לכל שירייך…

Last year, a co-worker introduced me to Idan Raichel. He’s an Israeli singer who has a song with India Arie, which my co-worker was listening to. Since then, I happened upon Raichel’s Facebook page, where I managed to score a few free songs.

I procrastinated, though. I asked my friend Y, my dearest Israeli friend, if she knew his music. She said that she liked it because it’s interesting and diverse.

Today, I gave them a listen for the first time. They were good! I didn’t understand what he was talking about in the slightest, but it sounded good. I did manage to catch some words, though. Or at least I think I did:

מים (mayim), water
לוח (luach), blackboard, table (as in table, spreadsheet, that kind of thing), calendar, among others…
ממעמקים (m’maamakim, I think) still no idea what this means, but it’s the title of a song, and I heard it towards the end of the song…

It sort of sucks listening to a song in a language I’m learning and not understanding, but it’s part of the whole process. Y did encourage me to listen to Hebrew songs to help me learn. So, I should really try that more often. Michal introduced me once to one that I think is really iconic in Israel, “ירושלים של זהב” (Yerushalayim shel Zahav, Jerusalem of Gold). I understand a bit more of that one, hehe.

Let’s hope these songs can follow the path of my favourite Japanese song, , (Hikari, Light) by Utada Hikaru. I started off completely confused with that one, too. But now, I know pretty much all the words, even though I’m not 100% clear on their meaning.

Let the music play!

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2 Responses to לכל שירייך…

  1. read.robin says:

    That sound like my best friend and Kpop, except the lyrics are much easier to catch because, well, they’re catchy. But she can understand most of the words because as pop songs they use such simple language. I guess the deeper a song gets, the more your vocabulary has to compensate.

    P.S.
    I have tagged you in my latest post. It’s a Jamaican Blogger Tag game, so check it out, yes? ^^

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