Debbie, I know you’re always saying It’s You
or This is for you, or shut up everybody, I’m singing this for you
Speaking as a member of the you, I’d like to report that
we appreciate it. You’ve convinced us that it can be us,
that we can be the vessels, the emissaries, we can share
blessings. You’ve convinced us . . . It’s us.
But you know what Debbie, It’s YOU too.
Now don’t get up and leave the room, don’t try and
convince us that it’s really just us, because we know it’s us,
but we’ve figured it out, we know it’s definitely you too.
Give you an example…remember that one time on Shabbat Morning
when the electricity was out, there weren’t any lights
you were leading us all on your Yotzer Ohr, the prayer for light
and right in the middle of us thanking God for light, sitting in the dark
the lights came back on. Yeah, we know somewhere some electrician
connected something to something else, maybe flipped a switch
or maybe it was God’s sense of humor. But we’re pretty sure Debbie
that we wouldn’t have noticed the power of light at that moment
if you hadn’t showed us how. It’s you too Debbie. It’s so you.
Those melodies you pull out of the air that make so much sense the first
time we hear them. That make us want to say “Of course this melody”
the first time we hear it. The tears we’ve all shed singing your melodies
could fill the Well. Ok so maybe we’re all a little tired of Not By Might by now
but somehow those kids we sing it with aren’t. They’re infected by it
and it’s impossible not to catch it from them. I’ve been singing Not By Might
since before I was born. I’m not sure how that’s possible but I know one thing
for sure…Not By Might…It’s You; Miriam’s Song, it’s you; Mi Sheibeirach, it’s you
Lechi Lach, it’s you. We could go on and on. And thanks to you, we know it’s our
job to go on and on. You’ve given us the tools. You’ve taught us, it’s us.
I know I can do it because you told me once, it’s me, in front of a thousand
living breathing gold mines. We believe that it’s us, we are the goldmines
But you are the miner Debbie and we have a message for you, the one
who has dug the gold out of us…a lifetime of digging gold. Our message:
It’s you . . . it’s you . . . it’s you . . .