Why Do I Remain in Exile

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Why do I remain in exile?
I say, "Next year in Jerusalem!"
Seders come and Seders go.
I feel the pull but not the pain.

I say, "Next year in Jerusalem!"
I do not mean it, not for real.
I feel the pull but not the pain.
My anguish must be self-imposed.

I do not mean it, not for real.
I mean it in my Jewish bones.
My anguish must be self-imposed.
I lie becalmed, and wait, and wonder.

I mean it in my Jewish bones.
Seders come and Seders go.
I lie becalmed, and wait, and wonder:
Why do I remain in exile?

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Video Music: Excidentis Foliae. By Damiano Baldoni. Performed by Damiano Baldoni at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution license.



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