The Tree of Life – Nefesh Mountain

This song by Nefesh Mountain was composed after the mass murder at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh.

To all our friends and loved ones,

We have been in state of continual shock since this weekend’s tragedy in Pittsburgh. We wrote this song last night as a way to cope with the fear and sadness that we, just like all of you, are feeling. Our offering of love and healing.

This song is called “The Tree Of Life” and is dedicated to memories of

Joyce Fienburg, 75
Richard Gottfried, 65
Rose Mallinger, 97
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
Cecil Rosenthal, 59
David Rosenthal, 54
Bernice Simon, 84
Sylvan Simon, 86
Daniel Stein, 71
Melvin Wax, 88
Irving Younger, 69

“The Tree Of Life”

O sweet spirit
Hear my prayer
Help these words
Heal someone, out there

I am but a voice
Just a cry in the air
But I sing nonetheless
Through this pain we share

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O sweet friends
Come and dry your eyes
And hold each other
By this tree of life

I am angry and I am tired
Of this great divide
But I sing nonetheless
With love on our side

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O sweet souls
Who feel broken now
We’ll heal together
Somewhere, somehow

Time and again
We have been let down
But we sing nonetheless
Still whole and still proud

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