From Roman invaders
And Hellenist Greeks
From violent Crusaders
Those days were so bleak
From Inquisitors in Spain
And Nazis of Reich three
Cossacks in Russia
And then the KGB
But not in New York, Toronto, or LA.
Not in London, Lima, or Paris, we won’t hide today.
The world woke up to the pain of the oppressed
But when it comes to the Jews your progress has regressed.
For thousands of years we prayed for a return,
Images of diaspora Jews being beaten makes the Zionist heart yearn.
If your streets won’t be safe, your support nowhere to be found
We will gather in the exile, and be homeward bound.
We should thank you for your silence, your complicity unites,
We have only each other and a God in Heaven to wage our fights.
We won’t apologize for self-defense or our need to take up space,
We’ve been running and hiding for so long, from too much of the human race.
The Jews are eternal, peace and wisdom are what we live by,
Fear not my brothers and sisters, because Am Yisrael Chai!