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Songs Order

  1. My funny Valentine

  2. This Masquerade

  3. Anything Goes

  4. Oh, Lord

  5. But Beautiful 

  6. Something’s Coming

  7. Calling Home

  8. Darn that dream

  9. Lush life

  10. Eyes of Rain

  11. Waltz for Neta

  12. Every time we say goodbye

My Funny Valentine

Lyrics: Lorenz Hart

Music: Richard Rodgers


My funny valentine

Sweet comic valentine

You make me smile with my heart

Your looks are laughable


Yet you’re my favorite work of art.

Is your figure less than Greek?

Is your mouth a little weak?

When you open it to speak, are you smart?

But don’t change a hair for me

Not if you care for me

Stay little valentine , stay..

Each day is valentine’s day….


This Masquerade


Music and Lyrics: Leon Russel

Original lyrics and music by Noa and Gil Dor


Well the rain is falling

And the hour is late

She will sit by her window, turn the light out and wait

She knows her heart’s playing fool’s gamed with her mind, but she swallows the pain

Again follows, follows the lie,

She’s been noticing all that smell in his hair

And the look in his eye

Unfamiliar his glare

The well known signs,

The snap in her mind!

At a quarter to three he arrives

And she says:


Are we really happy here with this lonely game we play

Looking for words to say

Searching but not finding

Understanding anyway

We’re lost in a masquerade


Both afraid to say we’re just too far away

From being close together from the start

We try to talk it over, but the words get in the way

We’re lost inside

This lonely game we play

(could it be so, could it be, we’re lost?)


So they sit face to face on a table of snow

And her tears like the rain in the gutter below

Take off your mask, pretty baby,

Is it worth all the doubt?

‘cause after years we don’t know what we’re loving about.. and he says


Thoughts of leaving disappear every time I see your eyes

No matter how hard, no matter how hard, I try

To understand the reasons why we carry on this way, tell me, why do we do it babe, we’re lost

In a masquerade


Both afraid to say we’re just too far away

From being close together from the start

We try to talk it over, but the words get in the way

We’re lost


This lonely game we play

(could it be so, could it be, we’re lost?)


It’s 12:15 on a Saturday noon

With the flower he left and a sorrowful tune

As she walks to the door

Fells a tickle of pride

Better to be alone

Than wither at his side

And she goes out!


Anything Goes

Lyrics and Music: Cole Porter

Additional lyrics: Noa (Achinoam Nini)


In olden days a glimpse of stocking

was looked at as something shocking, now heaven knows..

Anything goes!

Good authors too, who once knew better words,

Now only use four letter words writing prose…

Anything knows!


If driving fast cars you like

If low bars you like

If old hymns you like

If bare limbs you like

If Mae West you like

Or me undressed you like,

Well, nobody gonna oppose!

So though I’m not a great romancer,

I know that you’re bound to answer when I propose

Anything goes!

(oooo, my Corona growing inside of me…)

The world has gone mad today,

And good’s bad today

And black’s white today

And wrong’s right today

And that gent today

You gave a cent today

Once had several chateaus.

When folks whose aches are not fake see

Multi millionaires ask for tax breaks and free “I owes”..

Anything goes….

If red-haired T who, lies and blunders

Whose brain is in constant slumbers

Pretends he knows..

Anything goes!

If Blue haired B, who’s far form dumb

Goes and uses old T to run

From his courtroom woes

Anything goes!

Just think of those shocks you’ve got

And those knocks you’ve got

And those blues you’ve got

From those news you’ve got

And those pains you’ve got

If any brains you’ve got

From those silly TV shows…


So think again, it’s not infectious,

Think of those things connecting us, friends and foes..

Anything goes!


Oh, Lord!

Lyrics: Leah Goldberg

Music: Achinoam Nini (Noa) and Gil Dor

Translation from Hebrew: Achinoam Nini (Noa)



I ran into my Lord in a small cafe

Through cigarette smoke he appeared to me

Apologetic and blasé

He said: life is still worth living (you’ll see)


He wasn’t nearly as handsome as my true love

He looked dejected, and out of place

Like a transparent shadow of a luminous star

He could hardly fill up space


Pale and flushed in the reddish twilight,

Like a man near death, confessing sin

He’d come down to kiss the feet of human kind

And beg forgiveness, for all that’s been









את אלוהי, ראיתי בקפה
הוא נתגלה לי בעשן סיגריות
נכה רוח, מסתלח ורפה.
רמז לי עוד אפשר לחיות.


את אלוהי, ראיתי בקפה
הוא נתגלה לי בעשן סיגריות
נכה רוח, מסתלח ורפה.
רמז לי עוד אפשר לחיות.


הוא לא היה יפה כאהובי
קרוב ממנו, ואומלל
כצל שקוף של אור הכוכבים
הוא לא מילא את החלל.

Vocal trumpet solo


הוא לא היה יפה כאהובי
קרוב ממנו, ואומלל
כצל שקוף של אור הכוכבים

הוא לא מילא את החלל.


לאור שקיעה חיוור ואדמדם
כמתוודה על חטא
לפני מותו
ירד למטה, לנשק רגלי אדם
ולבקש את סליחתו

ולבקש את סליחתו


But Beautiful

Lyrics: Johnny Burke

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen


Love is funny, or it’s sad

Or it’s quiet, or it’s mad

It’s a good thing or it’s bad

But beautiful…


Beautiful to take a chance

And if you fall, you fall

And i’m thinking,

 I wouldn’t mind at all…


Love is tearful, or it’s gay

It’s a problem, or it’s play

It’s a heartache either way

But beautiful


And I’m thinking, if you were mine

I’d never let you go

And that would be but beautiful, I know



Something’s Coming

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Music: Leonard Bernstein



Could be, who knows?
There's something due any day I will know, right away
Soon as it shows
It may come cannonballing down through the sky gleam in its eye, bright as rose
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach
Down the block, on a beach under a tree

I got a feeling there's a miracle due gonna come true, comin' to me……


Could it be, yes it could
Something's comin', something good
If I can wait
Something's comin' I don't know what it is
But it is gonna be great
With a click, with a shock
Phone'll jingle, door will knock
Open the latch
Something's comin' don't know when
But it's soon catch the moon one handed catch
Around the corner
Or whistlin' down the river
Come on, deliver to me
Will it be, yes it will
Maybe just by holding still
It'll be there

Come on, something, come on in
Don't be shy, meet a guy pull up a chair
The air is humming
And something great is coming
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach
Down the block, on a beach
Maybe tonight
Maybe tonight
Maybe tonight

Calling Home

Music: Pat Metheny

Lyrics: Achinoam Nini (Noa)


Hey there, tell me what’s going on

It’s hard for me to feel you when you’re far away

You know, I worry are you sad or all alone again?

I would do anything,

 Just to know, are you happy where you are?

I would do anything,

to be there when you need me and hold you close.

And to kiss your hair….

Sit on your bed, now count to three

Open your eyes…it’s me…

Hey there, everyone says hello

I try to keep them posted on your whereabouts,

But all they manage is to be polite and send regards

I want to scream and shout,

Do you know, there’s a crater in my heart?

I want to scream and shout!

Do you know I’ve perfected the painful art,

Of an empty space

Sit on my bed,

Pick up the phone,

Hear your voice say:

I’m home….

Darn that Dream

Lyrics: Eddie DeLange

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen



Darn that dream I dream each night

You say you love me and you hold me tight

But when I awake you’re out of sight,

Oh, darn that dream


Darn those lips, and darn those eyes,

They lift me high above the moonlit skies

Then I tumble out of paradise

Oh, darn that dream..


Darn that one track mind of mine

It can’t understand that you don’t care

Just to change this mood I’m in

I’d welcome a nice old nightmare.


Darn that dream, and bless it too

Without that dream I never would have you

But it haunts me, and it won’t come true,

Oh, darn that dream….

Lush Life

Lyrics and music: Billy Strayhorn


I used to visit all the very gay places
Those come-what-may places
Where one relaxes on the axis of the wheel of life
To get that feel of life
From jazz and cocktails.

The girls I knew had sad and sullen gray faces
With distingue traces
They used to be there, you could see where they'd been washed away
By too many through the day

Then you came along with your siren song
To tempt me to madness!
I thought for a while that your poignant smile was tinged with the sadness
Of a great love for me.

Ah yes! I was wrong
I was wrong.

Life is lonely again,
When only last year everything seemed so sure.
Now life is awful again,
A trough-ful of tears could only be a bore!
A week in Paris could ease the bite of it,
All I care is to smile in spite of it.

I'll forget you, I will
And yet you are still burning inside my brain.
Romance is mush,
Stifling those who strive.
I'll live a lush life in some small dive
And there I'll be, while I rot with the rest

of those whose lives are lonely, too..

Eyes of Rain

Lyrics and music: Noa (Achinoam Nini)


My baby has eyes like the rain

They’re soft as the dew in the morning

They pour out their buckets of pain

Again as the day is dawning

I am silent,

Today I will watch him and wonder

What was that, thunder?

Pale in the light of the morning, his eyes are not changing

But I know a storm is raging

I know a storm is raging


My baby has eyes like the shore

The moon and the waves as they’re crashing

I howl like a wolf at his door

To a light in his window, no more


I am silent….

Every Time we say Goodbye

Lyrics and Music: Cole Porter



Every time we say goodbye

I die a little

Every time we say goodbye

I wonder why a little

Why the Gods above me, who must be in the know

Think so little of me, they’d allow you to go….

When you’re near, there’s such an air of spring about it

I can hear a lark somewhere, begin to sing about it

There’s no love song finer

But how strange the change

From major to minor

Every time we say goodbye….

Naive Music





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