Thursday, September 1, 2016

Am Yisroel Chai





"Am Yisroel Chai"
Lyrics by Chanale
Original Recording ‘Traveling Soldier’ by Bruce Robison

Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army greens
Sat down on a bench, with a phone in his hand 
Gave his love to his Imma, and his heart to his land

He's just a boy,with the greatest of pride
Telling jokes to his friends with a gun at his side
The weight of the world is something he doesn't know
But when the bus comes around, its time and he's gotta go
So he climbs up and he sits in his seat
Put his backpack on the floor and his eyes to the street
A voice calls out, can i sit here with you
Would you mind but its not hard to tell you're new
Am Yisroel Chai
G-d is at your side when you fight at the battle lines
No Jew forgets another
Caring for the lives of his battling brothers
Our strength comes from Hashem
Prayers are protecting all of us Chayalim 
Never fear you're not alone
We're together now and together going home
So they settled down in an army camp
On the southern strip of the desert sand
And they spoke of their dreams
During long hot nights and all of the things they were so scared of 
 
And then came the day they received the command
On a mission they were headed to the lions den
Tefillin wrapped, they walked with heads held high
Two brothers unsure of whether they'd live or die  
Am Yisroel Chai
G-d is at your side when you fight at the battle lines
No Jew forgets another
Caring for the lives of his battling brothers
Our strength comes from Hashem
Prayers are protecting all of us Chayalim 
Never fear you're not alone
We're together now and together going home
One summer night as two mothers prayed
Their tears came down as the bullets rained
And one boy hit, on the side of his head
As he fell to his knees, Shema Yisroel he said
Lying all alone there on the ground
Was the boy with the dreams of a safer land
But war raged on and nobody even cared
But the soldier from the bus, who promised that he'd be there
Am Yisroel Chai
G-d is at your side when you fight at the battle lines
No Jew forgets another
Caring for the lives of our battling brother
Our strength comes from Hashem
Prayers are protecting all of us Chayalim 
Never fear you're not alone
We're together now and together going home









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