Livkot Lekha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Livkot Lekha (Hebrew: לבכות לך‎; lit. To Cry for You), also called LaNetzah Ahi (Hebrew: לנצח אחי‎; lit. Forever, My Brother) is a Hebrew song written by Aviv Geffen in memory of his friend Nir Shpiener who was killed in a car crash in 1992 at the age of 18. Aviv and Nir used to play music together.

Nir's mother has broadcast warnings on public radio to young drivers to take more care, telling Nir's story. Afterwards the song was adopted by others as it fitted the premature death of many young soldiers. The song became most well known after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, when Geffen sang it in his memory.

External links[edit]