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  • #590412

    This really shouldn’t be a new topic but, well, I am a Moderator

    His album, Yidid, the eighth track, called “Shema” has some lyrics I can’t understand

    1. “a citadel of mashin stone”

    2. “everyone in the chlanger, the tears on her face”

    Can anyone help? Both instances are in the first minute or two of the track.. Thanks

    I changed the title.

    Perhaps we can try a thread on the REAL lyrics to various songs, and what you thought they were at one time.

    Or how your kids mistakenly sing songs, etc.

    #1087626

    striving
    Member

    In a citadel of ASHEN STONE!!!

    #1087627

    striving

    THANKS!

    I’ll listen to it in a few minutes and see if you’re right

    #1087628

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    a citadel of ashen stone…

    yet one image lingered, the tears on her face…

    #1087629

    THANK YOU!

    #1087630

    Joseph
    Participant

    I never quite understood why some musicians feel the need to make the words unintelligable.

    #1087631

    squeak
    Participant

    Joseph

    Here’s a thought: If you sacrifice preciseness in creating art, that is called poetic license. So if you could use poetic license but don’t, does that make you a better artist or a worse one?

    #1087632

    Joseph
    Participant

    squeak, I am referring to songs that the music is too loud to hear the words, or they are otherwise uttered in an unintelligable manner. Not sure if your point regarding preciseness is related to that.

    #1087633

    “Yet (but?) one image lingered” I hear.

    I’m still hearing a citadel of “mashin stone” though

    #1087634

    striving
    Member

    mod-80 are you serious?? you really hear mashin stone??? haha but context clues!!!! lol i bet it’s hard for you to understand people with accents too- right?

    #1087635

    LAer
    Member

    You sure it’s not “ancient stone?”

    #1087636

    kapusta
    Participant

    80, I’m rotfl from the second one, dunno why.

    As far as the lyrics go, the first one is “a citadel of ashen stone”. The second one is (as much as I can make of it) “yet one/once……. lingered.”

    thanks for the laugh, and btw, you gotta catch up on your music!!!

    *kapusta*

    #1087637

    ambush
    Participant

    oh my oh my!!

    thanks for the laugh is right!!

    as mentioned above:

    “ashen stone”

    “yet one image lingered”

    now why oh why would a citadel want to mash stone?

    #1087638

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    It still sounds to me like “lashen stone”, but I am pretty sure it is “ashen”. I always read the lyrics when I get a new CD to get the words down.

    I don’t like when the music is too loud that you can’t hear the words. I also don’t like when the singers don’t pronounce the words. I usually enjoy songs more for the words than for the music. That is why I like Abie Rotenberg especially the Journeys CDs. Abie always pronounces every letter. I think that the Shema song being discussed in this thread was written by Abie and sung by Shwekey.

    #1087639

    It’s not ancient. Could be ashen, but I still here an “M” sound. Maybe “matchin(g) stone? or match and stone?

    #1087640

    My anekal sings a song “Tomorrow”. Instead of “bet your bottom dollar” that tomorrow, she sings “bed a bada dada” that tomorrow.

    #1087641

    A friend of mine when, he was a kid, thought the 12th letter of the alphabet was: “elemeno”

    #1087642
    #1087643

    mepal
    Member

    lol, 80. That’s the chassidic version of the alphabet.

    btw, if you read through the lyrics of a lot of these songs, you’ll notice that they really dont make sense.

    #1087644

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Ho hum… just waiting for the girl with kalidis…. 🙂

    The Wolf

    #1087645

    wolf:

    ?

    the girl with colitis?

    #1087646

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    A very often (and very famous) mistaken heard lyric from the Beatles. The correct lyric is “the girl with kaleidoscope eyes.” It’s often misheard as “the girl with colitis* goes by.”

    The Wolf

    *Thanks for the correct spelling, Mod.

    #1087648

    squeak
    Participant

    “I don’t need a thing

    I’d rather play than sing….”

    or

    “I don’t want to think

    I’d rather play in the sink…”

    #1087649

    mepal
    Member

    “kadisheehee, romimeeheee….”

    Does anyone know the real words?

    #1087650

    squeak
    Participant

    mepal – if you pay attention to the chazzan right around kedusha on Shabbos or Sunday morning, you will find out 🙂

    Or, you can check with Jothar. Eyin sham.

    #1087651

    kapusta
    Participant

    meeeepaaaaaaaal, how many times do we have to go through this singing thing?!?!?! 😉

    *kapusta*

    #1087652

    mepal
    Member

    howdya remember that, squeak? Its been a while… Anyways, right around kedusha I hear “Attah Kadosh”. Nothing like that jingle.

    kapusta, check with your plumber.

    #1087653

    squeak
    Participant

    I meant on R”H, which will be on Shabbos and Sunday. The piyyut starts off “Kel nah, l’oilam tu’aratz”.

    I could type the whole thing out, but it’s too tedious, especially in Eengleesh.

    #1087654

    mepal
    Member

    Oh, I catch up on sleep when they start reciting the piyuttim.

    #1087655

    noitallmr
    Participant

    Does anyone know the lyrics to The King Of Tonys by Destiny…

    When I sit back inside the “hay”?

    #1087656

    newbie
    Member

    I think it’s “haze”. But don’t the CD’s usually come with the words to the songs?

    #1087657

    sarah yarok
    Member

    I thought the song was veyisah maagal haShem (He will carry haShem’s wheel) til I saw it inside…

    and hachziki madreiga….chab’i me’at rega

    #1087658

    kapusta
    Participant

    What are the lyrics to track 10 (kishoit) on Baruch Levine (2)

    I’m not talking about the yiddish, theres one line, “elah elah…” around 2:20. what is the next word?!?!?!

    *kapusta*

    #1087659

    postsemgirl
    Member

    Kapusta- First of all the word are written in the paper that comes with the cd. Second of all the words are aramaic so they are hard to make out but I did read the cover because it gets me annoyed when I don’t know the words to songs so here goes. dihu Elaka kishot vioyrayseh kishot and then comes the yiddish part. It’s kinda funny to mix yiddish with aramaic!

    #1087660

    kapusta
    Participant

    postsem, first of all, thanks a lot. second, the CD jacket is a good idea as long as you have it. Mine disappeared…

    *kapusta*

    #1087661

    kapusta
    Participant

    postsem, can you make out that one line? (“elah elah…” around 2:20. what is the next word?!?!?!) It’s driving me crazy!

    *kapusta*

    #1087662

    ambush
    Participant

    ok here’s one that never fails to make me laugh.

    We were teaching a song to a bunch of kiruv kids that goes like this:

    “I’m a Jew, it’s my identity,

    my name, my soul, my life”!

    Only to overhear some kids singing it later:

    “I’m a Jew, It’s my identity,

    my neighbor stole my wife!”

    I REALLY hope they became frum after that…!

    #1087663

    shaatra
    Member

    Kapusta: Eleka dishimaya??

    #1087664

    Jax
    Member

    ambush: ROTFL! that is priceless humor!

    #1087665

    postsemgirl
    Member

    Kapusta- That’s too bad. Shaatra is right, it’s elah elah bEloka dishmaya. If you want to check it out it is from the tefilah of Brich Shemay

    #1087666

    Jax
    Member

    noitallmr: hey nice seeing ya buddy! stay, stay!

    #1087667

    seeallsides
    Participant

    this goes back to probly before you were all born – but i remember there was a song by the Everly Bros (maybe) and the lyric was

    I’m just a soul whose intentions are good –

    and i remember somebody singing I’m just a soldier whose tent is no good !

    #1087668

    squeak
    Participant

    seeallsides – I didn’t know they had the ability to make recordings back before all of us were born! How did you come to hear such a lyric? Was it passed down from generation to generation until it could be recorded in the late 1800’s? That would be amazing!

    Also, did you know that a group called the Everly Brothers was around in the 1950’s and 60’s? Do you know how they were able to steal the name (and that lyric) from the original group that you heard? Maybe they were aineklach (or great-great-aineklach)?

    #1087669

    jphone
    Member

    There is the famous “Dawnzerly light” mentioned in the national anthem.

    #1087670

    merezy doats and dozey doats and little lamsey divey, a kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?

    #1087671

    squeak
    Participant

    80, you’ve got me stumped.

    #1087672

    Mares eat oats, and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy. A kid’ll eat ivy too, wouldn’t you?

    #1087673

    kapusta
    Participant

    thanx to everyone who filled me in on the lyrics. 🙂

    how about the pledge of allegiance.

    “I pledge…and to the republic for richard sans”

    *kapusta*

    #1087674

    Mayan_Dvash
    Participant

    I used to think the lyrics were:

    Miami….

    The greatest town

    n’this country

    Jumpin up and down

    Miami…

    But it really is

    Miami….

    The greatest town

    It’s got me

    Jumpin up and down

    Miami…

    I didn’t see the lyrics anywhere (the original album is from the late 70’s) but I was listening carefully one day (I bought Miami Meets Toronto CD a couple years ago which also has it) and heard the real words.

    Now it makes more sense.

    ;

    #1087675

    squeak
    Participant

    oboy! I never got that song, for the same reason! Thanks for explaining!

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