Christy Godden Beautiful Song Written for the People of Haiti

Thank you Christy for sharing your talents and voice with all of us and with the people of Haiti!

Lyrics: Haiti

Your world came crashing down that day

And I watched you as you cried

Your mothers and your fathers

No longer at your side

I watched it from afar and said

Lord what can I do

So I’m standing, singing here today

And I’m giving it all you

Chorus

And I hope and I pray

That you live to see a brighter day

Cuz your presence in this world

Is worth the while

And I’m glad I’m standing here today

Giving you my hand

And I hope to see you smile

Again

We’re so wrapped up in our own world

Safe and sound in our own homes

Their children lie there helpless

With nothing of their own

We lay our heads to sleep at night

Safe and sound in our own beds

They sleep outside in darkness

Right alongside of their dead

Chorus

And I hope and I pray

That you live to see a brighter day

Cuz your presence in this world

Is worth the while

And I’m glad I’m standing here today

Giving you my hand

And I hope to see you smile

And we hope and we pray

That you live to see a brighter day

Cuz your presence in this world

Is worth the while

And I’m glad we’re standing here today

Giving you our hands

And we hope to see you smile…..

Again

Green Bay Hub “Musicians United for Haiti” Pictorial

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17 local bands play all day for Haiti in Ashwaubenon

Posted by WFRV – January 31, 2010

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Ashwaubenon (WFRV) – 17 local bands signed on to play all day Sunday for relief in Haiti. The ‘Musicians United For Haiti’ event began at 11am and runs until 10:30 at night.

10 traditional bands and 7 acoustic bands are playing at Tom Dick and Harry’s located at 835 Potts Avenue in Ashwaubenon.

The event was organized by musicians of Northeast Wisconsin. Event coordinators will donate all proceeds to the American Red Cross International Relief Fund set up for Haiti.

Nearly 3 weeks ago a 7.0 earthquake rocked killing 200,000 people. One-million Haitians are still homeless after the natural disaster. Many still lack food and clean drinking water.

“It’s been a whirl –not a lot of sleep” event organizer Missy Kreuger tells Channel 5’s Hilary Golston. The group planned the event in under 2 weeks, but Kreuger says she and other ‘United’ directors felt compelled to act. “Watching the TV, you just kind of sit there” Kreuger says. “We should do something.”

The event featured big local names like Boogie & The Yo-yo’z as well as Boxkar. A donation of $10 is requested. Kids 12 and under get in free.

“Band”ing together for Haiti

Published Fox 11 WLUK: Sunday, 31 Jan 2010, 5:33 PM CST

While the death and destruction in Haiti is thousands of miles away from

Starting things off was the band Red Clover

Northeast Wisconsin, the devastation still moves people to make a difference and help.

“I was bawling my eyes out and I said, I’ve got to do something,” said Musician Christy Godders.

Godders partnered with the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter to coordinate an 11 hour performance by local artists at Tom Dick and Harry’s in Ashwaubenon.

“It’s been 18 days now after the efforts and the pictures are going out of the media and to have benefits like this leaps it in the focus and the mindset of people,” said Jody Weyers with the American Red Cross.

Those attending the fundraiser say it’s an entertaining way to make a difference. Mary Jean Roovers said she wanted to donate to Haiti since the earthquake first happened, but never got around to it.

“When we got the notice about the benefit it seemed like the perfect way to combine love of music and also to help with the tragedy,” said Roovers.

Weyers said as time passes, it’s important people are reminded help is still needed.

“The needs are still there. This is gonna be a long relief operation and money is still gonna be needed,” said Weyers.

Music wasn’t the only the event offered. It also had guitars, toys, prizes and even an autographed football donated by the Green Bay Packers up for auction.

While the volunteers’ goal is to entertain patrons with a variety of bands, it’s the donations and generosity that brings music to their ears.

Musicians United For Haiti

LINE UP OF BANDS:

ACOUSTIC – PERFORMING INSIDE RESTAURANT

  • Kerry Michaels (11:00am – Noon)
  • Ric-oustic  (12:30pm-1:30pm)
  • Emily & Chad of One Week Rage (2pm-3pm)     
  • Rob Anthony (3:30pm-4:30pm)
  • Johnny Shoen & Running Blind Acoustic (5pm – ?)

BANDS —- PERFORMING IN THE CLUB

  • 12:00-12:45       Red Clover (Pat Hibbard, Chris Dame)
  • 1:00-1:50           Fine Line
  • 2:05-2:55           Sonic Circus
  • 3:10-4:00           Scarlett Letter
  • 4:15-5:05           Running Blind
  • 5:20-6:10           5 Studs & A Wingnut
  • 6:25-7:15           Unity the Band
  • 7:30-8:20          Replica
  • 8:35-9:25           Boogie & The YoYoz
  • 9:40-10:30        Boxkar