|YESH LI AHAVAH P'SHUTAH |
Ein li charuzim yafim lashir lach lepizmon.
Ein li meitarim lifrot lach tachat hachalon.
Ein li melitzot na'ot lilchosh lach be'oznech.
Ein li kisharon afilu leta'er yofyech.
Ein li bayit mehudar ve'ein mizug avir.
Ein chesbon babank ve'ein migrash katan ba'ir.
Ein li elef lai maskoret.
Ein il chalifa shel choref.
Afilu ein li dod ashir.
Ach yesh li ahava p'shuta.
Oti hi timalei, gdola kim'lo tevel.
Ken yesh li ahava p'shuta.
Ve'et kula ani rak lach makdish yomam valeil.
Ein li mechonit lehoshivech ba letzidi
Ein li gam katno'a,
el gabi shetetzamdi
Ein li shum album shel amanut lach lehar'ot
Ein li taklitim bishvil lishmo'a oh lirkod
Ein li job bachir ani ochel al cheshboni
Lo shalchu oti lachul, nish'arti almoni
Ein sira li baKinneret
Ein li matzlema shel seret
Ein televizia bim'oni
Ach yesh li ahava p'shuta...
I HAVE A SIMPLE LOVE
I don't have beautiful verses to sing for you in a song.
I don't have strings to play for you below your window.
I don't have fine flowery phrases to whisper in your ear.
I don't have the talent even to describe your beauty.
I don't have a fancy home and there's no air conditioning.
There's no bank account, and no small plot of land in the city.
I don't have a 1,000 Israeli lirot salary.
I don't have a winter suit,
I don't even have a rich uncle.
But - I have a simple love.
It fulfills me, as much as the whole world.
Yes - I have simple love.
And all of it I dedicate to you alone, day and night.
I don't have a car where you could sit beside me.
and I don't have a motor scooter,
where you could sit behind me and hold on tight
I have no album of artwork to show you
I have no records, to listen or to dance to
I don't have a top job; but I pay my own way
They didn't send me overseas; I remain an unknown
I don't have a boat on the Kinneret
I don't have a movie camera
There's no TV at my house
But - I have a simple love... ..