Abraham's Children

Abraham's Children

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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WOLFMAN JACK became a big fan of THE CHILDREN. His intro of the band at Toronto's Center Island that attracted over 25 thousand fans almost caused fan hysteria.The band received incredible audience attention that security guards had to be called in. A group of young ladies found their way into the The Children's dressing room. Todd Rundgren, Manfred Mann, Canned Heat, Rory Gallagher, A Foot In Coldwater. Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show were also appearing. This was the third time that Abraham's C

Biography

Abraham's Children, internationally recognized for their huge success in the 70's with a string of hits that included songs like Gypsy, Goodbye Farewell, Goddess Of Nature, Thank You and more ...songs that can still be heard on radio stations today. These guys have been rockin' for over 30 years. Their latest album, ABRAHAM'S CHILDREN 30, released last year, marked the celebration of 3 decades of great music by The Children. Over the years the band has toured extensively and played to audiences that have ranged in size from intimate clubs such as L.A.'s legendary Whiskey A-Go-Go to large stadiums and arenas. Check the tourdates page and mark your calendars to see AC live. Once again, AC is set to embark on the killing road and will be playing the old favorites, as well as new material, to the thousands of fans that can still appreciate good music and a quality performance.

Lyrics

1965

Written By: Words&Music by Jimi Bertucci

It was 1965 I became alive
20.000 voices echoed the Gardens
The heroes performed
Flashes of Kodak lightning blinded our eyes
Some cried out of joy
King Edward was smiling
The trolleys would ring their bells
When they went passing by
They smiled and waved hello hello
Smoked my first in the back seat of a Vauxhall
Couldn't wait to come down
Salvatore admired his Plymouth Savoy
While stealing kisses in the park
Mustang Sally cruised the Yonge Street
If ever a demon on wheels
There was something in the air I was there
A teenage awakening
I'm sure God would agree this time with me
We were immune tomorrows would never come
We howled at the moon from our virgin box
When she touched me my senses ran wild
Cliche poetry of woman and child
And forever seemed to short time
For the brave hearts
All the signs were challenged all the time
There was something in the air no one cared
No one saw a thing
There was something in the air I was there a teenage awakening
There was something no one cared no one heard a thing

James Bert Publishing/Socan

Don't Close Your Eyes

Written By: Words and Music by Jimi Bertucci

I give it all that I’ve got
It’s the best I can do
And though it may not be much
I want to share it with you

I feel for the man on the street
The child that doesn’t eat
The woman with scars and bruises
All the lonely people

Why must the world be so unkind?
To sleep in hell would make
The Angels cry

Don’t close your eyes then act surprise
Don’t close your eyes it won’t disappear
Don’t close your eyes the fool is blind
Don’t close your eyes

The system is a big machine
And we have seen the glory
But the rain still falls
On the lost dream
While some pretend to worry

Why must the world be so unkind?
To sleep in hell would make
The Angels cry

Don’t close your eyes then act surprise
Don’t close your eyes it won’t disappear
Don’t close your eyes the fool is blind
Don’t close your eyes

James Bert Publishing Socan/Ascap

Passion & Innocence

Written By: Words & Music By Jimi Bertucci

I was sitting on the steps of Saint Francis
With my friend Willy the jew
The confetti was fresh on the ground
From the wedding that had to be
Father George worn dark sunglasses
I think he was hiding the truth
Sister Mary attended catechism
She was the practical one
Living with passion and innocence

Mr. Angel dressed so smart
He was a mobster
Swore he would shoot us
If we smudged his Cadillac
Nights would sawing at the Black Cat Cafe
Where pretty women would come to play
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They were kind to all the boys
Made us feel like men
So many times we would fall in love
Without ever being kissed
Living with passion and innocence

Our souls were running fast
We all knew one day it would end
Some would be heroes some would die
Some would just be

They were kind to all the boys
Made us feel like men
So many times we would fall in love
Without ever being kissed
Living with passion and innocence

James Bert Publishing/ Socan

Some Things Last Forever

Written By: Words and Music by Jimi Bertucci

When I look at your face
I see an Angel
I feel a strong presence
Of love
I thank the One
For giving me someone special
Someone like you
A pearl in an ocean so wide

I'm spinning spinning round
My feet are off the ground
I can't say I've ever been higher
The clouds at my finger tips
Your voice calls out my secrets
A love I can't resist
Is it for the moment
Is it for all time
Can some things last forever
While others simply die

You got me spinning spinning round
My heart is air-borne
Leonardo and Van Gogh
Would sacrifice I know
Kings would give up thrones
To be with you
And beggars would be rich
Beyond the stars that guide
The wonders in our lives
In our lives

© 2007James Bert Publishing/SOCAN/ASCAP

Radio Tree

Written By: Words and Music by Jimi Bertucci


This is my perspective under the umbrella
The clock ticks on minds grow weak
Some will live forever
The spirits walk among the living
The oceans crash without forgiveness
I received open ears when I was hard in my green days
Now that I've learned who I am
No one cares to hear my plan
The future is yesterday gone tomorrow
Kill the killers abolish the sadness
When I die bury me under the radio tree
Bring me flowers bring me highs
Under the radio tree
Play it loud play it louder
Under the radio tree radio tree
I have been to the desert
Slept in the sand
Looked up at the stars
Held the world in my hand
In time we all reach out for the power hand
To touch it is the gift of love and trust
When I die bury me under the radio tree
Bring me flowers bring me highs
Under the radio tree
Play it loud play it Hendrix
Under the radio tree radio tree
In time we all reach out for the power hand
To touch it is the gift of love and trust
When I die bury me under the radio tree
Bring me flowers bring me highs
Under the radio tree
Play it loud play it Lennon
Under the radio tree radio tree

© 2004 James Bert Publishing/SOCAN/ASCAP

Thank You

Written By: Jimi Bertucci, Ron Bartley

THANK YOU

I’d like to say I’m sorry for ever hurting you girl
If only one life to live, I’d like to share with you in this world

Thank you for letting me love you the way you did
Thank you for letting me love you each day
Thank you for letting me love you the way you did
Thank you for letting me love you each day

You made me happy when I was feeling down
You took the rain away and made the sun come around
Your love for me is worth more than anything
And when you touch me girl my heart begins to sing

Thank you for letting me love you the way you did
Thank you for letting me love you each day
Thank you for letting me love you the way you did
Thank you for letting me love you each day

You made me happy when I was feeling down
You took the rain and made the sun come around

Thank you for letting me love you the way you did
Thank you for letting me love you each day
Thank you for letting me love you the way you did
Thank you for letting me love you each day

Goddess of Nature

Written By: Jimi Bertucci, Paul Gross

GODDESS OF NATURE

She was barely a teen when I saw her
But her woman look had caught my eye
Many men had been warned of her powers
As she creeped through the night with her light

She would waken the morning with the sunrise
With her hair hanging down to her thighs
As she lay in her bed made of roses
Looking deep she had ice in her eyes

Goddess of nature
You’re a madness in every man’s heart
Though they search the world over to find
That you lurk in people’s minds
Goddess of nature
Goddess of nature

I would watch as she bathe in the river
Where the water would flow into wine
And the leaves off the plants were her towels
And the fruits off the trees she would dine

Goddess of nature
You’re a madness in every man’s heart
Though they search the world over to find
That you lurk in people’s minds
Goddess of nature
Goddess of nature

Goodbye Farewell

Written By: Jimi Bertucci

GOODBYE FAREWELL

Well it seems the next place I’m goin’
Will be far enough so I won’t see your face
I got a one-way ticket and I’m boarding on the next train
And I don’t think that I’ll ever be back again

Goodbye farewell my lady friend
We had a heck of a time and I’m sorry that it had to be the end
Goodbye farewell my lady friend
If we ever meet up I’m sure I’d like to try it once again

Well I’m headed for St. Louis and I hope I get there soon
I’m goin’ to find myself a woman in the nearest hotel room
And if that don’t suit my taste I guess I’ll head on southward bound
Find myself a woman that I know won’t mess around

Goodbye farewell my lady friend
We had a heck of a time and I’m sorry that it had to be the end
Goodbye farewell my lady friend
If we ever meet up I’m sure I’d like to try it once again

Some Things Last Forever

Written By: Jimi Bertucci

SOME THINGS LAST FOREVER

When I look at your face
I see an Angel
I feel a strong presence
Of love
I thank the One
For giving me someone special
Someone like you
A pearl in an ocean so wide

I'm spinning spinning round
My feet are off the ground
I can't say I've ever been higher
The clouds at my finger tips
Your voice calls out my secrets
A love I can't resist
Is it for the moment
Is it for all time
Can some things last forever
While others simply die

You got me spinning spinning round
My heart is air-borne
Leonardo and Van Gogh
Would sacrifice I know
Kings would give up thrones
To be with you
And beggars would be rich
Beyond the stars that guide
The wonders in our lives
In our lives

Woman O Woman

Written By: Jimi Bertucci, Ron Bartley, Bob McPherson, Brian Cotterill

WOMAN O WOMAN

Woman o woman don’t you weep for me
I’m not worth the money and the time you’ll see
No future no blessings for you and me
Woman o woman won’t you let me be

I’ve been working far too long
To keep myself alive
The place that I’m living in is such a dive
You could be so happy
With your own kind
Woman o woman won’t you leave me behind

I’ve been searching far too long for myself
I’m so independent I don’t need no one else
A person like you needs someone she can trust
Woman I need you

Woman o woman won’t you look on down
Do you think we’d make it with no one’s help
Depending on each other as common people do
Oh living off your money and loving you

Woman o woman don’t you weep for me
I’m not worth the money and the time you’ll see
No future no blessings for you and me
Woman o woman won’t you let me be
Woman

Discography

TIME - G.A.S. Records
The Best Of AC - BNOrecordingUSA
AC 30 - BNOrecordingUSA
The Set List - BNOrecordingUSA
HITS - BNOrecordingUSA
K-Tel Presents

SINGLES
Gypsy
Goodbye Farewell
Thank You
Rockin In The City
Back Home Again
Goddess Of nature
Christina
Deni
Hot Love
Maybe Tomorrow
Some Things Last Forever
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Set List

Gypsy
Goodbye Farewell
Some Things Last Forever
Passion & Innocence
Thank You
Goddess Of Nature
1965
Maybe Tomorrow