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Offline MasterShakezula

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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #140 on: July 22, 2011, 02:31:53 AM »
So how many songs did James write the lyrics to?  That's the real question.

Well as far as we know there's only 4 more songs with unknown lyricists.  So he could have written anything between 0 and 4 songs.   Take your pick:

3.   "Lost Not Forgotten"         
4.   "This is the Life"
6.   "Outcry"         
7.   "Far from Heaven"

Do we know for sure that JLB wrote at least one song?  I don't think its ever been confirmed, only speculated.  My bet is on Outcry.

I think it has been confirmed he wrote lyrics.  In a perfect world, all the rest of these would be JLB lyrics.  Imagine that, he has never contributed more than two lyrics on an album (6DOIT and 8V).  I guess I would settle for 3. 

Lost Not Forgotten, This is the Life, and Outcry really have a JLB vibe to the title.  Even Far From Heaven kind of has that vibe but I could see that being a JP lyric. 

Well, in a perfect wrold, they'd all be JM lyrics.
No.  In a perfect world, they'd all be MM lyrics.
I dunno, in a perfect world I'd love for them all to be Johnny Myung lyrics.
I would prefer an album of Kevvie Moore lyrics, or even just a guest song, featuring him, a la Elton John.  Or maybe even better, a KM/JM duet.  Penned by Derek.

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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #141 on: July 22, 2011, 02:35:47 AM »
I agree. Kevvie Moore is such a perfect lyricist.
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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #142 on: August 02, 2011, 12:34:55 PM »
So the August 1st press release confirms the title change of track five.

Have we confirmed any reasons why yet?

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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #143 on: August 02, 2011, 02:03:35 PM »
What is the August 1st press release?

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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #144 on: August 02, 2011, 02:11:41 PM »
https://dreamtheater.net/news_dreamtheater.php#natourdates

Scroll down past the tour dates and there's a tracklisting, and it includes Bridges in the Sky as track 5.
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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #145 on: August 02, 2011, 02:46:43 PM »
" . . . please note that the title of track five has changed from the previously announced version."

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« Reply #146 on: August 02, 2011, 03:17:05 PM »
" . . . please note that the title of track five has changed from the previously announced version."

Yeah, CJS confirmed it for us, via Twitter, a couple weeks ago when pre-orders for ADTOE turned up on various websites, then on RR's own store.

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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #147 on: August 03, 2011, 01:03:53 PM »
So the August 1st press release confirms the title change of track five.

Have we confirmed any reasons why yet?

It was changed based on the lyrics.

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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #148 on: February 14, 2021, 10:02:45 AM »
Anyone know if JP has stated where he got inspiration for the song?

Did he actual have a psychedelic experience, or is he just talking about it from a point of interest?

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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #149 on: February 24, 2021, 01:12:50 PM »
I love this song. Don't play much else off the album (really enjoy Beneath The Surface) but this is a cracker.
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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #150 on: February 25, 2021, 09:23:05 AM »
What a massive bump. This really took me back.  :heart

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« Reply #151 on: February 26, 2021, 03:11:37 AM »
This song is a rollercoaster, with a massive intro and splendid choruses, I love it !
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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #152 on: March 02, 2021, 02:44:00 AM »
Anyone know if JP has stated where he got inspiration for the song?

Did he actual have a psychedelic experience, or is he just talking about it from a point of interest?

I don't know, but JP doesn't strike me as a person who would partake in the sort of powerful plant medicines the song may be hinting at. My guess is that he'd gotten aware of the booming global interest in psychedelic ceremonies at the time, did some research and wrote the lyrics based on that.
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Re: Bridges in the Sky (formerly The Shaman's Trance)
« Reply #153 on: March 02, 2021, 05:35:45 AM »
Yeah, I also doubt he did it himself. But since the song is so spot on to what I experienced, I was curious.

But now this song has a whole new level of appreciation for me. The lyrics resonate far more deeply.