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Music video for “An #Encanto Purim.” Happy Purim – Purim Sameach – A Freilichen #Purim!

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This and all Maccabeats music is recorded a cappella.



Directed by Leah Gottfried
Cinematography and Editing by Atara Wolf
Wardrobe and Production Design by Talya Bendel
Gaffer: Lucas Ruderman
Covid Compliance Officer: Arielle Flax
Choreography by Yochai Greenfeld

Haman: Simon Feil
Esther: Naomi Weissberg
Dancers: Yochai Greenfeld, Mateus Barbosa da Silva, Josh Eguia, Michael Greenberg

Production Assistants: Shayna Mauskop, Yitzy Rappoport

Lyrics by Spencer Garfield
Arranged by Rob Dietz
Edited and mixed by Alex Green for Plaid Productions
Mastered by Dave Sperandio for Vocal Mastering


0:00 Intro
0:18 “We Don`t Talk About Haman” (“We Don`t Talk About Bruno”)
2:43 “Esther” (“Surface Pressure”)


We don`t talk about Haman, nah nah nah
We don`t talk about Haman
In year 12 of the king
(In year 12 of the king)
Recently promoted, he was casting lots for every date
(No Jews allowed in the land)
Lands on Adar, aimed at Jews near and far
(Dun dun dun!!)
Is this the end for the tribe?
(Ha’ir shushan navocha…)
Haman says, “Hey king, see here”
(What did he tell him?)
“They disobey us with no fear”
(What a miserable felon!)
Grinning ear to pointy ear
(What a heinous foe, you gotta know)
We don`t talk about Haman, nah nah nah,
We don`t talk about Haman!
Hey, Haman’s really clever, malevolent and cunning
Paid a lot of silver to get his mission running
we associate him with the sound of casting lots (ts ts ts)
Rage in his heart – Mordechai wouldn’t bow
Queen’s gambit opening, manipulate the crown
the king is the pawn and Haman calls the shots
Haman calls the shots!
Standing at the gate, idol round his neck
If you don’t bow down you might just be next
Yeah he haunts your dreams, his name makes you scream
We don’t talk about Haman, nah nah nah,
We don’t talk about Haman
Built gallows of 50 arms
meant for my head (nah nah)
I tore all my shirts and robes
From what he had said… (nah nah)
They wrote in every script and language how he wanted us dead (nah, nah!)
We faced defeat with the edicts being read

Don’t Talk about Haman
(Why did we talk about Haman)
Not a word about Haman
(Every year we talk about Haman)

She`s the new queen at your service
And they can’t know that she’s not Persian
She’s got towers, she’s got perches
Oughta show that she knows what her worth is
She don`t ask how hard the work is
Got a quiet, infallible surface
Diamonds and platinum, kings got ‘em, She has`em
She loves what she’s handed, she follows commandments
She’s feelin’ nervous
She doesn’t know if her efforts’ll save us or if they’re gonna hurt us
She’s feelin’ nervous
Her people need help, I can’t tell if she asks am I worthy, did I earn this?
She’s feelin’ nervous
Was all she went through worthless? How can she be of service?
The law is wack
Our people wearing sacks
And covered up in black
She wants her nation’s back! She’s
Esther, she was picked, picked, picked for the Persian crown
Esther but she’ll trip, trip, trip if she doesn’t look down
Gotta face her fears and this heavy burden if
she doesn’t want to see her people’s final curtain
How does she decide? Which play does she call?
After all, she’s
Esther with a grip, grip, grip that’ll never fade
Esther and she’ll stick, stick, stick to the plan she made, whoa
She’ll walk up to the throne, hoping for the scepter
Am I Hadassah or am i Esther
Here she is, I know she’s got what it takes
No cracks, no breaks
No mistake, she’s Esther

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