BEN ADAM 

Ben 'adam hu rak basar va-dam
'Avak poreakh ba-midbar
Ben 'adam, be-derekh ha-'olam
Ke-tzel 'over, ka-kheres ha-nishbar
'Adam hu rak 'adam
ve-rov yamav leylot
Ve-'ein 'adam mushlam be-khol ha-ma'alot
'Az ten lo lakhalom ve-ten lo neshima
Ten le-Shem, ten le-Kham, ten le-Yefet nekhama

'Al takhbid yadkha 'alav ve-ten tikva
Ve-'al tadun 'oto tamid le-khaf khova
Ki 'adam hu 'adam hu 'adam
Hu rak 'adam

Ben 'adam ne'or u-khvar nirdam
Yamav ktzarim, sofam 'atzuv
Ben 'adam 'oreakh ba-'olam
Ba me-'afar u-le-'afar yashuv

'Adam hu rak 'adam
ve-rov yamav leylot
Ve-'ein 'adam mushlam be-khol ha-ma'alot
'Az ten lo lakhalom ve-ten lo neshima
Ten le-Shem, ten le-Kham, ten le-Yefet nekhama

'Al takhbid yadkha 'alav ve-ten tikva
Ve-'al tadun 'oto tamid le-khaf khova
Ki 'adam hu 'adam hu 'adam
Hu rak 'adam

Hu lo yilmad la-netzakh, hu shokheakh le'ehov
Hu lo yode'a she-yomo karov

Ki 'adam hu rak 'adam
ve-rov yamav leylot
Ve-'ein 'adam mushlam be-khol ha-ma'alot
'Az ten lo lakhalom ve-ten lo neshima
Ten le-Shem, ten le-Kham, ten le-Yefet nekhama

'Al takhbid yadkha 'alav ve-ten tikva
Ve-'al tadun 'oto tamid le-khaf khova
Ki 'adam hu 'adam hu 'adam
Hu rak 'adam

'Adam hu rak 'adam
ve-rov yamav leylot
Ve-'ein 'adam mushlam be-khol ha-ma'alot
'Az ten lo lakhalom ve-ten lo neshima
Ten le-Shem, ten le-Kham, ten le-Yefet nekhama

'Al takhbid yadkha 'alav ve-ten tikva
Ve-'al tadun 'oto tamid le-khaf khova
Ki 'adam hu 'adam hu 'adam
Hu rak 'adam

HUMAN BEING 

A human being is only flesh and blood
dust blooms in the desert
human being, like the way of the world,
like the passing shadow, like broken pottery
Man is only a man,
and most his days are nights,
and there isn't a perfect man in all degrees,
so let him dream and let him breathe,
give comfort to Shem, Kham, and Yafet

Don't raise your hand to him, give hope
and don't judge him always according to his duty,
for man is a man that is a man.
he's only a man.

A human being awakes, already falls asleeps,
his days are short, their end is sad,
human being is a guest in the world
comes from dust and turns to dust.

Man is only a man,
and most his days are nights,
and there isn't a perfect man in all degrees,
so let him dream and let him breathe,
give comfort to Shem, Kham, and Yafet

Don't raise your hand to him, give hope
and don't judge him always according to his duty,
for man is a man that is a man.
he's only a man.

He'll never ever learn, he forgets to love
he doesn't know that his day is near for...

Man is only a man,
and most his days are nights,
and there isn't a perfect man in all degrees,
so let him dream and let him breathe,
give comfort to Shem, Kham, and Yafet

Don't raise your hand to him, give hope
and don't judge him always according to his duty,
for man is a man that is a man.
he's only a man. (x2)

Man is only a man,
and most his days are nights,
and there isn't a perfect man in all degrees,
so let him dream and let him breathe,
give comfort to Shem, Kham, and Yafet

Don't raise your hand to him, give hope
and don't judge him always according to his duty,
for man is a man that is a man.
he's only a man. (x2)

 
Hebrew words
Alt. transliterated and translated words


Wikipedia Info about this song

LYRICS
Ehud Manor
MUSIC
Boris Dimitshtein
SINGER
Yardena Arazi
CD
The Best of Yardena Arazi Track 3
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Naftaly Kadosh 1992
DANCE FORMAT
Circle

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