We Are All Settlers, II

Lyrics by Evelyn Hayes

I'd love to be a settler and come home to the promised land.
No more sojourning from where they want us gone.

I'd love to be a settler with Avraham Aveinu in Beit El.
No more burnings, pogroms, murders on foreign soil.

I'd love to be a settler in Hevron, Zichron Yaakov, Ashkelon.
No more sojournings and running on and on.

I'd love to be a settler with Yosef, Menashe and Ephraim.
No more sojournings, no more chasings from here and there.

I'd love to be a settler in Yerushalyim, Schem, Petah Tikvah, Beersheva.
No more sojournings, no more sweeping us away.

I'd love to be a settler in my homeland
Together with my sisters and my brothers
Together with The Fathers and The Mothers.
I'd love to be where I belong.

I'd love to be a settler high on the hills of Shiloh, Gasmla, Kiryat Arba, deep in Jewish history at Itamar.
No more sojournings from where they want us gone.

I'd love to be a settler on the plains of Susiya, Psipora, Herzelia
No more sojournings, torture, from where they swipe us out.

I'd love to be a settler and follow our true fate,
resettle what they ruined, rebuild our ancient streets,
rebuild what was, create what should have been.

It's time to be a settler, throw away the yellow stars.
It's time to be a settler, and join our countrymen.
It's time to be a settler and wave the Magen David: affirm our past, reclaim our future.
It's time to be a settler, to be at home in the land we adore.
It's time to be a settler and proclaim a promised love.
It's time to be a settler in Eretz Yisroel and fulfill the Torah's tale.
It's time to be a settler in Eretz Yisroel,
stop sojourning here and there,
erase the centuries of fear.

It's time to be a settler in Eretz Yisroel and fulfill the Torah's tale.
It's time to be together with my sisters and my brothers
in the land of The Fathers and The Mothers.
It's time. It's time. It's time to be together in our ancient
settlement, our country, sacred state, our own land,
the promised homeland.
It's time we are all settlers and come home....

January 15, 1999


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