Shabbat in New Orleans

It’s Saturday night and we just finished with Havdallah, the ending of Shabbat and the beginning of the new week.  Shabbat was great — we all went to various services or a conversation on Shabbat, we had a nice dinner, and we spent time together relaxing.  Today, some people got up early for services, and in the afternoon there were various naps, games, and discussions going on that made this Shabbat an awesome ending to an incredible week.  After lunch, we got together as a campus to give out paper plate awards and perform the parody songs we’d written at our work sites.  The lyrics are below:

Team One (Captain: Val Kravetz)

*To the tune of “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha*

Wake up in the morning and I’m feeling shitty

Grab my boots, I’m out the door, I’m gonna hit this city

Before I leave, brush my teeth, grab a bottle of water

‘Cause when I get to the site you know it’s gonna get hotter

I’m talking work boots on my toes, paint all over my clothes, no picking up my cellphone

Eating all our PBs, going out to New Orleans, trying to get a little bit tipsy…

Don’t stop, build it up, let us blow the speakers out tonight, I’ma build til we can’t see sunlight

Tik tok on the clock but the building don’t stop no (oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh)

Ain’t got a care in the world but got plenty of primer

Ain’t got no food in my stomach but I’m such a good rhymer

Now the tasks are lining up cause they hear we got skill

But they quickly find out that we just wanna chill

Everybody getting crunk, crunk

Trying to fix this junk, junk

Eating our Clif bars, chunk, chunk

We won’t go until they kick us out, or the captains move us round, captains move us round, round…

Don’t stop, build it up, let us blow the speakers out tonight, I’ma build til we can’t see sunlight

Tik tok on the clock but the building don’t stop no (oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh)

*Switch to tune of Down by Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne

New Orleans, are you down down down down down? Down… Down…

Even if Katrina’s raining down, down, down…

You oughta know, today is the the day we’re gonna finish this row

Put on a show, I wanna see how it looks without holes

Don’t leave it behind, cause we have tonight to get away

So come and climb high with me as we paint the roof all day

New Orleans, don’t worry, you are my only, you won’t be lonely, even if Katrina’s raining down

You’ll be my only, no need to worry, New Orleans are you down down down down down, down… down…

Even if Katrina’s raining down, down… down…

Just let it be, come on and bring the glaze right next to me

Take it away, let’s turn this place into our private getaway

Don’t leave it behind, cause we have tonight to get away

So come and climb high with me as we paint the roof all day

New Orleans, don’t worry, you are my only, you won’t be lonely, even if Katrina’s raining down

You’ll be my only, no need to worry, New Orleans are you down down down down down, down… down…

Even if Katrina’s raining down, down… down…

Down like she supposed to be, NOLA’s  down below the sea

Down like the temperature, usually it’s 70

She go sky lab please, I got that drink from Bourbon Street

Now it’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and people parading in the streets

I’ma build this city from the ground up

Got me looking like a painter, dripping primer from above

Don’t you ever wish you lived in this city? It’s so pretty

And honestly, it’ll rebound like the economy

New Orleans, don’t worry, you are my only, you won’t be lonely, even if Katrina’s raining down

You’ll be my only, no need to worry, New Orleans are you down down down down down, down… down…

Even if Katrina’s raining down, down… down…

Team Two (Captain: Eric Feldman)

*To the tune of “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor*

Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint.

Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint. Paint.

*Time bomb song*

Time bomb ticking. Its a time bomb ticking. Its a time bomb ticking.
Tic tic tic BOOM.

*To the tune of the Maryland Fight Song*

Ms. Betty were building your house
Raise high ladders and be bold

Cuz there’s nothing like tikkun olam
Especially when your having fun

We’ve got the paintprushes
And the stapple gun

Keep on priming don’t give in
N-E-W-O-R-L-E-A-N-S Rebuild!

bum, dbumbd, bum, dmubm bum Bond-o
Bum, dbmund, bum, dbum, bum. Caulk gun
Bum, dbumb, bum. Dbum, bum. CarlSteve
Bum,dbumb, bum, dbum, bun. Who-dat

Team 1 is the 2.0 version of team 2. D-BOMB

*To the tune of Ole*

Oleg, oleg, oleg, oleg…
(Mosh pit)

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