Makin Hamotzee

Makin’ Hamotzee
Original Rap written by Lenny Solomon and Etan G.

Chorus: Makin’ Hamotzee (5x)
It’s Friday night and I’m back from shul,
I smell the food and I start to drool
Shalom aleichem has already been said
I blessed the children but before we’re fed
We start kickin’ the kiddush on the grape wine
And I know pretty soon everything will be fine
So we wash this way and wash that way
We make the blessing, now it’s time to say…the motzee

After I eat my piece of bread
I think and realize what I have said
Praise and thanks to the One above
The creator of the world who I know and love
Now I have a big smile and do not frown
Because I know that it’s time to munch on down
On everything that’s sitting right on my plate
All because I just made I made…the motzee

It’s not just for the Sabbath this thing we do
But during the week you can say it too
Before you eat any kind of bread
This blessing, hamotzee, must be said
As a matter of fact, it’s a pretty good deal
All the rest of the food that’s in your meal
Is covered by hamotzee enough is said
Enjoy your food and now enjoy your bread makin hamotzee

This may be a custom that the Grampas do
But this can be a mitzvah for all of you
Not only for the Rabbis, Cantors or the Docs
Not only for musicians who play in Shlock Rock
So now we’ll tell you how to do this wondrous deed
Of giving thanks to the Lord whose rules we heed
Blessed is the Lord who brings bread from the Land
Hamotzee lechem min Haaretz, with his outstretched hand.