SHIR LASHALOM

Tnu lashemesh la'alot
laboker le'ha'ir
Hazaka shebatfilot
otanu lo tachzir

Mi asher kava nero
u've'Afar nitman
Bechi mar lo ya'iro
lo yachziro le'chan

Ish otanu lo yashiv
mibor tachtit a'fel -
kan lo yo'ilu -
lo simchat hanitzachon
Velo shirei hallel

Lachen rak shiru shir lashalom
al tilhashu tfila
lachen rak shiru shir lashalom
bitze'aka gdola

Tnu lashemesh lachador
miba'ad laprachim
al tabitu le'achor
hanichu la'holchim

S'u eina'yim betikva
lo derech kavanot
shiru shir la'ahava
velo lamilchamot

Al tagidu yom yavo
havi'u et hayom -
ki lo chalom hu -
uve'chol hakikarot
hari'u rak shalom

SONG OF PEACE

Let the sun rise
light up the morning
The purest of prayers
will not bring us back

He whose candle was snuffed out
and was buried in the dust
bitter crying won't wake him up
and won't bring him back

Nobody will bring us back
from a dead and darkened pit
here,
neither the victory cheer
nor songs of praise will help

So just sing a song for peace
don't whisper a prayer
Just sing a song for peace
in a loud shout

Allow the sun to penetrate
through the flowers
don't look back
let go of those departed

Lift your eyes with hope
not through the rifles' sights
sing a song for love
and not for wars

Don't say the day will come
bring on that day -
because it is not a dream -
and in all the city squares
cheer only for peace!

 
Hebrew words
Alternate English words

Singable English    Singable Italian    Portuguese    Spanish

Note:
Link from Radio Hazak which includes singable English translation and chord chart

Musical Notation and Hebrew on Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Also sung by:
Lehakat Gayesot Hashiryon
Yishai Levy
Halehakah
Habreirah Hativ'it
David D'or & Shlomo Bar
Wikipedia Info about this song
The original song as recorded by Lehakat Hanachal - Miri Aloni, soloist
2008 version of the song by Shiri Maimon

LYRICS
Yankele Rotblit 1969
MUSIC
Ya'ir Rozenblum
SINGER
Miri Aloni
Lehakat Hanacha"l
Samir Shukri
Si Heiman
CD
Lehakat Hanachal - Greatest hits 1970
Golden Hits Of The Nahal Track 13

Words transliterated and translated by Carol Dor of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Singable English translation by Ros Schwartz of Canada.
Singable Italian translation by Daniel Shalev of Rishon Le Zion, Israel.
Portuguese translation by Tatiana Kielberman of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Spanish translation by Manuel Goldstein of Madrid, Spain.
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Singable English

 
SONG OF PEACE

Let the sun rise in the east,
and light the morning sky
The finest prayers will not revive
the ones who had to die.
And those whose flames have been put out,
lie buried in the earth,
Bitter wails won't wake them up,
cannot give them rebirth.
No one can restore us now,
return us from the grave.
And here there is no use for songs of victory
and praises for the brave.
Chorus:
So go and sing a song of Shalom -
don't whisper timid prayers.
Go out and shout a song of Shalom -
so everyone can hear.

Let the sunshine weave its way
through rainbow blooms of flowers.
Don't look back towards the past -
the dead no longer ours.
Lift your eyes with hope of life,
not sighting through a gun.
Sing a song of love and joy
and not of battles won.
Don't just say "A day will come";
go out and bring that day!
It's not a dream. In all the city streets and squares,
sing "Peace is
on its way!"

Chorus

Singable Italian

 
CANTO ALLA PACE

Fate il sol salire in ciel,
il giorno illuminar,
ma non c'? preghiera che
ci pu? resuscitar.
Chi il suo lume ? spento ormai
e nella terra sta
nessun pianto amaro, sai,
giammai risveglier?.
Non possiamo ritornar,
la fossa ? buia, e allor
qui non ci serve la Vittoria, e certo non
i canti al vincitor!

Perci? cantate alla Pace, all'Amor,
non sussurrate, ma
chiamate forte la Pace, l'Amor,
La Pace che verr?!

Qui la luce no, non pu?
tra i fiori penetrar,
voi lasciateci, perci?
in pace riposar.
Non guardate nel mirino,
cantate per amar
e sognate di un mattino,
senza ammazzar!

No, non dite: "Il d? verr?...",
portatecelo voi!
Nelle piazze canter?
la Pace insieme a noi!

Perci? cantate...



1 Questa canzone ha una storia controversa.
Eseguita per la prima volta nel '69 dalla potente voce della solista di un gruppo canoro militare, fu contestata come antipatriottica. Diventata poi l'inno dei pacifisti, fu cantata da Rabin sul podio, il giorno del suo assassinio. Significatamente il foglio contenente proprio le parole di questa canzone, macchiato di sangue, fu trovato nella tasca della sua giacca.

Portuguese

 
CAN??O PARA A PAZ

Deixe o sol nascer
A manh? oferecer sua luz
A for?a da ora??o
N?o nos trar? de volta

Aquele cuja vela foi apagada
E foi levado pelo vento
Um choro n?o ir? acord?-lo
E n?o o trar? de volta

Ningu?m nos trar? de volta
De uma morte ou de um sofrimento
Aqui, nem a vit?ria sobreviver?
Nem canto de salva??o, e nem uma ora??o

Ent?o apenas cantem, cantem para a paz
N?o sussurem uma ora??o
Apenas cantem, cantem para a paz,
Num grito forte

Deixem o sol penetrar
Ao redor das flores
N?o olhe para tr?s
H? os que ainda caminham

Encha seus olhos de esperan?a
E n?o apenas de inten??o
Cantem uma can??o de amor,
E n?o uma can??o de guerra

N?o digam apenas que o dia vir?
Tragam esse dia
Porque isso n?o ? apenas um sonho
Todos comentam na cidade
E cantam pela paz

Ent?o apenas cantem, cantem para a paz
N?o sussurem uma ora??o
Apenas cantem, cantem para a paz,
Num grito forte

Spanish

 
CANCION DE LA PAZ

Deja el sol salir
la ma?ana da su luz
El m?s puro de los rezos
no nos volver?

Aquel cuya vela se ha apagado
y fue enterrado en el polvo
el grito amargo no le despertar?
y no lo traer? de vuelta

Nadie no nos sacar?
de un foso muerto y oscuro
aqui, ni la alegria de la victoria
ni las canciones de alabanza ayudar?n.

Tan solo canta un cancion por la Paz
no susurres una plegaria
Solo canta un cancion por la Paz
con un grito fuerte

Deja el sol entrar
a trav?s de las flores
no mires para atr?s
deja ir a esos que salieron

Alza tus ojos con esperanza
no a trav?s de las miras de los rifles
Canta una cancion por el amor
y no por la guerras

No digas que el d?a vendr?
traelo a ese d?a
porque no es un sue?o y en todas las plazas
de la ciudad alienta
por la PAZ

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