SIX13, VOLUME 8: LIGHTS

 CREDITS | LYRICS
 

 

1. ​Lakol Zman

Music: Mordy Weinstein

Lyrics: Kohelet (Ecclesiastes)

Arrangement: Ed Boyer

Editing: Alex Green

Mix: Ed Boyer

Lead vocals: Mordy Weinstein, Nathaniel Ribner

2. A Star Wars Chanukah

Music: John Williams

Lyrics: Chanukah blessings / Levin Kipnis / Mordecai ben Isaac ha-Levi / Amidah

Arrangement: Mike Boxer

Editing: Jeff Eames

Mix: Ed Boyer

3. Eliyahu Hanavi / Kol Hakavod / Baruch HaShem

Music: Yoval Selah / Yitzy Waldner / Moshe Jacobson

Lyrics: Bentching / Isaac Hidary / Jews everywhere

Arrangement: Craig Resmovits

Editing: Jeff Eames

Mix: Ed Boyer

Lead vocals: Shmueli Ungar, Simcha Leiner, Craig Resmovits, Pumpidisa


 

4. Adon Olam

Music: Mike Boxer

Lyrics: Solomon ibn Gabirol

Arrangement: Mike Boxer

Editing: Jeff Eames

Mix: Alex Green

Lead vocals: Craig Resmovits, Josh Sauer, Mike Boxer

5. Bohemian Chanukah

Based on "Bohemian Rhapsody", originally recorded by Queen
Music and original lyrics: Freddie Mercury

Adapted lyrics: Elliot Olshansky, Mike Boxer and Mordy Weinstein

Arrangement: Mike Boxer

Editing: Jeff Eames

Mix: Alex Green

Lead vocals: Jacob Spadaro, Mordy Weinstein, Josh Sauer, Eric Dinowitz, Mike Boxer, Nathaniel Ribner, Craig Resmovits, Phil Kaplan and Lior Melnick

6. White Light

Music and lyrics: Jacob Spadaro

Arrangement: Jacob Spadaro

Editing: Jeff Eames

Mix: Ed Boyer

Lead vocals: Mordy Weinstein, Josh Sauer and Jacob Spadaro

7. A Lion King Passover

Based on "Circle of Life", "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" and "Hakuna Matata" from the movie The Lion King

Music: Elton John

Original lyrics: Tim Rice

Adapted lyrics: Elliot Olshansky, Mike Boxer, Nathaniel Ribner and Eric Dinowitz

Arrangement: Mike Boxer

Editing: Jeff Eames

Mix: Ed Boyer

Lead vocals: Mike Boxer, Mordy Weinstein, Phil Kaplan, Josh Sauer, Jacob Spadaro, Lior Melnick, Nathaniel Ribner and Craig Resmovits

8. Mi Shebeirach

Music: Dubi Zeltzer

Lyrics: Talma Alyagon Raz

Arrangement: Mordy Weinstein and Craig Resmovits

Editing: Jeff Eames

Mix: Ed Boyer

Lead vocals: Chazzan Chaim Dovid Berson

Voiceover: Cantor Daniel Singer
 

 

9. A Nice Jewish Boy Band Chanukah

Based on "I Want It That Way", originally recorded by The Backstreet Boys, "It's Gonna Be Me", originally recorded by 'NSync, and "Wannabe", originally recorded by the Spice Girls

Music and original lyrics: Max Martin, Andreas Carlsson, Rami Yacoub, Matt Rowe and Richard Stannard

Adapted lyrics: Elliot Olshansky, Mike Boxer, Jacob Spadaro, Rob Operman and Jacob Kraus

Arrangement: Mike Boxer

Editing: Jeff Eames

Mix: Alex Green

Lead vocals: Phil Kaplan, Mordy Weinstein, Crais Resmovits, Josh Sauer, Jacob "Spike" Kraus, Rob Operman, Jacob Spadaro, Eric Dinowitz and Mike Boxer

10. Ahavat Chinam

Music: Mike and Max Boxer

Lyrics: Mike Boxer

Arrangement: Mike Boxer

Editing: Jeff Eames

Mix: Ed Boyer

Lead vocals: Jacob Spadaro and Mike Boxer

Six13 alumni appearing on this album:

Rabbi Phil Kaplan | Jacob "Spike" Kraus | Rob Operman

Recorded by Mordy Weinstein, Mike Boxer, Jacob Spadaro, Craig Resmovits, Colin Egan, Lior Melnick, Nicky Brenner, Josh Sauer, Mendy Hershkowitz and Corey Zack

Mastered by Dave Sperandio

Produced by Mike Boxer for Six13

Special thanks to: our loving families, our alumni, incredible fans, all the amazing audio and video production staff who worked on this album, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, David Khabinsky, Chava Weisberg, Kulanu, the Workmen's Circle School, Scott Eckers, the Horowitz family, the Jewish Center, Temple Beth El of Cedarhurst, Dr. Eddie Edelstein, the Axelrud family, Brian May, and Hashem, without whom no things are possible.


Six13 is:
Mike Boxer | Eric Dinowitz | Carl Haber

Lior Melnick | Craig Resmovits | Nathaniel Ribner

Josh Sauer | Jacob Spadaro | Mordy Weinstein


(c) 2017-2019 Six13
 

 

LYRICS | CREDITS

1. Lakol Zman

​​

Lakol zman va'et tachat hashamayim

לַכֹּ֖ל זְמָ֑ן וְעֵ֥ת תַּ֥חַת הַשָּׁמָֽיִם

There is a time for every matter under the heavens


Et lehov v'et lisno

עֵ֤ת לֶֽאֱהֹב֙ וְעֵ֣ת לִשְׂנֹ֔א

A time to love and a time to hate

Et milchama v'et shalom

עֵ֥ת מִלְחָמָ֖ה וְעֵ֥ת שָׁלֽוֹם

A time for war and a time for peace

Sof davar hakol nishma

ס֥וֹף דָּבָ֖ר הַכֹּ֣ל נִשְׁמָ֑ע

The end of the matter, everything having been heard:

Et haElokim yirah ki zeh kol ha'adam

אֶת־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֤ים יְרָא֙ כִּי־זֶ֖ה כָּל־הָֽאָדָֽם

Fear God, for this is the entire man.

2. A Star Wars Chanukah

(CHANUKAH BLESSINGS)

Baruch ata Hashem Elokeinu,
ברוך אתה יי אלהנו
Blessed are You, Lord our God,

 

Melech haolam
מלך העולם
King of the universe

 

Asher kidishanu bemitzvotav
אשר קדשנו במצוותיו
Who has sanctified us with His commandments

 

Vitzivanu lehadlik ner shel Chanukah
וצונו להדליק נר של חנכה
And commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light

 

She'asa nisim la'avoteinu bayamim
שעשה נסים לאבותינו בימים
Who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days

 

haheim baz'man hazeh
ההם בזמן הזה
at this time

 

(SEVIVON, SOV SOV SOV)

 

Sov, sov, sov, sevivon, sevivon
סוב סוב סוב סביבון סביבון
Spin, spin, spin, dreidel, dreidel

 

Chanukah hu chag tov, sevivon
חנכה הוא חג טוב סביבון
Chanukah is a great holiday, dreidel

 

Chag simcha hu la'am
חג שמחה הוא לעם
It's a happy holiday for the nation

 

Nes gadol haya sham
נס גדוֹל היה שם
A great miracle happened there

 

Sov, sov, sevivon, sevivon
סוב סוב סביבון סביבון
Spin, spin, dreidel, driedel

 

(MA'OZ TZUR)

 

Ma'oz tzur y'shuati
מעוז צור ישועתי
Mighty stronghold of my salvation

 

L'cha na'eh l'shabe'ach
לך נאה לשַבח
To praise You is a delight

 

Tikon beit t'filati
תכוֹן בית תפלתי
Restore my house of prayer

 

V'sham todah n'zabe'ach
ושם תודה נזַבח
And there we will bring an offering of thanks

 

Rock of Ages, praise Your saving power

 

Furious they assailed, but Your armor veiled us
And Your word broke their sword when our own strength failed us
Yes, Your word broke their sword when our own strength failed us
Rock of Ages, let our song praise Your saving power

 

(DUEL OF THE FOODS)

 

Latke!!
Sufganiyah!!

 

(AL HANISIM)

 

Al hanisim, v'al hapurkan, v'al hag'vurot,
על הנסים ועל הפרקן ועל הגבורות
For the miracles, and for the redemption, and for the mighty deeds,

 

v'al hat'shu'ot, v'al hamilchamot
ועל התשועות, ועל המלחמות
and for the saving acts, and for the wonders

 

She'asita la'avoteinu 
שעשית לאבותינו
which performed miracles for our forefathers

bayamim haheim baz'man hazeh

בימים ההם בזמן הזה
in those days, at this time

 

(CHANUKAH BLESSINGS)

 

shehecheyanu v'kiy'manu
שהחינו וקימנו
He has granted us life, sustained us,

 

v'higiyanu laz'man hazeh
והגיענו לזְמן הזה
and enabled us to reach this day

Amen!
!אמן

3. Eliyahu Hanavi / Kol Hakavod / Baruch HaShem

(ELIYAHU HANAVI)

Eliayhu Hanavi, zachur la tov

אֵלִיָּהוּ הַנָּבִיא זָכוּר לַטּוֹב

Elijah the Prophet, may he be remembered for good

(KOL HAKAVOD)
 

Yesh davar chashuv shetzarich lada'at

יש דבר חשוב שציך לדעת
There's something important that I need to know

 

Yesh haregesh atzum b'lev kol yisrael

יש הרגש עצום בלב כל ישראל

There's a crucial feeling in the heart of all of Israel

V'af echad sheba'olam lo yikach et ze mimeni

ואף אחד שבעולם לא יקח את זה ממני

And no one in the world can take it away from me 

Az tishmah achi tishmah tov

אז תשמע אחי תשמע טוב

So listen, brother, listen well

 

Anachnu am kadosh mikol ha'amim

אנחנו עם קדוש מכל העמים

We are a holy nation among nations

Ha'im targish et zeh b'toch haneshamah

האם תרגיש את זה בתוך הנשמה

Will you feel it in your soul

ShehaKadosh baruch hu bachar banu veromamtanu

שהקדוש ברוך הוא בחר בנו ורוממתנו

That the Holy One, blessed be he, chose us and lifted us

Az bo tashir iti mikol halev

אז בא תשיר אתי מכל הלב

So come sing with me with your whole heart

 

Kol hakavod chaverim

כל הכבוד חברים

Well done, friends

Kol hakavod yedidim

כל הכבוד ידידים

Well done, friends

She'anachnu yehudim anachnu ma'aminim

שאנחנו יהודים אנחנו מאמינים

That we are Jews and we are believers

Achinu lihiyot am hanivchar kol hakavod achi

זכינו להיות עם הנבחר כל הכבוד אחי

We've merited to be the chosen nation, well done brother

(BARUCH HASHEM)

Baruch Hashem

ברוך יי

Blessed is God (or, thank God)

4. Adon Olam
 

Adon olam, asher malach
אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם אֲשֶׁר מָלַךְ
The Lord of the Universe who reigned


b'terem kol y'tzir nivra

בְּטֶרֶם כָּל יְצִיר נִבְרָא

before anything was created


L'et na'asah v'cheftzo kol

לְעֵת נַעֲשָׂה בְחֶפְצוֹ כֹּל

When all was made by his will

azai melech sh'mo nikra

אֲזַי מֶלֶךְ שְׁמוֹ נִקְרָא

He was acknowledged as King
 

V'acharey kichlot hakol

וְאַחֲרֵי כִּכְלוֹת הַכֹּל

And when all shall end

l'vado yimloch nora

לְבַדּוֹ יִמְלוֹךְ נוֹרָא

He still all alone shall reign

V'hu haya, v'hu hoveh

וְהוּא הָיָה וְהוּא הֹוֶה

He was, He is

v'hu yih'yeh b'tifara

וְהוּא יִהְיֶה בְּתִפְאָרָה

and He shall be in glory

V'hu echad, v'eyn sheni

וְהוּא אֶחָד וְאֵין שֵׁנִי

And He is one, and there's no other


l'hamshil lo, l'hachbira

לְהַמְשִׁיל לוֹ לְהַחְבִּירָה

to compare or join Him

B'li reishit, b'li tachlit

בְּלִי רֵאשִׁית בְּלִי תַכְלִית

Without beginning, without end

v'lo ha'oz v'hamisrah

וְלוֹ הָעֹז וְהַמִּשְׂרָה

and to Him belongs diminion and power

V'hu Eli, v'chai go'ali

וְהוּא אֵלִי וְחַי גּוֹאֲלִי
And He is my God, my living God


v'tzur chevli b'et tzarah

וְצוּר חֶבְלִי בְּעֵת צָרָה

to Him I flee in time of grief

V'hu nisi umanos li

וְהוּא נִסִּי וּמָנוֹס לִי

and He is my miracle and my refuge


m'nat kosi b'yom ekra

מְנָת כּוֹסִי בְּיוֹם אֶקְרָא

who answers the day I shall call

B'yado afkid ruchi

בְּיָדוֹ אַפְקִיד רוּחִי

To Him I commit my spirit


b'et ishan v'a'irah

בְּעֵת אִישָׁן וְאָעִירָה

in the time of sleep and awakening

V'im ruchi g'viyati

וְעִם רוּחִי גְוִיָּתִי

even if my spirit leaves


Adoshem li v'lo ira

יי לִי וְלֹא אִירָא

God is with me, I shall not fear
 

 

 

6. White Light
 

Slow down, my boy
Step out your shoes for once and
Learn to enjoy
All of this world that you’ve forgotten
When you went out and you lost your way
You lost your way

There’s a white light up ahead
Don’t you listen to what they said
Or get stuck in your head
‘Cause there’s a spark for every tear your shed
There’s a white light up ahead
Don’t you listen to what they said
Let your light shine instead
‘Cause there’s a white light up ahead

Relax, unwind
You won’t believe the things that
You will find
In this world that you’ve forgotten
When you went out and you lost your way
You lost your way

There’s a white light up ahead...

Ani ma'amin, b’emunah sh'leimah

אֲנִי מַאֲמִין בֶּאֱמוּנָה שְׁלֵמָה

I believe with perfect faith

I believe that a better day will come


There’s a white light up ahead...

7. A Lion King Passover

 

(CIRCLE OF LIFE / SEDER TONIGHT)

 

Ma nishtana halailah hazeh

מַה נִּשְׁתַּנָּה, הַלַּיְלָה הַזֶּה

What makes this night different
 

mikol haleilot?

מִכָּל הַלֵּילוֹת

from all other nights?
 

Mi Chamocha, nedar bakodesh,

מִי כָּמֹכָה נֶאְדָּר בַּקֹּדֶשׁ

Who is like You, glorious in holiness,
 

nora t'hilot?

נוֹרָא תְהִלֹּת

fearful in praises?

Ma nishtana halailah...

מַה נִּשְׁתַּנָּה, הַלַּיְלָה

What makes this night different...

In the days we prepare for the seder
It seems like we'll never be done
There's more to clean than can ever be cleaned
Grab a candle and search for the crumbs

When the seder table is ready
And all the chametz has been found
Our family arrives, and the sun leaves the sky
At the table, we'll gather around

 

For the seder tonight
Passover retold
With our prayers of hope
Thanking G-d above

 

And the seder plate
Helps us tell our story
At the seder 
The seder tonight

 

(JUST CAN'T WAIT TO BE KING/ FREE)

Now, Pharaoh, you're a mighty king, but I'm telling you, beware
You come into my palace making threats, Moses, you dare?
Your days of making Jews your slaves are done forevermore
And if you challenge G-d, ten plagues will shake you to your core

I'm telling you, you'd best listen to me
Or G-d will bring your kingdom to its knees
It's time to let my people go, you see
'Cause we just can't wait to be free

 

(HAKUNA MATATA / WE'RE EATING THE MATZAH)

We're eating the matzah!
For eight nights and days
We're eating the matzah!
So put that bread away

We had to hurry from the land we were slaves
So we're chametz-free, culinarily
I'm eating a matzah

And who doesn't love some good matzah?
What's a matzah?
Nothin'. What's a matzah with you?

 

We had to hurry from the land we were slaves
So we're chametz-free, culinarily
We're eating the matzah!

(CIRCLE OF LIFE / SEDER TONIGHT REPRISE)

 

And the seder plate
Helps us tell our story
At the seder
The seder tonight

8. Mi Shebeirach

 

Mi sheberach avoteinu

מי שברך אבותינו

May He who blessed our ancestors

 

Avraham, Yitzchak, ve'Yaakov

אברהם יצחק ויעקב

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Hu yevarech et chayalei

הוא יברך את חיילי
Bless the members

Tzva haganah l'yisrael

צבא הגנה לישראל

Of Israel's defense forces

Ha'omdim al mishmar artzeinu

העומדים על משמר ארצינו
Who stand guard over our land

V'arei Elokeinu
וערי אלוקינו
And the cities of our God

Migvul halevanon ve'ad midbar Mitzrayim
מגבול הלבנון ועד מדבר מצרים

From the Lebanese border to the Egyptian desert

Umin hayam hagadol at levo ha'aravah

ומן הים הגדול על לבוא הערבה

And from the Mediterranean Sea to the approach of the Aravah

Bayabasha ba'avir uvayam

ביבשה באויר ובים.

On land, in air, and at sea

Venomar: amen.

ונאמר אמן

And let us say: amen.

9. A Nice Jewish Boy Band Chanukah

(I WANT IT THAT WAY / LIGHT LASTED EIGHT DAYS)

We are inspired

By candles' fire

We tell the story

When light lasted eight days

 

The Greeks were cruel, no heart

But we Jews fought hard

To victory

And the light lasted eight days

(Gonna fry) up some potato pancakes

(For eight nights) And when it's ready I'll play

(When it's dry) This dreidel's free of BPA

'Cause I made it out of clay

 

(IT'S GONNA BE ME / IT'S GONNA BE EIGHT)

First night: this shirt, babe

And then this tie

Getting gifts as candles glow

Chillin' with my family

And I'll keep on getting gifts all eight nights

It's the festival of lights

 

We don't stop at one or two

That is not enough for Jews

Gotta celebrate for eight nights

So let's do it right

 

Doing it the Hillel way

Lighting one more each day

Guess what -- it's gonna be eight

(WANNABE MY LATKE)

Yooooooo I'll tell you what I light, what I really wanna light

Just tell me what you light, what you really wanna light

I light a... Really really wanna light a chanukiah

 

If you wanna be my latke

You gotta get in this pan

Cooking you so greasy

'Til you're nice and tan

 

Judah Maccabee's the leader

Fought with all his friends

So we could have Jewish freedom

L'olam va'ed!

לְעוֹלָם וָעֶד

Forever and ever

 

If you wanna be my latke

(IT'S GONNA BE ME / IT'S GONNA BE EIGHT REPRISE)

Some get one day, then gift-giving's done

Not me

It's gonna...

It's gonna be eight

 

(I WANT IT THAT WAY / LIGHT LASTED EIGHT DAYS REPRISE)

(Tell me why) each year we tell the story

(Tell me why) we're thinking of the Maccabees

(Tell me why) this light inside our hearts is so great

'Cause light lasted eight days

Our light's lasting eight days

10. Ahavat Chinam

“Love your neighbor as yourself”, we’re commanded all our lives

And “if I’m only for myself, then who am I?”

And yet when seven billion hearts are connected by one touch

It seems so easy to hate blindly, but hard to give love

 

K'ish echad, b'lev echad

כאיש אחד בלב אחד 

Like one person, with one heart

Nivneh olam shel ahavat chinam

נבנה עולם של אהבת חינם

Let's build a world of baseless love

We will reap just what we sow, we will learn just as we teach

We will be reflections of the souls that lie beneath

Will we heed the call and follow the guidance from Above?

Will we give the world the thing it needs? It’s love, love, love

 

K'ish echad, b'lev echad...

...כאיש אחד בלב אחד 

Like one person, with one heart...

 

Oseh shalom bimromav

עוֹשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם בִּמְרוֹמָיו

May he who makes peace in the heavens

Hu ya'aseh shalom aleinu

הוּא יַעֲשֶׂה שָׁלוֹם עָלֵינוּ

Bring peace to us

V'al kol yisrael

וְעַל כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל

And to all of Israel

V'im'ru amen

וְאִמְרוּ: אָמֵן
And let us say: amen.

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