Flowers in the Gun Barrel

Between Aza and Rafiach the sun will stand still,
On the summit of Hermon the moon will whiten.
Flowers in the gun barrel and girls ? will the tank cabin fill,
And with returning soldiers the city will brighten.

How good that you have come home
Taken a bath and put the child to bed
He waited for you ? asked where father is
Didn?t know that to bring the peace you went walking
Sun in Givo?n stand still and moon
In Ayalon valley.  In this place dreaming
Of the day when we?ll cease fighting and start breathing
Quickly like a spring that overcame and was released
This led to attention led to attention led
To happiness and a smile, love and na?ve
Two nations that are released from slavery and to freedom cleave
Instead of soldiers, girls do the tank cabins fill
Instead of shells, flowers are in the gun barrel
I dreamed of the day and woke with tears trickling down my chin
I?ll let you see ? if you?ll only listen.

Between Aza and Rafiach the sun will stand still,
On the summit of Hermon the moon will whiten.
Flowers in the gun barrel and girls ? will the tank cabin fill,
And with returning soldiers the city will brighten.

Enough crying, little sister, wipe your eyes, don?t pine
I?m supporting you at your side, holding your hands in mine.
Everyone dies in the end it?s important to me that you know
That though he fell and my heart sinks low
And once again flowers fall like autumn leaves in tow
And the easiest thing is simply to rise and go
After all it?s said that change your location and luck changes its side
Indeed from fate to hide
So we stayed here and built a house full of love
We believed in an olive branch and a dove
And we stood during the anthem and to serve in the army fairly leapt
And we buried soldiers and during the Shiva?a wept
We fell to our knees and once again we stood on our feet up from the sands
When the bullets ran out we fought with our hands
Stop enough of waiting for the peace
I?ll rest in the shade to dream until the beats of my heart cease

After fifty six years of defending our home alone
Our hope for a dove with an olive branch had nearly gone
But we?re here to remind everyone that we can?t give up on the day
We need to fold hand in hand and together the dream will become real, I pray

Flowers in the gun barrel and girls ? will the tank cabin fill,
And with returning soldiers the city will brighten.
Between Aza and Rafiach the sun will stand still,
On the summit of Hermon the moon will whiten.
Flowers in the gun barrel and girls ? will the tank cabin fill,
And with returning soldiers the city will brighten.



Written by Dudu Barak.
Translated by Shifra Shomron, Nitzan, 4th of Cheshvan, 5766
(November 6, 2005).



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