“Time” Lyrics — Izabo (Israel, Eurovision 2012)

The Israeli Broadcasting Authority (IBA)—Israel’s state broadcaster— has released Izabo’s official music video for “Time,” its entry for Eurovision 2012. Officials unveiled the video yesterday during the evening news.

For many members of the public, however, that wasn’t the first time they heard the song. According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, a YouTube user named “fansizabo” leaked the song on the site on February 20. Izabo were not pleased, partly because the version leaked was incomplete. “We have no idea how and why the song leaked,” the band said in a statement. “As far as we’re concerned it’s a mock-up of the song that was submitted to the Israel Broadcasting Authority committee and so we’re upset that it got out.”

The leak may have been upsetting, but surely Izabo is pleased with their official video. Taking on a circus theme, it features haute couture clowns stirring trouble and back-up dancers swinging on the trapeze. The eccentric make-up and over-the-top costumes fit with the band’s kooky sound, and we approve. You can watch the video below and follow along with the lyrics that follow.

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“Time” Lyrics — Izabo (Israel, Eurovision 2012)

Time, time, don’t let me down
You’re the man in my play ground
What you say I will obey night and day

Feel free to turn me on
Feel free to change my song
I will count and you will go on sing my song

I say
Zman-man, ten li rak siman man, ten li et hazman
Lama lokhets alay – tishan

You got to give me more time
Zman-man lama lo tishan-shan tagid li kama zman
Lama lihiyot shakhor lavan

Time, time, could you be mine?
I will feed you songs and wine
I’ll make you lazy, I’ll make you late
Wait, wait, wait

Wait, wait, we two are one
But you always take the lead
I lay down and you just run
Mind your speed

I say
Zman-man, ten li rak siman man, ten li et hazman
Lama lokhets alay – tishan

You got to give me more time
Zman-man lama lo tishan-shan tagid li kama zman
Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme time
Lama lihiyot shakhor lavan
You don’t know what we talk about

Zman-man, ten li rak siman man, ten li et hazman
Lama lihiyot shakhor lavan

Time, time, don’t let me down