Devoted Children

There is nothing more wonderful than grown children with a deep love,  respect and devotion to for a parent.  I can definitely say that about two of my close friends from high school.  Roald Garcia and his younger brother Roddy Garcia have always been into music, and often write and perform their own works.  Their latest is a song dedicated to their mother, a warm and caring woman, who to this day makes me feel special.  Their story and a link to their song are below.

On The Hudson – A song written and recorded by my friends to honor their mother..

On The Hudson

Words by Roald Garcia / Music by Roddy Garcia & Ernesto N. Verdeja

Dedicated to our Mother.  In 1962 she was 27 and came from Cuba with two small children.  As political refugees, money was tight, and the language foreign.  But somehow, we really never felt we were struggling to get by.  She got us through with perseverance, love and a very warm and welcoming home.  Living in Union City in the 1960’s, we would sometimes walk to the Hudson River and look across at the lights of the Big Apple.  The New York skyline represented hope and change, calling you to move forward.  It is an image that one never forgets.

It’s the winter

Of your 27th year

I never saw the tears

For the world

That you left behind you

~

On the Hudson

The lights reflect like eyes

The promises and lies

That your second-hand coat

Tried to cover

~

We pledged allegiance to the flag

You never let me know

How little we had

Wasn’t bad

It never made us sad

~

Past the window

The snow begins to fall

You say we have it all

But it’s hard

Trying to understand it

~

In the city

The diesel paints the air

On the bus somewhere

All the gray

People sit around us

~

We pledged allegiance to the flag

You never let me know

How little we had

Wasn’t bad

It never made us sad

On the Hudson

On the Hudson

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Posted on January 8, 2012, in General and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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