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      Singer Calls for Messiah in Hevron Appearance

      Amir Benayoun sings his hit 'Standing at the Gate,' directed at the Messiah, outside Cave of Machpelah.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 6/25/2013, 1:42 AM

      Popular singer Amir Benayoun performed his hit “Standing at the Gate” outside the Cave of Machpelah - the burial place of the Patriarchs - in Hevron Sunday, to a crowd that knew the words by heart.

      The song is a cry to the Messiah to come and save the Jewish people and the world.

      A video of the performance, and the song's official clip, are embedded.

      The lyrics, unofficially translated, are:

      I heard that you are coming back all the way

      I saw angels preparing the table for the son of the King

      I saw a ladder, too, ascending and descending

      I heard wind touching the leaves

      I saw you, it was not a delirium

      I heard that the sea declared a joyous day

      I saw the stars and moon dancing

      They, too, know how to roll back

      I heard that the sun is in fact a shadow

      I saw a tower shake and fall

      (chorus)

      Come, we have been waiting for you for too many years

      We have become mad, we have lost our visage

      We are simply withering away, so come

      Yes, come, there are no more vessels* for us to break

      We do not know who is sober

      and who is drunk, and falling into the well, as it happens

      So come, yes come

      I heard that you are really standing at the gate

      and that every innocent lamb will be able to live in the forest, and I heard

      that this heart, too, will not die anymore

      Imagination will sign a peace treaty with reality

      All the sounds will be one simple song

      Come, we have been waiting for you...

      (*A kabbalistic allusion)