Passing Through Time

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This song took quite a long time to record. There were a lot of details that I wanted to get right. Just when I thought it was finished, I started to question a few things. One of my 'problems' with the song was that it seemed like something new had to happen in the second half of the J.S. Bach quote in the middle instrumental section. Jamie Philp had already played quite a few guitar parts on an earlier session, and I asked him to come back and try something in the way of a lead part over top of the Bach section. I wasn't even sure that was what I really wanted . . . I can be pretty particular when it comes to my own tunes. Jamie tried a couple things, then I asked him if maybe he could try something an octave lower. What we got was what you hear. Man! I just love Jamie's guitar playing and that line is supremely perfect!

About the song . . . When I was writing this and singing "Just what the world needs . . . love, brothers and sisters," I was thinking of that wonderful Bacharach/David song "What The World Needs Now Is Love". Jackie DeShannon did the version I like best, and when she sang 'what the world needs now is love, sweet love' all those years ago, we believed that was the answer. Now here we are in 2017 and we're still looking for it.

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Passing Through Time
by Wilfred Kozub

Just what the world needs – just what the world needs
Just what the world needs, sisters and brothers
Just what the world needs – just what the world needs
Just what the world needs -LOVE sisters and brothers

I wander alone as a cloud in the sky
The people below are just passing by
Discouraged people living out their own lives
Day after day . . . wondering

Just what the world needs – just what the world needs
Just what the world needs, sisters and brothers
Just what the world needs – it’s just what the world needs
Just what the world needs, brothers and sisters

We had nothing to lose
Living in bliss
But we had no idea
It would be like this

(instrumental interlude)

Passing through time . . . passing through time . . . passing through time
LOVE
We’re passing through time . . . passing through time . . . passing through time

Every world is just like the world
Every world is just like the world
Every world’s a part of the world

Every world’s the end of the world
Every world’s the start of the world
Every world is just like the world

Just what the world needs . . . passing through time . . . keep it simple . . . sisters and brothers . . . keep it simple

I wonder
I wonder
I wonder
I wonder

Copyright, ©, 2014 by Wilfred Kozub/Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)

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from Passing Through Time, released January 20, 2017
Wilfred Kozub - vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
Jamie Philp - guitars
Thank you to Johann Sebastian Bach for his beautiful "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" that I quoted in this song.

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Wilfred N & the Grown Men Edmonton, Alberta

Wilfred N & the Grown Men are a pop/rock institution in their home town of Edmonton, Canada. With roots in the New Wave scene of the early 80s, the group reliably offers up a striking set of tuneful and significant new songs of imagination and depth.

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