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Jul 22 2005

Lyrics to Protect this Child

This song is really special to me because it was one of the first that i wrote with lyrics. It was first recorded on a Steps Ahead CD under a different title-i don’t remember the title but it sounded amazing with vibes by Milke Mainieri. The song is basically about realizing that i was hiding my voice because I was afraid (at 16) to do a vocal audition for the great opera singer Nicolai Gedda-which my mother had painstakingly set up. That day i decided not to sing anymore and become a jazz pianist. later on-I did regret not singing especially as i saw Pino Daniele really doing a great job with his art and others like Angela Boefil-and friends like Carla Cook…then a certain Bobbie Rae and a private believed in me…and with the help of a private investor Peacebox was born…check out the full story through the GRACE project.

 

protect this child
mother moon orion sky
protect this child although she lied
she did not know what she was running from
she did not know why she was hiding

born with treasures from the sun
but she feared she might be the one
she did not know what she was running to
she did not know why she was crying

CH
away,away
take me away
protect this child
away,away
show me the way to be myself
away

radiant her golden breath
innocence
could be her death
she did not know what she was running to
she did not know why she was silent

diva dies the game is through
and now it’s i who must be true
i did not know what i was running from
i did not know why i was crying
i did not know what i was running from
i did not know why i was hiding

away,away
forgive this child
away away
show me the way
to free myself
away…

Rachel Z bio

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