Words to 12 Jewish SongsAkiva Lane
(c) copyright Akiva Lane words & music 2012


SHECHINA

(D)Every day, (G)we're calling to shemayim                        
(D)Hoping that the She(G)china will (D)hear                       
(D)Asking come back (G) to Yerushalayim                          
(D)We need you badly and (G)we need you right (D) here.  
                                                                                                
(D)Oh you've been (G)gone too (D)long                                   
(D)Oh we've been (G)waiting wandering near and (D)far         
(D)We admit that (G) we've done (D) wrong                             
(D)Oh we'll do tschuva thought we (G)know that its (D)hard   
                                                                                                    
We (C) can...bring the Shechina back (D) home.                       
We (C) can...bring the Shechina back (D) home. (G) (D)

(D)When you're back we'll be (G) getting more proctection
(D)We could have used it in the (G)years that have (D)past
(D)With Hashem we'll be (G)feeling more connection
(D)Oh we'll be joyous back to(G)gether at (D ) last

(D)And we'll call the (G)Temple (D)home
(D)Where the Al(G)mighty and the Jews are (D)one
(D)We'll no longer (G)feel a(D)lone
(D)Oh the kedushah will have (G)only be(D)gun

We (C) can...bring the Shechina back (D) home.                                
We (C) can...bring the Shechina back (D) home. (G) (D)

(D)We can speed the (G) return of the Shechina
(D)Change ourselves so it (G)wants to re(D)turn
(D)Oh our souls we can (G)make a little cleaner
(D)And there's a whole lot of (G)Torah to (D)learn

(D)If we perfect our (G)hones(D)ty
(D)And treat each (G)other with an open (D)heart
(D)And with spiritu(G)alit(D)y
(D)Then it'll come because we're (G)doing our (D)part

We (C) can...bring the Shechina back (D) home.                                
We (C) can...bring the Shechina back (D) home. (G) (D)

TSHUVA

(Am)Though troubles are risin’
(Dm)There’s hope on the ho(Am)rizon
(Dm) We should be rea(Am)lising what’s our (E)part
(Am)The key is our knowing
(Dm)Our Tschuva must be (Am)growing
(Dm)The way to (G)go in must be (F)with (E)our (Am)heart

(Am)Let Tshuva (G)wake us
(F)We pray to you to (Am)take us
(Am)Help us feel De(G)vakus to (F)what (Dm)is (E)real
(Am)We feel You (G)shining
(F)In Yerusha(Am)layim
(Dm)Oh please (Am)Shemayim help (F)Yis(E)ro(Am)el

(Am)Clarify our vision
(Dm)About our holy(Am) mission
(Dm)We’ll make our de(Am)cisions by what’s (E)right
(Am)We need Your protection
(Dm)Show us Your af(Am)fection
(Dm)Show us the (G)direction that will (F)clear (E)our (Am)sight

(Am)Let Tshuva (G)wake us
(F)Rouse us up and (Am)shake us
Am)Help us feel De(G)vakus to (F)what (Dm)is (E)real
(Am)We feel You (G)shining
(F)In Yerusha(Am)layim
(Dm)Oh please (Am)Shemayim help (F)Yis(E)ro(Am)el

(Am)As we awaken
(Dm)Bad habits will be (Am)breakin’     
(Dm)The steps that we are (Am)takin’ must be (E)true
(Am)Let our acts of arevus                       
(Dm)Encourage You to (Am)save us
(Dm(it’ll be) good if You for(G)gave us, we  re(F)turn (E)to (Am)You

(Am)Let Tshuva (G)wake us
(F)Reach right down and (Am)take us
Am)Help us feel De(G)vakus to (F)what (Dm)is (E)real
(Am)We feel You (G)shining
(F)In Yerusha(Am)layim
(Dm)Oh please (Am)Shemayim help (F)Yis(E)ro(Am)el

OUR HEARTS ARE IN YISROEL 
                                                                               
(AM)From the time that Avram heard the call                                        
Till (DM)now when we gather (AM)at the wall                                            
It's been a land that's for us all                                             
Our (DM)hearts are in Yisro(AM)el                                                      
                                                                               
(AM)Moshe saw it from far away                                                     
Where (DM)Dovid wrote the (AM)psalms we pray                                           
We thank Hashem for it every day                                               
Our (DM)hearts are in Yisro(AM)el
                                                                               
(AM)Kedushah shines from every stone                                               
It's (DM)where we never (AM)feel alone                                                 
The land we've always called our home                                          
Our (DM)hearts are in Yisro(AM)el
                                                                               
(AM)Where the Temple stood in its glory                                            
It's (DM)earth tells of our (AM)history                                                
Where we return to our family                                                  
Our (DM)hearts are in Yisro(AM)el

YAD HASHEM

Oh as events of days and years fly by
It’s only natural to search for reasons why

And there’s a question that is hard to solve
To try to figure out the way Hashem’s involved

Oh He is guiding all that happens
And His hand is everywhere
But He hides Himself completely
So we don’t know He is there

If we look inside what happens perhaps then
Oh maybe with our mind we’ll glimpse the Yad Hashem

Oh maybe we can have some insights
If we study history
How He’s interacting with us
Can seem a mystery

Oh if we look inside events perhaps then
Oh maybe with our mind we’ll glimpse the Yad Hashem
(B-Scat)

Of there is something to be sure of
If we act the way we should

HOUSE IN JERUSALEM                                                      

(C)Oh we built ourselves a house in Jerusalem                                     
(F)It was a mighty place to (C)see                                                   
(C)People came from miles around to pray                                          
(G)Oh it was the place to be                                                      
(C)But we weren't good and they knocked it down                                   
(F)They roughed us up and told us to go                                           
(C)But after 70 years we (G)heard                                                    
(G)Please come (C)home, (F)come back (G)home                                               
                                                                               
(C)So we built it up again and we thanked the Lord                                
(F)For another four hundred (C)years                                                 
(C)But we didn't treat each other the way we should                               
(G)So again we had to leave it in tears                                           
(C)As we wandered the globe we missed it so                                       
(F)But we never gave up hope                                                      
(C)Always waiting to hear the (G)call                                                
(G)To please come (C)home, (F)come back (G)home                                            
                                                                               
(C)Every Friday night we gather in our homes                                      
(F)For Shabbos with the (C)family                                                    
(C)Around the table with the lights and the kiddush wine                          
(G)It's like a mini Temple you see                                                
(C)But there's something missing cause we're all not here                         
(F)Sharing in the Shabbos so                                                      
(C)Oh we welcome you to (G)join us                                                   
(G)Please come (C)home, (F)come back (G)home

We will see these things more clearly
Things will take a turn for good

Oh if we look inside what happens perhaps then
Oh maybe with our mind we’ll glimpse the Yad Hashem (2)

ONE BIG FAMILY

(D)Pesach comes along
(D)Invited all the (Bm)relatives to our home
(Bm)Sharing in the (G)matzah and the wine
(A)To celebrate the time we became the Jewish People
And the same thing is being done
All over the world
At the very same time
Wherever you go
It's plain to see
That we are one big fami(G)ly

When our brothers are in need
And they're calling out to be free
We'll do everything we can do
We will never stop until we get them liberated
We're always there on call
Wherever you are
Whatever you do
We're never alone
It's plain to see
That we are one big family

(C)We are brothers
(C)We're all re(G)lated, to each other
(G)From our (C)fathers Avrahom
(C)Isaac and (D)Jacob

It's written in the Bible for us to read
About our lengthy history
We love each other
It's plain to see
That we are one big family

KEDUSHA BRIGHTENS UP OUR LIFE
                                                                         
(Em)We can (Am)feel the (Em)spark, (Am)when we (Em)open (Am or B)up the (Em)ark                                 
(D)Kedusha brightens up our (Em)soul                                                  
                                                                               
(Em)There's joy (Am)when we (Em)look, (Am)for truth (Em)in our (Am)Holy (Em)Books                          
(D)Kedusha brightens up our (Em)soul                                                  
                                                                               
(Em)And when we're davening, songs of praise are what we sing                      
(Am)Kedusha (C)brightens up our (Em)soul                                                  
                                                                               
(Em)Then when Shabbos comes, we rest with the Holy One                             
(Am)Kedusha (C)brightens up our (Em)soul                                                  
                                                                               
(Am)There is a (Bm)world of peace and (Em)light, it's not physical                         
(Am)Throughout the (Bm)year and day and (Em)night, it's spiritual                          
(Am)We can feel its (Bm)glow when we act (Em)right, it's metaphysical                       
(C)Kedusha (Bm)brightens up our (Em)soul                                                  
                                                                               
Things can turn our head, when we should look right ahead                      
Averas darken up our soul                                                      
                                                                               
Little acts of stealing, sometimes seem appealing                               
Averas darken up our soul                                                      
                                                                               
Anger can bubble, often making trouble                                         
Averas darken up our soul                                                      
                                                                               
Sometimes we can lie, when on truth we should rely                             
Averas darken up our soul                                                      
                                                                               
Our soul's our connection to above, like magic                                
It's not always taken care of, that's tragic                                   
Kedusha always treats our soul with love, and that's fantastic                        
Kedusha brightens up our soul                                                  

WHEN MOSHIACH COMES                                                     
                                                                               
(C)Oh when Moshiach comes we'll all join hands                                    
And sing for joy in the Holy Land                                              
(F)We've been moving around the world too long                                    
(C)Moshiach will bring us all back home                                           
(G)We'll all be together, when Moshiach (C)comes (G)                                    
                                                                               
(C)So let's be good and pray and watch what we say                                
And find some way to learn every day                                           
(F)Oh we can be worthy                                                            
(C)Oh we can do it                                                                
(G)We'll all be together, when Moshiach (C)comes  (G)                                   
                                                                               
(C)Been waiting for Moshiach                                                      
Been hoping for Moshiach                                                       
(F)Been praying for Moshiach                                                      
(C)Hope we're worthy of Moshiach 
(G)Oh we'll all be together, when Moshiach (C)comes (G)                                      

LEARNING TORAH IS THE WAY 
  
(C)The light inside can shine (Bm)so (C) bright                                           
When (Bm)we are always (C) doing (Bm)what's (C)right                                          
(C) We can have this clarity of sight                                              
And (Bm)learning (C)Torah (Bm) is the (C)way                                                  
                                                                               
(C)The way to know, the way (Bm) to (C) grow                                               
Is (Bm)learning wher(C)ever (Bm)we (C)go                                                   
(C) The source of life is Torah and so                                             
(Bm)Learning (C)Torah (Bm) is the (C)way                                                      
                                                                               
(Bm)Learning (C)Torah (Bm)is the (C)way                                                      
(Bm)Learning every (C)day                                                             
(Bm)Light and (C)wisdom shining from its pages                                        
(Bm) Learning (C) Torah (Bm) is the (C)way                                                      

(C) At times we must bring (Bm) about (C) trust                                             
Al(Bm)though they're things that (C)separ(Bm)ate (C)us                                       
(C)Let's learn together and see how much it does                                  
(Bm) Learning (C)Torah (Bm) is the (C) way                                                      
                                                                               
(C) We lift our eyes, up to (Bm) the (C) skies                                              
And (Bm) won...der all the (C)rea(Bm)sons (C)why                                              
(C) The soul needs the truth to enable it to fly                                   
Oh (Bm) learning (C) Torah (Bm) is the (C) way                                                   
                                                                               
(Bm)Learning (C)Torah (Bm)is the (C)way                                                      
(Bm)Learning every (C)day                                                             
(Bm)Light and (C)wisdom shining from its pages                                        
(Bm) Learning (C) Torah (Bm) is the (C)way                                                      

(C) Inside we, can act im(Bm)patient(C)ly                                                 
In(Bm)stead...of thinking (C) what (Bm)will (C)be                                             
(C) The Torah's wisdom truly makes us free                                         
(Bm) Learning (C) Torah (Bm) is the (C) way                                                      
                                                                               
(C) What we can do, is make (Bm) brand (C) new                                              
Our(Bm)selves...and the (C) whole (Bm)world (C)too                                            
(C) And we'll be attached to the Eternal Truth                                     
(Bm) Learning (C) Torah (Bm) is the (C) way                                                      
                                                                               
(Bm)Learning (C)Torah (Bm)is the (C)way                                                      
(Bm)Learning every (C)day                                                             
(Bm)Light and (C)wisdom shining from its pages                                        
(Bm) Learning (C) Torah (Bm) is the (C)way                                                      


KIBBUTZ GOLIOS RUSH

You may be from New York (the ‘big apple’)
You may be from L.A. (the ‘big orange’)
It doesn’t really matter what you’re doin’ now
Whether you’re at work or play, (so get ready)
It’s not gonna be too hard (we can do it)
It’s not gonna cost too much
We’re all going back to the Holy Land
It’s the kibbutz golius rush

Whether you’re from Paris, France (they got ‘Gaul’)
Or whether you’re from London or Rome (with the Romans)
Pack your things in your bags right now
We’re all going home (it’s been awhile)
We’ll all be together now (one family)
Be easier to stay in touch
We’re all going back to the Holy Land
It’s the kibbutz golius rush

(Scat)
It’s been so long in golus (a long time)
Wandering all over the place (all over)
Being home in the Holy Land
‘Be a whole new challenge to face (but we can do it)
It’s not so easy leaving
But gotta throw away the crutch
We’re all coming back to the Promised Land
It’s the kibbutz golius rush (3)

SHABBOS

(C)It's Friday and we're tired and we need a good rest
(C)The quiet and the holiness of (C7)Shabbos is best
(F)Oh have a good Shabbos, we really need it now
(C)Oh have a good Shabbos, we feel depleted now
(G)Oh have a good Shabbos, cause (F)it's the holy day of the (C)week (G)

(C)We're washing and we're dressing then the candles we light
(C)Then we go to shul and pray as (C7)day becomes night.
(F)Oh have a good Shabbos, we tell each other to..
(C)have a good Shabbos, we want each other to..
(G)have a good Shabbos, cause (F)it's the holy day of the (C)week (G)

(C)The father makes the kiddush and the mom makes the food
(C)Oh how all the eating and (C7)singing is good.
(F)Oh have a good Shabbos, we're really feeling it
(C)Oh have a good Shabbos, we're really meaning it
(G)Oh have a good Shabbos, cause (F)it's the holy day of the (C)week (G)

(C)In the morning hear the Torah and we see all our friends
(C)Then with all the visitors we're (C7)eating again.
(F)Oh we have a good Shabbos, we're feeling spiritual
(C)Yes we have a good Shabbos, it's really wonderful
(G)Oh have a good Shabbos, cause (F)it's the holy day of the (C)week (G)

(C)Then it's time for learning and shlofin a bit
(C)It's feeling the kedushah that makes (C7)Shabbos a hit.
(F)It's such a good Shabbos, the day is waning now
(C)It's such a good Shabbos, we're not complaining now
(G)Oh have a good Shabbos, cause (F)it's the holy day of the (C)week (G)

(C)We go to shul and maariv waving Shabbos goodbye
(C)Watching the Havdallah with a (C7)tear in our eye.
(F)It's been a good Shabbos, it got our spirit going
(C)It's been a good Shabbos, our soul is overflowing
(G)Have a good Shabbos, cause (F)it's the holy day of the (C)week (G)

GONNA GET THE TORAH TONIGHT                                         
                                                                               
(C)Oh we got out of Egypt seven weeks ago                                         
Hashem let em have it it was quite a show                                      
(F)We got a little frightened when we got to the sea                              
(C)It split down the middle and now we're free                                    
(G)Moshe's going up and we're gonna get the Torah (C)tonight  (G)                       
                                                                               
(C)Oh the women started singing a song to Hashem                                  
Thanking that we'd never be slaves again                                       
(F)We've been living on manna coming out of the sky                               
(C)After 49 days we got to Har Sinai                                              
(G)Moshe's going up and we're gonna get the Torah (C)tonight  (G)                       
                                                                               
(C)Oh the Torah's gonna tell us how to live every day                             
Showing us a path in what to do and say                                        
(F)It was so hard for hundreds of years                                           
(C)Hashem set us free so we can be His                                            
(G)Moshe's going up and we're gonna get the Torah (C)tonight  (G)                       

(C)Oh we're gonna get the Torah tonight
Oh we're gonna get the Torah tonight
(F)Oh we're gonna get the Torah tonight
(C)Oh we're gonna get the Torah tonight
(G)Moshe's going up and we're gonna get the Torah (C)tonight  (G)