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Song lyrics with discussion questions

We Are Androgynous

A love song from Lilith to Adam by Alicia Jo Rabins/Girls in Trouble

We are androgynous double-faced beings,
one looking forward and one looking back.
Formed in the light of the throne in the sky,
we are never alone and we never die.

Two forms of dust, of the one and the many;
a vapor to moisten them both into clay.
Two hands to guide us, to form us and shape us,
until we are ready to walk away.

We are, we are, we are,
we are, we are, we are.

We are androgynous double-faced beings,
torn from each other and rendered in two.
Two flaming swords guard the garden of Eden,
but I won't go back there without you.

Questions for discussion

  1. What is your response to this song after hearing it for the second time?
  2. How does hearing this song after reading the texts differ from listening the first time, before reading them?
  3. How does this depiction of Lilith relate to others in this unit? Which similarities and differences can you find?

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Song lyrics with discussion questions ." (Viewed on December 10, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/node/23218>.

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