Friday, May 4, 2012

O Tel Aviv



From the hills of Tel Aviv
You can see the winding roads of the Holy City
Along the Mediterranean Sea
There is so much beauty in the scenery

The place where mysteries unfold
And the secrets of old are told
It's the closest to Heaven on Earth
You could ever be

The view is astonishing
The ocean breeze is almost therapeutic
A pure sense of serenity
And calmness in the air

In the city they call 'White'
It is quite exquisite
The weather is warm and soothing
And the wind feels like silk

The taste of Tel Aviv
Must be what 'Manna from Heaven,' tastes like
From the fresh bread and produce,
To the scent of the spices along the busy streets

A cafe's paradise
Amongst the sensuous sea
I thought I would grab a tea
Until someone gave me, lemonade with mint leaves

A refreshing, almost blissful drink
I walked along and admired the flowers in bloom
I could hear the laughter of the youth
So alive and full of life




I then went to the market place, looking for a prayer Shawl
There is so much significance and sacredness
From the cloth, to the tassels,
Handmade in its artistic beauty

As I was shopping, I noticed the amazing jewelry
A few seconds later, a woman approached me...
She began sharing a story about the necklaces
Which were in the Hebrew alphabet

She said, "The couples wear the initial of their spouse
around their neck, close to their heart,
Never to depart.  Like we would wear a ring."
I picked up one of the necklaces, that resembled the letter 'X' in English




Then I asked her, if they wore the initial of the first or last name?
She said, "The first name... you're holding the letter 'A' in your hand."
I turned around to ask her a few more questions,
but she had vanished before my eyes

I continued shopping, as the words of King Solomon recited in my mind
"Bind them continually around your heart, tie them around your neck."
I then came across an ancient looking treasure chest
With an inscription written on the outside




I opened it up and noticed a PRECIOUS stone inside
A beautiful greenish/blue stone that was supremely vibrant
It is known as the Eilat Stone or King Solomon's stone
Found in King Solomon's mines

As I held it in my hand, I could feel the temperature in my body change
It is said to be a HEALING stone for your broken heart
It heals all the pain, hurt, stress, fear, and loss, you feel
It harmonizes your heart, mind, body, and also promotes creativity

I felt a sense of peace inside, as I held onto this stone
It was then that a man walked up to me
And handed me a note, that read...
"This is what the inscription says, on the outside of the treasure chest"...




I smiled and thanked him for the note
It was the famous words of King Solomon
Taken from the most beautiful love song ever written,
'The Song of Songs.'

O Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
Listen to the sounds in the street

As night fell upon the city
I could hear the musicians play
I went and listened to the prophetic sounds
And something so divine began to transpire

I could feel the presence of The King of Kings
All around and inside of me
I was in Awe and then my awe, turned to shock
As I thought to myself, "How is this happening?"

The singer was singing in Hebrew, but I could hear it in English
I had never experienced anything like this before
My spirit was actually translating his poetic voice
My eyes filled up with tears and chills went up and down my spine

His music, his eyes, and his voice
Captured the voices of the Prophets of old
As the band paused for a moment,
He spoke these beautiful words...

"In your dreams
you can travel to distant places,
your spirit is there.
Music is the Essence, The Roots,
Ancient Voices, Mystery, Holiness.
There are no better songs or moving songs,
than The Psalms or The Song of Songs"

He then proceeded to play the song he wrote 'Mimaamakim,'
based on the words of King David, in Psalm 130.

As I bowed my head and began to pray...

"Thank you Lord, for Israeli
I Praise and Honor thee
I hope to one day be able to visit
The Holy Land and Tel Aviv
But I am so thankful,

My Spirit was sent
if only for one night...
in my dream."


O Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
Listen to the sounds in the street

It is a gift from Heaven above
A MIRACLE taking place through music
The sound of LOVE, Devotion, and Unity
It shall bring...

O Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
Listen to the sounds in the street


Idan Raichel of Tel Aviv


The Idan Raichel Project ~ Mimaamakim (Out of the Depth)
Mimaamakim ~ Out of the Depth
From deep depths I called to you to come to me
with your return the light in my eyes will come back
it's not finished,
I am not leaving the touch of your hands
that it may come and light up and wake upon
hearing the sound of your laugh.
From deep depths I called to you to come to me
the moonlight I will again light your way to me
they're spread out and melted again
the touch of your hands
I whisper, ask in your ears:
Who is it that calls to you tonight - listen
who sings loudly to you - to your window
who put his soul so you'd be happy
who will put his hand and build you your home
who will give his life, put it underneath you
who will be like dust living at your feet
who will love you of all your lovers
who will save you from all evil spirits
from the deep depths.
From deep depths I called to you to come to me
the moonlight I will again light your way to me
they're spread out and melted again
the touch of your hands
I whisper, ask in your ears:
Who is it that calls to you tonight



For more info. click on the link below...

The Idan Raichel Project ~ Website



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Too far gone

"Memories of you surround me... 


Down by the riverbed
Where we first met
I left my silver ring
And you left your cigarettes

Wearing that famous Stetson hat
And I was in a white sundress
You were my cowboy
And I was your princess

Twenty three years ago
Under the Texas sky
We shared our dreams
That warm summer in July

A violin and a steel guitar
The music is the key
The sound of breaking hearts
I write for you and you sing for me

Don't look back
Just keep moving on
And I'll sing you this song
There's nothing left
It's too far gone

Too far gone

Not a star left to wish upon
Nothing more to say
Let my memory fade
Look the other way

I got up off my knees
Wiped the clouds from my eyes
O my soul, O my soul
Still holding on to our demise

Don't look back
Just keep moving on
And I'll sing you this song
There's nothing left
It's too far gone

Too far gone

Lift my hands to the Heavens
Sometimes letting go is divine
Whiskey makes you weak
Don't listen or you'll misread the sign

There's a time and a season
But honey we know to well
Our bridge has overflown
It's our love's last farewell

Don't look back
Just keep moving on
And I'll sing you this song
There's nothing left
It's too far gone

Too far gone

My wings are tarnished
And it's hard for me to fly
As my tears fall upon your boots
Tip your hat and say goodbye

Don't look back
Just keep moving on
And I'll sing you this song
There's nothing left
It's too far gone

Too far gone

Baby, I held on
I held on
For much too long

...and I'm afraid the tears might drown me"




Gary Allan ~ Bourbon Borderline


I wake up in the morning full of dread
Tryin' to remember what I said
I say that I won't call you
And I mean it every time
Until I cross that bourbon borderline

I wish that I could tell you why I call
Sometimes it's just hard for me, that's all
I know that it's over and it's just a waste of time
Until I cross that bourbon borderline

Memories of you surround me
And I'm afraid the tears might drown me
Oh, I think I'm doing fine
Until I cross that bourbon borderline

It's good that I just do this now and then
You know I'm really not a drinkin' man
But I can't bare to talk about us any other time
Until I cross that bourbon borderline

Memories of you surround me
And I'm afraid the tears might drown me
Oh, I think I'm doing fine
Until I cross that bourbon borderline

Oh, I think I'm doing fine
Until I cross that bourbon borderline