S H A L O M - Żabel & N🌻AM

Come rub-a-rub-a two men in a tub-ah
Come rub-a-rub-a two men in a tub-ah
come come! come come! (x2)

I have an objection to your abjection
A reaction to your rejection
to protect me, let me, allow me
Be. 
your conjecture offends me, violates me
See? 

If I could find my mirror from when I was 16, 
I wonder what the girl in it would think about me. 
would she be disappointed? Would she criticise?
Would I be a failure in her innocent eyes? 
It’s as if everything she learnt is based on lies
And time flies, we change, we come out of the cage
we grow apart and we all choose in different ways. 

But when I was younger I truly thought, 
love is desire to be heard is to be seen,
I felt lucky i was pretty didn’t care about a thing,
I belonged to everyone but don’t touch just look, 
look as much as you want, that’s exactly the hook! 
But I’m way more than that and I don’t want that any more
I left the girl in the mirror and now I’m closin’ up the door. 

I won’t allow our bodies to be slaves in a free country where my rights are waived
where the movement of my body is shunned and shamed but freedom of movement remains unrestrained 

Come rub-a-rub-a two men in a tub-ah
Come rub-a-rub-a two men in a tub-ah
come come! come come! (x2)
And I said no, no, no, no, no, no
I said no, no
It’s not what I want for me
twinkle twinkle little star
how i wonder what you are
up above the world so high
like a diamond in the sky

-Yo Izzy! Is this seat already taken? 
-No but you can’t sit
NO IMMIGRATION! 
Attention! This is our reflection
Attraction! Distraction! Gimme some action! 

Come on boats, come on trains
they fall from the trees
cross deserts, swim seas, they fall on their knees
sellin their kidneys for a couple of grand
but for me and you, that’s a grain of sand
In desperation to get to the promised land
but when they get here ooh! they’ll be banned 

Today it’s them, tomorrow it’s you
yesterday it was someone I knew
somebody actually very close to my heart, thanks to him i can still
practice my art
the art of being free
the art of being me
standin here in front of you
telling his-story
Horrendously horrifically it’s still relevant
you would think it would’ve set a precedent
to the President, the preacher we should never forget
the world we create should not be full of regret 

A misplaced soul looking for love
An armoured vehicle, a one-winged dove
Cyclops is blinded and Sampson is bald
Zeus is weak, these stories untold 

Come rub-a-rub-a two men in a tub-ah
Come rub-a-rub-a two men in a tub-ah
come come! come come! (x2)
And I said no, no, no, no, no, no
I said no, no
It’s not what I want for me
twinkle twinkle little star
how i wonder what you are
up above the world so high
like a diamond in the sky

Yo people! People of all nations! 
Waiting! Waiting at the stations! 
Sharing! Sharing destinations! 
To see what is yet to come 

[Maltese]Ma niflaħx narak hekk mifluġ u mkisser
Da kollu waqt li jien inrodd is-salib fl-isem tal-Missier, ta l-Iben u s-Santu Spirtu wkoll
Dak li hu miktub mhux għalija li nħoll

 [Hebrew] 


Come rub-a-rub-a two men in a tub-ah
Come rub-a-rub-a two men in a tub-ah
come come! come come! (x2)
Shalom Shalom Shalom
Shalom. 


Maltese Translation - I cannot stand to see you this tired and broken while I’m here doing the sign of the cross, In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. What is written is not for me to undo.