From the recording The Lord is Kind

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Gedalya radiates pure positivity on the soulful “The Lord is Kind”. Sung straight from the heart, Gedalya taps into the very soul of folk music. Originally a communal sort of sound one that brought people together, he brings out this long-forgotten element to deliver a message of pure reassurance. No judgement, no loneliness, only love flows through the whole of the piece one of pure acceptance and the utmost of grace. Behind him, the band works to further reinforce this message without needing to say a single word because his verses are all that are needed. Every word is chosen with the greatest of care for every little element matters. By far though the very centre of it rests with his caring vocals, the sorts of things that are easy to get lost in. 

Buildup here happens with such considered movements. The rhythm possesses a giddy energy one that serves to hold up the infectious sense of joy that touches every small flourish with the sound. Within the tempo the percussion is kept restrained yet crystal clear, effortlessly working with the power of his voice. Never overdoing things the simple yet effective approach helps to give it a tremendous kindness, one that feels ever so peaceful with the cyclical nature of the whole of the work. 

“The Lord is Kind” reveals Gedalya to be a singer-songwriter of the highest calibre one who crafts a lovely, warm, and welcoming world a world not dissimilar from what is all around us. 

Lyrics

Driving home stopped along the way got pulled over out in Sheepshead Bay
Cops got a call from someone in town I fit the description they had written down
Get out of the car put your hands on the hood don’t pull any tricks for your own good
I stood there in disbelief while he opened my bags and was going through my things

The Lord is just the lord is kind there’s no punishment without a crime
Don’t know what I did to I deserve this bust but the Lord is kind and the Lord is just

I felt a chill going down my spine when he found the stolen goods with his canine
Caught red handed I was out of luck I was sure that they were gonna lock me up
Brought back to town to stand before the judge to plead my case the best I could
I didn’t do it but I couldn’t prove a thing in my possession they found everything

The Lord is just the lord is kind there’s no punishment without a crime
Don’t know what I did to deserve this bust but the Lord is kind and the Lord is just

I said judge please hear what I say I know I must look guilty in the light of day, but
You’ve got to believe me I’ve been framed I know it looks bad but I’m not to blame
Must have overwhelmed him with my speech he told the guards to set me free
I got light headed and I fell to the ground and woke up in my bed safe and sound

The Lord is just the lord is kind everything He does is right on the line
Until the day I go back to the dust the Lord is kind and in the Lord I trust
Until the day I go back to the dust the Lord is kind and in the Lord I trust