Wednesday, December 8, 2010

a holiday video



Candlelight 
by the Maccabeats
I’ll tell a tale
Of Maccabees in Israel
When the Greeks tried to assail
But it was all to no avail

The war went on and on and on
Until the mighty Greeks were gone

I flip my latkes in the air sometimes sayin ayy ohh spin the dreidel
Just wanna celebrate for all eight nights singin ayy oh, light the candles

We say al hanissim
Oh yea for all eight nights
Then we play dreidel
By the candlelight

And I told you once
Now I told you twice
Bout the miracle
Of the candlelight

They took the field
The rivals thought “are they for real?"
But those macabees they’d never yield
They charged ahead with sword and shield

The war went on and on and on
Until the mighty Greeks were gone

I flip my latkes in the air sometimes sayin ayy ohh spin the dreidel
Just wanna celebrate for all eight nights singin ayy oh, light the candles

We say maoz tzur
Oh yea for all eight nights
Then we play dreidel
By the candlelight

And I told you once
Now I told you twice
Bout the miracle
Of the candlelight

And the great menorah
For eight days it kept on burning
What a celebration
A great return to Torah learning

Cuz I can feel it
And Ay-ay-ay
Nes gadol, nes gadol
Nes gadol hayah sham

I flip my latkes in the air sometimes sayin ayy ohh spin the dreidel
Just wanna celebrate for all eight nights singin ayy oh, light the candles

We say al hanissim
Oh yea for all eight nights
Then we play dreidel
By the candlelight

And I told you once
Now I told you twice
Bout the miracle
Of the candlelight

Lyrics: David Block and Immanuel Shalev
(lyrics copyright David Block and Immanuel 2010)



Jo's note: this got passed around our homeschool group this past week, and we're all singing it like crazy! Besides being a really neat song, the video itself is pretty amazing - I really like the "sword-dropping" effect :D

4 comments:

  1. Ok, I haven't emailed ANYONE in our homeschool group whose family HASN'T been going crazy with this song. It's totally contagious...(and I love the sword-dropping too!!)

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  2. Yes, completely contagious...if you didn't realize, Jo...at one point at least 4 people something about this on their statuses...

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  3. Love this song! What's really weird (speaking from experience here) is when you wake up and are in this half conscious state and it's playing...totally crazy:)

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  4. Wow. That was Awesome! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

    Because HE Lives and Died for Me! :)
    ~Abby♥

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