The king who'd seen it all

by Hadara Levin Areddy



Written by Hadara Levin Areddy ( words & music) & produced by Naaman Tal & Hadara Levin Areddy for G-DCAST's Sukkot animated episode.
The song is based closely on the book of Ecclesiastes, traditionally read during the Sukkot Holiday, and is capturing the radical, and at times hopeless words of wisdom written by Kind Solomon, the king who testifies to have seen it all, connecting the dots of sadness to joy.
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All is vanity, and chasing after the wind, said the king,
the rise and the fall,
the great and the small
Said the king who had seen it all.

The sun rises, and the sun goes down
The wind blows south, and it turns around.
All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea isn't full
and nothing is new under the sun.
If you see something new, you know it's been done.
So go and have fun, and enjoy being young.

All is vanity...

That which is crooked can’t be made straight;
and too much wisdom can get you real mad;
And knowing too much can get you real sad;
But laughter is foolish, and joy, whet does it get?
I tried to be happy, drinking some wine,
I built myself houses and gardens of all shapes and kinds,
I gathered silver and the treasure of kings,
I got myself singers, and big bands and blings,
So I was greater than anyone before.
Whatever I desired, I got it and more.

All is vanity...

There's reason and time for every thing under the sky:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to break and a time to make;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
Sometimes sorrow is better than laughter;
and sometimes sadness can get your heart higher.
Sometimes the hard core yelling of the wise
is better than the pop song of fools and the sweetness of lies.
And yesterday's heart aches can be tomorrow's good old times.

Now don’t be overly righteous, neither overly wise.
I've seen the just men suffer and the evil men thrive.
when the wise don't get the fortune, the skilled don't get the fame,
and no one knows who's winning or losing this game.

All is vanity...


released January 1, 2012
Lyrics & Music written by Hadara Levin Areddy
Produced by Naaman Tal & Hadara Levin Areddy
Producer for G-dcast: Sarah Lefton | Animation by Jeanne Stern | Editorial Director: Matthue Roth | Educational Adviser: Emily Shapiro Katz
Copyright © 2010 by G-dcast, LLC



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A singer/song writer, a rapper, a writer, a determined iconoclast, a track maker, song maker, mood swinger, who knows pretty well that too much of a good thing can get her right to hell. Starting kinda late, she hurried to release 10 loaded albums within 9 years. Now she's looking forward for the next rush, going indie again. ... more

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