Land, sky, green and desert,
a water tower among dust roads
That's where I was born
that's where my heart broke
On the day that they took away from me
the land of the Prickly Pear.
Was it that way or not - I still live with her,
Bring her back to me the way she was.
Was it that way or not - I still live with her.
Give her back to me, the land of the Prickly Pear.
A khaki 'kova-tembel' hat, pony tail and a hair curl,
a sweet-sour cordial,
a sole electricity pole
A movie and a falafel was only a few cents
Milk was sold in bottles and delivered every morning.
Was it that way or not
Pita bread and a kite over the trees,
The boy picks up the girl on Friday evening,
We had our special games we played,
we were called special nicknames.
Was it that way or not .....