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Ticket To Paradise Collaboration by bernabby and Kenneth Bradshaw

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 06:24 PM

Bernabby submitted these lyrics to the Song of the year contest. I liked them and we agreed to collaborate

I am showing the first and last verse, and the chorus

Full lyrics:

Ticket to Paradise

Mama knew all along
When the doctor said there was something wrong.
That boy ain’t ever gonna be right
Maybe live just a little while.

Better let me take him
Law says he’s still not a human being
Take me too, take me too, mama said
You ain’t getting him ‘less I’m dead….. She cried:
Only God’s gonna take my son.
Don’t you worry I’ll take care till that time comes.
He’s my precious gift of life
And he’s getting a ticket to paradise.
Yeah, a one way ticket to paradise

Mama cared 20 years
It wasn’t easy but had no time for tears
It was a labor of love, she’d say.
Knowing God could call any day.

She knew her work was done.
When he never woke with the morning sun
She bowed her head in prayer silently, knowing he was in God’s presence….she smiled
Only God's gonna have my son
He'll be mine and I'll take care till that time comes
He's my precious gift of life
And he's getting a ticket to paradise

Now Mama’s got a ticket,
A one way ticket to Paradise.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:28 AM

This is an unusual way of delivering a song - an instrument with the "lyrics" posted as a video - but it kind of works. At first I felt the music was a little too "midi'd" and regular, but the approach grew on me as I listened, and the music-box-simplicity came to suit the poignant message perfectly. A nice little composition and a very interesting collaboration. :)

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