I had written this song about 7 years back(2005), since i didn't know how to play a musical instrument, i never got to compose it till i met my good friend Nikhil about 3 months back, he helped me turn an old poem from my scrap book, in to this little gem.
Israfel : He is said to be one of the archangels. Israfel will blow the trumpet from a holy rock in Jerusalem to announce the Day of Resurrection. The trumpet is constantly poised at his lips, ready to be blown when God so orders. It is also said that, created at the beginning of time, Israfel possesses four wings, and is so tall as to be able to reach from the earth to the pillars of Heaven. A beautiful angel who is a master of music, Israfel sings praises to God in a thousand different languages, the breath of which is used to inject life into hosts of angels who add to the songs themselves. He is overcome by sorrow and tears three times every day and every night at the sight of Hell.
This song tells the story of those children who didn't get to spend their time with their loved ones this holiday season, due to some misfortune that life threw at them. My wife is 9 months pregnant now, and the events that have happened in the months during her pregnancy got me depressed, especially the horrifying Sandy Hook incident, that made me look at my wife's suffering in a different light, and I sat down and rewrote it again. I felt the children come in my dreams and tell me the story that the grownups should listen to, altleast once in their lifetime. I know that this song will sound like it does not take off, it just mimics the lives of those children who never got to enjoy the real beats of life. There were news of babies strangled and dumped in the garbage, babies have died because they were forgotten in their own parent's cars, War zones where innocent children are given guns to shoot other children in exchange for food. This world is losing the shine and purpose for which God created it, we have turned our paradise in to one big coffin. I hope the very rich, try and find out a way to make money by the power of love, instead of war. I believe you will love this song and support me. I don't know if I could make another song in the future, but I believe your support will make me want to reach out to all of you through the power of music. Take care of your loved ones and make sure they show the same love to the ones around them, there is no point in showing them your love in their after life. I love you. Live Happy!