Original Song: Inside Me There's A Fire
A fellow GDC Conference Associate, Alon Kaplan, is the choir director at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and he asked me to write lyrics for a song he composed for his choir. I had a lot of fun collaborating with another musician, and it was incredibly gratifying to hear a choir sing lyrics I wrote.
Here is a recording of their performance, and feel free to take a look at the lyrics below!
INSIDE ME THERE'S A FIRE
Chorus 1: Inside me there's a fire (callin' out my name) It builds and it breathes (endin' all my shame) It keeps me climbin' higher (to things I never seen) I can see through the trees (find the spaces in between)
You helped me reignite my inner light, The fire burns, it purifies, I'm free (freer than a bird)
Chorus 2: You ask me where I'm going (chasin down a star) Would say it if I knew (maybe not so far) I think my heart is showin' (got no need to roam) Won't wander without you (with you I am home)
Makes no diff'rence just how far you go, At the end of every road, your face, I see (I can see it shine) Tell me what beauty could a sunset hold? No shades of gold without you beside me (tell me where to go)
Verse 1: Mama warned me: "Darling hearts can grow apart," that's true (that's true) Won't lie to you and swear to "forever" (forever you!) Can say I'll do my best, and I won't dare to rest Until the flame within you's born anew (flame is born anew)
Tell me what beauty could a sunset hold? No shades of gold without you beside me (tell me where to go)
Verse 2: I understand if you have plans to which you must stay true (stay true) There's life to live and only so much of it (but if there is a) But if there is a chance, then I dare you to dance Beside me, love, 'cause all I need is you (all I need is you)
Inside me there's a fire
Copyright Alexandra Lucas & Alon Kaplan 2016