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This track was written for an indie game in progress, called Song of the Firefly, and was first promoted at Comic Con in London back in October 2015. This Easter, I decided to officially end my Newgrounds fast with the release of this track.

The song was inspired by my fiancé's love for space exploration and astronomy. He often got e-mails from NASA because he was that interested in what was new. But not only did we read books and material about space; we went stargazing together on a number of occasions.

For this song, I imagined two people very special to each other, going out on a clear night and stargazing. At the same time, I pictured people in the International Space Station or thereabouts looking at the earth rising.

The series Apollo 13 / From The Earth to the Moon inspired this in part as well, owing to its scenes of the space exploration programme in the 1960s.

Cover art, lyrics, sequencing and vocals by yours truly. I don't recall just how many vocal layers went into this, but I'm quite pleased with the work that went into it. Thanks be to God, whose hand brought about this piece.

EDIT: Nightfall got a play on BBC Radio Lancashire on the night of 26 March 2016!!

EDIT: It got its second play on Radio Lancashire on 2 April 2016. I'm actually surprised that this song got broadcast twice... Deo gratias. <3

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Used in this project:
Akai-Steinway III soundfont, by Denis.
https://www.polyphone-soundfonts.com/en/files/10-pianos/303-akai-steinway-iii

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LYRICS:

Night falls
The moon is rising
Night falls
The stars are shining
I see the planets glowing
Come with me, let's go stargazing

Night falls
The moon is rising
Night falls
The stars are shining
Can't you see?
It's so breath-taking
Come with me, let's go stargazing

CHORUS:
Can you see the footprints marked by those who walked upon the moon?
(Can you see the stars?)
Can you see the bright lights shining from a million miles away?
Can you see the dusty medals buried on the surface of the moon?
(Can you see our dreams?)
Can you feel the excitement?
Can you see our dreams flying high above us every night?

[Night falls
The earth is rising
Night falls
I can't believe it!
Everything seems small from up here
So come with me, let's go stargazing]

Night falls
No words are spoken
Night falls
Our breaths are silent
See the distant rings of Saturn?
Come with me, let's go stargazing

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Makes me cry. :')

This is very well done I really appreciate you sharing this with me, honestly I really think this is way too good for newgrounds every instrument works very well with each other. I can tell a lot of work went into this song. Your voice alone puts me in a trance and I'm honestly jamming this out while I'm at work right now :)

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this is divine
magic
such a great composition and arrangement
big ups

Troisnyx responds:

Thank you! ^_^

Magic in the air! <3

Are you freaking kidding me right now?

Damn, I think I just fell in love with you. This is almost too good for Newgrounds lol.

Troisnyx responds:

I think I would love to share it anyway. <3 Even if I can't make it downloadable. Well, I guess if BBC Radio played it, it's got to be something, no?

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Troisnyx
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Hoeloe
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IrishChieftain
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Mar 26, 2016
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4 min 2 sec
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