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"Listen Nations" is one of the songs on the album Miami Meets Toronto, in which the Miami Boys Choir and the Toronto Boys Choir (both started by Yerachmiel Begun) sing together. The song is about the suffering of people, and the nations of the world not caring. The chorus is:

And when I saw it
The thought I could not bear
My fellow people dying
Their cries no one did hear
So listen nations
To the voices of those so dear

I added the lyrics to musixmatch.com, so you can view the lyrics.

But is this song referring to anything in particular? I.e., the Holocaust (it's Jewish music, BTW). If so, is there anything in the text that shows this?

  • I'm having trouble finding a copy (both audio and lyrics) online, and my copy of the album is at home. My feeling is that it's probably related to the Holocaust, but I'm not sure. It might also be a good idea to look at what year it was written, and also for Begun interviews. (The newish Endnotes section of Mishpacha comes to mind, but I don't know if this particular song was ever covered there.) – Shokhet Jul 5 '17 at 18:23
  • Apparently, Miami Meets Toronto is from 1978. – Shokhet Jul 5 '17 at 18:24

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