In 2010, my family and I were temporarily re located to a new city and state due to my work. I felt lost and guilty that I had led my family into a time of wandering the wilderness. I was a very reluctant leader and thought about how Moshe must have felt, with so much responsibilities on his shoulders. Around this time, Lada Gaga's song Speechless was at the top of the charts. Her original song was written to convince her father to undergo open heart surgery and his reluctance to move forward on that battle.

I wanted to write something that was not a parody, but much more sincere. I write it from the point of view of Moses, first confronting G-d about the commandment he has received, then as he confronts Pharoh, back to G-d, questioning again, and finally letting his faith carry him through.

I'd love to hear any feedback

Homeless Lyrics by O. Thompson, (othompson@cableone.net)
based on Speechless by Lady Gaga from “The Fame Monster”

Am C F G G G G G --

Home Ho-me Ho-me

Am G

I can't believe what you said to me. Last night I’m all alone

F Em G7

You threw your flames up. The bush won’t burn out, won’t burn out

Am G

I can't believe what you said to me. I couldn’t look you in your eyes

F Em Am

I’ve gotta lead us out of bondage, To the promised land oh my

Am E Em F C

Could you free us from this yoke? Or will my tribe think it’s a joke?

C Em Am G F

I'll have to leave again, Oh Lord you've left me homeless

G G7

You've left us homeless so homeless

C Em Am G F

I don’t have any strength, Oh G-d you've left me homeless

G

You've left us homeless, so homeless (pause)

Am G

I can't believe how you laughed at me, On your throne your word is law

F Em G7

You’re the oppressor, Yet I take pity, such pity

Am G

I can't believe you wont let us go, There’s a plague upon your land

F Em Am

He's gonna get you and after he's through, You’ll be a lonely broken man

Am E C

And it’s really not complicated; We’re leavin’ this place that’s gated

F

Raise my staff and cross to the other side, through the sea of reeds

C Em Am G F

I'll never bow to you, Oh Pharoh we’ll go homeless

G G7

We’re headed homeless, were homeless

C Em Am G F

I'll never trust again, Oh Lord you've left me homeless

Em G7

You've left us homeless, so homeless

C G/B Am G F G

H-o-m-e H-o-m-e H-o-m-e

C G/B Am G F G G F#

H-o-m-e H-o-m-e H-o-m-e

F E

And after all of us had traveled for some time,

Am

Would you give us some food?

Em Am G G F# F

Could you spare us a drop of wine?

F E

And after 40 years of wandering with our pain

C

Well you made us your own,

Em

yeah you brought us all home

(Bb) F

And we’d do it all over again

C Em Am F

I'll never leave again

C Em Am F

I'll never fear again

C Em Am

I'm never gonna cry

G F

Won't even ask you why

G C

I'll never be again …

G/B Am G F

H-o-m-e Ho-homeless not homeless yeah

G G7

No longer homeless, not homeless

C Em Am G F

Your presence comforts me. Oh Lord, I’m never homeless.

Em G7

No I’m not homeless, not homeless

C Em Am

Some men may follow me

G F

you’ve shown me my destiny

C

No longer homeless Oh oh oh


haggadah Section: Songs