Peace Songs

"As we remember 9/11, we are reminded of the many ways in which our lives—and our world—have changed. As a Songwriter, I felt the need to put into words the presence of the unique hope and strength we can have in a oneness of inner purpose.

Compelled to express my feelings, I was inspired to write "The Call"©. This powerful and timeless message of healing and unity is one to share with the world. As it directs us to both our innate resourcefulness and our highest ideals, we can finally reach out across barriers of hate, intolerance, and fear and take the chance in a new way to become a nation that can truly be free!

This song is my gift to my country—and to the world."

--Karen Benedetto

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Words & Music Karen Benedetto (ASCAP)
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The eleventh of September, the year two-thousand-one.
We were wakened from our warm and peaceful sleep
The world as we had known it would never be the same
For the pain that we had suffered was so deep.

We held each other tightly and did not stop to judge
The color of the hand that we were holding.
We cried in every language, and prayed in every faith
And some could see a new world was unfolding.

From a farm in Indiana to a village in Nepal
In each synagogue and mosque and church
God listens to us all.
There’s a light that’s ever shining
That nothing can forestall…
God Bless Us All.

In one defining moment we were shaken to the core
By a hatred that we just did not foresee.
Now we have the opportunity to rise above it all.
And become a world where all are truly free.

Free from hate and ignorance, intolerance, and fear.
We can build a world that shines so bright.
Let’s open up our hearts to the possibilities.
And walk in faith out of our darkest night.

From the smallest towns and villages,
To the cities standing tall.
From the mightiest of mighty to the smallest of the small,
We will walk away much stronger, if we listen to THE CALL
God Bless Us All.

From a farm in Indiana to a village in Nepal,
In each synagogue and mosque and church
God listens to us all.
There’s a light that’s ever shining
That nothing can forestall…
God Bless Us All.

ALTERNATE LYRICS
TO END:
God Bless Us All…
God Bless Us All…

[Ooo- Ooo- Ooo- Ooo]
[Ooo- Ooo- Ooo- Ooo]

We will walk away much stronger, if we listen to THE CALL
God Bless Us All.
God Bless Us All.
God Bless Us All.
[Stand tall, stand tall.]
[We shall not fall.]
[Love leads us all!]

 


In the Flow Music, LLC (ASCAP)
333 W. 57th Street, #503
New York, NY 10019-3118

Production Credits:

Vocals: Marieann Meringolo
MarieannMeringolo.com

Vocals – SheVon Jacob
(212) 866-8202
Ms. Jacob Vocals Recorded, Engineered & Mixed by
Joe Baker, Baker Boys Recording, NYC


and

 Vocals - "passage"
(Rich Wassam - Andrew Redeker – Jonathon Moon)
nycpassage.com
Vocal Arrangement – Phil Hall
“passage” Vocals Recorded, Engineered & Mixed by
Tom McGrath, Tom Tom Recording Studio, NYC
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Musical Arrangement & Keyboard Programming – Doug Oberhamer
Acoustic Piano – Doug Oberhamer
Acoustic Guitar – Barry Hartglass
Accompaniment Engineered & Recorded by Barry Hartglass, Barry Hartglass Digital, Carmel, NY
Demo Produced by Jean Barlow, Karen Benedetto Songs

 


 

 

To use "The Call"© in your 9/11 commemorative events or for any other purpose, please contact:
Jean Barlow, Karen Benedetto Songs,
Phone & Fax: (845) 268-3170

 

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