First of all, people ask me where my artist name, Delano came from. The name Delano comes from my middle name, Garner Delano Barker. I am an independent unsigned artist and love to write songs and experiment with music. This CD has a variety of styles and sounds. I performed all the music and produced, engineered, mixed and recorded the CD. The recordings were made from my home studio on Lakengren Lake, outside of Eaton, Ohio. I wrote all the songs except "Dead End" which was written by Rick Winsler (my wife's nephew). My sister Glema McClung and her three son's helped on backup vocals on "Jesus People".
Here's how it all breaks down.
"Dead End" - This is a song from the inside. It was written by Rick Winsler while in jail and under conviction while reaching out to the lord.
"Kid's of The King" - This song could be called a Christian Anthem. I wrote this song to have a powerful
impact on standing up and proclaiming we are Kid's of The King our God.
"Times Are Chang'n" - I take a strong stand against the corruption that spreads through our land in the media, politics and music. Things might have been bad back years ago also, but back then things the bad things were not exposed to the public like they are today. Our country just keeps getting further away from God. Remember, our young people are listening and watching everything we throw at them. Let's send out a good positive message to our young people.
"Understanding" - This song has a Neil Young style that talks about trying to understand why it has to be the way it is. We sometimes don't understand the reasoning for what always happens, but God has a plan for everything and we should put it in his hands.
"Don't Turn Away" - This song deals with salvation. Time is running out and we as Christians feel that Jesus is coming back soon, so don't turn and walk away but seek Jesus. Song sends out a powerful message.
"It Will Be Alright" - A song telling us that Jesus is always there and not to worry and put it all in his hands. It will be alright.
"Flight Of The Angels" - This was a song that ended up being a instrumental. When I played it back, it just seem to make you float like you were flying and I could picture Angels visiting the Earth. It makes a good visual song.
"Evolution Is Brain Pollution" - This is a remix of my earlier version in 2000. It tell's it like it is. A good song for young people to sing along with on the Church Bus or in Sunday School or at Church Camps.
"Don't Let Evil Reign" - I wrote this song about the Devil and Hell being real and the Devil is on loose and taking as many as he can down with him. Fight against the Devil and Evil and put Satan behind you. Don't let the Devil take your soul.
"Here's My Hand" - A song about reaching out to Jesus in a time of slipping into darkness and making a change in your life. Have you ever fallen down and asked someone to help you up? Same applies here. Just reach out and ask Jesus to pull you out of the darkness.
"Jesus People" - This was a fun song to record.It has that beat and worship message that makes it stick in your head and you can't shake it loose. But that's a good thing. You'll catch yourself singing the chorus over and over again throughout the day.
"Perfection" - This song deals with the perfection of all that God has created. It's amazing how God put it all together so perfectly.
"In God's World" - The song is about God's World, Heaven. What a glorious and beautiful place that awaits us.
A place of peace and harmony for eternity.
"If I Should Die" - A song that deals with situations where death could come instantly. Always say a prayer before doing anything and ask for God's guidance and blessings and thank him for everything. Always be prepared to meet God our Father in Heaven.
"Into The Light" - An instrumental that gives you the feeling of stepping out of the darkness and into God's light.
I hope you enjoy this CD. If you would like the lyrics to any of the songs, just email me and I'll see about getting a copy of the lyrics out to you. I love to hear from my fans, brother and sisters and friends of the music world.
Feel free to email me and chat anytime. I apprecite any comments you may have about my music, lyrics or website.
If you are interested in this CD for radio airplay or theme music for your programming or to put in your library, please feel free to email me and let me know the details.
NOTE: My newest CD Release "The Best Is Yet To Come" should be available at CD Baby the month of July 2004. Keep checking in to give it a listen. I beleive you'll love this CD. This is my best work yet.
Thanks for listening,
Love Him More In 2004,
Your Christian Brother and Friend,
Garner Delano Barker