A man has found himself between
Being alive and being free
He looks his captor in the face
Says “I’ll be buried in my grave.
Before you put me in those chains,
You can put me in the ground”

Take my life, you’ll never take my soul
I will meet my Father face to face
And see the new Jerusalem
And see the new Jerusalem

Three Hebrew boys are meant to choose
Between a lie and what is True
They stand up tall before the King
Said “you can throw us to the flames.”
It makes no difference what you do,
Cuz we will never bow to you.”

Long ago, we have resolved
To serve nobody else but G-d
To never fall into again
The deathly wicked hands of man
It seems we lost this war, my brothers
But I will not perish by their sword
I’d rather die in a state of freedom
Then hand my life over to Rome


Based on Elazar ben Yair’s final speech in the Great Revolt against the Romans (66 – 70 AD):
Since we long ago resolved never to be servants to the Romans, nor to any other than to God Himself, Who alone is the true and just Lord of mankind, the time has now come that obliges us to make that resolution true in practice…We were the very first that revolted, and we are the last to fight against them; and I cannot but esteem it as a favor that God has granted us, that it is still in our power to die bravely, and in a state of freedom.”