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amother




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Post Thu, Nov 25 2021, 8:50 pm
Does anyone know what this song is about. I never understood it. So poignant and heartfelt but what’s the story, what’s with his brother?

These are some of the lyrics


Let me tell a tale, I beg you all to listen
I think you'll recognize that every word is true
It's the story that I tell about my brother
The brother that I loved but hardly knew

We were forced to live so far from one another
But it was more than distance keeping him from me
While I had the right to lead the life I'd chosen
All he yearned for was the day that he'd be free

CHORUS
How I dreamed that one day we could be together
Doing all the things that brothers do
But I feared that I would have to dream forever
For only dreamers still believe that dreams come true
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mommy3b2c




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Nov 25 2021, 8:52 pm
I believe it’s written about the Jews who were not allowed to be frum because they were trapped behind the “iron curtain.”
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LiLIsraeli




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Nov 25 2021, 8:58 pm
mommy3b2c wrote:
I believe it’s written about the Jews who were not allowed to be frum because they were trapped behind the “iron curtain.”


That's what I always thought, too.
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amother




Goldenrod
 

Post Thu, Nov 25 2021, 11:31 pm
mommy3b2c wrote:
I believe it’s written about the Jews who were not allowed to be frum because they were trapped behind the “iron curtain.”


As a friend of the Rotenberg family, I can confirm that Smile
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amother




Raspberry
 

Post Thu, Nov 25 2021, 11:35 pm
Yes.
And it always give me goosebumps whenever I hear it because my grandmother - the youngest of 13 had a sister 20 years older than her that left home when my bubby was a baby. They did not meet again for 60 years. My father tells me he still remembers it
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amother




Sand
 

Post Fri, Nov 26 2021, 12:01 am
Abie rotenberg is coming out with a new CD! Whos excited?
His songs are all beautiful!
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Beingreal




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Nov 26 2021, 12:27 am
Really????? So excited!
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Beingreal




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Nov 26 2021, 12:29 am
Do you know what it called?
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amother




Royalblue
 

Post Fri, Nov 26 2021, 12:43 am
Journeys 5
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amother




Babypink
 

Post Fri, Nov 26 2021, 1:20 am
Let me tell a tale, I beg you all to listen,
I think you'll recognize that every word is true.
It's the story that I tell about my brother,
The brother that I loved but hardly knew.
We were forced to live so far from one another,
But it was more than distance keeping him from me.
While I had the right to lead the life I'd chosen,
All he yearned for was the day that he'd be free.

How I dreamed that one day we could be together,
Doing all the things that brothers do.
But I feared that I would have to dream forever,
For only dreamers still believe that dreams come true.
I fought with all my strength to gain his freedom,
And I challenged those who dared keep us apart.
I pleaded for compassion, "he's my brother,"
But there's no mercy when the soul is cold and dark.
The years and decades followed one another,
And I worriedd what they must have done to him.
Though the flame that made us brothers was still burning,
I knew that tiny spark was growing dim.
How I dreamed that one day we could be together,
Doing all the things that brothers do.
But I feared that I would have to dream forever,
For only dreamers still believe that dreams come true.
But He who rules the world heard our prayers,
How I wept the day they set my brother free.
And I wondered, would he find faith with his freedom,
In my heart I knew that it was up to me.
Oh I realized the first time that I embraced him,
He's a stranger who feels awkward and alone.
But I have just what it takes to make him welcome,
A brother's love to make him feel at home.
How I dreamed that one day we could be together,
Doing all the things that brothers do.
But I feared that I would have to dream forever,
For only dreamers still believe that dreams come true.
How I dreamed that one day we could be together,
Doing things that brothers do,
Now that day has come and it will last forever.
For I know and I believe, yes I know and I believe,
I'm a dreamer who believes that dreams come true.
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amother




Topaz
 

Post Fri, Nov 26 2021, 1:21 am
amother [ Sand ] wrote:
Abie rotenberg is coming out with a new CD! Whos excited?
His songs are all beautiful!


Amazing news! Any idea when it will be released?
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#Happymom




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Nov 26 2021, 4:33 am
I think dec/jan he said in an interview with mishpacha

I love his songs. the only music I can listen to. Because the words are all in English - I feel I can relate to it and his words are so poignant!!
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