Monday, October 09, 2006

(link>) Magical Musical Tour: A one-and-a-half-year-old mystery is solved

I was scrolling through the blogs one day, in the merry merry month of May, 2005, when I finally decided that "Resistance is futile," as we science fiction television fans say. That Psycho Toddler guy had been talking about his band for the longest time, so I finally checked out his music website. And found it well worth an hour or so of my evening.

Unfortunately, since I was not the beneficiary of a yeshiva education, I did have a problem with Mark's lyrics--I couldn't figure where all of them came from. I'm happy to report that, over the past year and a half, I've been able to track down the words to almost all of his songs, even "Tzama" (Psalm 63, verses 2-3).

Except for one.

I'm happy to report that I got a "Sukkot present" at our office's women's Tehillim (Psalms) group today--look what I found, when we read the psalms for this day of the Hebrew month, in Psalm (er, Kapitel?) 36, verses/pasukim 11-12:

11. Horeini Hashem darkecha, ahalech ba-amitecha, yacheid l'vavi l'yir'ah sh'mecha.
12. Od'cha, Hashem Elokai, b'chol l'vavi, va-achab'dah shimcha l'olam.

11. Teach me, L-rd, Your way, that I may travel (walk?) in your truth, unite my heart to fear Your name.
12. I will thank You, L-rd my G-d, with all my heart, and I will (give?) honor (to?) Your name forever.

(Translation courtesy of my ArtScroll Tehillim/Psalms Book, with edits by yours truly.)

Now, I have yet another reason to observe the biblical commandment "v'samechta b'chagecha--you will rejoice in your festival."

Hear, here. The usual rule applies--just keep scrolling through the radio blog until you find "Horeini." Enjoy!

Now, if I could just figure out the words to Aron Razel's "Chagiga" . . .


Blogger PsychoToddler said...

I have to credit my wife for giving me those lyrics. I wanted something that would go with a "walking bassline."

Razel's lyrics are in the CD insert. They come from some obscure midrash I think, or some book of chassidus. They aren't original.

Wed Oct 11, 10:25:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Mrs. Balabusta did a nice job of matching David HaMelech's (King David's) words to your music. And your bassline "walks" nicely, too. :)

"Oh, here they are!," quoth she, looking at the CD insert. Um, b'li n'kudot (without vowels), and, for that matter, b'li translation. Methinks I'll need another year in Ulpan Hebrew class even to be able to *read* these lyrics, much less *understand* them.

Thu Oct 12, 11:09:00 PM 2006  

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