Jewish Music Rocks

Please check our site’s blog for additional articles on “Jewish Music Rocks”.  This page kicks off the conversation.

DEFINITIONS

We began simply.  What is music?  What is Jewish music?  And what is this “rocks”?

Here are several sites with points of view on these questions.

Jewish Music or Music of the Jewish People?

A Definition of Music (and much more).

What Makes Jewish Music Jewish?

And, a conversation we are yet to have, What is the Purpose of Music in Corporate Worship? from this site discussing church music.

INCREASING OUT MUSIC LITERACY

Rabbi/Cantor Anne Heath introduced the following music videos on Shabbat morning September 6, 2014.  You can find more about our Shabbat morning exploration of Jewish Music Rocks by clicking here.

Using our own conversations and input from outside opinions, we’ll work to determine if these selections are “Jewish Music” for us, in our time and place.

MATISYAHU – ONE DAY

 

Wikipedia is a fun place to learn more about Matisyahu as his official website. You’ll, of course, note that his “look” has changed over the past decade.

ONE DAY sung by Matisyahu

Sometimes I lay
Under the moon
And thank God I’m breathing
Then I pray
Don’t take me soon
‘Cause I am here for a reason

Sometimes in my tears I drown
But I never let it get me down
So when negativity surrounds
I know some day it’ll all turn around because…

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [x6]

It’s not about
Win or lose
Because we all lose
When they feed on the souls of the innocent
Blood-drenched pavement
Keep on moving though the waters stay raging

In this maze you can lose your way (your way)
It might drive you crazy but don’t let it faze you no way (no way)

Sometimes in my tears I drown (I drown)
But I never let it get me down (get me down)
So when negativity surrounds (surrounds)
I know some day it’ll all turn around because…

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [x6]

One day this all will change
Treat people the same
Stop with the violence
Down with the hate

One day we’ll all be free
And proud to be
Under the same sun
Singing songs of freedom like
One day [x4]

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [x6]

Songwriters
LAWRENCE, PHILIP / THIAM, ALIAUNE / MILLER, MATTHEW / LEVINE, ARI / MARS, BRUNO

Published by
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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