KMO SIRA TRUFA
LIKE A BOAT BREAKING UP
(Bein hagalim)  
 

At ulai k'var lo yalda
Ulai pachot tmima
Vehasha'ar el libech
Hu derech haneshama

At soferet od shana
Uk'var chatzi me'ah
Bein hatzchok vehadim'a
Chatzi hakos m'le'ah
 

Az, kadima, kadima, kadima...

Chorus:
Kmo sira trufa bein hagalim
Shata la bein elef michsholim
Pa'am ad lemata, pa'am lema'ala
El haofek hal'a hal'a

At ulai k'tzat ayefa
Vechiyuchech kava
Ach mitoch dim'a shkufa
At molida tikva

Mi od yechola kamoch
Lakum mitoch afar
Bemassa' koder aroch
Litzpot el hamachar

Az, kadima, kadima, kadima...

Chorus...  

At k'var lo ota yalda
Soferet od shana
Mechapesset et darkech
Mitoch haemuna
 

K'shehashemesh shuv tizrach
Ve'od kochav ya'ir
Velibech shuv yipatach
Veya'ale bo shir
 

Az, kadima, kadima, kadima...

Chorus...

You may no longer be a young girl
Maybe less naive
And the path to your heart
Is through your soul.

You count another year
And already half a century has passed
Between laughter and tears
The cup that is half-full

So, onwards, onwards, onwards...

Chorus :
Like a boat breaking up among the waves
Sails on through a thousand obstacles
Sometimes you are down, sometimes you are up
Further on, always, towards the horizon  

You may be a little tired
And your smile has gone
But through your shining tears
You give birth to hope

Who else but you could
Rise up from the dust
On a long, single-minded journey
Seeking a vision of tomorrow

So, onwards, onwards, onwards...

Chorus...  

You are not the same young girl
Counting another year
Searching your way
Out of faith

When the sun shines once more
And another bright star appears
Your heart will open up anew
And a song will rise from within

So, onwards, onwards, onwards...

Chorus...  

   

Hebrew words

LYRICS Uzi Chitman
MUSIC Greek
SINGER Aviva Avidan
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER Israel Shiker  1998
DANCE FORMAT Circle
 

Transliteration by Henry Lederfeind of Sao Paulo, Brazil
English translation by Gila Ansell Brauner,
The Pedagogic Center, The Department for Jewish Zionist Education,
The Jewish Agency for Israel
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