Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Inspired to Inspire


“Troubled Times” By Rocky & The Goldstein

Mayanot Men's Program Alumni Yerachmiel Goldstein and Isaac Schapira collaborated on this incredible project to bring music to the masses. Have a listen! 

Although I can take credit for the music, the lyrics of Troubled Times were entirely composed by a Mr. Isaac Schapira. The songs tells of trying times, hard earned lessons from our fathers and a simple trust in the L-rd above,
TROUBLED TIMES
Lyrics by Isaac Schapira
Music by Rocky (Yerachmiel) Goldstein
When I was very young
My old man told me son
This whole world will put you to the test
But when things in life go bust
You must have the simple trust
That everything in life is for the best
It’s hard to stand your ground
When the wolves are circling round
Sometime I think I lack the strength to fight
But I remember my old man
Drinking beer straight from the can
Telling me that things will be alright
You’ll see troubled time my friend
And I know you will contend
With the challenges that every man must face
But if you look back on your years
You’ll see the worst of all your fears
Were calamities that never did take place
When my ship is far from port
And my main sheet comes up short
And I feel as though the wind has left my sail
Well I just sit and think things through
And remember that this too
Was a test I was never meant to fail
Man is born to strive
For as long as he’s alive
The day is short and the list of tasks are long
But when things don’t go as planned
I remember my old man
And those words of his have never steered me wrong
Now that I am grown
With some sons to call my own
I’m raising them the only way I can
And if they trust the one on high
I know they can get by
With the wisdom that I got from my old man
When harvest time begins
And my crops are looking slim
And the winter time is not so far away
I might tighten up my belt
But that snow is bound to melt
When it does we’ll see a better day
You’ll see troubled times my friend
And I know you will contend
With the challenges that every man must face
But if you look back on your years
You’ll see the worst of all your fears
Were calamities that never did take place
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