March 14, 2011

Monday Mantra: One Day (A Song)

Today's Monday Mantra is a song and is less about just me, and is more about my wish for us all. It is in response to the brutal terrorist attack on an Israeli family this past weekend that has left me deeply saddened and angry. It has always been my policy to steer clear of religious and political topics on this site so please understand that this post is not about politics or religion. You don't have to be Jewish to appreciate it's meaning or to dream for peace, or at least for a world in which innocent children are safe while sleeping in their beds at night.

My 5 year old niece, who until recently lived in Israel and is now in England, sang this song to me over the phone last month. It was her birthday gift to me and she had no idea that it is my favorite song. These lyrics sounded especially poignant when sung by her young, sweet & innocent voice; I couldn't help hearing her voice singing this song again yesterday when I read this news. May you have a peaceful week.

For those of you are cannot watch the video, here are the lyrics for One Day 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
They'll be no more wars
And our children will play
One day x6
It's not about
Win or lose cause
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
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
They'll 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
They'll be no more wars
And our children will play
One day x6
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