PRESIDENT OBAMA, PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER!

January 14, 2009

 

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Whenever a line or idea came to me, seemingly, out of the blue I considered it a gift. It was only during times of great emotional stress, however, when I channeled entire songs. This happened was when my Grandmother passed away in 1974.

When I heard the news, I flew back to New York from Hollywood, where I was general manager of Warner Brothers Music. Although for the past few years I had been concentrating on promoting other people’s songs … now I was compelled to write again.

During the three-day period, from the time she passed until her funeral …”Gooma” came to me in my darkened hotel room several times. She talked to me in her usual comforting tone… told me not to cry or be afraid. She smiled and said I should be happy for her…that she was finally out of pain.

She didn’t look like the 83 year old that I revered…but like the thirty year old, whose picture lived in the family album. She sat across from me slightly illuminated by what seemed to be a light coming from within. She told me that we all have guides from the other side who anonymously give us information everyday…but from now on she would be my personal guide.

Mr. President, I know your Grandmother has come to you in dreams and has given advice to you. Sometimes it’s hard to hear her over all the voices of people trying to get your attention…but it’s time to listen to your grandmother.

Here is the song that came through me, I hope you are both inspired and comforted by it. 

FROM THE INSIDE                                                                                                                                                                                                     Words and music by Artie Wayne 

Like a star in the midnight sky…your love was there to guide me

When I was weak, too weak to try…you’d be right there beside me

Urging me on…Makin’me strong…”you’d keep sayin’,

“Go on now…you can do it.

It’s only life… there’s nothin’ to it…

Just the seein’ through it “From the Inside”
 
I spread my wings, left the nest…swearin’ nothin’ would get by me

I tasted love and I tasted life…but not enough to satisfy me.

But leading me on…makin’ me strong…I heard you sayin’,

“Go on now…you can do it.

It’s only life… there’s nothin’ to it…

Just the seeing through it From the Inside.”

(instrumental)

Like a star in the midnight sky…that fades into the morning

Came back to show ya’ I could fly.. you were gone without a warning

But lingering on…still makin’ me strong I hear you sayin’,

“Go on now…you can do it.

It’s only life…there’s nothin’ to it…

Just the seein’ through it…From the Inside.”

 

Music Copyright-1974/2006 Rondor music
Text- Copyright-2009 by Artie Wayne  https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/ 

To hear “From The Inside” click onto http://artiewayne.com/inside.html to hear the original demo by Kim Carnes

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2 Responses to “PRESIDENT OBAMA, PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER!”

  1. Zen wizard Says:

    In the spirit of bipartisanship, John Ashcroft should cover that song and send it to him.

  2. Country Paul Says:

    Nice lyrics and sentiment, Artie. (I don’t see what John’s citation has to do with this, though.) I think (and polls show, too) that almost everyone:
    – is hopeful about Obama’s taking over,
    – is being realistic about what he can accomplish and how fast, and
    – willing to grant him enough of a honeymoon to get things done.

    Frankly, if he follows his heart and brain in the way he’s been doing it so far, we should be in much better shape – spiritually for a while, then economically and also in our place in the world.

    Here’s hoping and praying – and pitching in to help where we all can.


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