A Look at the LyricsBrady Novotny “Redemption’s Cry” – A Look at the Lyrics

Reina Peli2 months ago1257 min

 

The story behind Redemption’s Cry is kind of a mysterious one. I remember that it was a warm September evening. I went down to my studio to just play my guitar. I really just wanted to play and not to write, but somehow this song was ready to be birthed. When the baby is ready to come out, there is no stopping it. So as I was noodling around I started to play this melody line, and I immediately grabbed my phone and hit the recording app. The melody literally was playing in my head, and my fingers were trying to keep up with it. The song felt like it was being downloaded to my brain from a spiritual place. I have had similar things happen, but by far this song was the clearest, and it had a very urgent feeling attached to it.

The next day, I went on a run and was listening to it, and I knew that this song needed lyrics rather than being an instrumental piece. Up to that point, I felt that it had some anthem type qualities to it, so in my head, I had just been calling it “Anthem”. And then suddenly the title popped into my head – “Redemption’s Cry”. Once again, the thought just felt like it was downloaded; I really did not have to think about it. I just knew. I went home and put chords and rhythm to the melody, and by the end of the weekend, the instrumental version was complete. Then I just needed lyrics.

I went to my drummer because he is a great lyricist. I basically told him that I needed lyrics that portrayed Redemption as a separate heavenly being, and that in the song it is pleading or crying to humanity to see the gift of salvation. Within a few days, he had the lyrics ready for me. As the day approached for the vocal track to be recorded, a lot of natural disasters (2018) in the U.S. and a school shooting happened the same week. My wife, who sang on the recording, recalls crying while she was preparing to sing the song in the studio due to everything going on in the world at that time. It was very emotional and seemed very timely. I believe the song was written to provide some hope in a very turbulent time in history.

 

REDEMPTION’S CRY
BY BRADY NOVOTNY : LYRICS BY LARRIE LEFEVER

AWAKE MY LOVE, YOU’RE BACK ON THAT ROAD AGAIN
SEEMS LIKE THE ONLY WAY
SENDING FLARES FROM THIS BROKEN HELL YOU’RE IN
REACHING, CAN’T SEE THE THING YOU NEED
SEEMS LIKE YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN, ALL ALONE
AND THE WORLD WON’T SET YOU FREE

WON’T YOU TURN AROUND, AND HEAR MY PASSION CRIES
AND YOU’LL SEE YOU IN MY EYES
… LONGING FOR YOU…WAITING FOR YOU…

HERE I AM… WILL YOU HEAR REDEMPTION’S CRY
I’M HERE FOR YOU… MY ARMS ARE OPEN WIDE…

RANSOM – TO YOU IT’S A MYSTERY
BUT IF IT’S UP TO ME I’D SET YOU FREE
TO BLEED ON YOUR HISTORY

WON’T YOU TURN AROUND, AND HEAR MY PASSION CRIES
AND YOU’LL SEE YOU IN MY EYES
STILL LONGING FOR YOU…WAITING FOR YOU…

HERE I AM… WILL YOU HEAR REDEMPTION’S CRY
I’M HERE FOR YOU MY ARMS ARE OPEN WIDE…
HERE I AM … OH PLEASE HEAR REDEMPTION’S CRY
MY LOVE IT’S UP TO YOU, PLEASE HEAR REDEMPTION’S CRY
GUITAR SOLO

HERE I AM… WON’T YOU HEAR REDEMPTION’S CRY
MY LOVE IT’S UP TO YOU MY ARMS ARE OPEN WIDE…
OH YEAH…
WON’T YOU HEAR MY PASSION CRIES MY LOVE, MY LOVE?
OH HEAR REDEMPTION’S CRY
OHHHH…..YEAH.
OOO DON’T YOU SEE YOU IN MY EYES?
I LOVE YOU.
OH…OOO.

 

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Reina Peli

Reina is a photographer for First Angel Media, is the official Rock For Life Concert Series photographer and dabbles in graphic design. When she's not out at a local show you can find her at home with her family and three dogs Curlie, Peso and Scarlet.

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