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Rhythm’s Children lyrics

Rhythm’s Children opens with a sunrise over a quiet canyon. A narrow river feeds tough green plants and animals call to one another in the half-light. We see people on a wide, fertile plain, moving together in a gentle, simple dance. 

Their hearts beat with a universal rhythm. The rhythm carries them into the future. The earth nourishes them and carries their dancing feet with love. The earth watches in terror as the dancing feet move faster and faster, trampling the plants on the plain and kicking dust into the once-clear river. 

We see a modern city like New York. We see a child in the city, and hear a voice that she hears, a wild whisper in her ear. It asks her to feel the rhythm that connects her to the ancient world, to look at the problems of the modern world with clear eyes, and to realize that we can solve the problems facing us if we remember the past, understand the present and believe in our power to shape the future.

On Rhythm’s Children, cinematic instrumentals paint the red desert and green grassland. Synthesizers dance and play with laughing piano licks. Lively percussion leaps under bright vocal choruses. Rhythm’s Children is the second track on Shine by Noah Blumenfeld.

Rhythm’s Children

Child of the canyon
Of naked stone and silver river 
You were born on a sandy shore
A desert wind caressed your skin 

You bathed in water that flows from a fountain
And carves a path across the fertile plain 
Sew seeds in springtime
Harvest when seasons change

 The rhythm's old
 The rhythm's new
 A heartbeat drumming in all you do
 The rhythm's strong
 Its power's true
 It's living in me
 It's living in you

 Rhythm's children
 Rhythm's children
 Rhythm's children
 We're rhythm's children

Child of the past and future 
Child of heaven and earth
Child of sorrow, child of hope 
A bitter wind bites at your bare skin

Stand in shadows of tall buildings
Look upon our world with gentle eyes
Cry for the moment that we live in
Give our world your love and delight

The rhythm's old
 The rhythm's new
 A heartbeat dancing in all we do
 The rhythm's strong
 Its power's true
 It's living in me
 It's living in you

 Rhythm's children
 Rhythm's children
 Rhythm's children
We're rhythm's children

The rhythm's old
 The rhythm's new
 A heartbeat playing in all we do
 The rhythm's strong
 Its power's true
 It's living in me
 It's living in you

 Rhythm's children
 Rhythm's children
 Rhythm's children
We're rhythm's children