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High

High, from David Hallyday's first album, entitled True Cool, and reached Number One on the Billboard charts in France for five weeks, in 1989 and 1990. It garnered similar chart positions throughout Europe and Asia, and continues to receive airplay throughout the world. The children you hear in the background is The Peace Child Choir. The children, non-professional children from all walks of life, traveled to the troubled areas of the world: Ireland, Bosnia, South America... bringing their message of peace to a war-torn world.

High
 
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How many moments?
Tell me, what precious time
Fell through your fingers
Like sand?

Love turned away from,
What untended fire
Died in the palm
Of your hand?

Now you understand — you're

High
High
Up high enough to dream
There are places yet undreamed of
Your heart so yearns to go
When you fly
High
High
Up high enough to see
There are roads that lead you nowhere
And roads that lead you home.

You've slain the dragon
It was you all the time;

You've touched the power of love —
All of the pieces
Falling in place
Seeing all you've become worthy of
Through the eyes of the dove —- flyin'

HIGH
High
Up high enough to dream
There are places yet undreamed of
Your heart so yearns to go
When you fly
High
High
Up high enough to see
There are roads that lead you nowhere
And roads that lead you home.


By David Hallyay & Lisa-Catherine Cohen Mariza Music © (ASCAP) 1990 All Rights Reserved.


Tears Of The Earth

Tears of the Earth was co-written in 1990 by David Hallyday (composer/vocalist) and Lisa-Catherine Cohen (lyricist) for Hallyday’s second CD, Rock ‘n’ Heart, produced by Richie Wise for Scotti Brothers/All American Records. On it appears the Peace Child Choir, a group of non-professional children from about six to twelve years old, from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds. While they were in existence, they traveled as young ambassadors of peace to all the conflicts abounding at that time: Nicaragua, Ireland, Bosnia, the Middle East….

After Tears of the Earth was written and the video produced (on which the children are featured), GreenPeace got wind of it. They broadcast the song and the video on the post-Perestroika Russian airwaves to raise funds for the school/clinic they’d built in Kiev. That is where the dying children of Chernobyl lived. Those children, most of whom died by the age of fifteen, were quarantined there. The only outdoors they were ever to know again were the glassed-in tableaus of nature lining the clinic’s hallways.

From the meetings at the record company with the higher-ups at GreenPeace, I was privy to information about the damage caused by the disaster at the Chernobyl’s nuclear plant; the ongoing poisoning of the Earth and the air was (and still is) much, much worse than any of the world’s news media told us. The Tears of the Earth video was one of the very first American music videos to be broadcast in Russia.

Its theme is predominantly environmental, although the last verse is a plea for peace in our war-weary world.

Tears Of The Earth
 
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Gentle mama, sing a lullaby;
Y
our child cries,
Rock him in the cradle and tell him lies,
For soon enough the danger will call him
To the front lines.
Let him revel in his innocence and peaceful dreams
Where everything's as beautiful as it seems.
His future is a field of flowers
Planted with mines!

OH LISTEN
To the mountain's fury,
To the raging wind,
To the ocean, weary
Of the poisonin'
When the rains come down,
Feel the tears of the earth.
OH LISTEN!


Yes, a mother's heart is beating inside the earth,
While her children rape the body that gave them birth.
How can we ask forgiveness after
The damage is done,
When we cannot ask the forest for a moment's shade,
Though every ray of sun cuts like a razorblade
And we cannot ask the river for water,
If she has none!?

OH LISTEN!
To the mountain's fury,
To the raging wind,
To the ocean, weary
Of the poisonin'
When the rains come down,
Feel the tears of the EARTH.

Let the soldiers stagger home —
Let every weapon rust —
Let our hearts be healed of hatred, fear and mistrust —
May the children learn from their elders'
Near-fatal mistakes...

AND LISTEN...
To the mountain's fury,
To the raging wind,
To the ocean, weary
Of the poisonin'
When the rains come down,
Feel the tears of the EARTH


By David Hallyay & Lisa-Catherine Cohen Mariza Music © (ASCAP) 1990 All Rights Reserved.




WELL, HERE'S WHAT
I'VE FIGURED AOUT SO FAR...

A fun, hip, down-to-Earth. personal anecdote-filled walk through the entire New Age I cover subjects as diverse as Death, Karma, Sex, God, Pyramids, Therapists, Fat Loss, Aliens, Money... It's a New Age primer. It's a bridge from the New Age to the Mainstream.


In it, I make a strong, pragmatic case for changing old, core beliefs in each area covered. I make it sound so logical, very "in," totally cool, relatively painless, and even easy, to decide to believe a new belief. OK, sometimes I rant. But in a good way. I'm a New Age cross between Dennis Miller and Erma Bombeck. WELL, HERE'S WHAT I'VE FIGURED OUT SO FAR... is entertaining. It's passionate. It has pizzazz.

Here We All Are
   
Between The Paws
   
I'll Love You Unconditionally If You Love Me Unconditionally
 
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All tracks published by L. Cat Music © (ASCAP) 1998 All Rights Reserved.


LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS

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REMEMBER
From the late Dennis Urstein, Holocaust survivor;
Witness in the trial of Holocaust denier, Ernst Zundel:
(Written in the late ‘80s)

“In ten or twenty years from now, virtually all eyewitnesses of the atrocities of the Nazis will be dead. The world will be populated by generations that were not alive during the Second World War, and did not experience it personally. They might be tempted to deny that it ever happened, or to say, ‘Such are the laws of nature and human nature…. Is it not better to forget? Is it not better to wipe out that period from our memory? Is it not better to simply remain silent about these things?’ The answer to these questions is an emphatic NO! We remember, not in order to open old wounds, not to fill the imaginations of the young with images of horror; we remember as part of our homage to the victims and the rescuers, and as a continuing attempt to learn from the past mistakes. Perhaps someday, somehow, we shall. If we fail to remember, then their suffering and their death will have no meaning, and history will be incomplete, and doomed to repeat itself."

Chris Bennett was nominated for a Grammy award for her work on the Theme From Midnight Express. Her compositions have been recorded by Tina Turner, The Manhattan Transfer, and many more. As an accomplished jazz vocalist, she has toured the world, an audiences everywhere have embraced her lustrous voice. Chris has recorded a number of successful solo CDs, and has collaborated on many more.

Lisa-Catherine Cohen is a double-platinum-winning lyricist, who has been collaborating with Chris Bennett for almost 30 years. Lisa-Catherine has had many of her songs covered by artists, garnering a Number One hit and several Top Fives and Tens. Her lyrics have been heard on television shows and films, worldwide. For both Chris and Lisa-Catherine, the Holocaust holds a very special place in their lives. Remember is their contribution to its memory.

Words By: Lisa-Catherine Cohen
Music By: Chris Bennett
L.Cat Music / Only Daughter Music © (ASCAP) 2003 All Rights Reserved
CONTACT L.A.:
Renegade Entertainment – 310-827-9092
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CONTACT Toronto: L. Cat Music – 416-466-4711


 
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