A song for Hannuka - with apologies to Bob Marley

Steve Shlomi Lipari

 

 

Get up, stand up

Stand up for your lights

Get up, stand up.

Stand up for your lights

Get up, stand up

Stand up for your lights

Get up, stand up.

Don't give up the lights

 

Antiochus don't tell me

The Jews must Hellenize

I know you don't know

What life is really worth

It's not assimilation ways

But the covenant of Abraham

So now you see we're right

Stand up for your lights

 

Repeat Chorus

 

King Antiochus

Ban Shabbat and brit milah

Take away the Temple

And kill many of the Jews

But Judah know what life is worth

Lead the Jews to regain their turf

And now they won the fight

To stand up for the light

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Macabees fix the Temple in eight days

Find a flask of oil for only one day

We know and understand

Almighty Hashem fans the flame

You can beat some Jews sometimes

But you can't beat all the Jews all the time

And now we've won the right

We gonna stand up for the light

 

Repeat Chorus

 

 

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