Gedalya

Son of Israel

by Gedalya

Released 2018
Released 2018
Gedalya's style is to sing poetic words in a creative way put to truly original piano playing.
NOTES
BS”D

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 …
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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.

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Gedalya
2017

Lyrics

BS”D
January 4, 2017

A Moment of Life

Let me tell you now a little bit about a moment of life
Let me tell you now a little bit about a moment of life

A man is given a soul for all of the years he’ll be living in this world
Before he’s born his soul can see all that there is and all that will be
Then his body covers up the light of his soul and all he can see is the here and now

Let me tell you now a little bit about a moment of life
Let me tell you now a little bit about a moment of life

Every second here is an opportunity to do something for your eternity
If you look inside yourself you’ll find you have so much good, so much good to give
And it’s doable for you to turn what was once the dark into day

Like a giant light inside of a ball with a window turning
Where ever the light is shining that’s a moment of life (Repeat)

After all the seconds of possibility have ticked away
The soul returns to heaven with the farsighted power to see the truth
Everything we did with the sparks of soul we were given and that’s who we are forever

Let me tell you now a little bit about a moment of life
Let me tell you now a little bit about a moment of life


Copyright Gedalya 2017

Gedalya

With Help from Heaven

by Gedalya

Released 2017
Released 2017
  • 03:28 Lyrics
    Through the Glass

    BS"D
    Through the Glass

    Took a walk one winter day, the sky was cartoon blue
    Sat down at the corner cafe for coffee and the view…stared out at the scene

    Through the glass I watch the world as my thoughts go flying past
    Every stranger that I see is a world away from me
    And all these worlds are going by so fast
    I’m just a stranger, a stranger, a stranger through the glass

    Looking back on the years when I was someone else
    Moved around a lot while I searched for myself
    Sometimes you don't know what you have till you've lost what you've got
    Sometimes you don't know who you are till you know who you're not

    Through the glass I watch the world as my thoughts go flying past
    Every stranger that I see is a world away from me
    And all these worlds are going by so fast
    I’m just a stranger, a stranger, a stranger through the glass

    Through the glass I watch the world as my thoughts go flying past
    Every stranger that I see is a world away from me
    And all these worlds are going by so fast
    I’m just a stranger, a stranger, a stranger through the glass…a stranger through the glass.

     


    Copyright Gedalya 1992

  • 02:37 Lyrics
    If I Were Superman

    BS"D

    IF I WERE SUPERMAN

    If I were President, they'd put my face on a four-dollar bill
    If I were King, my reign would rouse a thrill
    If I were a Builder, I’d build forever If I were a Painter, I’d paint the day
    If I were a Millionaire, I’d buy whatever caught my eye
    And, if I were Superman...I’d fly.

    If I were a Cowboy, I’d shoot the fastest gun
    If I were a Runner, I’d make the longest run
    If I were a Lion, I’d rule the jungle If I were a river, I’d flow in peace
    If I were a Spaceman, I’d go to every star in the sky
    And, if I were Superman...I’d fly.

    But I’m just a kid from Brooklyn trying to keep my dreams alive
    I don’t have a lot of money, but I always seem to get by
    Maybe someday my luck will change; maybe I’ll make a plan
    But, till that happens you’ve gotta understand...

    If I were a General, I’d bring peace to every war
    If I were Music, I’d play on every shore
    If I were a Hero, I’d save the day if I were a poet I'd touch your soul
    If I were a detective I’d solve the toughest crimes
    And, if I were Superman...oh my If I were Superman...I’d fly.

    Copyright 1991 Gedalya

  • 02:55 Lyrics
    Follow Me to Heaven

    BS”D

    Follow me to heaven

    There’s a man who claims to be the answer to our prayers
    Seems to know our deepest concerns
    Listen as he preaches he’s so darn good with words
    It’s amazing how the stiffest necks will turn

    When he says follow me to heaven
    Follow me to heaven, follow me to heaven

    Recently he gave a speech to several hundred sheep
    Told them they were his chosen few
    Filling them with promise of a world that would be theirs
    Just believe in me he said, I’m here for you.

    But you’ve got to follow me to heaven,
    Follow me to heaven, follow me to heaven

    So they found some holy ground
    And people came from all around
    Looking for a miracle to satisfy their faith
    With a night of song and dance
    He had the people in a trance
    Leaving them like children, when the circus comes to town


    There’s a man who claims to be the answer to our prayers
    Seems to know our deepest concerns
    Listen as he preaches he’s so darn good with words

    Follow me to heaven, Follow me to heaven, Follow me to heaven


    Copyright Gedalya 1992

  • 03:04 Lyrics
    Needle and Thread

    BS"D

    Needle and Thread

    Out of me and into you life passes through
    Like a spirit swelling in space
    All the heart and all the hate in a circle of fate
    Spinning wildly like a wheel in a race

    Out of you and into me love is like a sea
    Like a feeling flowing through time
    With the dream and the design weaving into a line
    Swinging freely like a child on a vine

    When all our people are pulled tightly from where they’ve been spread
    And all our wounds are closed after all of us have bled
    When all the prisons crumble and our demons are all dead
    Our souls are sewn together by the same needle and thread

    Out of me and into you peace passes through
    Like the sunlight warming our fears
    All the pain through the years in a puddle of tears
    Drying slowly as the day disappears

    When all our people are pulled tightly from where they’ve been spread
    And all our wounds are closed after all of us have bled
    When all the prisons crumble and our demons are all dead
    Our souls are sewn together by the same needle and thread

     

    Copyright 1993 Gedalya

  • 02:56 Lyrics
    In the Dark

    BS”D
    In the Dark

    I look around at all the different faces
    Everyone’s a story on the street
    A distant past in search of a future
    A lonely soul that longs to be complete

    I think about the path I’m pursuing
    And how my heart is leading me around
    It forces me to ask myself some questions
    Should I move on or should I settle down

    How do you know when you’re doing what you were born to do?
    How do you know when you’ve found your soul mate?
    So many times I was doing what I thought was right
    Only to find I was really in the dark

    I’ve listened to so many words of wisdom
    Everyone has another point of view
    I piled up so many contradictions
    It’s hard to find the underlying truth

    I think about the choices I’m making
    Everyday it could be life or death
    Sometimes I choose to step in the arena
    Sometimes I choose to hide beneath the bed

    How do you know when you’re doing what you were born to do?
    How do you know when you’ve found your soul mate?
    So many times I was doing what I thought was right
    Only to find I was really in the dark

     

    Copyright Gedalya 1996

  • 04:25 Lyrics
    A Knock at the Door

    BS"D

    A Knock at the Door

    Talked with a survivor shared a story shed some tears
    After all the time and distance looked like he was living through those years
    He was born in the early forties a childhood not easy to enjoy
    Spent his days without security his worries a lot for a little boy

    How could he have known what would be in store
    That everything would change with A Knock at the Door...

    Soldiers took all his belongings he was thrown onto a train
    Without a word about his destination the sound of wheels on tracks echoes in his brain
    The train arrived the sky was cloudy the air was filled with a burning smell
    Children taken from their mothers standing outside the gates of hell

    Once there was a town now it is no more
    Everything can change with A Knock at the Door...
    Used to have a family then there came a war
    Everything can change with A Knock at the Door...

    In the morn they’d count the living then he’d wait till he was fed
    Soup and coffee full of sand and water seeing bodies hanging wishing he were dead
    I remember that survivor how he took me through those years
    He gave me more than just a story…

    Everything can change with A Knock at the Door...
    Everything can change with A Knock at the Door...

     

    Copyright Gedalya 2014

  • 02:48 Lyrics
    The Promised Land

    BS"D


    THE PROMISED LAND

     

    My soul was there with Adam when the first rain fed the ground
    When Cain murdered Able I’ll forever hear the sound
    I built the arc with Noah I’m a witness to the flood
    Traveled with Abraham leaving footprints in the mud

    My spirit dwelled in Egypt in the body of a slave
    I stood by the mountain it was there my soul was saved
    I wandered in the desert my life in heavens hands
    Then stood among my brothers once inside the promised land

    I helped the build the temples and saw them both come down
    I cherished my religion when the Romans took the crown
    I said my prayer in silence and got through the first crusade
    Cast out of France and England to be put to death in Spain

    My soul returned to settle but the riots soon began
    Sailed away from Russia to a beach of golden sand
    While everyone was building I was kicking every stone
    I’ve been to every nation I’m aching for my home in the promised land

    My mind it knows the lessons of my people throughout time
    My spirit carries wisdom from my teachers down the line
    Been through all kinds of weather in this weary caravan
    Please take me home forever to the promised land


    Copyright 1995 Gedalya

  • 03:19 Lyrics
    The Water of Life

    BS”D
    The Water of life

     

    I’m standing in the midst of a battle
    There’s so much confusion I don’t know where to turn
    Because my heart and mind are so intertwined…

    The only time I can find any peace
    Is when I’m immersed in the water of life
    It surrounds me in serenity
    The water of life protects me the water of life directs me

    I’m surrounded by so much temptation
    My body and soul are being torn apart
    And my ears and eyes are so full of lies…

    The only time I can find any peace
    Is when I’m immersed in the water of life
    It surrounds me in serenity
    The water of life protects me the water of life directs me

    I’m feeling so alone in my struggle
    Like there are so many people, but no one understands
    And my hopes and fears are drowning in tears…

    The only time I can find any peace
    Is when I’m immersed in the water of life
    It surrounds me in serenity
    The water of life protects me the water of life directs me

    Copyright Gedalya 1997

     

  • 02:38 Lyrics
    Make Me a Sage

    BS”D

    Make Me a Sage

    Heaven help make me a sage Open my mind to the words on the page
    Let them sink in to my soul Fill up my heart until I am whole
    The ways of the world are so far from me the more I analyze them the more I see
    I’m praying to the light of all the ages Fill me with the wisdom of the sages

    Heaven help me to see through Give me the eyes to see what is true
    Help me get out of this ignorant cage Fill me with light make me a sage
    The ways of the world are so far from me the more I analyze them the more I see
    I’m praying to the rock of all the ages Fill me with the wisdom of the sages

    When I was just a youth I was in the dark, you took me to the truth
    Here I am full of desire heaven help me I want to go higher

    The ways of the world are so far from me the more I analyze them the more I see
    I’m praying to the rock of all the ages Fill me with the wisdom of the sages
    Yea, I’m praying to the rock of all the ages Fill me with the wisdom of the sages

    Copyright Gedalia Sloshay 2004

  • 02:57 Lyrics
    A Place of Want

    BS”D


    A Place of Want


    The man that I was born to be the thing that’s real inside of me
    A prisoner in a place of want
    Somewhere on a sandy beach the message I was here to teach Abandoned for a place of want

    It’s a castle in the air in a wink I’m taken there
    A dream that stole my yesterday still deceiving me today

    Coming back in misery from a trip I took regrettably
    To that place of want
    Enticing me from what is true a thought that came out of the blue
    Took me to that fairy-tale place of want

    It’s a castle in the air with a wink I’m taken there
    A dream that stole my yesterday still deceiving me today
    It’s a castle in the air with a wink I’m taken there
    A dream that stole my yesterday still deceiving me today
    A dream that stole my yesterday still deceiving me today

    Copyright Gedalya 2014

  • 03:08 Lyrics
    The Thunder

    BS”D
    The Thunder

    One day if you’re shaken you’ll begin to see when you’re reminded that you’re delicate and weak
    A voice from one who has the fear he will start to speak did you ever wonder what’s the purpose of the thunder

    When I tell you about the things I’ve heard you say I’m crazy and don’t accept my words
    It’s because your philosophy is absurd and now your hearts torn asunder every time you hear the thunder

    When I was a boy I didn’t know what was real living day to day doing what I feel
    Thought I was a hero that I was made of steel it was but a blunder it was before I heard the thunder

    Some people pray when their worries become great fall on their knees and hope it’s not too late
    If only they’d remember that words would change their fate the burden that you’re under shattered by the thunder

    One day if you’re shaken you’ll begin to see when you’re reminded that you’re delicate and weak
    A voice from one who has the fear he will start to speak did you ever wonder what’s the purpose of thunder

    Copyright Gedalya 2013

  • 03:41 Story Lyrics
    The End of Days

    BS”D


    The End of Days

     

    Some people work all of their lives to retire and find peace of mind
    Others live day to day don’t think ahead and throw their money away
    The mind is weak the heart is strong everyone’s on the journey they’re on
    Whatever track you decide to take you’re gonna look back at the end of days

    I look at the past I had some grief in later years I found relief
    It didn’t take much to forgot what was and chalk it up to a worthy cause
    Change is slow the whole lifelong everyone’s on the journey they’re on
    Whatever road you decide to take you’re gonna wind up at the end of days

    The night is long we can only pray for the light of dawn
    When the sun will shine and light the way to a better day
    When the clouds are gone and the light descends
    Blessed is one who repents before the end of days…

    The wheel in the sky turns around held up high then on the ground
    Eyes are blind the soul unseen roaming around from scene to scene
    Had to be brave didn’t belong everyone’s on the journey they’re on
    False hope for a path of faith when you saw what led to the end of days

    The night is long we can only pray for the light of dawn
    When the sun will shine and light the way to a better day
    When the clouds are gone and the light descends
    Blessed is one who repents before the end of days…

     

    Copyright Gedalya 2014