Levy Abad Jr.

Levy Abad Jr.

 Mississauga, Ontario, CAN
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

I'm a solo artist. I compose my songs and hire an arranger, and invite musician friends to help me out with other instruments.

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Hold me Close, Sweet Toronto

Written By: Levy Abad Jr.

Hold Me Close, Sweet Toronto
Levy Abad Jr.
04/29/2009

I’m a migrant. Looking for freedom
I was running, now I’m done
From oppression to a refuge
In Toronto’s warm embrace

Feel the breeze of democracy
Dance in the streets of liberty
What more can I say
I’m in Toronto’s warm embrace

Chorus 1:
Hold me close, oh Toronto
Keep me always in your heart
Let me blend into the colors
Of your people’s radiant smile

If by chance I’d be in danger
If by chance I’m feeling down
Oh I know I need not worry
I know you’d keep me in your heart

I’m a migrant, seeking refuge
And from a distance I saw your lights
The CN Tower is my beacon
To Toronto’s warm embrace

Feel the breeze of democracy
Dance in the streets of liberty
What more can I say
I’m in Toronto’s warm embrace

Chorus 1, 2:
Through the changing of the seasons
Through the bright and darkest times
Hold me close my sweet Toronto
Hold me close all through the night
(Fade)

Idle No More

Written By: Levy Abad

Go back to the source
of this never ending river of tears
Take the path to the root of this endless pain
Remember the ways of the ancients
Listen to the beating of the eagle’s wings
Remember the story of the elders
Learn from the lesson of history

Can you hear the Great Spirit whisper?
Can you hear the prairie land calling?
Can you hear the cry of the wolf through the plains?
Can you hear a thousand bison runnin’

Chorus:
Idle mo more, idle no more, idle no more
Idle no more, idle no more, idle no more

Now is the time to talk about movement
Now is the time to talk about justice
Now is the time to sing about freedom
Now is the time for change

Chorus:
Idle mo more, idle no more, idle no more
Idle no more, idle no more, idle no more

Interlude:

See the spirits dance ‘round the sacred fire
Hear the beating of the drums in the darkest night
Go back to the source of this river of tears
Learn from the lesson of history

Chorus:
Idle no more, idle no more, idle no more
Idle no more, idle no more, idle no more
Idle no more, idle no more, idle no more
Idle no more, idle no more, idle no more

Heya, heyahe, heya, heyahe, heya, heya
Heya, heyahe, heya, heyahe, heya, heya
Heya, heyahe, heya, heyahe, heya, heya
Heya, heyahe, heya, heyahe, heya, heya

Repeat chorus...... fade