And think they're in charge of the whole wide world.
The mess they make, the noise they make
Please have respect for Heaven's sake!
We learnt a new law
No building and noise
Beyond seven at night and more
Who would expect at 9pm
A request to stop building
Is met with "Forgive them,"
It doesn't seem to matter
The time of night or day
Whether the neighbours
Need to work or pray
The motive in mind
Is expanding my house
No matter what trouble
Is caused to man or spouse
Don't worry about our balcony
Which once was clean and pretty
The damage – the mess
The headaches and stress
Don't think your landlord
Will be of help
It's up to you to clean and repair
Indeed it's true – we all need to share!
In short a tenant has no rights
The lowest of society
They'll need to pay the bills
Though it was they that suffered all the drills.
Where are our rabbis
From years gone by
Who have compassion on the needy
For the Beit HaMikdash they do cry!
Where is the honesty, kindness and truth
Have compassion on your neighbour
Don't be so aloof
They – who don't have money
Or so they say…
Are building again!
Does anyone pay?
Below: A side view. Building of upper floor on both sides.
I guess it's all just a reminder. The Beit HaMikdash is in ruins...