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NOA (Achinoam Nini) - Calling

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The album "Calling" was written in a very tumultuous time in our lives, both internally and externally. The political situation in Israel was depressing and it seemed every effort to go in the direction of peace was constantly threatened. Exploding buses, national mourning, a terrible war in Bosnia and tragedy in Tibet..all these were inspiration for the songs we wrote during that time. Not to mention the painful yearnings of the heart.
Before "Calling", I was writing mostly about the personal, the intimate. I was always looking inwards. "Calling" represents a break from that pattern, where my surroundings, the people and events around me, had a profound effect on my emotional infrastructure. I was concerned, involved, angry, hurt! I was taking the woes of the world onto my shoulders (as if my own weren’t enough) and channeling a lot of that emotion into songwriting. I say a lot and not all because there was still plenty left for social/political activity of all sorts which I became very involved in. The pinnacle of this activity was the famous rally, Nov. 4th 1995, when 500,000 people gathered in Tel-Aviv to support Yitzchak Rabin’s peace initiative. Gil, Zohar (our wonderful drummer) and I were performing at that rally and feeling high on waves of optimism and joy until two terrible gunshots changed us forever. Yitzchak Rabin was shot dead before the eyes of an entire, stunned nation, and nothing would ever be the same. I was heartbroken and miserable, but rather than sink into somber silence I chose to speak out and risk my career by making my views about peace very clear. I spoke impulsively and passionately, and did myself plenty of damage, but learned a lot about human nature. That painful time has left me with many scars, but I’ve become stronger and wiser as a result. Now, after those dark years have passed, I feel my reward is the hope and light we feel in Israel once again with the revival of the peace process.
I know many people found "Calling" difficult to swallow after the more tender, acoustic music we were making before. But for me, it was almost a declaration of independence, like saying: this is who I am and what I have to offer, honestly. My musical and lyrical considerations have always been purely artistic and emotional, true to myself first and foremost, for I believe I cannot expect or deserve anyone’s attention otherwise. In that sense, "Calling" was truly my “calling” and is very dear to me to this day.

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released May 7, 1996

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Track Name: U.N.I
how does my north connect to my south?
how does my heart connect to my mouth?
how does my skin connect to my soul?
is the sum of my parts?
anything whole?

what do my eyes reveal of my dreams?
how can i laugh when inside i scream?
how does my song connect to my name?
can they be ever?
one and the same?

n i want you
n i need you
n i, n i, ninininineed you
n i want you
n i need you
n i n i n i

and i want to set my insides loose
come to terms and sign a truce
if i can't find the mystery code
how will i ever
carry this load?

n i want you...

and i know you're getting tired of the fight
to connect my left side with your right
to connect two arms and legs and all four chambers
of the heart
and understand forever - who we are.

how can we live with anguish and fear
how can we shelter all that is dear
how can we take our fate in our hand?
i'm talkin' to you -
you'll understand.

that i want you, n i need you
n i, n i, ninininineed you....

the universe begins with you and i
universe begins with u.n.i.
Track Name: Too Proud
too proud to admit that love is gone
too proud to admit the falling from eden
too proud to admit, and much too strong
the landing was rough,
and the seat belt unfastened

now it's gone away
(and you gotta let go)
now it's gone away
(there's nothing to fear)
now it's gone away
(and you gotta let go)
it's gone away

concentrate, concentrate
reinstate your former state of mind
concentrate, concentrate
reinvent yourself with space and time

your name is kin to the winds, sister
you're kin to the winds, sister
but you've an alabaster frame

and you're too proud to admit that love is gone
too proud to admit the falling from eden
too proud to admit, and much too strong
the landing was rough,
and the seat belt unfastened

now it's gone away
(and you gotta let go)
now it's gone away
(there's nothing to fear)
now it's gone away
(and you gotta let go)
it's gone away

concentrate, concentrate
reinstate your former state of mind
concentrate, concentrate
reinvent yourself with space and time

your name is kin to the stars, sister
you're kin to the stars, sister
but now your perfect body's maimed

still you're too proud to admit that love is gone
too proud to admit...
Track Name: By The Light Of The Moon
by the light of the moon
i sing to you
by the light of the moon
i raise my voice
i raise my voice
by the light of the stars
in a big black void
and straight into your heart.

i don't have too many words
i am not sophisticated
listen to the crying birds
they call you in my name
let me be your desert wind
rattle you when you're sedated
for a soul so far elated
cannot experience shame

by the light of the sun
i'm happy and gay
all pristine and squeaky - clean
the good and proper way

by the light of the sun
i'm an innocent lamb
but the light of the moon
reveals the wild horse that i am...
reveals the wild horse that i am...

i don't have too many words
i am not sophisticated
listen to the crying birds
they call you in my name
let me be your desert wind
rattle you when you're sedated
for a soul so far elated
cannot experience shame
it's all annihilated by her flame
it's all annihilated by her flame!

by the light of the moon
i sing to you
by the light of the moon
i raise my voice
i raise my voice
by the light of the stars
in a big black void
and it's going straight into your heart.
Track Name: Lama
he's so compassionate
he's oh so kind
all in peace, he says
all in time

he's wrapped in wisdom
and wisdom he speaks
so compassionate that i could freak

time is running out on him
god is out to lunch
time is running out on his decision
every day that passes
proves that god has lost his glasses...
or could it be that tears have blurred his vision

he's so compassionate
he's oh so kind
all in peace, he says
all in time

he's wrapped in wisdom
from his head down to his feet
so compassionate but oh so weak

time is running out on him....

he's so compassionate
it's all for their sake
well, i don't know philosophy
but i do know ache

this ache is bigger
than words on tv
so compassionate,
how can he be?

now that time is running out on him...
Track Name: Space
space
give me wide open space
with the sun and the rain in my hair
and the wind in my face, oh...

space
give me wide open space
with the sun and the rain in my hair
every breath that i take, oh...

space to cross, no pain, no fear
space to cross, far away from here

your face and mine
the color of the earth
we both will scream
we scream when we give birth

we both will cry when our parents leave us
we both will die, someday.

space.
Track Name: Too Painful
if i were to open my eyes
and stare at the sun
the delicate brown would burn
it's too painful
too painful
but i never never learn

if i were to go to the sea
with an open wound
the salty waves would sting
it's too painful
too painful
but i haven't learned a thing

i haven't learned a thing
i'll never never learn
never never never never learn...

if i were to hold on
to a high note
until i cracked my voice
it's too painful too painful
but i know i have no choice

i know i have no choice
i'll never never learn
never never never never learn

still like a child
drawn to touch the flame
never mind, i would tell you
never know why i do
passion will rise above all wisdom

still like a child
drawn to touch the flame
riding a roller coaster
tell me i go too fast
tell you - i know,
but i can't stop...
it's too painful

never never learn...

if i were to follow my dreams
and take to the road
would you be here when i return?
you say...

never never learn.
Track Name: Calling Home
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.
Track Name: Mark of Cain
i am a young woman
with callused hands and feet
with an ever - growing problem
buried in me deep

it has stripped me of my beauty
with an overwhelming pain
and on yesterday's proud forehead
it has burned the mark of cain

it happened long ago
though it seems like only yesterday
i had come back home
after years of wandering astray
walked familiar streets
never knowing fate would find me there
and ever since i've been crippled
'neath this burden i must bear.

the mark of cain
the child of pain
of trouble and of war
mother nature cannot comfort
nor the coolness of the sea
lord above, how can i love
this thing that i abhor?
child of pain is growing in me

within me he is waging war
battling for breath
battling for blood
and a body of his own

i've considered the solution
but that would be my death
for while i've waited and debated
he has grown

deep in my heart
i wish i could love him
erase our past with a mother's embrace
i want to start fresh
but within me i'm fearful..
will i find my oppressor in his tiny face?

the mark of cain
the child of pain
of trouble and of war
mother nature cannot comfort
nor the coolness of the sea

lord above, how can i love
this thing that i abhor?
child of rape
is growing in me.
Track Name: All Is Well
another day, another small town
a summer breeze
the bougainvillea is still in bloom
his room

(phone rings, no-one answers)


the morning comes, they take their showers
they go to work, they do their hours
it's a routine
they lean on.

(phone rings, no-one answers)

his books are on the shelf (it doesn't matter what we do
craving curious finger it will never leave us
his favorite after-shave time that used to pass
has now stopped )
lingers still....

(phone rings, no-one answers)

the evening news, they hear them saying
tonight's the game, his team is playing
they go to bed
instead.

(phone rings, no-one answers)

out in the quiet street
one stray dog is crying
and if their eyes don't meet
all is well.
Track Name: Camilla
camilla, come here
camilla, come over here
where are you hiding?
come out, come out
camilla.

don't raise your head
don't raise your eyes
don't ever uncover your mouth
don't let me ever see you cry,
or laugh, or shout...

don't raise your standards too high
don't raise your standards too high
don't you go reading
don't you go reading
just keep breeding.

camilla.....

and the bird of paradise flies
somewhere in the jungle
her colors brilliant and bright
her rapture free and wild
so beautiful it'd make you cry...
so beautiful i'd make you cry...

but that's far away from here.
Track Name: Manhattan - Tel Aviv
manhattan - t.a.,
with a detour to the deep south side
where it's very violent
a bouquet of violets
lies trampled to the ground

manhattan - t.a.,
with a detour to the deep south side
where it's very violent
a bouquet of violets
lies trampled to the ground


falling, calling, trying to survive
doing a quick-step
keeping in stride
falling, calling, trying to survive
doing a quick-step
keeping in stride
with the changing tide

manhattan - t.a.,
with a detour to the deep south side
where it's hot and steamy
don't go around too dreamy
you'll be trampled to the ground

falling, calling...

can i find a future here?
everything is so unclear
(give it up, give it up, give it up)

can i ever find a life
under threat of fire and knife
(give it up, give it up, give it up)
changing tide...

manhattan - t.a.,
with a detour to the deep south side
it's a game we play
and it's very scary
with all those maniacs running around, y'know

manhattan - t.a.,
with a detour, 18 years old
caught under the wheels
it's a pretty bad deal
but this is my hometown

falling, calling, trying to survive
doing a quick-step
keeping in stride
falling, calling, trying to survive
doing a quick-step
keeping in stride
with the changing tide,
changing tide,
changing tide...
Track Name: Cascading
cascading
tumbling, tumbling
falling, falling

cascading
tumbling, tumbling
falling, falling

hair
on my shoulders bare
it's there
to extend the soul
it's long
to cage it would be wrong
like my mother's song
gently unfolds

cascading
tumbling, tumbling
falling, falling

stream
careless and serene
it flows between the boulders
it's cool
angel on a stool
drops on her shoulders

cascading
tumbling, tumbling
falling, falling

wish i could fall
like a baby's sleep
when a baby dreams
what a baby feels
run away from this place, with its big old words
and big ideals...

now you -
look what you have done
you've come
and crossed the border
oh, no!
what do i do now?
guess i'll jump
into your water...

cascading
tumbling, tumbling
falling
falling
falling
down
Track Name: Savior
savior, my savior
pouring out over desert sands
through parched skin
and madness.

on chamber after chamber
'till it's all run out
but oh, my savior
my savior.

you said: remember
you said: remember, remember,
when you're all dried out
that which was sacred
that which was sacred
remember...

savior, my savior
pouring out over desert sands
through parched skin and madness
on chamber after chamber
parched skin and madness.