Shine Like the Sun

from by Bryan Kessler

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This song was written along with Michael Ruff and Allan Thomas. It is a dedication to the great late Israel "Iz" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole .He was well loved and this song a fitting tribute.


Free as a bird
You're voice will rise with the wind
Braddah IZ
And when your music plays
We will remember you
Shining like the sun
Braddah IZ

If your love could be measured by your friends
And we all got together
Standing hand in hand in hand
Just like your love
The line would never end

All the good times
Stay captured in your songs
You brought us all together
You taught us to be strong
We never will forget
Your memory lives on


I knew you well
It's like you were my brother
Living life in music
You always tell it like it is
There'll never be another
Braddah IZ


Braddah IZ
Shine like the sun
Braddah IZ
Shine like the sun


from Heart Jams, released September 1, 1999
Bryan Kessler - acoustic guitars and Vocals
Tim Garon - background vocals
Rocky Brown - background vocals
Shawn Ishimoto - Ukulele
Dean Taba - fretless bass
David Derge - drums
Kimo Cornwell - keyboards
Michael Ruff - Hammond B-3 organ
Ken Emerson - lap steel
Ritchie Gajata Garcia - percussion


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