Jun 19, 2012

Children of the Sun

I just wanted to share this today as this song has so much meaning for me and usually brings tears to my eyes with thoughts of how do we as a species evolve and grow into what we in fact already truly are...Children of the Sun. We are all more than something that can just be bought and sold, and even more than that we are holy holy holy~ In this world we live in it has become so hard to even hear ones own truth anymore, there is so much noise, so much mind chatter, computers, phones, buy this, buy that...where does it end and where do we begin again? I encourage anyone reading this right now to take the time to just sit back and listen to this beautiful song, take in the lyrics and try to calm your mind down from the daily grind to just be with yourself and see if you can hear your authentic voice. This is my gift for you today~ May it be a glorious day where we walk with the truth of who we really are as well as the possibilities of who we can become. The possibilities are endless...

                                                   Children of the Sun by Dino Valenti~


Let me pull your coat my friend...the game you play you'll never win.
It's not a game that's played by rules...It's made by men to be played by fools.
Solitude that's all you'll gain...life is what you lose my friend.
You better stop! Take a look around, somebody can see you.

You feel that life is speeding by, you laugh to laugh and you end up cryin'.
All the others that you see, aren't half as real as they could be.
You hear them sayin it's all a game, wonder if you're goin' insane.
You better stop! Take a look around, I'm sure somebody loves you.

Ah come with me, take the lead, know you're mind.
There's no time to weep for those you'll have to leave behind.
Know as the river's run, you are children of the sun.
Live for love and life alone, there's no time to own anybody.

You go along with what you see, still you know you're not free.
You say of course I'm just one man, if they can't change it no one man can.
Yet it should be plain to see, they are they and we are we,
and hasn't anybody told you baby how much we need you?

Come away, take the lead, know you're mind.
No time , I wouldn't lie to you baby, there's just no time.
You know as the river's run, you are children of the sun.
Live for love and life alone, there's no time here to own anybody .

You think that you can fool em all, you say that life's a cherry ball.
Everything is alright, and nothin's got ya uptight.
Yet alone awake at night you're lyin', you think nobody hears you cryin'.
You better stop! Take a look around, baby I always hear you.

Come with me, take the lead, know you're mind.
There's no time to weep for those who'd rather sleep behind.
Know as the river's run, you are children of the sun.
Live for love and life alone, there's no time in your mind to own anybody.

There will be those who try to put you down, they'll say you don't know you're way around.
They'll tell you that you're not a gas, they'll tell their girlfriends you ain't got no class.
Do everything that they can do, to try get you thinking there's something radically wrong with
you better stop! Take a look around, honey they got all the problems.

Then come away, take the lead, know you're mind.
There's no time baby to weep for those who'd obviously rather sleep behind.
Know as the river's run, you are children of the sun.
Live for love and life alone, there's no time to spend bendin you'r mind,
Tryin to find some way to own anybody.

Dino Valenti was the stage name of the American Singer/Songwriter of  Chet Powers
In the early 1960s he performed in East Village coffee-houses such as the Cock 'n' Bull and the Cafe Wha?, often with fellow singer-songwriter Fred Neil, and occasionally with Karen DaltonBob DylanLou GossettJosh WhiteLen ChandlerPaul Stookey and others. He influenced other performers including Richie Havens, who continues to perform some of Powers' early "train songs". He later was in the 60's rock group QuickSilver Messenger Service and wrote the famous peace and love anthem "Let's Get together". He died suddenly in 1994 in Santa Rosa, California. 


















































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