Just Because Music: Shir Soul’s Bashana Haba’ah

There’ll be peace in the Middle East when the Palestinian’s stop singing about “Death to the Jews” and glorious martyrdom, and start singing this lovely Israeli song. The nice rhyming translation I was taught went like this:

In a year from today, We’ll sit on our verandah
And we’ll count all the birds in the sky.

Boys and girls, playing catch, in the meadow over yonder,
While the long summer days drift on by.

Wait and see, wait and see, just how good it will be,
In a year, just one year, from today.

Wait and see, wait and see, just how good it will be,
In a year, just one year, from today.

There are more sophisticated and complete (but less rhyming) translations available, e.g., this one.

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