10. Sparkling In the Sand Kupka / Castillo / Lopez
© Kuptillo Music
Produced by: Ron E. Beck
Mixed by: Vinson Hudson / Ron E. Beck
Programming: Ron E. Beck
Lead & Background Vocals: Ron E Beck
Flute: kRsE Arriola


10. Sparkling In the Sand
As you all may know, I was the drummer for the Tower of Power and 2 albums on CBS, Ain’t Nothing Stopping Us Now and We Came to Play. Beck is paying tribute to the guys with his instrumental version of their famed hit, Sparkling in the Sand. Incidentally, Ron’s 19 year old granddaughter, kRsE is featured on the flute on this one.


SPARKLING IN THE SAND - Tower of Power

When God made you
He had a lot to do
In a day or two
You were my dreams come true

Soul searching eyes
I visualize
A girl with heaven in her soul

If only you were mine
We'd have a mellow time
A pickin' flowers drinkin wine
Rivers of love flowing through
Valleys of dew

(flute break)

A time or so
I felt you should be free
To wait for your
Prince charming to arrive
Then come the time
I know I can't survive
Without your heart beating 'neath my breath

If only you were mine
We'd have a mellow time
Pickin' the flowers and drinkin' wine
Rivers of love flowing through
Valleys of dew

(flute break)
Bop wa bop du-wa
Bob wa Bop du-wa
Bop wa Bob du-wa
Bob wa Bop du-wa
Bop wa Bop du-wa
Bop wa Bop du-wa
Bop wa Bop du-wa

No other love
Could ever compensate
A heart of stone
My ever lasting fate
Alone at night
Tears cloud my dreams
But through the haze
Her image lasts

Oohhh if only you were mine
We'd have a mellow time
Pickin' flowers and drinkin' wine
Rivers of love flowing through
Valleys of dew

You're a diamond sparkling in the sand