Soundwaves

by Rahel and Laiya

Released 1986
Demo
Released 1986
Demo
This is a "demo" recording of original songs by Rahel and Laiya. It was originally recorded in 1986 on cassette in a home studio in Jerusalem. STREAMING ONLY
  • 03:31 Story
    Native Birds in Flight
  • 03:45 Story Lyrics
    T'fillah

    T'fillah milat HaShem   - - - -  Prayer, the word of G-D

    Oh, t'fillati milat HaShem  ------  I pray, the word of G-D

    Oh, milat HaShem -----  The word of G-D

     

    Isha mitzvat HaShem  -----  Woman, the word of G-D

    K'vodah K'dusha ---  Praise, honor and respect, blessed and holy

    Isha mitzvat HaShem  -----    Woman, the word of G-D

    Oh, mitzvat HaShem   ---- The word of G-D

     

  • 03:19 Story
    Circle
  • 02:23 Story
    Rainbird
  • 04:00 Story
    For HaShem
  • 05:00 Story Lyrics
    Fire in the Forest

    FIRE IN THE FOREST 1984
    CD: Hinay Ma Tov; Track 5; Arranged & Produced by Tofa’ah


    There is a forest far away from here
    There sits a weary man tending his treasures of wrinkles and minding his wares
    Blessings and prayers, he sings to the Lord. Thickets of life in the pockets of time.
    There's a fire in the forest


    In the heart of illusion burns a steady flame
    Glowing in the darkness; Questioning life of the here and there. Guarding the answers
    Seekers of light yearning for wisdom. Thickets of life in the pockets of time.
    There's a fire in the forest


    Sing to the heavens. Reach for a shining star.
    Covet the secrets of ageless wanderings. Blessings and prayers.
    Seekers of light sing to the Lord. Thickets of life in the pockets of time.
    There's a fire in the forest

  • 02:05 Story
    The Wise One
  • 03:56 Story
    Sweet Dreamer
  • 03:04 Story Lyrics
    My Sweet Land

    MY SWEET LAND 1982
    CD: Time Passes By, Track 5


    See the hillside over yonder. There's my baby over there.
    At his doorstep he is singing a lullaby.


    And the child that sleeps within me. Nestles peaceful in his soul.
    In my dreams I catch a glimpse as I cast a sigh.


    And we are sailing on a river leading hopes and dreams afar.
    In my life I've had a million. Still I close my eyes to dream up more.
    Through the mountains and the hillsides of my sweet land.


    For the moment I have rested, I can hear him singing gently.
    Over yonder on the hillside I send my gaze... And we are sailing…

  • 04:13 Story Lyrics
    Eternal Forms of Light

    ETERNAL FORMS OF LIGHT 1982 Rosh HaShanah
    Searching everyday for the meaning of a life. In a world that sees no mercy.
    Every soul exists forever in eternal forms of light


    Looking inward free, realize unyielding force. In a world that sees no mercy
    Where a soul exists forever in eternal forms of light


    Days of awe. Days of praise. Deeds of valor . Deeds of evil (x2) PRAY!


    Tendencies to sway, tempting you to play for time - In a world that sees no mercy
    Still a soul exists forever in eternal forms of light

  • 03:02 Story
    L'Kel Chai
  • 02:22 Story
    The Farmer
NOTES
This is a "demo" recording of original songs by Rahel and Laiya. It was originally recorded in 1986 on cassette in a home studio in Jerusalem, engineered by Gilead Limor, who also performs on some of the songs (bass and keyboard).

Laiya hails from Australia and Rahel from the USA. Both met in Jerusalem and performed together as original members of the all-woman band, "Tofa'ah". This recording includes songs written individually by Rahel and Laiya, and one song composed by both women together.