Friday, April 10, 2009

Passover

I'm in Florida with my FOA (family of origin) for about a week. In lieu of an original posting, here's a peek at what the Obama's White House seder looked like. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall (or a person at the table!). Why didn't they invite ME?

Also, here's the funniest "take off" song we did this year at the seder:

Leaving on a Desert Plane
(Sung to the tune of "Leaving on a Jet Plane")
© by Randi and Murray. Spiegel, Passover 2000

All our bags are packed we're ready to go
We're standing here outside our doors
We dare not wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin' this early morn'
Moses is waiting, he's blowing his horn
We're planning our escape so we won't die

You'll miss me, as you will see
You've been dealt a harsh decree
You held us like you'd never let us go
We're leaving from this great strain
We pray we won't be back again
God knows, can't wait to go.

There's so many times you've let us down
Your many crimes have plagued our town
I tell you now they were all mean things
Every pace I go, you'll shrink from view,
Every song I sing will be 'gainst you
I won't be back to wear your ball and chain

You'll miss me, as you will see
You've been dealt a harsh decree
You held us like you'd never let us go
We're leaving through a wet plain
We hope we won't be back again
God knows, can't wait to go.

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time, let me diss you
Close your eyes, we'll be on our way
Dream about the days to come
When you'll be left here all alone
About the time when I won't have to say

You'll miss me, as you will see
You've been dealt a harsh decree
You held us like you'd never let us go
We're leaving all our bread grain
We know we won't be back again
God knows, can't wait to go.

3 comments:

Artist Victoria O'Neill said...

what a wonderful song.....do any of your family members play an instrument so they could accompany the lyrics?

Anonymous said...

Loved the picture and article of the Obama's White House seder. Who'd have ever thunk?
B

Jen said...

What a great song!