I am really pleased to announce that my latest recording is now available. It is a song is called Two C Words which was written and recorded for my friend Jordan, a 14 year old young man courageously battling cancer. The song is downloadable with all profits going to assist Jordan and his family at this tough time. You can review the full song below and purchase it if you choose. Please could you help me spread the word by sharing this with your circle of friends too?
The story behind Two C Words
A song for Jordan and any others battling cancer.
My heart was like a rag in a dog’s jaws after hearing that young 14 year old Jordan Unrau was diagnosed with bone cancer. I had worked closely with his parents for 5 years before and I had seen Jordan grow from a boy into a sensitive young man. It was too much to think of him having to endure all this.
I was asked to perform at a benefit concert with a bunch of family friends to help with some financial pressures brought on by this sickness. A few days before the concert I was driving along and saying a prayer for Jordan’s healing, when the thought came to me, of how there are two C’s warring over Jordan. One is a small c, cancer who is a murderer and a thief, and the other is a big C, Christ Jesus who is a life giver and a healer. I personally use the c word to refer to cancer often because for me this disease doesn’t deserve the respect of a name. But there is also another C word over Jordan, the mighty name of Christ who is everything that cancer is not and who paid a price with his own blood for our healing. I just started singing about these two c words whilst driving along in the car, and the song just fell out of my heart. I stopped by the side of the road and wrote out the words in my note book. A couple of days later I performed the song at the benefit concert and played an extended guitar solo at the end of it which was my prayer for Jordan. The understanding came to me that words are essentially vibrations, expressive sounds made by air moving through vocal chords. Music is my prayer language, instead of vocal chords, guitar strings cause vibrations which move air making sounds driven by a heart longing to communicate. Every musician that evening must have said a million prayers for Jordan.
After the concert I asked some good friends to help me record the song and everyone jumped at the chance and donated their talents to the recording. Two of the guys are Jordan’s Uncles so this was extra special to have them involved. I have dedicated this to Jordan who I see as a young warrior whose faith in Christ is an inspiration to many. All proceeds from the song will go to his family until we hear that Jordan is well again.
UP-Date since writing this original post.
In November 2012 Jordan went to be with His Lord and Saviour. I am comforted by the knowledge that the BIG C has the best of Jordan and that the little ‘c’ could not and did not defeat him. Jordan is an inspiration to us all, a young man who demonstrated how to face the toughest trials with inspirational grace and poise. Rest in Peace young warrior.
Any funds generated by this song with now benefit Jordan’s Trust Fund.
Jordan’s Blog is HERE
Written and Produced by Graham Ord for Knewsense Records
Published by Go Between Music 2012 all rights reserved. (PRS LTD)
The following musicians kindly donated their talents to this project
Neville Bowman: Trumpet treatments
Eric Funk: Drums
Brian Wiebe: Bass Guitar
Bruce Wiebe: Trombone and Horn arrangements
Malcolm Petch: Hammond Organ
(Graham Ord: Guitar and Vocals)
Recorded, mixed and Mastered by Brian Wiebe at Solar nest Arts, KelownaBC.
Video by Nico – Fair Trade Creative.
Cover Photo by Darren Hull Photography
Thanks to Tribehouse Collective.
Dedicated to Jordan and any others who are battling cancer.
All proceeds from downloads will be donated to Jordan’s Trust Fund
10 thoughts on “Two C Words – A New recording”
Graham, this tune and story is deep. Moving. You can hear the emotion in the notes. Love the way everyone has come around to support the family as well – love the heart of what you’ve done here… it matters.
This is so good. Thank you Graham.
yes: music is a prayer! Never stop your guitar! And the CHRIST C has broken the cancer c – there on the mountain with the cross!
This I believe for JORDAN and his bones.
Blessings and greetings to You and JORDAN from Germany.
nice work Graham- deep soul man.let the vibrations commence…….
Graham this is an AMAZING SONG! Love the words of faith & truth coupled with awesome guitar rifts! Thoughts and prayers going out to Jordan- standing in the gap for healing~!
Came to your website looking for comfort for a friend… Beautiful recording.
Graham I enjoyed your presentation at Levite Summit. You were honest about the business and what it takes to be a Christian in the music world. Greay gift of songwriting and playing. Maybe we’ll meet sometime down the trail….Rob D.
Graet tune Graham, the blues – all time form for expressing lament mixed with hope, the groaning + travailing of the world. Great work, and soul stirring.
So good. Thanks for this. I’ve just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and we caught it early, thank God. I am defined by Christ and not the other c word. Miss you man!