Gedalya

Spiritual Folk Rock 6 Songs

by Gedalya

Released 2018
Released 2018
Think, reflect, listen and enjoy music that demands you to feel, a voice that speaks to your soul, words with a message and truly original piano playing.
  • 03:11 Lyrics
    Save Me from My Own Disgrace

    BS”D

    Save Me from My Own Disgrace

    Why wait till I’m at the gate
    To fear the Lord because He’s great
    He’s watching now no time to wait
    Put me in my place and save me from my own disgrace

    The world is big and I’m so small
    The end can come in a moments call
    Better watch my step so I don’t fall
    I could never show my face save me from my own disgrace

    All the blood that’s in my veins
    All the air my lungs contain
    My arms and legs my heart and brain
    Please don’t lay my soul to waste save me from my own disgrace

    Why wait till I’m at the gate
    To fear the Lord because He’s great
    He’s watching now no time to wait
    Put me in my place and save me from my own disgrace


    Copyright Gedalya 2013

  • 02:38 Story Lyrics
    Son of Israel

    BS”D

    Son of Israel


    The seed of pride I planted grew
    And then I cut it down
    A feeling that was in me since I was a kid
    Took a hold on solid ground

    From my mind to my heart
    From my words to my deeds
    I’m a son of Israel
    I’m a son of Israel

    I was born the day I went free
    I saw the liberty of life
    Without a burden my eyes could see
    A holy way to use my might

    From my mind to my heart
    From my words to my deeds
    I’m a son of Israel
    I’m a son of Israel

    Took advantage of my birthright

    Remembered a forgotten vow

    A heritage from my father

    Who broke away from the crowd

    From my mind to my heart
    From my words to my deeds
    I’m a son of Israel
    I’m a son of Israel


    Copyright Gedalya 2013

  • 03:14 Lyrics
    Deliverance

    BS”D

    Deliverance


    Banished from my land for a lack of faith I didn’t pray enough for a miracle
    When I return to my supplication there will be deliverance

    Severed from my tribe and from my chant a hopeless man in a foreign land
    When I see that everything’s a miracle there will be deliverance

    If you want truth be a man of truth if you want peace live in peace
    In just a while we’ll see the end of the exile

    Buried under years of fear and doubt a hidden path of sweet tradition
    When I take the journey back home it will be deliverance

    If you want truth be a man of truth if you want peace live in peace
    In just a while we’ll see the end of the exile
    In just a while we’ll see the end of the exile
    In just a while deliverance…


    Copyright Gedalya 2013

     

  • 03:30 Lyrics
    The Birds of Heaven

    BS”D

    The Birds of Heaven

    The only song I want to sing is from the birds of heaven
    The birds of heaven are so pure and free
    They get their power from the place of prophesy

    The only words I want to hear are everlasting
    Words that are deep and true words of prophesy

    In the silence of the night there is always music
    Music brings you close music heals the soul

    The birds of heaven are so pure the birds of heaven are so free
    They get their power from the place of prophesy

    In the silence of the night there is always music
    Music brings you close music heals the soul

     

    Copyright Gedalya 2013

  • 03:44 Lyrics
    A Moment of Truth

    BS”D
    June 24, 2014

    A Moment of Truth

    My money and my time, dreams that fill my mind
    A past of sin, the good Lord came and took me in
    Days that were insane now the demons in my brain
    At an open feast I forever battle with the beast
    In a moment of truth my excuses and the fantasies I chase show their ugly face
    If I had a blade I’d run them through

    My joy and my pain the quest for love and fame
    Pull me astray and would ruin me if they had their way
    Heroes of my youth flew me far away from truth
    Stole my heart and mind put me on a path of lies
    But, in a moment of truth my excuses and the fantasies I chase show their ugly face
    If I had a blade I’d run them through

    My faith and my pride the hidden voice inside
    A childhood friend stay with me until the end
    The things I’ve come to know by tripping up and falling low
    I still reach for the crown sometimes my baggage weighs me down
    But, in a moment of truth my excuses and the fantasies I chase show their ugly face
    If I had a blade I’d run them through
    If I had a blade, If I had a blade...I’d run them through

     


    Copyright Gedalya 2013

  • 03:19 Lyrics
    The Promise of a Holy Man

    BS”D

    The Promise of a Holy Man

    Lived in the room next to heaven a sacred life until he died
    When his spirit left his body then he really came alive

    He said he’s gonna do whatever he can
    The promise of a holy man…the promise of a holy man…

    He’ll pull you from the depths of despair… by the fringes of your hair
    Come and pray give some charity and he will do his best to intercede…he guaranteed
    He’s gonna do whatever he can…
    The promise of a holy man the promise of a holy man the promise of a holy man…

    When the righteous leave this world they defend us up above
    They can break a bad decree turning anger into love (Repeat Turning anger into love)

    He’ll pull you from the depths of despair… by the fringes of your hair
    Come and pray give some charity and he will do his best to intercede…he guaranteed
    He’s gonna do whatever he can…
    The promise of a holy man the promise of a holy man the promise of a holy man…

    He said he’s gonna do whatever he can He said he’s gonna do whatever he can
    He said he’s gonna do whatever he can…

    Lived in the room next to heaven a sacred life until he died
    When his spirit left his body then he really came alive

    The promise of a holy man…

     

    Copyright Gedalya 2016

NOTES

To communicate a thought or a feeling from within myself through a song is not an easy thing. Even when a song that took five minutes to write turns out great, it doesn’t mean its creation was simple. It just happened to be that it was its time to come out, but everything that went into its pre-construction and evolution, even behind the scenes, was also part of the process.

The truth is that most of the time I sit down to write, I have no idea what I want to say. It’s through the writing process itself that I become aware of what’s really going on inside of me, and as I keep writing I get more clarity. As a lyric comes together I begin to see where it’s taking me, and try to stay focused and connected to the journey. As the idea becomes realized, choosing the right words becomes crucial to the exact image I am trying to create while expressing the thought. When I’m done, I have hopefully learned something about myself and my outlook through the words I have been guided to write.

Determining the music that will be the right vehicle for these words and will help to convey the idea and become a partner in the transmission of the message, is another undertaking. Sometimes the music comes with the words, but still must be developed to become its own artistic expression. Other times a melody might come into my head without any words and I’ll go through my lyrics to see if I’ve already written something that goes well with the tune. Sometimes the words have to be changed a bit to fit the phrasing, while retaining the essence of the message. Other times I’ll just sit down at the piano or pick up my guitar and start singing as I hit the first chord and a miracle happens. I hardly ever think of the words and music at the same time, although there have been those rare occasions when the sound of the harmony and the idea it evokes comes together with words that make sense and just say it like it sounds.

My musical influences go back a lot further than the Easy Listening music I heard in my home as a child in the early 70’s, the American Top 40 Pop of the late 70’s and early eighties, the hard rock of my teens, and classic rock, which remains my favorite. I believe that deep within me I was born with a connection to a certain sound, a certain rhythm, a beat that I move to; a unique voice that’s right for my specific message with an attitude and outlook that is who I truly am as a soul. I believe that any song that I’ve ever liked has had within it a spiritually familiar element that speaks to my own soul.

To bring out a positive message that I want to share, in a song that sounds good, is moving, enjoyably received, appreciated, and uplifting to another, is what I have been striving for in my journey as an artist. The commitment that I have made to my art is one that is unconditional; whether there is fame and fortune in my future has nothing to do with my mission to create and be true to whom I am and my art.

The more I work on developing my craft the better I become at sharing my message. I have learned a tremendous amount from hearing the music of other artists. Being open to personal change and growth and willingness to explore new ideas and to rewrite has helped me to mature as an artist and to look at all of my songs, even ones that I have already released, as a work in progress. I have no problem changing a tune at a performance or on a future recording if I see a better way to express the idea.

Finding my own sound as a singer/songwriter has been a long road. One of the reasons is that I lost myself as a youth by trying to be someone that I wasn’t, and subsequently had to find myself again. Pursuing an image that I looked up to for the wrong reasons caused me to overlook my true voice and message as an artist. In a sense, finding my own voice was something that coincided with finding myself, and as I become comfortable and happy with who I truly am, I’m finding that I feel more satisfaction and harmony expressing it through my art.

Performing in front of an audience hasn’t been difficult. I mean, I really just sit behind the piano and sing my songs with my eyes closed. I do this not because I’m nervous, but in order to get into the song. I haven’t yet felt my performance has come together. I would like more of my personality to come through at a show. I feel like I have the potential to strongly connect with an audience and to have an unbelievable experience, and I’m looking forward to the day that, with help from heaven, it will all come together.

This album release Spiritual Folk/Rock is a 6 song EP of new material.

If you’d like to hear more of my music, write a review, download, stream or buy the new album, come to a concert or drop me a line, please visit me on-line www.gedalyasong.com

Wishing you only good things,

Gedalya

Jan 23, 2018