3:30: Begin the Beguine: Jacob as Israel: a return to the way things were or (divided as) a new path forward
Some say: “Begin The Beguine” is a love song to a partner lost, asking to return to how things used to be . . .
Begin the Beguine . . .
And now when I hear people curse the chance that was wasted,
I know but too well what they mean;
So don’t let them begin the beguine
Let the love that was once a fire remain an ember;
Let it sleep like the dead desire I only remember
When they begin the beguine.
Oh yes, let them begin the beguine, make them play
Till the stars that were there before return above you . . .
Trying to go home again — although, not as things used to be . . . .