Time Passes By

by Rahel (Ann Rachel)

Released 2000
Ann Rachel (Rahel)
Released 2000
Ann Rachel (Rahel)
A rockin' groove that blends pop, rock, folk, jazz, Latin, Hebrew traditional, and blues defying any sort of label. Intelligent, musically sophisticated and sonically refreshing originals with sometimes driving rhythms and sometimes gentle sounds.
  • 03:33 Story Lyrics
    Time Passes By

    TIME PASSES BY 1999 CD; Time Passes By, Track 1


    Time passes by. Time passes by, my friend. You, you and I, go on living.  Oh yeah…

    Life is a song.   Life is a song, my friend. Time passes by as we’re singing. Oh yeah…

    Take a risk.  Dare to fly.  We can do it if we try. We are here. 

    We are now.   Anywhere.   Anyhow. Time passes by, my friend

    Reach for a star.   Reach for a star, my friend. Light shines on those who are living.

  • 02:58 Story Lyrics
    Babylon (Psalm 137)

    BABYLON (Al Naharot Bavel)


    One of the Hebrew psalms (137). Exiled from their land, they are taunted by their captives: "Sing to us. Sing to us your sacred songs." They weep, "But how can we sing our sacred songs on foreign soil?"

     

  • 04:52 Story Lyrics
    Hey Love (I Am)

    HEY LOVE (I am) 1997 CD: Time Passes By, Track 3


    Hey Love, I'm dancing. Hey Love , I can. Hey Love , I'm smiling. Hey Love , I am   

                                     
    Hey Love - I'm singing. Hey Love - I can. Hey Love - I'm laughing. Hey Love - I am     

    Seeing and feeling, touching and healing, I AM!    

                                      
    Hey Love - I'm touching. Hey Love - I can. Hey Love - I'm healing. Hey Love - I am    

    Seeing and feeling, touching and healing, I AM!  


    Hey Love - I am.......

    Hey Love - I'm feeling. Hey Love - I can. Hey Love - I'm just being. Hey Love - I am  


    Seeing and feeling, touching and healing, I AM!      

  • 03:31 Story Lyrics
    Straight in the Eye

    STRAIGHT IN THE EYE  c 1997 Ann R.S. Limor

     

                        Am                            Em                       Am

    There's a world full of lies if that's what you see 

         Em                Am

    If that's all you be

                        Am                            Em                   Am

    There's a world full of lies if that's all you feel

        Em                    Am         G

    If that's what is real for you

     

                         Am                                           

    There's a world that is battered

             Em                    Am

    and tattered and shattered

                  Em       Am                Em              Am

    Where evil is lurking and waiting to pounce

         G                                     F

    If that's all you see - if that's all you be

        Am                         G             Am

    If that's what you feel.... is real

     

                        Am                                        Em                Am

    There's a world that is crumbling down to the ground.

     Em                Am

    Just look around

                        Am                                      Em                 Am

    There's a darkness that lingers if you want to lose

        Em                           Am           G                             F

    If that's what you choose to see - instead of free

     

     

     

     

     

                               C                           G       

    Ch:  Look it straight in the eye

              F                       Am

    See it all there.

               G                        F           Am Em Am Em

    Straight in the eye

     

     

                        Am                            Em                       Am

    There's a world full of lies if that's what you see.

        Em                  Am

    If that's all you be

                        Am                            Em                  Am

    There's a world full of lies if that's all you feel

        Em                    Am          G

    If that's what is real for you

     

                        Am                                       Em                   Am         

    There's a world that is crumbling down to the ground

     Em               Am

    Just look around 

                        Am                                      Em                 Am

    There's a darkness that lingers if you want to lose

         Em                         Am           G                            F

    If that's what you choose to see - instead of free      

     

    CHORUS

     

  • 03:04 Story Lyrics
    My Sweet Land

    MY SWEET LAND 1982 CD: Time Passes By, Track 5


    Another original first. The vision: A little house by a stream with lots of beautiful green hills. I sit at the doorstep with the "child within". My man is canoeing down the stream. Peace and tranquility abound.
      


    See the hillside over yonder. There's my baby over there.At his doorstep he is singing a lullaby.

    And the child that sleeps within me. Nestles peaceful in his soul.

    In my dreams I catch a glimpse as I cast a sigh.


    And we are sailing on a river leading hopes and dreams afar.

    In my life I've had a million.  Still I close my eyes to dream up more.

    Through the mountains and the hillsides of my sweet land.


    For the moment I have rested, I can hear him singing gently.

    Over yonder on the hillside I send my gaze...  

  • 04:14 Story Lyrics
    Whenever You're You

    WHENEVER YOU'RE YOU 1997CD; Time Passes By, Track 7

    Take life one day at a time now - take it nice and slow

    Take time to look all around you got everywhere to go

    See the greens, the blues and the yellows jumping out at you

    Light, heavy, easy or mellow - anything will do

    Whenever you're you; whenever you're you

    Loud thunder, bright bolts of lightning - wonders of the world

    Stars shining, white moon a-rising - every boy and girl

    Gaze fondly, reach for each other - embracing gentle winds

    Be there for now and forever - hear the heavens sing

    Whenever you're you;  whenever you're you

    Take flight, go where your wings do fly. 

    Stay low or climb to a higher high

    Reach out, follow your heart - expand. 

    Near or far, wherever yu land it's grand

    Whenever you're you; whenever you're you

    Golden sun, rainbow colored skies surround you as you go

    Move forward eyes open wide, you've nothing to do but grow

    Each day is your very first birth-day, celebrate it with ease

    Live life with each loving moment - happy, full and free

    Whenever you're you; whenever you're you

  • 05:14 Story Lyrics
    Pierrot

    PIERROT c 1997 CD; Time Passes By, Track 6


    Oh - on a lonely night.

    The moon is in the sky and you're looking about

    Can you touch the light as you reach up. 

    Climbing on a moonbeam - you fly away

    To worlds up above - Floating on a cloud on high. 

    The winds whisk you away. 

    Shedding just one tear - on your own

    Wait - are you listening?

    You can hear the sound of someone who cares

    Showing you the way as the raven flies. 

    Traveling down your path - following your senses, you see

    The lines are never drawn - and time is endless. 

    Calling you from afar

    Shedding just one tear;

    Coming home

    Say - have you ever tried.

    Searching for your heart - reaching within

    Spreading out your wings as the eagle soars. 

    Climbing higher heights

    To the edge of the world. 

    You call out your name - standing on the peak

    A voice calls you back - shedding just one tear;

    Coming home

  • 02:29 Story Lyrics
    Before Mountains (Psalm 90)

    BEFORE MOUNTAINS (B’terem Harim Yuladu) c 1995


    This is another beautiful ancient Hebrew Psalm (90).

    Before the mountains were born,

    Before You set forth the earth and the inhabited land;

    From world to world You are....

    HaShem

  • 06:54 Story Lyrics
    You Don't Know

    YOU DON'T KNOW 1998CD: Time Passes By, Track 9


    Drifting - where do I want to go from here? Sailing - setting my course for anywhere.


    You don't know where I've been, you don't know what I've seen

    You don't know of the light or of the dark; 

    You don't know how I feel, you don't know what is real

    You don't know of a longing in my heart to set forth and go;

    Set forth and go .....


    Floating - riding the waves of endless time. Moving - over a whisper and a sign


    You don't know where I've been, you don't know what I've seen

    You don't know of the light or of the dark; 

    You don't know how I feel, you don't know what is real

    You don't know of a longing in my heart to set forth and go;

    Set forth and go .....

     

    Another time, another place. Another rhyme, another face

    This is the way I want to go. This is the place I want to know

    Another mountain yet to climb. Another passageway to find

    This is the time to get away. This is the time, it is today!

    To set forth and go …} x4       

            
    Resting - pondering thoughts as they arise. Gazing - the white of the light shines in my eyes 


    You don't know where I've been, you don't know what I've seen

    You don't know of the light or of the dark; 

    You don't know how I feel, you don't know what is real

    You don't know of a longing in my heart to set forth and go;

    Set forth and go …

  • 03:23 Story Lyrics
    Where I'm Bound

    WHERE I'M BOUND 1997CD; Time Passes By, Track 10


    Tom Paxton wrote a beautiful song saying "I can't help but wonder where I'm bound". This song seems to know where I'm bound and I'm ready to go there.


    I am not afraid when life turns me around, I am not afraid.

    I am not afraid of the sight and the sound, I am not afraid


    I embrace a heavenly face.  A simple smile; Almighty Grace.

    I forgive. I wanna live. I can love. L-rd I can give.

    And I can't help but go to where I'm bound, where I'm bound. 

    Traveling on to where I'm bound.


    I am not alone in the circle of life, I am not alone.

    I am not alone in my struggle and strife, I am not alone

    I embrace a heavenly face.  A simple smile; Almighty Grace.

    I forgive. I wanna live. I can love. L-rd I can give.

    And I can't help but go to where I'm bound, where I'm bound. 

    Traveling on to where I'm bound.

     

  • 04:38 Lyrics
    Giver of the Law

    GIVER OF THE LAW 1999

    CD: Time Passes ByHinay Ma Tov, Track 7 (Revised)


    From my window, from my window – I can see out in the darkness

    In the darkness, in the darkness – I can see there in the shadow
    In the shadow, in the shadow – There’s a fire all a-glow

    All a-glow, all a-glow – See the light shine from above;

    From my window…


    See the light shine, see the light shine – From a bush set a - fire 

    Set a - fire, set a - fire – Hear the voice resound like thunder
    Hear the thunder, hear the thunder – From the top of a high mountain 

    From a mountain, from a mountain – Comes the giver of the law; 
    See the light shine…

    Here is the god of the people – here is the law of the land
    Here is the union of Heaven and earth – here is the dawning of Man 

    Here there is Soul, there is Spirit – Here there is Love of the One
    Here there is Holy communion – here is what we must become
    One people after a fall – One people  hearing the call - 

    One people seeing it all – Standing completely in awe
    One people …   One G-d  -  One people loving One G-d

    One people ….  One G-d  -  One people loving One G-d


    Ain Sof      -    LaNetzakh   -   Ohr HaRuach 

NOTES
"Your music is truly beautiful. I find it highly refreshing. Top notch playing as well!" (Eric Stadler, recording artist)

Rahel is making waves with a wide reaching repertoire that is intelligent, musically sophisticated and ethnically diverse. With sometimes driving rhythms and sometimes gentle sounds, Rahel brilliantly fuses jazz, Middle East rhythms, Far east mantras, appropriate contemporary stylings and songs to tickle the imagination. Fascinating for music lovers of all ages, cultures and faiths.

Jam Music Magazine writes: "I was so surprised when I turned on Rahel's TIME PASSES BY. It is not the typical contemporary singer/songwriter album that I expected. Overall that's a good thing... Rahel has a wonderful voice, strong and expressive."

Seven-year old Julia said it best: "I love the music. You sing wonderful. Makes my heart feel good."

"A woman of great faith, Rahel can cover many emotional bases through the language of music alone. A gifted and talented songwriter, Rahel has a lot to say and she says it well with a beautiful diverse collection of songs." - Vicky Arico; Singer/Songwriter/Artist


"Rahel's music sounds smooth, so very modern, and even 'hot'. There are hints of jazz, Middle East blends and further East mantras." - FolkNotes; Israel

"Your music is so very calming." - Mariposa Museum, NH

"You know how once in a while you just get overwhelmed with emotion? That's what happens when I sit down and listen to your music. Your music is very emotional, revealing, positive and healing." - Bill; Montana

"I admire your ability to express and share your spirituality in music." - Steve Blunt; Children's Musician & Storyteller