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      Video: ‘Maccabeats’ Sing for ‘Book of Good Life’

      The all-male a capella Maccabeats from Yeshiva University belt out lyrics for Rosh HaShanah, with music dubbed on the video.
      By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
      First Publish: 9/25/2011, 12:12 PM

      The all-male a capella Maccabeats from Yeshiva University belt out lyrics for Rosh HaShanah, with music dubbed on the video. Shana Tova.

      The group achieved astounding success with its first song for Chanukah last year and since then released a song and video for Purim and for Passover.

      The Maccabeats won popularity and performed at the White House in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month where President Barack Obama thanked them for "their outstanding performance." Following are the lyrics for the new "Book of Good Life” song:

      Woke up and realized yesterday
      Think it's a bummer end of the summer
      Kinda nervous that we're almost there
      At the days of awe

      Prayers in a language that I don't know
      Standing for hours and hours more
      I wish that someone would please tell me-e-e-e
      What it is we're praying for

      Oh put me in the book of good life
      I just wanna live the good life
      This could really be a good life, good life

      Say oh, we've got feelings that we should fight
      Make sure that we're choosing right

      Gotta earn my own place in
      The book of good life

      Time for reflection on the past year
      Time to figure out what we're doing here
      Replace the guilt with inspiration
      And everything is clear

      Life in the present, the here and now
      Easier than regret and planning out
      Living in the moment, lasts for a moment
      Got my future to think about

      When you're sitting there in shul
      Wishing it was over
      You gotta take a beat
      And let it all sink in

      Oh put me in the book of good life
      I just wanna live the good life

      This could really be a good life, good life

      Say oh, we've got feelings that we should fight
      Make sure that we're choosing right

      Gotta earn my own place in
      The book of good life

      Hopefully
      This year will bring us happiness and peace
      Hopefully
      Sensitivity to others will increase
      Hopefully
      We'll open our eyes and think more consciously

      Cuz Hopefully
      We'll go from where we are to where we want to be

      Oh put me in the book of good life
      I just wanna live the good life
      This could really be a good life, good life

      Say oh, we've got feelings that we should fight
      Make sure that we're choosing right

      Gotta earn my own place in
      The book of good life

      Oh yeah
      Book of Good life

      Ooh
      Listen

      Time for reflection on the past year
      Time to figure out what we're doing here
      Replace the guilt with inspiration
      And everything is clear

      Life in the present seems more fun
      Easier than regret, what's done is done
      Living in the moment, lasts for a moment

      Shana Tova to everyone