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released March 1, 2009

Lenses here are jowan safadi, elad shufan, shai horenstein and david peretz.
Words and music by jowan.
Arrangements and music production by lenses.
Recorded by david and nadav azulay at cactus studios during 2007.
Cover photo by niv vaizer.
Thanks to our friends (specially yohanan kressel and meytal russo) and families (specially don, neta & ofira)

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Track Name: كل البسس all the cats
كل البسس البيض والسود,
بسس العرب وبسس اليهود,
بلعبوا سوى
وينطوا بالهوى.

يا ريت كل الناس
يصير عندهن احساس
ويعيشوا مبسوطين
زي البساس.

كل البسس البيض والسود,
بسس العرب وبسس اليهود,
بلعبوا سوى
وينطوا بالهوى.

يا ريت السلاطين
يصيروا بني آدمين
ويعيشوا زي البساس متفاهمين

All the Cats: All the cats, black and white / Arab and Jew, will never fight / like playing together / jumping each other // my wish is one day / all men will play / And live happily / The cattish way // All the cats, black and white / Arab and Jew, will never fight / like playing together / jumping each other // I wish those who rule / Will stop being cruel / And live like the cats / Nice and cool
Track Name: جولده golda
الكبار يموتون
والصغار ينسون
والأعداء يذكرونا
كلما نسينا.

كيف ننسى ما كان أمس
واليوم مثل أمس
والغد أيضا يتوعد
بالمثيل؟

مطرودون مطاردون
من كمين الى كمين.
البعض صاروا قبورا
أو زهورا فوق القبور

والبعض لا يعرفوا,
لا يعرفوا ماذا صاروا
والعدالة في السماء
سوف تبقى في السماء

الكبار يموتون
والصغار ينسون
والأعداء يذكرونا
كلما نسينا.

translation: Golda: The old ones are gonna die / And the young ones will forget / But the enemies will remind us / whenever we forget // How to forget the day before / When today there is only more / And tomorrow, very likely / Will have another war // Falling helpless forever in the fall / Wandering from pitfall into trap / Some became a vowelless grave
or a rose upon the grave / Some still don't even know
Do not even know what they became / But the justice is in heaven / only in heaven it remains // The old ones are gonna die / And the young ones will forget / But the enemies will remind us / Every time we dare to forget / whenever we forget
Track Name: ياسمينه Yasmina
تهجرني,
تحرمني
وبعمرها ما
ترحمني.
تكذب علي
وتغشني
وترجع بعدين
تعاتبني.

وأنا واللع مش فاهم
شو اللي جنيته
حتى تعامليني هيك
يا ياسمينه.

تشتمني,
تضربني,
تبهدلني
وتعاتبني.
تهددني,
تطردني
من بيتي عشان
تعاقبني.

وأنا والله مش فاهم
شو اللي جنيته
حتى تعامليني هيك
يا ياسمينه.

I've tried, in every possible way
To make you satisfied
To make me stay
I tried

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Yasmina: She walks away / And keeps me out / She’s never off my case / She lies to me / she cheats me / Then she comes back / to yell at me // I swear I don’t get it / what did I do / To make you treat me so / Yasmina // She curses me / And Beats me up / Then she comes back / to yell at me / She threatens me / And kicks me out / Everything to punish me // I swear I don’t get it / what did I do / To make you treat me so / Yasmina
Track Name: Powers of Observation
I can see it in your eyes
All your games and all your lies
When I look in your face
I can solve any case

Cause I've got powers of observation
I get all the information
What you do and where you go
Because I need to know
So face it and tell me what you do
When I turn my back

I can feel I can smell
All those things you don wanna tell
You can hide them for a while
But I'll read them in your smile

Even when you cry
It's nothing but another lie
You get caught all the time
Still you will always try

Cause I got powers of observation
I get all the information
What you do and where you go
Is all I need to know
Track Name: Always
Give her the space she wants
All the space
She says she wants
Give her the time she needs
Whenever she says
Time is what she needs

Always make her feel alright
And satisfied, treat her right
Try to make her feel good
And understood
When she talks
All the time

Always believe what she says
And always agree
With whatever she says
Always do what she wants
No matter what
No matter what she wants

Always make her feel alright
And satisfied
Treat her right
Try to make her feel good
And understood
When she talks
All the time
Track Name: بسستنى waiting
أنا قاعد بستنى, بستناها وبستنى
وهي هناك بتتهنا, تتهنا يابا تتهنا

بليلي ونهاري,
طال انتظاري.
بستناها تترجع
وتطفي لي ناري

قالت حاجي تتحجج, أتحجج أنا بتحجج.
والنار فيّ بتأجج, تتأجج يابا تتأجج.

كل ما بقرب أكتر,
هي بتبعد أكتر.
كل ما بجرب بخسر
واللهيب بيكبر.

أنا قاعد بستنى, بستناها وبستنى
وهي هناك بتتهنا, تتهنا يابا تتهنا.

شو ما بعطيها
ما بكفيها.
ما في اشي نافع
ولا اشي بيرضيها

Waiting: Here I sit , I wait and wait / Wait for her , I always wait / She is out there feeling great / Man, she must be feeling great // All day and night long / I've been waiting far too long / My fire burns for her to come / Put it out and give me some // "Excuses", she keeps telling me / My Excuses, Why not she? / Flames inside, burning me / I swear to you, it's burning me. // And when I try to be near / She says I should stay off clear / Every time I try, I fail / Flames inside me burning pale // Here I sit , I wait and wait / Wait for her , I always wait / She is out there feeling great / Man, she must be feeling great // No matter what I do for her / It is never enough for her / Nothing ever works out well / Nothing satisfies her
Track Name: New Mask
I think I'm landing
and no one
is standing there for me
I don't really recognize
any of the faces I see
From this corner
you all look
a little bit too strange
I can't change
the way you feel
and I will never change

I gotta find a new mask
to conceal my disease

I think that I am perfect now
or this is the best I can
Despite all my deep shit
I'm a surviving man
In the closet I'm trying on
another kind of skirt
Something longer
Something darker
To cover up my dirt

I gotta find a new mask
to conceal my disease
Track Name: أنا الغلطان i'm at fault
أنا الغلطان, أنا الغلطان.
حقك علي , أنا الغلطان.

أنا مش زعلان.
لا, مش زعلان.
ليش تني أزعل
وأنا الغلطان؟!

أنا ندمان سامحيني
هذا جن بييجيني
يركب عقلي ويفتني والشيطان يخليني
أحكي أشياء
وأعمل أشياء
الله يخزيك
يا شيطان

آه يا شيطان,
أنت الغلطان
انت اللي توسوس
بقلب الانسان
وأنا انسان و
عندي احساس
بس برضه بغلط
زي كل الناس

At fault: I am at fault / I am at fault / You have the right / I am at fault // I do not mind. / I do not mind / Why should I mind / while I am at fault? // I am sorry, forgive me / It's the genie bothers me / On my mind bewitches me / Satan always teases me / Makes me say things / Whoa whoa whoa whoa / Makes me do things / Allah defeat you, ya Satan // ah ya Satan / you are the one / You are the whisper / Inside man's heart // I'm but a man / A touchy man / I also make mistakes / Everyone can // I am sorry, forgive me / It's the genie bothers me / On my mind bewitches me / Satan always teases me / Makes me say things / Whoa whoa whoa whoa / Makes me do things
Track Name: Easier
It's easier to change myself
Than trying to change my destiny
I came to this conclusion now
After all these years of questioning
It's easier and better to compromise
Sometimes giving up is also wise

You've made my life harder
Than they already are
I've made your world so empty
As you see

It's easier to kill myself
Than trying to change myself
I came to this conclusion now
After all these times of try and fall
It's not easy at all to compromise
Nevertheless it could be wise

You've made my life harder
Than they already are
I've made your world so
empty

You've made my life
so much harder
Than I can take
Track Name: النهاية the end
النهاية تمت الرواية.
آن الأوان للعودة للبداية.
كان هذا مشوارا مثيرا
علمت فيه سرا كبيرا

أتمنى
أن تروا ما رأيت
وتسيروا
حيثما مشيت

كل كائن يعيش لغاية
اذا شاء يصل في النهاية
والمصاعب تكون في البداية
لتضيف طعما للرواية

أتمنى
أن تروا ما رأيت
وتسيروا
حيثما مشيت

لكنني لم أفهم سر الحياة
ولن يحل أحد لغز الممات...

أتمنى...

The end: This is the end / Now the story is over / It is the time to start it all over / I have gone through a fascinating way / A secret have I learned / it is here to stay // How I wish you could see / what I've seen /
And go to all the places / I have been // every thing has a purpose / under the sky / It would get there if only it would try / all the hardship that is found at the start / adds to the story a flavor of the art // How I wish you could see / what I've seen / And go to all the places / I have been // But still i never got the secret of life / and no one will solve / the mystery of death // How I wish you could see / what I've seen / And go to all the places / I have been