demons of the night are going out to dance
They’re touching me and touching you touching more and more

Give me a hand give me a place…

This is me playing for you playing you a tune
This is me taking you on a walk

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Balkan Beat Box-Dancing With the Moon

Balkan Beat Box is probably one of the most internationally successful Israeli groups right now along with Asaf Avidan & the Mojos and the Apples. It seems like Balkan are first and foremost interested in making good music and making people happy. I really love this song and so far it's my favourite from their new album and I wouldn't mind having it played at my future wedding (so far my imaginary dream playlist has songs ranging from jazzy Nina Simone to mainstream oriental music along with a good dose of gypsyish Oy Division for late night dancing-I wonder what my future hubby will say about that) or any outdoors event for that matter especially one during this great time of year, late summer early fall when you can actually enjoy being outside (after 6 p.m). The video was shot at the newly renovated Jaffa Port-definitely worth a visit and an entirely different world from the quite touristy and commercial (but also worth a visit) Tel Aviv Port. It's also very romantic-most preferably in the middle of the week.

Don’t know where we’re going
But I know I saw in your eyes
My life growing
To unite with u
And the time is towing us to age
And tossing years
But we’re still glowing
Like we never knew
We took a decision
To have no definition
And our ammunition
Is to keep our love true

We chose to share a vision
More than we envisioned
While this song is playing
I want to dance with u

So put on that record that we used to listen to
When we found the truth
A golden soft memory in blue
To repaint it, in me and in u

I’m dancing in your garden
To ease up all that’s harden
Plant a seed this morning
To see a flower bloom

Words need not be spoken
Sleeping souls have woken
And this song is not more than
A blooming afternoon

For there is no other
For me u are the mother
A perfect sound of ever
In a perfect tune

As night slowly approaching
The sun is set for love
And when I see you smiling
I’m dancing with the moon