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From the album Jewish Blues V.2

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Tachanun
Have you ever had a day where you just laid your head down and felt lost? You are not alone, King David struggled with depression as well and this song comes from a prayer that is said after Shacharit and Minchah most days and is a perfect. It is King David talking to one of his Advisors (Gad ) about how distressed he is. When this prayer is traditionally read in Shul, congregants will sit down and lay their head on their left arm. I borrowed the part of the song form from an Eric Bibb version of a Howlin Wolf song called goin down slow.

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And David said to Gad, “I am exceedingly distressed. Let us fall into Hashem’s hand, for God’s mercies are
abundant, but not into human hands
O compassionate and gracious One, I have erred before You.
Hashem , Who is full of mercy, have mercy on me and accept my supplications.