MY BUS DRIVER, THE HASID

On the highway up to Jerusalem
Winding through the streets in the morning sun
He’s been travelin' this road a thousand times or more
But each time it's like he’s never done it before

He tells me,
I was born up north in the Galilee
Where the moist green earth hugs the deep blue sea
I'm gonna live and die in this holy land
Lay to rest with my fathers in the desert sands

As we're rockin' and a bumpin' up the narrow streets
He tells me holy stories, I'm not missing a beat
He’s a follower, devout, of the Baba Sali
But he says we're really all one family

Sports a small woven kippah upon his head
Worn with years of war and bloodshed
His heart is afire when he stands to pray
Says there are just some things you can't throw away

Although my stomach's turnin' queasy as the ride gets rough
I could stay here forever, and never get enough
Cause my driver, the hasid, he has got me in a trance
His granddad dressed for Shabbos five hours in advance

He tells me,
He was a saintly man, and I’ll keep his flame alive
Yeah all week I'm a drivin’ but I’ll never break the ties
My Torah shiur's on every Shabbos afternoon
And I see his eyes a smilin' as I sing his holy tune

CHORUS
Yeah he's my bus driver and he's a hasid through and through
And his love for G-d is mighty strong, he’s taught me a thing or two
Sports a small woven kippah upon his head
Worn with years of war and bloodshed
His heart is afire when he stands to pray
Says there are just some things you can’t throw away

Long as the world is a turnin'
Every soul is alive and she's yearnin'
I've seen the flame that is always a burnin'

Now my stop's coming up, but I don’t wanna leave
And I can already smell the Jerusalem breeze
And my driver's motto is a ringin' in my head
Don't fear anyone but G-d, as the Baal Shem Tov's father said

SEND ME A SIGN

Yesterday I came to you
Drawing on the past
I searched, it seemed eternity
I found you here at last

But I don't know if you heard me
If you watched me head back home
Were you praying, did you feel my touch
Beneath the silent stone

CHORUS
Send me a sign
Send me rainbows in the sky
Send me your faith at night
Send me wings to fly
Send me a letter of laughter and love
Send me a sign that says you’re watching from above

I'll come to see you someday soon
But only when I’ve grown
When I know you'll be proud of me
You'll call me as your own

If I will carry on your name
Why must we be apart
Perhaps the signs I’m waiting for
Are hidden in my heart

Send me a sign
I've got to keep on going
I will travel far
Can't see the road ahead
How do I break away
Keep everything that's mine

UNSPOKEN WORDS

No one loved as deeply as you
No one lived for the people like you
No one carried the burdens of millions of souls
You eased the pain
At every bend in the road

CHORUS
Now there's a hunger for your unspoken words
Unspoken words...
Your faith and spirit
Is surging through me
In the unspoken words
Unspoken words
I believe...

No one searched out the lonely like you
No one held on stronger than you
No one stirred this world with such heart and soul
Tell me, who carried your tears
Helped shoulder your load

And though I've never met you
My life isn't the same
You lifted me up
You gave me a name


GRATITUDE

It's a dam spilling over
Never tasted such rain
Who knew there were angels
Riding midnight trains

I lost all my keys
And you unhinged the door
Saw nothing below
And you built a new floor

Oh it's an I feel hope
And I can hear my name
This mind will never think the same again
It's too many notes for this music score
A drumbeat my heartstrings ain't strummed to before

CHORUS
What can I do
What can I do
With this gratitude
I'll give back
I'll give back
I'll give back to you