NITZOTZ HA'AHAVAH

Kol echad chai be'olam acher
kol kach gadol hashoni
Kol echad chai be'olam acher
kol kach gadol hashoni
Et ma she'ani margish bifnim
ish lo margish kamoni
Et ma she'ani margish bifnim
ish lo margish kamoni

Et mah she'atah choshev amok
ani choshev shatu'ach
ken, et mah she'atah choshev amok
ani chosehv shatu'ach.
Mah she'atah ro'e sagur
ani ro'e patu'ach
ken, et mah she'atah ro'e sagur
ani ro'e patu'ach.

Et ma she'ani ro'e lavan
ata ro'e shachor
Et ma she'ani ro'e lavan
ata ro'e shachor
Ksheyoredet alai hachashecha
alecha zore'ach or
Ksheyoredet alai hachashecha
alecha zore'ach or

Mah shebishvilcha chalom
li zo ha'eimah
mah shebishvilcha chalom
li zo ha'eimah.
Mah shebishvili shalom
lecha zo milchamah
mah shebishvili shalom
lecha zo milchamah.

El hamakom elav ani holech
hen gam ata tagia
El hamakom elav ani holech
hen gam ata tagia
Kol hadrachim harey olot
el oto harakia
Kol hadrachim harey olot
el oto harakia

El hamakom elav atah holech
gam ani agia
El hamakom elav atah holech
gam ani agia
Ach bli nitzotz ha'ahava
shum davar lo yatnia
Ach bli nitzotz ha'ahava
shum davar lo yatni'a.

THE SPARK OF LOVE

Each one of us lives in a different world
the difference is huge
Each one of us lives in a different world
the difference is huge
What I feel inside
no one else feels like me
What I feel inside
no one else feels like me

What you think is deep
I think is shallow
What you think is deep
I think is shallow
What you see as closed
I see as open
Yes, what you see as closed
I see as open.

What I see as white
you see as black
What I see as white
you see as black
When I am in darkness
light shines on you
When I am in darkness
light shines on you

What is for me a dream
for you is a horror
what is for me a dream
for you is a horror.
What is for me peace
is war to you
what is for me peace
is war to you.

You will arrive in the place
I am heading to
You will arrive in the place
I am heading to
All the roads
lead to the same heaven.
All the roads
lead to the same heaven.

I will arrive in the place
you are heading to
I will arrive in the place
you are heading to
But without the spark of love
nothing will move.
But without the spark of love
nothing will move.

 
Hebrew words

Note:
Original Greek title: "Oi dy pa Stelio ezisan"

The Pontic dialect, which is Greek, is quite different from the standard Greek spoken today. This phenomenon of singing in a dialect that is no longer used for everyday communication is akin to the use of Judeo-Arabic in Yemenite or (Moroccan Israeli music (e.g. Zion Golan).

Thanks to Eva Broman for this information.

LYRICS
hebrew: Ehud Banai orig. traditional Pontic (Black Sea)
MUSIC
folk - Greek
SINGER
Ehud Banai & Daklon
Stelios Kazantzidis & Chrysanthos
CD
Daklon: Traditional Songs Part 3 Track 4
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Meir Shem Tov 1994
DANCE FORMAT
Circle

Words transliterated and translated by Chana Shuvaly of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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