Genes and Jeans

Genes and Jeans

Words and music: Noa and Gil Dor

Yemenite lyrics by David Ben Zechariah Ha Levi

Music: traditional

 

Sei Yonah Weh Shimini

Bakinor Najany…

listen to me, dove, fly high!, play your violin..

 

Can I wear your jeans?

will they ever fit?

guess I’ll just inhale and make the best of it

 

Sometimes they’re too loose

sometimes they’re too tight

will I tie the noose upon my appetite?

 

Hungry, hungry

to belong, to belong…

 

Can I wear your genes?

guess that’s not my choice

I’m walking down the street and singing

in my mother’s voice

 

When you reach this world

wet and cold and scared

little do you know

what you’ll be forced to wear

 

When you grow and change

eyes are open wide

you can try in vain to “metamorphasize”

 

Hungry, hungry

to belong, to belong…

 

Sei Yonah Weh Shimini

Bakinor Najany

listen to me, dove, fly high!, play your violin..

Weh Pasachi Zamari Rani

Beshir Hitboneny

dance and sing, contemplate the song..

 

Can I wear your genes? …