Deliver Us
Hans Zimmer Lyrics


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D'la boue... du sable... de l'eau...
De la paille... plus vite
D'la boue... levez... du sable et tirez...
De l'eau et soulevez... de la paille... plus vite
Du coup d'fouet dans le dos, je sens la morsure
De la sueur dans les yeux, je sens la brûlure
Elohim, Dieu du ciel
Entends-tu? Ton peuple appelle
Au secours
En ces jours lourds

Délivre-nous
Seigneur Dieu, délivre-nous
Roi des cieux en ce désert
Tes enfants agonissent
Délivre-nous
Tu nous a promis une terre
Délivre-nous sur la Terre Promise

Yaldi hatov veh hara
Altira veh altif chad
Mon fils, je n'ai rien à te donner
Sauf cette chance de vivre
J'espère te retrouver, si Dieu nous
Délivre

Délivre-nous
Nous paierons
Délivre-nous
Nous mourons de ces années
A vivre sous leur joug
Délivre-nous
Si tu as une terre pour nous
Délivre-nous
De leur emprise
Et conduis-nous sur la Terre Promise

Tais- toi, mon bébé
Sois sage, ne pleure pas
Dors, bercé par le fleuve sacré
Dors mais n'oublie pas
Mon dernier chant d'amour
Je s'rai dans ton coeur pour toujours

Fleuve, ô Fleuve
Emporte-le pour moi
Ce chargement si précieux
Là où il vivra
Libre et heureux
Fleuve, conduis-le là- bas

P'tit frère, tu es sauvé
Tu dois le rester
Pour exaucer mon voeu en retour
Grandis, mon p'tit frère
Reviens un jour
Pour nous sauver à ton tour

Délivre-nous
Envoie un guide pour nous guider
Et pour nous conduire
Sur la Terre Promise

Délivre-nous sur la Terre Promise





Délivre-nous

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Hans Zimmer's song "Deliver Us" depict the struggle and suffering of the Israelites as slaves in ancient Egypt. The opening lines of the verse translate to "Mud...sand...water...straw - faster! Mud...lift...sand and pull...water and lift...straw...faster!" The repetition of these words and phrases serves to emphasize the backbreaking labor that the Israelites were forced to endure. The next lines describe the physical pain felt by the slaves - lash marks on their backs and sweat stinging their eyes. The chorus, which is sung in French, implores God to deliver them from their situation. The phrase "Elohim" is used, which is a Hebrew word for God, reinforcing the Jewish roots of the song. The next verse paints a picture of a mother comforting her crying child and singing him a final lullaby before sending him down the Nile in a basket, mirroring the story of Moses. She expresses her hope that they will be reunited when God delivers them.


The overall message of the song is one of hope and faith in the face of adversity. Despite the Israelites' difficult circumstances, they maintain their belief that God will eventually deliver them and lead them to the promised land. The song captures the struggle and hardship of the Israelites as well as their unbreakable spirit and belief in their eventual liberation.


Line by Line Meaning

D'la boue... du sable... de l'eau...
We are surrounded by mud, sand, and water.


De la paille... plus vite
We need to work faster with straw.


D'la boue... levez... du sable et tirez...
We must rise from the mud and pull sand quicker.


De l'eau et soulevez... de la paille... plus vite
We need to lift water and work more efficiently with straw.


Du coup d'fouet dans le dos, je sens la morsure
The whip hits our backs and we feel the pain.


De la sueur dans les yeux, je sens la brûlure
Sweat burns our eyes.


Elohim, Dieu du ciel
Oh God in heaven.


Entends-tu? Ton peuple appelle
Can you hear us? Your people are calling.


Au secours
Help us.


En ces jours lourds
In these heavy days.


Délivre-nous
Deliver us.


Seigneur Dieu, délivre-nous
Lord God, save us.


Roi des cieux en ce désert
King of the sky in this desert.


Tes enfants agonissent
Your children are suffering.


Tu nous a promis une terre
You promised us a land.


Délivre-nous sur la Terre Promise
Deliver us to the Promised Land.


Yaldi hatov veh hara
Good and bad will come, my son.


Altira veh altif chad
Don't be afraid and don't lose hope.


Mon fils, je n'ai rien à te donner
My son, I have nothing to give you.


Sauf cette chance de vivre
Except this chance to live.


J'espère te retrouver, si Dieu nous
Hoping to reunite with you, if God wills it.


Délivre
Deliver us.


Nous paierons
We will pay the price.


Nous mourons de ces années
We are dying in these years.


A vivre sous leur joug
Living under their yoke.


Si tu as une terre pour nous
If you have a land for us.


De leur emprise
Free us from their grasp.


Et conduis-nous sur la Terre Promise
And lead us to the Promised Land.


Tais- toi, mon bébé
Be quiet, my baby.


Sois sage, ne pleure pas
Be still, don't cry.


Dors, bercé par le fleuve sacré
Sleep, lulled by the sacred river.


Dors mais n'oublie pas
Sleep, but don't forget.


Mon dernier chant d'amour
My last love song.


Je s'rai dans ton coeur pour toujours
I'll be in your heart forever.


Fleuve, ô Fleuve
River, oh River.


Emporte-le pour moi
Take him away for me.


Ce chargement si précieux
This precious cargo.


Là où il vivra
Where he will live.


Libre et heureux
Free and happy.


Fleuve, conduis-le là- bas
River, lead him there.


P'tit frère, tu es sauvé
Little brother, you are saved.


Tu dois le rester
You must remain so.


Pour exaucer mon voeu en retour
To fulfill my wish in return.


Grandis, mon p'tit frère
Grow up, my little brother.


Reviens un jour
Come back one day.


Pour nous sauver à ton tour
To save us in your turn.


Envoie un guide pour nous guider
Send a guide to lead us.


Et pour nous conduire
And to guide us.


Sur la Terre Promise
To the Promised Land.


Délivre-nous sur la Terre Promise
Deliver us to the Promised Land.




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@cagexnorris3792

LYRICS:
Mud!
Sand!
Water!
Straw!
Faster!
Mud and lift!
Sand and pull!
Water and raise up!
Straw!
Faster!

With the sting of the whip on my shoulder
With the salt of my sweat on my brow
Elohim, God on high, can you hear your people cry?
Help us now
This dark hour

Deliver us
Hear our call, deliver us
Lord of all, remember us
Here in this burning sand
Deliver us
There's a land You promised us
Deliver us to the Promised Land

ילדי הטוב והרך
אל תירא ואל תפחד
My son, I have nothing I can give
But this chance that you may live
I pray we'll meet again if He will

Deliver us (deliver us)
Hear our prayer, deliver us
From despair, these years of slavery
Grown too cruel to stand
Deliver us
There's a land You promised us
Deliver us from the bondage
And deliver us to the Promised Land

Hush now my baby, be still, love, don't cry
Sleep as you're rocked by the stream
Sleep and remember my last lullaby
So I'll be with you when you dream

River, oh, river, flow gently for me
Such precious cargo you bear
Do you know somewhere he can live free?
River, deliver him there



@caetanotech

Mud
Sand
Water
Straw
Faster
Mud and lift
Sand and pull
Water and raise up
Straw
Faster
Feel the sting of the whip on my shoulder
With the salt of my sweat on my brow
Elohim, Adonai, can you hear your people cry?
Help us now
This dark hour, deliver us
Hear our call, deliver us
Lord of all remember us, here in this burning sand
Deliver us, there's a land you promised us
Deliver us to the promised land
Eldihato vera
Ahatira vertiva
My son, I have nothing I can give
But this chance that you may live
I pray we'll meet again if he wil deliver us
Deliver us
Hear our prayer, deliver us
From despair, These years of slavery grow too cruel to stand
Deliver us, there's a land you promised us
Deliver us out of bondage and
Deliver us to the promised land
Hush now, my baby, be still now, don't cry
Sleep as you're rocked by the stream
Sleep and remember my last lullaby
So I'll be with you when you dream
River, oh river, flow gently for me
Such precious cargo you bear
Do you know somewhere he can be free?
River, deliver him there
Brother, you're safe now, and safe may you stay
For I have a prayer just for you
Grow, baby brother, come back someday
Come and deliver us too
Deliver us, send a shepherd to shepherd us
And deliver us to the promised land
Deliver us to the promised land
Deliver us



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@cf_1204

When Dreamworks truly rivaled Disney

@trinaerose4647

Colden Fell not even rivaled! This movie is better then any Disney can hope to be

@TrueLadyEvilChan

@@trinaerose4647 Yup
And they've never reallllly had an original idea. Not to say Prince of Egypt is wholly original, but DreamWorks still has originality.
This movie has some of the best imagery in an animated film imo. It still beats Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame though.

@simonnilsson8375

Dreamwork Rivals a company who sells movies for millions of money? This movies was freely given to poor schools. A movie who care for their children.

@eurech

@@simonnilsson8375 Yet this movie is much better

@trinaerose4647

Poppa Jacks That’s just fine! It’s your Opinion

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@TheOneandOnlyMyst

Moses' mom: River be gentle

The river: Ha no

@ashleyking2813

The river: no❤️

@TheOneandOnlyMyst

@@ashleyking2813 yeah lol

@legothoron1

Considering that it's the river Nile

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