Tagid li eich la'atzor et hadma'ot
Tagid li eifo yesh olam acher lichyot
Tagid li lama ein emet, rak hazayot
Az lama lenasot ulehamshich achshav livkot?

L'orech hayam
Ein galim, yesh olam
Shenishbar lirsisim al hamezach

Tagid li eich la'atzor et had'ma'ot
Tagid li eifo yesh olam acher lichyot
K'she'anashim ratzim el tofet k'mo el yam
Ani arutz el toch ha'esh
Im yachz'ru misham
Tagid li eich im hamavet ata chai
Mastir hadma'ot bechol laila -
Tagid li, ad matai?
Ha'esh shekoreit li
Lo nimtzeit sham be'emet
Vezeh shene'elam,

Ha'im yachzor, oh kvar met?
Tagid li eich la'atzor et hadma'ot
Tagid li eich....

English:

Tell me how to stop the tears
Tell me where there's another world to live in
Tell me why there is no truth, only illusions
So why should we try, and continue crying now?

Along the length of the sea

There are no waves; there is a world

Broken into fragments on the pier

Tell me how to stop the tears
Tell me where there's another world to live in
When people run into an inferno as if into the sea
I would run into the fire,

If only they would return from there

Tell me how you live with death
Hiding the tears every night -

Tell me, how much longer?
The fire that calls me

Is not really there
And the one who disappeared,

Will he return, or is he already dead?

Tell me how to stop the tears
Tell me how.....


Lyrics submitted by phila.sophos

Le'Orech Hayam (Along the Seashore) song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song was written, or at least dedicated to the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. It makes me teary if I even hear the melody.
    phila.sophoson July 14, 2009   Link

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