Children of the Lonely

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Children of the Lonely represents another look into the emotional vortex of a lifetime of extremes, with music as my therapy. (Streets to Suites) A journey starting with my home becoming the streets of Milton Pa, Phoenix, AZ,, LA, and back and forth across the country in 1973/74 and ending as an RN, at one point working in the Suites of an OR. Clinging to dreams and squeezing out songs between eruptions of insanity led me on quite a wild ride. Finally regaining my stability, I returned to school after cleansing my body, mind, and soul, of negative behaviors. Once destined for disaster, my life turned to a focus on love, compassion, and empathy. These changes led to a career working in Hospice as an RN. 26+ years total in nursing has drastically sharpened my opinion of the important differences between “Quality vs Quantity” of Life.

 

This CD attempts to capture that journey in both emotional and harmonic sincerity.

 

Below is a brief description of each song and the Lyrics ~ I hope you enjoy reading them while listening to the music when available! Hopefully before Christmas 2018!

 

Time Leaper ~ Written in January, 1983 is a retrospective glance back to a life on the road, and living in the streets of Phoenix, LA, and Pennsylvania in the early 70’s.

Vocals ~ Bryan Noaker, Guitars, Jim Desiderati, Bass, Al Paul, Drums Ed Johnson

 

Valley of the Sun, Livin on the run. Hustle in the streets, surviving in the heat

Arizona Time Leaper, Mystery life keeper, Come home, Won’t ya please come home

I’ll bet boy, you’re tired a being alone

California coastal flare, silent sunsets glare. Sandy boardwalk, Newport beach,

ain’t been a place, you can’t reach

Arizona Time Leaper, Mystery life keeper, Come home, Won’t ya please come home

I’ll bet boy, you’re tired a being alone

Time Leaper pull yourself together, you’re earthwalkin never slows down

You’re free as ever, in any kinda weather you’ll drown,

there’s just no answers to be found

Interstate highway jams, Little Rock County Slam

Pennsylvania, northern bound, street corner, lost and found

Arizona Time Leaper, Mystery life keeper, Come home, a Won’t ya please come home

I’ll bet boy, you’re tired a being alone, you’re tired a being alone, you’re tired a being alone

you’re tired a being alone, you’re tired a being alone

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Won’t Be Long ~ Written March 3rd, 1998 predicts the positive power love can have over all things. It is a message of Hope. The 1st chorus in Spanish “It won’t be long, till you will see, all the love that can be”. the 2nd Chorus “It won’t be long, till you will know, all true love is in your soul.”

Vocals – Ann Kerstetter, Guitars – Electric Lead & Bass guitars – Al Paul, Rhythm guitar – Jim Desiderati, Drums – Ed Johnson

 

I’ll bet you can’t wait to be free, free of fear and misery

No more questions asking why, only peace deep down inside

Welcome to reality, your soul’s the only part that’s free

No pasará mucho tiempo hasta que veas que el amor que deseas será para ti

(It won’t be long until you see, the love you want will be for you)

Flowing Endless Energy, Flyin through eternity

No pasará mucho tiempo hasta que sepas que el verdadero amor estará en tu alma.

(It won’t be long until you’ll know, the true love will be in your soul)

estará en tu alma.

(will be in your soul)

Hey!

It won’t be long, no it won’t

No pasará mucho (It won’t be long)

It won’t be long

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Don’t ~ Written January, 1983 is a simple play on words warning anyone and everyone to beware of the risks of saying “I love you” without sincerity.

Vocals – Ann Kerstetter, Guitars – Electric Lead & Bass guitars – Al Paul, Rhythm guitar – Jim Desiderati, Drums – Ed Johnson

 

Don’t say you love me, show you care. Don’t say you’ll wait, just be there

Don’t say you’ll comeback never go. Don’t say goodbye just say hello

Don’t say you love me, show you care

Don’t say you’re sorry, try again. Don’t say you’ll worry, be a friend

Don’t say you’re guessin, understand. Don’t say a blessin, lend a hand

Don’t say you’re sorry, try again

Don’t give me money, only time. Don’t take for granted, what is mine

Don’t be afraid but carry on. Don’t be dependent, when I’m gone

Don’t give me money, only time

Don’t take advice, when you can choose

Don’t give up, when you lose

Don’t make a promise, just stay free

Most of all, Don’t be like me.

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The Choice ~ Written April, 1983 serves as a message of cautionary concern which is even more alarming in the degree of conflict on current world stages today.

Vocals – Jim Desiderati, Electric Lead & Bass guitars – Al Paul, Keyboards, Harmonica, Rhythm guitar – Jim Desiderati, Drums – Ed Johnson

 

What would life, be worth at all, without a choice, to rise or fall

In or out, day or night, love or hate, peace or fight

Give or take, hot or cold, thin or fat, young or old

Would we all know right from wrong, would we all feel weak or strong

Sad or happy, more or less, smooth or rough, cursed or blessed.

Straight or crooked, here or there, near or far, plain or rare

Black or white, quiet or loud, sharp or dull, shamed or proud

Tell me friends, what would we be? If I were you, and you were me

The choice of life, is live or die. Oh are you really bold or shy?

Can you see the reason now? Or are you blind to Truth somehow?

Believe me soon, or it’s too late. Learn to love, and not to hate.

Take your love, and give some more, be the richest, of the poor

Take your love, and give some more, be the richest, of the poor

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Love You Forever ~ Written July 1st, 1998 was originally composed for the expected birth of a child, and later when putting the music onto a CD for use in a Hospice House I realized the profound connection the lyrics had to End of Life.

Vocals – Jim Desiderati, Bass guitar – Al Paul, Keyboards, Rhythm guitar – Jim Desiderati, Drums – Ed Johnson

 

Thank you, you’ve touched our world

Listen, have you heard

We are the ones who will, love you forever

We are the ones who will, love you forever

 

Rest here, by my side

Sleep now, close your eyes

We are the ones who will, love you forever

We are the ones who will, love you forever

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Simple Needs ~ Written September 7th, 1987 represents the importance of friendship in our lives to help endure the mundane and often exhausting day to day struggle to survive.

Vocals – Ann Kerstetter, Acoustic Lead & Bass guitars – Al Paul, Rhythm guitar – Jim Desiderati, Drums – Ed Johnson

 

Life’s routine, the daily scene. The clock, the job, the car

Endless lines, pointless minds. Look at where we are

What’s gone wrong, nights too long. Days are speeding by too fast

Wonder why, sometimes we cry. How can we ever last

Simple Needs, oh those special needs. Something like a dream

Look around, what’s lost is found. We’re surely not alone

For misery, loves company, cause there’s always someone home

Life’s routine, oh the daily scene. Seems like the ritual never ends

Bearable, thanks to my soul, and the talents of a friend.

Simple Needs, thank you please. Just like something in a dream

Well it lasts a while, and it makes you smile. So simple but so extreme

Oh those Simple Needs Oh those Simple Needs

Give me Simple Needs

 Simple Needs

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Over and Over ~ Written July, 1980 stands as a testimony of desire to pass on a message of hope to a child during the destructive process of divorce.

Vocals – Bryan Noaker, Electric Lead & Bass guitars – Al Paul, Keyboards, Rhythm guitar – Jim Desiderati, Drums – Ed Johnson

 

Joshua my son, you know you’re life’s just begun, please won’t ya listen

I know you’d rather play, there’s just something I’ve got ta say, please won’t you listen

I’ll be here anytime, for a nickel, or some time, but there’s still something missing

If you want to be a man, you gotta take a stand, you’ve got to hear what I say

Do what is right, try to fight, ok, there may be some other way

You know I’ve been a fool, I’ve never learned in school they say. Now I work every day

Joshua you see, you gotta be what you want to be. Don’t make mistakes like me

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On and On ~ Written in November, 1983 tells the one sided phone conversation between two long ago lovers trying to find common ground after a 13 year separation. An early morning trip back memory lane, witnessed by a neighbor led to the reunion.

Vocals – Bryan Noaker, Acoustic Lead & Bass guitars – Al Paul, Electric Lead & Rhythm guitar – Jim Desiderati, Drums – Ed Johnson

 

Hi, how are you? They said you called

Fine, thank you. No not at all

Hi, what’s new there? How’s life so far?

No, not much here. Just work and the bars

Hey it’s good to hear you after all these years

Whoa just to see you, after all these years

Last week, I just had to be

The place where you and me, sweet memories

No, the feelings never gone, still just holdin on

Yes, I’d love too

Yes I’d love to, what the week ends

Sure I’ll call you let’s try again

Now I’ve found you, just can’t let go

I love you, just want you to know

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Children of the Lonely ~ Written in July, 1983 reflects on the powerful reunion of two people separated as children, and with only brief encounters over an 18 year period, reunited as adults. The impact of the lyrics continue to resonate the deep emotional effects of child abuse and the importance of love in the healing process.

Vocals – Bryan Noaker, Electric Lead & Bass guitars – Al Paul, Keyboards, Slide & Rhythm guitar – Jim Desiderati, Drums – Ed Johnson

 

I don’t know how to say this. I can’t see to find the words

Time slipped between us, we lived in separate worlds

Somehow we’ve survived, heads held high to the sky

Somewhere there is an answer, I see the question in your eyes

Let’s just, get together, let’s not cry forever

We are, not the only, Children of the Lonely

Children of the Night

Hiding from the light

Shaking with the fright

Some hopeless love affair, crying it’s not fair

Sleepless nights despair

Wondering who’s to blame, living with the shame

Life’s just not the same

Somehow we’ve survived, heads held high in the sky

Somewhere there’s an answer, see the question in my eyes

I think that you see now. I think that you will know

Time slipped between, now it’s time to grow

Let’s just, get together, let’s not cry forever

We are, not the only, Children of the Lonely

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To Know You ~ Written January 15th, 2002 on my way home from pronouncing a Hospice patient. The lyrics were composed in the car and once home, the music spilled onto the guitar as if it had already been written. The whole song was complete in less than 15 minutes.

 

Vocals – Jim Desiderati, Acoustic Lead & Bass guitars – Al Paul, Electric Lead & Rhythm guitar – Jim Desiderati, Drums – Ed Johnson

Now that I got to know you, what I meant to say

What I mean is, there’s no words for, I’ll just pray

What can I do to help you, take the pain away?

What I mean is, there’s no words for, I’ll just pray

How can I ever thank you, for showing me the way

What I mean is, there’s no words for, I’ll just pray

Now that I got to know you, in my heart you’ll stay

What I mean is, there’s no words for, I’ll just pray

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For All My Life ~ Written in 1994 on piano and is one of the first compositions I ever did on keyboards.

Keyboards Electric Lead Guitar -Jim Desiderati, Electric lead & Bass Guitar Al Paul. Percussion compliments of double-a-productions.com

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This CD was complimented by ~ Al Paul ~ owner Double A Productions who recorded and mastered the CD as well as added his excellent Bass guitar on all tracks and acoustic and electric guitar solos on Children of the Lonely, On & On, Over & Over, To Know You, Simple Needs, Won’t Be Long, and For All My Life.

Bryan Noaker ~ for his lead and backing vocals on Time Leaper, On & On, Children of the Lonely, and Over & Over.

Ann Kerstetter ~ for her lead vocals on Won’t Be Long, Don’t, and Simple Needs

Ed Johnson ~ for his drumming skills on all but the last track, which is compliments of Double A Productions sound studios. I thank each and every one of these excellent musicians for their contribution to this project!

 

Below is a Video of an Improvised Version of the last track on Children of the Lonely Not studio version