On Our Way Back Home
Music & Lyrics by Ken Veltz
Shot in New York City
Video Directing & Editing
by Andrew Veltz
Soundtrack Recorded at:
Red Wally Studios, Cold Spring, NY
Produced by Ken Veltz
Engineered by Joe Johnson
Mixed by Joe Johnson & Andrew Veltz
"Peacemakers don't take sides,they bring opposing sides together", k.v.
Smile If You Love Peace!
(Video produced by Andrew Veltz & Ken Veltz)
One afternoon my son, Andrew and I walked with two signs and two video cameras around New York City. On each sign were the words, "Smile if you love peace". One written in English, and the other in Arabic. These are the candid responses from some wonderful people who gave us spontaneous smiles after reading the signs. We cut the video to a song I wrote entitled, "On Our Way Back Home". It was a truly moving experience. We hope you are moved, too!
To be understood means understand
We're all the same, all just man
Living, working, trying not to fall.
So few of us are truly mad
And most of us, if had the chance
Would choose a kinder life, after all.
Crowded streets, country roads
Shouldering our private loads
Watching hopes and dreams,
rise and fall.
We need to take less than we give
Be forgiven and forgive
Celebrate our differences
And love and live and just let live.
I know I can't see how you see
I know you can't see how I see
We really don't need to agree at all.
We're both in separate grocery lines
You're in your world, I'm in mine
Living our own dreams, great or small.
We're on our way
On our way
We're on our way back home
Some to cities, some to fields.
Some outspoken, some concealed
Some religion, some no god to call.
Some to privilege, some to lack
Some the future, some the past
Always moving toward a common goal.