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Bata Elay

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Hebrew song "Bata Elay". It has been recorded by Si Hei Man.

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

 

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Lyrics

You have come to me to open my eyes,
and your body to me is a view, a window, a mirror.

You have come like the night, that come to the owl,
To show him all things in the dark.

You have come like the night, that come to the owl,
To show him all things in the dark.

And I learnt of every eye lash, and finger nail,
and every bare flesh hair, and childhood smell,
smell of pine tree and glue, and the night scent of the body, of the body.

If there where torments, they have all set sail to you.
My white sail to your darkness.

Allow me to walk, oh allow me to walk (free),
to kneel at the cost of forgiveness.

Allow me to walk, oh allow me to walk (free),
to kneel at the cost of forgiveness, forgiveness.

And I learnt of every eye lash and finger nail,
and every bare flesh hair, and childhood smell,
smell of pine tree and glue, and the night scent of the body, of the body.

You have come to me to open my eyes,
and your body to me is a view, a window, a mirror.

You have come like the night, that come to the owl,
To show him all things in the dark.

You have come like the night, that come to the owl,
To show him all things in the dark.

 

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About the Translator

This translation was created by Dedi. She translated for her friends, then offered to share it more publicly via this web site.

 

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