I always post music that I like…it would be hard for me to post something I didn’t like and write about it indifferently. This one…I have played on guitar more than I’ve listened to. I played in bands for years and when I was beginning, this one was taught to me. I never heard it before I played it but it’s pretty easy…if you take away all of the space effects. It was a few years after I’d played it at least 20 times before I heard the record.
Billy Thorpe, was an English-born Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and musician. He was in a band called Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs in Australia. their first major pop hit was a cover of “Poison Ivy” in 1964. The band broke up in 1967 but re-formed one year later, with Thorpe on guitar as well as vocals. Thorpe’s signature song in Australia was “Most People I Know (Think that I’m Crazy)” in 1972.
Children of the Sun made it to #41 in 1979. The song was written by Billy Thorpe and Spencer Proffer. This was his only hit in America.
Children of the Sun
People of the Earth can you hear me?
Came a voice from the sky on that magical night
And in the colors of a thousand sunsets
They traveled through the world on a silvery light
The people of the Earth stood waiting
Watching as the ships came one by one
Setting fire to the sky as they landed
Carrying to the world Children Of The Sun
All at once came a sound from the inside
Then a beam made of light hit the ground
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Everyone felt the sound of their heartbeat
Every Man – Every Woman – Every Child
They pa**ed the limits of imagination
Through the doors – to a world – of another time
On the journey of a million lifetimes
With the Children Of The Sun – They started their climb
No more gravity, nothing holding them down
Floating endlessly, as their ship leaves the ground
through the walls of time – at the speed of light
Fly the crystal ships on their celestial flight
On their celestial flight.