Hadag Nachash

Hadag Nachash (הדג נחש) ist eine erfolgreiche israelische Hip-Hop-Gruppe, die für ihre gesellschaftskritischen, politischen Texte bekannt ist.

Der Name HaDag Nachash (Der Fisch ist eine Schlange) ist ein Wortspiel auf den hebräischen Ausdruck Nahag Chadash — Fahranfänger — der in Israel von den »Führerschein-Neulingen« als Aufkleber auf die Rückseite ihrer Autos geklebt wird.

Gaby and Debby

Listen to a short story
maybe even a bit funny
about the day I met
Gabby and Debbie
with the magic stick.

I went over one evening in all innocence,
looked around here and there when
suddenly everyone was talking English,
and they all went black and white.
Everyone was there:
Miss Ding Dong Scooterman,
and that cowboy whatsisname.
There was Dr. Half-baked,
Mr. Kashtan,
Yirmi Kaplan and his dad too.
and Gabi & Debbie but they were apart.
Debbie seemed pissed, and Gabi troubled.
They said they’d lost
some magic stick,
and asked me if I’d mind
helping them find it?
Said Cool – there a prize for the finder?
They told me
That if I find it, they’d fly me
to any place in the world I wanted.
Found the stick in a flash,
cos Gabi put it in his back pocket, the jerk

„Woohoo“ I yelled
like an ecstatic Homer Simpson
Let’s fly to Paris to the Sheraton Plaza
There there’s Bru La Fort an amazing brothel
That’s where I want to be


Debi cleared her throat and said
You have to understand we’d be quite pleased
But unfortunately for you, we’ve got some restrictions
First of all, this is the educational TV
And the message has got to be positive
Can’t you come up with something a bit more Zionist?
What Zionist? I said what? Like Herzl?
Whoops! We landed in Basel.

HaDag Nachash is doing a Zionist hip-hop
HaDag Nachash is doing a Zionist hip-hop

Herzl was leaning on the rail
completely relaxed
As soon as I saw him it turned me off
He wasn’t ashamed to stare
like nothing was happening
All of Israel is up in flames,
What, is he really so thick?
I looked him in his eyes
real good from up close
his pupils were wide
and the white of his eyes all red

Pss … I whispered that it seems to me he’s stoned
Gabi said to shut up, play it cool
But I couldn’t control myself and continued needling
the visionary of the State without embarrassment
All the details of the cruel
and tough reality of Israel

I told him of the traffic accidents
And I told him about the handicapped on strike
I told him about the quarter million unemployed
And I told him about the corrupt politicians
Herzl didn’t respond, only smiled a broad smile
putting his hand into his pocket,
I tried to tell him there’s no peace
and there’s no security
and that I’m fed up living in constant fear
Herzl put a tablet on my tongue and said,
„If you swallow it, it won’t be a dream.“

HaDag Nachash is doing a Zionist hip-hop …

I couldn’t understand
what was happening to me, really
Suddenly I had a rifle in my hands
And I found myself at the battle of Tel Hai
I don’t want a weapon, I have no desire
I’ve got a psychological discharge

But Gabi told me
that the story of Tel Hai
Is really meaningful
and worthwhile to learn about it
I spotted Trumpeldor immediately, yeah
The one with the hand, actually without
How are you Yosef? I asked politely
But Trumpeldor was anxious and angry
Suddenly the wind raised a cloud of dust
Trumpeldor choked
and spit
literally next to us
Afterward, he coughed and said
„It’s good to throw up on our country“

HaDag Nachash is doing a Zionist hip-hop…

Suddenly everything felt like it was too much for me
My legs failed and I fell to the floor
and yelled enough!!!
This trip was supposed to be
something really special
It’s no fun with you at all
You screwed me, you screwed me
Debi recovered first
and turned to me with a real understanding
You’re right she said, now we’ll fly
Wherever you want wherever you say
Oh, finally
Just not to Jerusalem 2002 I said
But apparently, they didn’t hear the not
Because precisely to here
To where?
Precisely to here
To where?
Precisely to here I came back

HaDag Nachash is doing a Zionist hip-hop …


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