1. Pillar Of Salt

From the recording KOL ISHA (A Woman's Voice) 2016


Pillar of Salt

A hot desert wind drives along the sand
She holds her veil across her face with a shaking hand

The smell of sage and cinnamon
Mixed with fear and ash
Sun rises over the burning city
And her daughter says

Don’t look back
Don’t look back

She is a nameless wife and mother, no one hears her voice
She longs to stay but she must follow, she doesn’t have a choice

All she knows was swept away
Now bitter tears roll down their path
The sun blisters her skin as she falls behind
And she hears the words

Don’t look back
Don’t look back

A pillar of salt is all that remains
You will find her frozen on the desert plain

Punished for turning her gaze
Could you have obeyed

Don’t look back
Don’t look back