Friday, July 01, 2011

Yehuda Poliker - A Window with a View over the Mediterranean

Lyrics: Yaacov Gilad
Music: Yehuda Poliker

Probably my favorite song in Hebrew, by one of my favorite artists, from the 1988 album Ashes and Dust, which has been labeled the best Israeli album of all times. Poliker and Gilad are both children of Holocaust survivors, and the songs on this album deal with that subject. This song tells about a man who writes a letter to his wife, in the years right after the Holocaust. He is waiting for her and their son to join him in a one-and-a-half-room apartment in Yafo.

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