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You won’t defeat me
From my window I can see
a street like an over flowing river
and people on their way to work .
And young children going to school
with their satchels on their backs ;
And in their hands they hold some blossoming myrtle branches.

Suddenly it becomes clear,
And I say to myself:
No, No, No, You won’t beat me
I will not be defeated so fast.
No, No, No, You won’t beat me
I will not be defeated so fast.

From my window I can see
A plane taking off, a plane flying,
Hiding in the distant clouds.
I hear a machine
In the right tune
That rolls around outside and in the markets

Suddenly it becomes clear,
And I say to myself:
No, No, No, You won’t beat me
I will not be defeated so fast.
No, No, No, You won’t beat me
I will not be defeated so fast.

In my window are spring and autumn
A rainy day and a scorching day
Light and darkness, soloist and choir

It’s all mixed up and confused
Songs of Lamentations, Songs of Hallel
And sometimes it’s one giant mess

Suddenly it becomes clear,
And I say to myself:
No, No, No, You won’t beat me
I will not be defeated so fast.
No, No, No, You won’t beat me
I will not be defeated so fast.