"Next year we will sit on our porch
And count the migrating birds
Children on holiday will play tag
Between the houses and fields
Refrain: You will see, you will see
Just how good things will be
Bashana, Bashana haba'a. - When next year, when next year arrives."
The song, first performed in 1970 by the duo Ilan and Ilanit, was written by Ehud Manor and set to music by Nurit Hirsch, all Isaeli music icons. It became an instant hit.