In your Eyes (Ayelet Chen)

In your Eyes (Ayelet Chen)

Words and music: Noa and Gil dor

Yemenite part: lyrics by rabbi shalom shabazi

Music: traditional

 

Ayelet chen, ayelet chen,

charming gazelle

Be Galut Tismacheni

you will support me in my exile

U Ba Layla, U Ba Layla

and in the night, and in the night

Betoch Cheyka Meloni

I will find shelter in your warmth

 

In your eyes

I see something distant

waiting for

 

In your eyes

I see something constant

longing for

 

The smallest hands

I’ve ever seen

but hard as steel

the straightest back

that’s ever been

deep inside you’re shivering

 

And I feel you

every time I look in the mirror

I feel you

don’t hide your tears away from me

I feel you

every time I look in the mirror

I feel you

 

Ayelet Chen…

 

In my ear you would always whisper

soothing words

I could hear in your voice beauty

different worlds

 

Too proud to ever bend

forest hills napoleon

the village girl turned city cat

desert in your velvet hat

strength of will turning wheels

handkerchief and faded heels

silver hair, cheeks of rouge

a heart that’s huge

 

And I feel you

every time I look in the mirror

I feel you

don’t hide your tears away from me

I feel you

every time I look in the mirror

I feel you

 

Ayelet Chen…

 

(every time I look in the mirror and see your eyes)

for Safta

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