ATAH HOLECH LISHON MUKDAM

YOU GO TO SLEEP EARLY

Tistakel bi achshav, gam ani aleicha
estakel aleicha
zot lo hahatchalah,
o achrei shnataim o shalosh
lo shezeh nigmar,
lo she'ani lo letzidcha
ve'atah lo letzidi
aval eich kor'im lazeh, merchak
shemafrid otcha achshav,
shemafrid oti mimcha
yesh merchak beineinu

Atah holech lishon mukdam,
ani balailah erah
atah medaber ivrit
va'ani lo mevinah
lo tov, beineinu
(x2)

Lo nuchal/yecholah lehastir et atzmeinu
et atzmeinu mishneinu
lo yoda'at lehavin
mah over aleinu,
eich pit'om lo she'ein klum,
lo she'ani kvar lo shelcha
ve'atah kvar lo sheli
aval zeh maf'chid kol kach
kachah, lehargish bli ledaber
lechakot sheyitpazer
ha'arafel beineinu

Atah holech lishon mukdam...

Look at me now and I upon you,
Iíll look upon you.
This is not the beginning,
Or after two years, or three
This is not the end,
But Iím not at your side,
And youíre not by mine.
But what do you call this distance,
That separates you now,
That separates me from you,
Thereís distance between us.

You go to sleep early
Iím up late at night
You speak Hebrew,
But I donít understand.
Itís not good between us.
(x2)

We canít hide ourselves
From the two of us.
I donít know how to understand
what passes upon us.
How suddenly we have nothing
Iím already not yours,
And youíre already not mine.
But itís very scary,
To feel it without talking about it,
To wait until thereís no more
Fog between us.

You go to sleep early...

Photo of Artist & Hebrew words


Note:
Translation from http://www.bu.edu/hillel/kol_echad/music/translation/atahholech.shtml

LYRICS
Leah Shabat
MUSIC
Leah Shabat
SINGER
Nurit Galron
Nurit Galron & Leah Shabat
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Gadi Bitton
DANCE FORMAT
Partner

Words transliterated and translated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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