November 28, 2015

Lyrics

the jewish faith is this and this and this - you have to get up early
ekh lyuli lyuli da lyuli – you have to get up early
you have to get up early, pour water onto your fingertips,
ekh lyuli lyuli da lyuli – pour water onto your finger tips
pour water onto your fingertips, say the first morning prayer
ekh lyuli lyuli da lyuli – say the first morning prayer
say the first morning prayer, go to synagogue
ekh lyuli lyuli da lyuli – go to synagogue
go to the synagogue, put on your tallis and tephillin
ekh lyuli lyuli da lyuli – put on your tallis and tephillin
put on your tallis and tephillin,
dedicate your soul to the Single and Unknown One
and never close your eyes
stay alert and conscious,
don't take anything for an ultimate truth,
question everything,
never get into any mental trap
never get into any conceptual conundrum,
this is what Lenin teaches us to do,
this is how old uncle Lacan teaches us to behave,
read Zizek, translate ‘Borderline',
be rash enough to change what wants to be changed
and to create by yourself what wants to be created
we don't have to wait for other people to do our job for us
yesterday it was too early, tomorrow it will be too late, do it here and now
think of yourself in terms of class struggle
concrete analyses of concrete circumstances
the feeling of the moment
put aside all sentiments
all those lyuli da lyuli
they are like sweet pills for the ideologically retarded
and we, we look around without any rose-colored glasses,
and without black-tinted decadent glasses either
it is possible to be both a realist and an optimist
it is possible to wait for the future
but not to see dreams, not to tell fortunes
just to create your fortune by yourself
by means of a direct action
which is sometimes unnoticeable
but this is what makes you immortal
our ancestors knew this, and they won
we shall follow them and liberate ourselves,
and songs shall we sing, and vodka shall we drink
ekh lyuli lyuli da lyuli – vodka shall we drink
ekh lyuli lyuli da lyuli – lechaim shall we drink

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