Bring Him Home

by SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

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You can see the video from this live recording here:
youtu.be/_ggZOy9LF1w

This song is from the fantastic musical Les Miserables, and it's the scene where the revolutionary students are at the barricade, late at night, and some have begun to sleep while others take night-watch. Knowing the carnage that most certainly awaits them, Jean Valjean prays for young Marius' safety while Marius sleeps.

I've always loved this song, and recently I've been singing this song to my son around the house using a youtube karaoke track as my band (btw Youtube karaoke is a great thing. Just type in the name of most any mainstream song and "karaoke" and there's a good chance someone's uploaded a karaoke version of the song on there. It's truly every shower-singers' and every parent singing for their kiddos' dream!) The only thing is, is that the track never really gave me enough time to hold on to some of those high notes that I wanted to hold on to. So, I learned it on guitar and took a crack at it myself. Here is the recording from its first public performance - at SHAKE YOUR PEACE! Trio's concert 11-18-15 at Strings in Oakland, CA.

lyrics

God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there
He is young
He's afraid
Let him rest
Heaven blessed.
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.
He's like the son I might have known
If God had granted me a son.
The summers die
One by one
How soon they fly
On and on
And I am old
And will be gone.
Bring him peace
Bring him joy
He is young
He is only a boy
You can take
You can give
Let him be
Let him live
If I die
Let me die
Let him live
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home

credits

released December 18, 2015
Thank you Claude-Michel Schönberg (music), Alain Boublil (original French lyrics) and Herbert Kretzmer (English lyrics), and all those who created and originated this song, and the whole magical creation known as Les Miserables. Big props to Colm Wilkinson - the original Jean Valjean.

Guitar & Voice: Gabe Dominguez
Violin: Alisa Rose

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SHAKE YOUR PEACE! Oakland, California

SHAKE YOUR PEACE! is an Oakland-based Whup band known for ebullient performances, bicycle music tours, and radical politics. SHAKE YOUR PEACE!'s first album "Sing It As You Please," was released in 2006. A second full length album was begun in 2012 and remains unfinished. 2016 looks like a promising year though... ... more

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