Passover Singles

by Ari Lesser

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released March 18, 2003

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Ari Lesser Cleveland

Ari Lesser is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and spoken word artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He has performed all over the world, and written hundreds of songs on a wide range of subjects. Ari’s repertoire is expansive, touching on everything from history, to animals, to Star Wars, but now his focus and passion is making music based on the Torah. ... more

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Track Name: Ten Plagues (A-Side)
The Ten Plagues

Because you won’t let My people depart
I’m sending My plagues against your heart
You and your servants soon shall see
In all of the earth there is none like Me
And if I chose, I could send My hand
To wipe you out from the face of the land
But I let you live so you may declare
How great My Name is everywhere

From the rivers to the lakes to the puddles in the mud
Every drop of water shall be turned into blood
The fish life will perish, the river will stink
The Nile will be vile and impossible to drink
And from the bloody waters, frogs will ascend
To enter the houses of you and your friends
They’ll creep through your bed, in your kitchen too
They’ll hop in your food and they’ll climb into you
When the frogs die their stench will disgust
Then lice infestation shall form from the dust
The lice will reach each corner of the land
Living on the bodies of animal and man

Because you won’t let My people depart
I’m sending My plagues against your heart
You and your servants soon shall see
In all of the earth there is none like Me
And if I chose, I could send My hand
To wipe you out from the face of the land
But I let you live so you may declare
How great My Name is everywhere

On you and your land shall be unleashed
A horde of vicious and venomous beast
Emerging even from under the ground
Except in the region My people are found
A severe epidemic will kill all the sheep
And horses, and donkeys and camels, you keep
Your cattle will fall in the blink of an eye
But no livestock of My people will die
A handful of soot from the fireplace
Shall be thrown to the sky right before your face
Then burning and blistering boils will begin
To erupt on you and your servants’ skin

Because you won’t let My people depart
I’m sending My plagues against your heart
You and your servants soon shall see
In all of the earth there is none like Me
And if I chose, I could send My hand
To wipe you out from the face of the land
But I let you live so you may declare
How great My Name is everywhere

A hail of fire will fall from the sky
And all that lives in the field will die
Both man and beast, every blade of grass
Each tree in the field, the hail will smash
Some of your food may survive the rain
But locust swarms will consume what remains
They’ll enter your borders from all around
So thick that you can’t even see the ground
Then deep darkness will fill this place
Til no man sees his brother’s face
For three long days there will be no light
Your land will be black as the darkest night

Because you won’t let My people depart
I’m sending My plagues against your heart
You and your servants soon shall see
In all of the earth there is none like Me
And if I chose, I could send My hand
To wipe you out from the face of the land
But I let you live so you may declare
How great My Name is everywhere

Then eevery firstborn man shall die
When midnight strikes your land shall cry
A sound like there has never been
Nor will there ever be again
Your son will die and you will grieve
You’ll pay My children just to leave
You’ll dress them in your very best
You’ll give them all that they request
They will no longer be your slaves
For I will bring them forth to save
Redeem and take them as My own
Then lead them through the desert home
Track Name: Miriam (B-Side)
Miriam
Ari
1/11/11

We once were enslaved but now we’re saved
Oppression was washed away with a wave
Our family and we are finally free
Let dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea

Close your eyes and try to pretend
You fled from a life of slavery and then
Made it to freedom with thousands of friends
The young and the old and the women and men
Never going to see Pharaoh’s face again
So let down your guard no need to defend
Play on your drum you got time to spend
Now dance like Miriam, set the trend
Move your feet let me see you bend
And work your body from end to end
But don’t get down let your mind ascend
All praises to the Most High, Amen

We once were enslaved but now we’re saved
Oppression was washed away with a wave
Our family and we are finally free
Let dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea

Never forget how it was before
Forced into slavery we did every chore
Our burden was big but they piled on more
And worked us until we were tired and sore
After ten plagues they showed us the door
But Pharaoh’s heart was hard to the core
His army pursued us ready for war
With chariot, horse, and sharpened sword
But now they sleep on the ocean’s floor
For they were sunk by the hand of The Lord
Dance and sing let the praises pour
From your lips out on the seashore

We once were enslaved but now we’re saved
Oppression was washed away with a wave
Our family and we are finally free
Let dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea

Move your feet start kicking up sand
Clap those hand we don’t need no band
Bang on the drums and sing and dance
We’re here and we’re free and that’s a slim chance
Escaped from the most narrow place
Between a rock and the Pharaoh’s face
His army pursued, but the wind it blew
The waters split and we passed right through
And when we arrived on the other side
The water returned and His army died
So dance and cheer cause we’re in the clear
First time we’re free in four hundred years

We once were enslaved but now we’re saved
Oppression was washed away with a wave
Our family and we are finally free
Let dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea

The bodies of those who came to make war
Against us, washed up dead on the shore
Our people could barely believe their eyes
They laughed and cried they were so surprised
A queen Miriam stepped on the scene
The prophetess picked up her tambourine
She began to dance, all the woman came
They followed with drums and they did the same
The sons of Israel burst into song
Together six hundred thousand strong
They praised the One Who Shall Always Be
For setting us free on the shore of the sea

We once were enslaved but now we’re saved
Oppression was washed away with a wave
Our family and we are finally free
Let dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea
Dance like Miriam at the Red Sea