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Im nin'alu
Daltei n'divim
Daltei n'divim
Daltei marom

(If there be no mercy
Left in the world
The doors of heaven
Will never be barred)

Im Nin' alu, Im Nin' alu (4x)

Staring up into the heavens
In this hell that binds your hands
Will you sacrifice your comfort
Make your way in a foreign land

Wrestle with your darkness
Angels call your name
Can you hear what they are saying
Will you ever be the same

CHORUS:

Mmm…mmm…mmm
Im Nin' alu, Im Nin' alu
mmm...mmm...mmm
Im Nin' alu, Im Nin' alu

Remember, remember, never forget
All of your life has all been a test
You will find the gate that's open
Even though your spirit's broken

Open up my heart
And cause my lips to speak
Bring the heavens and the stars
Down to earth for me

Im nin'alu
Daltei n'divim

CHORUS 2x

El Chai
El Chai, mareimawm al kawruvim
Kulawm b'rucho ya'alu

(The Creator
The Creator reigns supreme, and is higher than the angels
All, in His spirit, will rise)

Wrestle with your darkness
Angels call your name
Can you hear what they are saying
Will you ever be the same

CHORUS 2x

El Chai
El Chai, mareimawm al kawruvim

The generous truly know
What will be given
If they don't stop, you know
The gates of heaven are always open
And there's this God in the sky and the angels
How they sit, you know, in front of the light
And that's what it's about


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Issac song meanings
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    General CommentThis song reminds me so much of her Ray of Light era. But more fresh. I love how on the this album she starts out about love and dancing then towards the end she gets more personal and spiritual.

    "Remember, remember, never forget
    All of your life has all been a test
    You will find the gate that's open
    Even though your spirit's broken "

    this is one of my favorite parts in the song. i think this song is about being spiritual (not religious) and looking up to a higher being.
    Forever-Poshon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely spirtual and about "the light" as she refers to a lot. It's basically about never giving up on life because there is heaven after this life and it can be yours, just fight the darkness or evil. The song is called Issac because that is the name of the man singing in the song. She didn't know what to name the song so she named the song after him. :P
    Alexis507on January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI recognized the first part of this song from the Ofra Haza song, "im nin'alu."

    Im nin'alu
    Dal thae na di vim
    Dal thae ma rom

    If there is no mercy left in the world,
    The doors of Heaven will never be barred.
    tualexon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this really has religious context, and even tho i'm quiet the "anti" religion, i still love this song, its a musical master-piece and is great live.

    I think the song is about erm feeling that no matter where your from, as long as you set out to go good, heaven is always open for you. because "Im nin'alu" is a Hebrew poem, in which it says "Im nin'alu daltei n'divim daltei marom lo nin'alu" which means Even if the gates of the rich will be closed, the gates of heaven will not be closed.
    mrbriton March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song meaning touches upon the life of Isaac, who was offered up as a sacrifice by his father Abraham. It was a test. Isaac was Abraham's test. Also it's the test of life when it's so difficult and you don't want to go on but you realize this is all school down here or a test. To be on your earth is to wrestle with darkness and when you do it you get help (angels) but you can transcend all this misery by experiencing God here on earth (even though your spirit's broken) A lot of Madonna's music has this, what I think is channeled, mystical connotations even though she certainly doesn't seem to manifest any wisdom in the way she conducts herself. She's very insecure.
    eagleearon July 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRemember, remember, never forget
    All of your life has all been a test
    You will find the gate that's open
    Even though your spirit's broken

    Love this. Its Beautiful.

    This song is one of her best.
    dayssamibradyfanon February 22, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningthe song is spiritual
    i dont know why but in the start part " Im nin'alu
    Daltei n'divim
    Daltei n'divim
    Daltei marom " everytime i hear this but that makes me scared and tremble !
    maybe it reminds me of the death ...

    the song is about judgement i guess ...
    that means when u die there s no end and u ll rise up to another world for judgment
    and even if u were a very bad person and u think the gates of heaven will never open for u , but there s always an open door ...

    "Staring up into the heavens
    In this hell that binds your hands
    Will you sacrifice your comfort
    Make your way in a foreign land "

    when u die and then find urself in heavens , and ll know that ur place is the hell !
    unless God will give u a chance .. if u wanna be out from hell u must be testing again in another land or in another way by some pain , will u accept it or will u accept hell ?!
    this is that open door ... feeling pain for forgiveness ...

    "Wrestle with your darkness
    Angels call your name
    Can you hear what they are saying
    Will you ever be the same "

    when u will be judged .. angels will ask u ( if u were a sinner , a bad person in this world )
    they'll ask u if you do it all again ? if heaven give u a chance will u be the same person u were or will u change ?
    and u r wrestle with ur fate ... bad fate ...........

    the song is so spiritual and at the same time scary !
    i love it ...
    Nazaninon March 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyeah nice touch madonna but nobody's buying it...unlike you who, buys babies as fashion accessories
    DanDoonon March 25, 2007   Link

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