Saturday, August 13, 2005

A Quote for the Fast of the Fifth Month

A dedication to all the refugees worldwide...
One time — say, say, say...

I remember when we used to sit / in the government yard in Brooklyn,
Observing the crookedness / as it mingled with the good people we meet —
Good friends we had, oh, / good friends we've lost / along the way.
In this great future you can't forget your past, / so dry your tears
I say, and to my peeps who passed away,

No, woman — no cry / no, woman — no cry; say, say, say...
Hey little sister / don't shed no tears,
No, woman — no cry; say say say...

I remember when we used to rock / in a project yard in Jersey,
And little Georgie would make the firelight / as stolen cars passed through the night.
And then we'd hit the corner store / for roots, paper, and brew
My drink's my only remedy / for pain of losing family.
But while I'm gone, Shorty,

Everything is gonna be alright, / everything is gonna be alright;
'Fugees come to the dance tonight, / everything is gonna be alright.
Everything is gonna be alright, / oh everything is gonna be alright;
The gun man's in the house tonight —
But everything is gonna be alright.

Oh ah, oh ah / oh ah, oh ah...
Oh ah, oh ah / oh ah, oh ah
No, woman — no cry / no, woman — no cry;
No, woman — no cry / no, woman — no cry; say, say, say...

I remember when we used to sit / in a government yard in Trenchtown,
Observing the hypocrites / as they would mingle with the good people we meet —
Good friends we had, oh, / good friends we've lost / along the way.
In this great future you can't forget your past, / so dry your tears, I say...

No, woman — no cry / no, woman — no cry;
Hey little sister / don't shed no tears,
No, woman — no cry...


-- No Woman No Cry, according to the Fugees

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice. it's like a music video, except you have to click to keep the pictures coming
-big brother

8/12/2005 3:14 PM  
Blogger Mirty said...

Impressive.

8/14/2005 5:36 AM  
Blogger Shifra said...

WOw, yeah...
Rock on brother Steg.

8/14/2005 5:08 PM  
Blogger Shifra said...

It's like multimedia mussar...

8/14/2005 5:10 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Thanks!

Some time in the middle of the Three Weeks i switched on the radio for a long car ride, and this song was playing. I was thinking about feeling guilty for listening to music during the Three Weeks since i tried to stop a few years ago, and then that feeling mixed with the lyrics all the refugees worldwide ... while I'm gone ... everything is gonna be alright ... in this great future you can't forget your past, etc., and i realized "hey! this is a song about being in exile! it'd be perfect for a Tishabav quote!"

Then i just had to find all the things to link to, and that took a few days.

8/14/2005 9:42 PM  
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