From the recording YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE

Never give up but also work hard to perfect their style. It took me 30 years to be recognized as an artist yet I did not give up especially when I was injured in 2005 when I suffered a severe brain injury as a result of a home invasion where I was hit with a hammer and suffered a stroke. I was in a coma for about 5 days and specialists did not believe that I would survive. The neurosurgeon told my wife Bassi that I would not survive or if I did I would be a vegetable for rest of my life. Bassi said that she did not believe them for even one second. She said that they don't know what they are taking about. Richard will be OK soon. I was mute, illiterate and paralyzed on the right side of my body. I had to start learning again from A B C & 1 2 3. Even my speech pathologist in Gold Coast Hospital told me that I can never go to University and if I did I would fail and lose my self confidence. That speech pathologist sent a letter to my doctor and said that I was not realistic. But I survived and went to Griffith University and I graduated in 2014 . More amazingly I did most of my subjects with distinctions and also I went to Cambridge University in UK in 2014 to do history and achieved an A in that subject. Now this year 2016 I won the Best Rock Americana Album, 'Smith's Story' in Hollywood I went to Hollywood to the Gala where The Akademia executives presented me with The Akademia Music Award for 2016. I also , one of my songs 'I got the power' was awarded third place from the Global Music Awards in 2017. Always, Bassi, my wife was always there for me, supporting me all the way. I said that Bassi never gave up on me and she was there for me 24/7. So don't give up on your dreams particular of your music. Make it real.

Lyrics

You'll Never Walk Alone

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid
Of the dark
At the end of a storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song
Of a lark
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed
And blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never
Ever walk alone

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never
Ever walk alone

Songwriters: Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers
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