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Josh Woodward: Creative Commons Music

Golden Sunrise

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We're sheltered from the sunlight
In the shade beneath the tree 
We hide behind the shadow
Like an orphaned refugee

The apple tree of knowledge
Shed its fruit along the way
The injury is fading
But the hunger's here to stay

Until the day
When there's no, memory
Of what we used to be

	Golden sunrise
	Burned your eyes
	Filled your dark skies
	Made you blind
The heads all turn to darkness
When the sun engulfs the sky
The brightness overwhelming
To the unadjusted eyes

We're taught to follow blindly
Like there's nothing here to see
A slave to some philosophy
Will somehow make you free

And you will be
So gladly handcuffed
Enlightened from above


With ignorance a virtue
A question is a sin,
Is there no remedy for 
the state that we are in?

With knowledge on a leash
It's like a terminal disease
And we won't be awake to see that we are fading out


Another day in darkness for the ones who've seen the light
Broken eyes are shining in the stillness of the night
They never see the beauty of the world as it is
Made you blind


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  Discussion: Golden Sunrise

Justyna (anon) · 3 years ago
Very catchy and so powerful!
Shirley (anon) · 3 years ago
This song is very profound. I feel Josh realizes that we humans are not taking good care of our planet nor appreciating all that we are blessed to have. I wept when I found out that El Solitario George a/k/a "Lonesome George", the last remaining Pinta Island Galapagos Tortoise, has died at the estimated age of 110. I got to met George in 2010; and, I was forever changed by his majesty and wisdom. Another species has gone extinct and we have lost an irreplaceable species, due to the damage our species has done to our fellow creatures.  We must resolve to right the wrongs and preserve our natural world for future generations. Keep reminding us Josh - that we need to wake up, before it's to late.
Austen Donald (anon) · 2 years, 11 months ago
The song is really good, my heart goes out for George... such a loss.
Mike C. (anon) · 2 years, 3 months ago
Hi Josh! Tonight while surfing the Net, I happened to stumble upon a website for a region of wine in Northern Spain: On their home page, they had a video showing local wineries with beautiful acoustic guitar music playing throughout. The whole time I assumed it was a guitar player from Spain... then at the end of the video, I was stunned, when the credits rolled to find you, with an American-sounding name, credited with the music.  So of course, I had to Google "Josh Woodward" and was again stunned and surprised to find you're someone who has become an Internet Legend by giving away all your music for free!!! It made me laugh... as you're breaking all known rules of financial survival and yet, it sounds like, you're thriving! Kudos to you!! I've now listened to many songs on your website and my ears have never been happier!!! So that's how I discovered your music tonight! Mike
Carol (anon) · 2 years, 2 months ago
Answer to question of the day: Great music!
Josh Woodward Back · 2 years, 1 month ago

Awesome, thanks, Carol!

Melissa (anon) · 1 year, 11 months ago
First heard your music on Youtube vid 'Two inseparable Dogs. German Shepherd and Rat Terrier' . Loved it and Thank You! :)
shariah (anon) · 1 year, 11 months ago
on bratayley its a show on youtube i heard good bye to spring

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