The former leader singer of Kansas, known for such hits as “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry on My Wayward Son,” has produced a touching video to go along with a new single he’s released that tells the story of his adopted daughter’s birth.
Grammy-winning songwriter and producer John Elefante is using his newest song “This Time” to share the story of his adopted daughter’s birth and to help a pro-life group that uses the power of the Internet to help pregnant women considering abortion.
Elefante is well-known in the music business and, after singing for Kansas, he fronted the Christian rock band Mastedon with his brother and went on to produce well-known Chrisitan music artists including Guardian and other top Christian pop and rock bands.
From a report on the new song:
“I can’t imagine life without my daughter, Sami, and it just breaks my heart that pregnant young women much like her birth mother, instead of choosing life for their babies, are denying them the chance to be born,” Elefante says. “If our song can in any way bring attention to this issue and encourage those who are considering abortion to choose life through options such as adoption, then we couldn’t be happier.”
The song’s lyrics are based on the true story of what Sami’s 13-year-old birth mother might have experienced as “she sat cold in a waiting room, frightened and all alone … knowing that her baby would soon be gone.”
As the video unfolds, we see the dreams she had of a little girl celebrating her third birthday and growing into a woman through the years, and we hear the voice she heard telling her to “run away … you’re not taking her … this time.”
Purchase “This Time” from John’s new album ‘On My Way To The Sun’ on iTunes now http://bit.ly/ElefanteiTunes.