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Dream Like Joseph

Every person is expelled from the Garden of Eden
Everyone undergoes a flood
Every person has some Abel
About whom he is deathly jealous
In everyone there is a tower of rebellion and confusion
 
Every person goes to him1 from his father's house
Everyone nearly binds his son2
Deep inside there is a small Sodom
That he just wants to erase already
And there are angels that will rescue him
 
And I also dream like Joseph
Yes they also threw me into the pit
A wheel that repeats inside a costume3
And like David I make it into a psalm4
Make it into a psalm
 
Everyone is a queen like Esther
Defeated like Deborah; only that any army would come
Like everyone she also cries in private
Like Rachel like Moses on Mount Nevo
 
And I also dream like Joseph
Yes they also threw me into the pit
A wheel that repeats inside a costume
And like David I make it into a psalm
Make it into a psalm
 
Every person is created in the Image (of the Divine)
An ember burning secrets and clues
Everyone is good content for a movie
A new role inside an age-old story
 
  • 1. This is a reference to Abraham leaving his father's house. However, his destination is ambiguous. It could mean to himself (This would be based on the exegete Rashi's comment) or to Him (i.e. God).
  • 2. A reference to the Binding of Isaac
  • 3. Likely a reference to the concept of eternal return
  • 4. According to Jewish tradition, King David composed the Book of Psalms
Hebrew
Original lyrics

חולם כמו יוסף

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Translations of "חולם כמו יוסף ..."
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Comments
OgingerOOgingerO    Tue, 11/05/2021 - 03:24

small typo in English, in the line: And there are angles that will rescue him (should be: angels).

natan18natan18
   Tue, 11/05/2021 - 03:57

Good catch. I fixed it

belas95rbelas95r    Fri, 08/03/2024 - 11:50

I think it's supposed to be DefeatING like Deborah (defeated means losing, defeating would be winning)