In 1889, Robert Louis Stevenson was walking on the shores of Ho’okena. He heard a mother and child weeping as the little girl was torn from her mother’s arms, placed in a dory and rowed out to a schooner. She was sailed away never to be seen again. She was a leper child bound for Molokai. This song was written by Randy Smith and the hula is choreographed and performed by Kainoa.
Every now and then we catch a glimpse . . .
Randy wrote this song when he noticed that when in pain, he would clench his fists. Remember when Superman would hold a lump of coal and by squeezing it in his hand it would become a diamond? God is making precious gems from our unfinished lives. If you have ever had physical pain or have had a broken heart or you just need a friend, this song is for you! Remember, Jesus loves you.
Dedicated to the memory of our fathers and to the hope in our sons.
Written from the heart, One Face Into The Wind, is a compilation of original work by Randy and Linda Smith. This work includes songs written over the last 10 years. Randy plays guitar on all the songs as Linda accompanies on a few songs with her Koa wood harp. Our music expresses our various loves and interests such as history in Ireland, the culture of Hawaii, songs dedicated to our family and the ebb and flow of our Christian lives.
As a lyricist, Randy’s hope is that you will be brought to laugher and tears, from McGee’s Pub to Makin’ Diamonds.
Our first CD released in 1997, called Take Me Back, is at this time being remastered and soon will also be available.
Randy and Linda Smith
Randy wrote this love song for Linda and it has since been used in several weddings, including his mother’s a few years ago when she was 78 years old. Blue