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Jewish Music

Aliyah

by Hannah Spiro

"Aliyah" is my debut alt-Jewish album, comprised of my own versions of prayers, stories from the Hebrew bible from a female perspective, Jewish folk tales, and more.
  • 03:17 Story Lyrics
    Lecha Dodi
    Get out the shower and I’m ready for the weekend It took so long to begin I’ll light some candles, put Pandora on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs I just want you to come in When you wrap your arms around me Monday goes out of my mind Your kisses on my face they Let me leave Tuesday behind Wednesday and Thursday follow When you whisper in my ear Telling me it’s all over, baby Telling me Friday night is here Lecha dodi likrat kallah P’nei Shabbat n’kabelah Lecha dodi likrat kallah P’nei Shabbat n’kabelah Now we’re surrounded by the kids you can’t get tired of They keep us laughing all night So several hours pass and baby, it’s no longer Friday We’re doing Saturday right When you wrap your arms around me Monday goes out of my mind Your kisses on my face they Let me leave Tuesday behind Wednesday and Thursday follow When you whisper in my ear Telling me it’s all over, baby Telling me Friday night is here Lecha dodi likrat kallah P’nei Shabbat n’kabelah Lecha dodi likrat kallah P’nei Shabbat n’kabelah So whatcha waiting for This room looks like a dance floor Don’t make me ask again We’re among friends Lecha dodi likrat kallah P’nei Shabbat n’kabelah Lecha dodi likrat kallah P’nei Shabbat n’kabelah Lecha dodi likrat kallah P’nei Shabbat n’kabelah Lecha dodi likrat kallah P’nei Shabbat n’kabelah
  • 03:57 Story Lyrics
    Wherever You Go
    And she said Don’t stay, you should go I’m dragging you down, and you of all people should know She said that I could and I should be Starting off fresh, with someone who has more to give me But she has provided me With a place where I feel loved, and understood, and safe and free She needs help, she’s poor and weak But that’s all the more reason to stay with the woman who loves me So I said Wherever you go, I will go And wherever you stay, I will stay Your people will be my people and your God my God Wherever you die, I will die And there will I be buried May the Lord deal with me severely If anything but death parts you and me And she asked How are we going to eat? I don’t see how we can stand on our own two feet So I said, I’ll just go To the fields to get the fruit where no one else is going to go And so the very next morning I stared up into a tree And I knew that what it grew would be enough for her and me Cause we are not too hungry It fills you up to know that there’s someone who loves you deeply So we’re okay And if you think I’m a fool Next time you’re lonely, I’m pretty sure that you’ll Agree that life alongside someone that you trust Makes the queen’s jewels look like diamond dust And that’s why I tell her Wherever you go, I will go And wherever you stay, I will stay Your people will be my people and your God my God Wherever you die, I will die And there will I be buried May the Lord deal with me severely If anything but death parts you and me Wherever you go, I will go And wherever you stay, I will stay Your people will be my people and your God my God Wherever you die, I will die And there will I be buried May the Lord deal with me severely If anything but death parts you and me
  • 05:33 Story Lyrics
    Rachel and Leah feat. Chrissie Miller
    He told me, ‘Seven years and you are mine, just wait. The time will fly, because I’ll see your face Be faithful and patient and then one day I’ll take you away’ He told me, ‘Oh, my eldest, do not shed a tear. You’ll wear his ring in only seven years Be faithful and patient and then one day He’ll take you away’ Oh, they don’t know how we live No, we’re giving all we can give Sister, forgive me, I have what you lack And still I am empty, empty, helpless and trapped He promised Seven years and I’d be with my man But there’s more to marriage than love and this I understand Faithful and patient, still I will wait For him to take me away I see it In his eyes, when he looks into mine There’s nothing there, and I do not know why But faithful and patient, I’ll hope and pray One day I’ll blow him away Chorus I lay with him, pray with him, love him like myself And yet I am barren, and go up on the shelf I’ll give you my maid, just don’t love her like me, oh It kills me, it kills me, it kills me, it kills me I lay with him, pray with him, love him as best I can Give him three chuldren, and he doesn’t give a damn So take my maid as well, do with her as you wish I just can’t take this, no, I just can’t take this Chorus