They Light the Way

There are stars whose light still shines on the Earth
Even though they’ve long been gone.
Yesh kochavim, yesh kochavim –
Their light shines on and on.

There are people whose spirit inspires us all
Even though they’ve long moved on.
Yesh kochavim, yesh kochavim –
Their light will never be gone.

They light the way, they light the way.
They light the way for humankind.

When you’re lost and feel alone in the world
With nothing but the darkness of night,
Yesh kochavim, yesh kochavim –
You’ll find the stars shine especially bright.

They light the way, they light the way.
They light the way for humankind.

Yesh kochavim, yesh kochavim –
They light the way for humankind.

The music and words for this song were written by Andy Mayer, inspired by Hannah Senesh’s poem Yesh Kochavim (“There are Stars”).  It was first performed by Andy and his wife, Heidi Gantwerk, in San Diego, CA, on June 15, 2007.

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