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Between Sacred and Profane

The song leads to the peak of emotion and the meeting of hearts somewhere between the sacred and the profane

This is a charming collaboration between the ultra-Orthodox singer Shuli Rand and the secular musician Amir Dadon. The song touches the hearts of all who desire compassion and salvation within their soul.

In a way, the singers themselves represent the border between the sacred and the profane, between an Orthodox religious Jew and a secular Israeli. At the same time, the beauty of the song is that they meet in the middle and sing about a common truth, that whichever path we might follow there is no easy way and in fact we are never that far one from another, just as the holy and the profane are never completely free one from the other.

This is a song of sobriety and identification whose melancholic melody and holy aura expresses something of the journey for truth, understanding, and the unity most Jews in Israel contemplate.

Their voices complement each other and while listening one senses how the song leads to the peak of emotion and the meeting of hearts somewhere between the sacred and the profane.

Between the Sacred and the Profane

Text: Shachar Hadar
Music: Amir Dadon

I live between the sacred and the profane
With the truth that rages within me
With a thousand habits
With every scar on my face
I go out again to scatter the words
Between reality and madness, it’s all coming back to me
The place from whence I came has no peace
And this journey is heavy and a little too much for me
I need to grow through it and that’s it
To grow through it and that’s it

I live between the sacred and the profane
Between the truth that rages within me
With a thousand habits
With all the fear upon my shoulders
I go out again to scatter the words
Between reality and madness, it’s all coming back to me
The place from whence I came has no peace in it
And this journey is heavy and a little too much for me
I need to grow out of it and that’s it, to grow out of it and that’s it

Please, keep me safe
So that my feet shall not fail

Between reality and madness, it’s all coming back to me
Even the place from whence I came has no peace in it
And this journey is heavy and a little too much for me
I need to grow out of it and that’s it
To grow out of it and that’s it
I live between the sacred and the profane

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