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This song makes me think, and is what I was thinking of when I wrote it, how people pick up and move on after seriously traumatic experiences, specifically war, or revolution, or perhaps a seriously damaging car crash, perhaps a soldier surviving an IED or watching his friends NOT survive.

Anything that tries daily to kill us.

Something as simple, and I use the word "simple" lightly, as cancer, and either beating it, or not, and the aftermath the families go through.

Maybe even something as simple as preparing to run a marathon.

Any time anything can be a challenge.

This is for the fighters, both the winners and the losers, who have to come to terms with their own limitations at some point in their life, but press on, knowing full well the opportunity might never come again.

To all the fallen loved ones in war, and in peace.

This song is an anthem to fight, no matter the odds.

If you lose, you know you left everything on the field of battle, no matter what that field is.

Thomas E. Rice

All music Copyright 2012 Thomas E Rice/Ex Nihilo Studios


from Synthetic Coral and the Away Void, released May 13, 2014



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Synthetic Coral and the Away Void Binghamton, New York

Composer for Film, Television and Video Games. 39 years performing and recording. Currently scoring 1 film, 1 documentary, 1 film trailer, and 2 shorts...all at the same time. Busy busy busy!

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