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Into The Light (Mike, Sam/Donna, Andy, Jon, Steve, J, Argle)

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Into the Light

(v1)
No long goodnight is waiting
No rites to give me peace
An immortal, lonely pagan
I'm eternally free
I've walked long barren miles
Across Egypt's desert sand
Seen tribes fight unholy battles
Deep in the Holy Land

(v2)
I've sailed in iron warships
Felt death rain from the sky
Plunged in drowning submarines
Tasted the fear of those who died
I've been there with all of you
When you've won and lost your wars
Lived centuries of blood and pain
Seen killings by the score

Chorus
The fall of Man, the end of Time
Earthly kings felled in their prime
I was there, I saw it all
The savage writing on the wall
Then I grew so weary of the fight
I chose to soar into the light

(v3)
I know a secret haven
Where days are bright and clear
A tranquil, timeless island
Far, far away from here
A sanctuary calm and sweet
From before the world began
No traces of the shadow
That clings to mortal Man       

(v4)
My simple question now is
Will you come away with me
Is there some way I can help
To set your spirit free
Will you stay close as I lead you
Far beyond all that you know
To touch the gods and sense their love
That follows where we'll go

Bridge
We can leave the killing fields behind us
Dwell where no one else will find us
We can leave the killing fields behind us
Dwell where no one else will ever find us

Instrumental

Chorus
The fall of Man, the end of Time
Earthly kings felled in their prime
I was there, I saw it all
The savage writing on the wall
Then I grew so weary of the fight
I chose to soar into the light

Outro/Tag
My simple question now is
Will you come away with me
Is there some way I can help
To set your spirit free
« Last Edit: September 06, 2009, 04:50:40 AM by snowdoguk »
"A spirit with a vision, is a dream with a mission" Neil Peart

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Thanks EVERYONE!  This song was a GREAT pleasure to be a part of!!!!

Not too bad for a "first" finished song on MCS, eh Mike!!!!!  WOOT!

Thanks again to everyone involved.

THIS ROCKS!

Jon


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Mike,

Congratulations on your first completed masterpiece on here, I am sure its the beginning of many more to come!!

I feel priviledged to be part of this collaboration. So many thoughts spring to mind:

Every contribution was of super quality, finesse and well thought out - the uplifting lyric (Donna/Sam) , the soaring vocal (Steve - I know you've heard this before - but you sang it joyfully like a man really enthused), the push and pull intricate guitar work (Mike - your awesome, great arps and leads), great space drumming from Neil..I meant Jon  :D (your drum work "wrote" the bass lines!!), a rich tapestry of keyboard laden soundscape from Jay (like Mike I hear new things with every listen), and lastly the magical mixing hand of Argle......this song to my ears has soared "Into The Light".

A fairly tricky song to do on a collaboration stage but I think we pulled it off!!

Thank you once again for letting me play a part!

Cheers
Andy



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 (your drum work "wrote" the bass lines!!),

Cheers
Andy


Hey!  Does that mean that the credits will say:

Jon - Drums / Percussion / AND BASS GUITAR...???

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

YOU ROCK ANDY!  Great, Great, GREAT bass line mang!!!!!!


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This is your first completed song here?  Or ever?  :o

either way congrats!  ;D


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 (your drum work "wrote" the bass lines!!),

Cheers
Andy


Hey!  Does that mean that the credits will say:

Jon - Drums / Percussion / AND BASS GUITAR...???

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

YOU ROCK ANDY!  Great, Great, GREAT bass line mang!!!!!!

 ;D  ;D Jon they almost could  ;) - well you've got bass (kick) drum covered already!!

Jon man you rock big time too!!

Cheers
Andy


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Gentlemen, it's been a thrill from start to finish, watching/hearing this song evolve. :)
I absolutely LOVE it. Each contribution has been brilliant. Dare I say
even magical, in the context of the song.  ;D

Mike, I'm honoured that Into the Light is your first completed project masterpiece
here.  ;)

Mike, Jon, Steve, Andy, Jay, Adam, Thank You.  :)

Donna
« Last Edit: June 08, 2009, 02:08:14 PM by Donna »
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Awesome from begining through end... Great perfomances, great lyrics... Perfect arrangement.
Each part fits perfectly.
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Sorry Guys, I forgot to list you all in the credits  :D

If I made a mistake somewhere with real names let me know...

Thanks
Mike
"A spirit with a vision, is a dream with a mission" Neil Peart

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Awesome from begining through end... Great perfomances, great lyrics... Perfect arrangement.
Each part fits perfectly.

Thanks very much Paulo
"A spirit with a vision, is a dream with a mission" Neil Peart

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Thanks EVERYONE!  This song was a GREAT pleasure to be a part of!!!!

Not too bad for a "first" finished song on MCS, eh Mike!!!!!  WOOT!

Thanks again to everyone involved.

THIS ROCKS!

Jon


Was a great pleasure having you aboard Jon, your enthusiasm was really infectious.. here's to more in the future...cheers fella
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Mike,

Congratulations on your first completed masterpiece on here, I am sure its the beginning of many more to come!!

I feel priviledged to be part of this collaboration. So many thoughts spring to mind:

Every contribution was of super quality, finesse and well thought out - the uplifting lyric (Donna/Sam) , the soaring vocal (Steve - I know you've heard this before - but you sang it joyfully like a man really enthused), the push and pull intricate guitar work (Mike - your awesome, great arps and leads), great space drumming from Neil..I meant Jon  :D (your drum work "wrote" the bass lines!!), a rich tapestry of keyboard laden soundscape from Jay (like Mike I hear new things with every listen), and lastly the magical mixing hand of Argle......this song to my ears has soared "Into The Light".

A fairly tricky song to do on a collaboration stage but I think we pulled it off!!

Thank you once again for letting me play a part!

Cheers
Andy



Hope it's the first of many Andy (in fact we're already on a bit of a roll) ... great great Giddy Geddy bass my friend...

Many thanks
Mike
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This is your first completed song here?  Or ever?  :o

either way congrats!  ;D

First one on MCS as an originator Adam yes..

Great mix, very professional... thank you so much

Mike
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Gentlemen, it's been a thrill from start to finish, watching/hearing this song evolve. :)
I absolutely LOVE it. Each contribution has been brilliant. Dare I say
even magical, in the context of the song.  ;D

Mike, I'm honoured that Into the Light is your first completed project masterpiece
here.  ;)

Mike, Jon, Steve, Andy, Jay, Adam, Thank You.  :)

Donna

I think we worked very well as a team Donna, also behind the scenes with the lyrical changes re: outro etc... I hope we will do it again very shortly. Your lyrics speak volumes to me.

Best Wishes
Mike
"A spirit with a vision, is a dream with a mission" Neil Peart

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great fun, guys and an absolute top notch performance by this group..

totally satisfying to this prog head to be involved in something that is beyond your standard rock fare. This one pushes the boundaries, and we all worked toward the finish line with such grace and symmetry.. this one seemed to write itself. I'm honored to play a part!   ;)
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