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A melodic instrumental intro of piano, accordion and guitar set a reflective and introspective background for the opening lyrics. The song then moves into a more punctuated rhythm reinforced by strings and hand percussion to match the outward facing lyrics that build to a chorus, including background vocals, that offers hope and promise (Dawn Breaks Through). The anthemic outro “we are made of stars” continues to build on this theme and invites the listener to sing along before pausing to catch a breath before letting go into release.

Lyrics

Dawn Breaks Through - (Nashville Sessions)
Words & Music by Laurie Raveis & Dennis Kole

Memories like broken glass
Graze by the unspoken past
Silently glide to the ocean floor

Wild cries tear the night
Black crow in flight
Heavy tides rake low
In the undertow

Dawn breaks through
The screen of what can be
Dawn breaks through
Just might be the time to breathe

Loose memories dig back
Dark and light attract
Quietly ride the wake of war

Silhouette dangers, backlit bargains
Intimate strangers, lovers not friends
Secretly hide below
In the undertow

Dawn breaks through
The screen of what can be
Dawn breaks through
Just might be the time to breathe

We are made of stars
We are made of stars
We are made of stars, Stars!

Dawn breaks through
The screen of what can be
Dawn breaks through
Just might be the time to breath

Dawn breaks through
Just might be the time to breath