"First Light" as written by and Gary Wehrkamp Carl Cadden James....
From the first gray light of the morning I've been gone
On my journey towards the stars
Will I know when I reach the other side
The earth so blue it's like I'm dreaming
Now I'm on my way
Tainted shadows fall like rain
Through the dark vast weight only silence lingers on
The origin of existence lies somewhere far far beyond
I feel unattached tranquility
A hand from the heavens guiding me
And wondering where this path will lead
In a dream I'm lost and
Floating through the atmosphere
Searching for significance against
Infinity eternity
I've been taken by the vast and
Humbled by the weight of what I've seen
You know they called for heroes
'Cause heroes carry on
In know the world is fading
So from the first gray light of the morning I've been gone
Now I pray for a better life
For all the ones I love
We search beyond our reach
And turn our gaze above
I hope that it's the way
To fill our basic needs
And my sacrifice not vain
And I'll return again
The sands will filter through the timeless hourglass
As I pass beyond the god of war
Distant voices hear them crying out
I must seek out new worlds and explore
And I know that there just must be a place
We will carry on
Where our children can be free from the pain
The human race
It must be somewhere out in space
The sands will filter through the timeless hourglass
As I pass beyond the god of war
Distant voices hear them crying out
I must seek out new worlds and explore
And I know that there must be a place
It Must be somewhere out in space
Silver moonbeams reflect the sun
Martian Landscapes worlds beyond
I touch down with no trace
No sign of life on this place
Now I feel a surge of energy
The deepest passion burns in me
Somewhere there is a world not left
To die
The stars will shine their light down unto me
Illuminating
The stars will shine their light and I will see
Will I find my way?
So back to the darkness I fly
In search of a hope in the sky
I should have known right from the start
I'll not return home
It seems so surreal as I go
The knowledge of science alone
Can't save all the people I know
That I've left behind
The sun I know is growing smaller
I drift for days on endless hours
And what's there to fear now!
No messages are getting through
I fall into the black abyss of night
I'm gone
The pioneering spirit charges the unknown
Accept the consequence of risk
I'm all alone here
Don't know if I'll return and
The fate of life is on my heart
I left a dying world behind
On my way oh
Where s our oasis in the sky
The future of our race
I left a poisoned world behind
Now I see there's no
Heaven bound oasis in the sky
Only dreams
I've got no destination
Helpless I drift on
The weight of silence how it's eating at my soul
And yet I sense a stirring
Something so spiritual
I wonder if the fate of mankind
Is in the hands of a higher power calling to us all
I left a dying world behind
On my way only
God can stop the spiral down to hell
The future of our race
I left a poisoned world behind
Now I see only
Heaven's the oasis in the sky
It's my dream


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"First Light" as written by Gary Wehrkamp Carl Cadden James

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    General CommentThis song is about a man who goes out into space looking for another planet for mankind, as Earth is about to collapse, most likely from lack of resources or a nuclear holocaust or something.
    NickBush24on August 03, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning(Continued)

    He becomes lost and unsure of his mission as he discovers that there is indeed no life on Mars. Effectively, he gives up entirely, but finds himself continuing with the quest anyway. This makes him come to realize once and for all that there is indeed a God, and that he is guiding this man on his quest out into a new world. The repetition of the "oasis in the sky" lines, with altered wording, makes this obvious.

    Renewed in faith, the character (wordlessly) continues his search, and then fades out of known space in the long silence. The fourth part reveals he has indeed found his destination, and the sweet yet sad closing movement takes humanity back to the beginning.

    I divide this piece into four movements, as if this story was a Biblical rebirth, a return to Genesis as it were.

    Movement I, 0:00 to 9:19: "Fallen"
    Movement II, 9:19 to 16:59: "Revelation"
    Movement III, 16:59 to 27:18: "Exodus" (Instrumental)
    Movement IV, 27:18 to 34:18: "Genesis" (Instrumental)

    Conveniently, "Genesis" lasts seven minutes on the dot, which returns back to the religious theme.

    "Genesis" is quite simply one of the most beautiful passages in all of music. It might seem familiar (some comment they've heard it in a movie), but when something is so incredibly amazing, who cares?

    And finally: Nick Bush is an awfully familiar name. "Nick Bush" wrote Chip's Challenge levels. So did I. It appears that these two people are in fact the same, even...
    Octavarium64on January 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWonderful Song!

    Shadow Gallery is a just amazing

    ** We miss you Bakes **
    sfadulon March 05, 2011   Link

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