"Ray of Light" as written by . Madonna, William Orbit, Christine Leach, Clive Maldoon and Dave Curtiss....
Zephyr in the sky at night I wonder
Do my tears of mourning sink beneath the sun
She's got herself a universe gone quickly
For the call of thunder threatens everyone

And I feel like I just got home
And I feel
And I feel like I just got home
And I feel

Faster than the speeding light she's flying
Trying to remember where it all began
She's got herself a little piece of heaven
Waiting for the time when Earth shall be as one

And I feel like I just got home
And I feel
And I feel like I just got home
And I feel

Quicker than a ray of light
Quicker than a ray of light
Quicker than a ray of light

Zephyr in the sky at night I wonder
Do my tears of mourning sink beneath the sun
She's got herself a universe gone quickly
For the call of thunder threatens everyone

And I feel

Quicker than a ray of light
Then gone for
Someone else will be there
Through the endless years

She's got herself a universe
She's got herself a universe
She's got herself a universe

And I feel
And I feel
And I feel like I just got home
And I feel

Quicker than a ray of light she's flying
Quicker than a ray of light I'm flying


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"Ray of Light" as written by Clive Maldoon Dave Curtiss

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    MemoryThe beautiful artwork Ray of Light is about the brilliance of Madonna's life. You and I don't analyze the song-it's just there. Madonna is both happy and sad in Ray of Light-happy for her audience, sad for her mother. Lady Madonna feels like she just got home because she is the Ray of Light she's singing, writing and crying about-all done with a smile and tears to balance it out. Madge is like a gymnast on her Heartland Rock balance beam-making her graceful dance moves and Metal/Rock guitar with the best of them. In Ray of Light, Madonna Cries "I am here.
    Rock & Roll Never Forgets and I have my dignity. I am touched by magic!" It's all true on the Love Parade. Madonna Believes in Love because she is Home. Ray of Light then is abou the wonderment-the Joy and Sadness, Happiness and Sorrow of her life. Madonna will not have it any other way. Let's all rejoice in what the brilliant lady from Detroit has accomplished-and will continue in Our Future. In the Evidence of Her Brilliance!
    rabbitbunnyon January 02, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Commentdays pass by things get refreshed but humanity still carries over baggage day to day.

    it might be about letting go and feeling free?
    1800COKEWHOREon October 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about rebirth from a former material self, I think.
    TheModNymphon April 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMadonna says it's not really about having her daughter, that song is Little Star.


    It's really about her discovering the kabbalah, and the beauty and richness it gave her
    lilmerboyon February 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA remake? Really? Why does she have a writing credit on it then? And if she doesn't write her own music, why does so much of her music from as far back as her FIRST ALBUM have her name in the writing credits, at times being the only name there?
    Ian-samaon September 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdaninnj:

    yeah, I read that article the day after I posted that... I felt just a bit sheepish...
    Ian-samaon October 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI always thought of this as a spiritual song. She's flying like a spirit leaving her own life she's dead. She's in heaven and feels like she just got home or has achieved her state of nirvana. It's like the video. The world is crazy. It's full of billions of different individuals but we all die and one day we may all be as one either on earth or some place else. You just enjoy life as much as you can and you may feel like her. Your tears go below the rest of the earth "sink beneath the sun" and you may feel more like this happy spirit.
    Chase5on January 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionPeople here seem to have a very loose interpretation of what "remake" means. It is not a remake. It is a re-working of another song that was either never recorded or never released. It appears Madonna rewrote some of the lyrics to a song she intended to record from the beginning; thus the additional writing credit. This is not unusual. Artists rearrange other songwriters' work all the time, that's why you sometimes see up to 5 or 6 songwriters credited for just one track. To say "Ray of Light" is a remake is like saying any song ever recorded by an artist more than once is a remake as well.
    BubbaExon January 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorites;)
    Kitten_61on April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great Madonna song. And the video rocks!
    lizardwings182on June 21, 2002   Link

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