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Dreams of an Absolution by Lee Brotherton(05:16)
Dreams of an Absolution

"Dreams of an Absolution" is Silver's theme in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) performed by Bentley Jones (credited as Lee Brotherton).

Lyrics

(And every night, I lay awake)
(And I find no conclusion)
(And every night, it just stays the same)
(In my dream of an absolution)
'In the nightlight, do you see what you dream?
All your troubles, are they all what they seem?
Look around you, then you may realize
All the preachers, all with their lies.
And I might know of our future
But then you still control the past
Only you know if you'll be together
Only you know if we shall last
In the night light, do you still feel your pain?
For the valor you waited, it never came.
If you were able, would you go change the past,
To mend a faux pas with one last chance?
And I might know of our future
But then you still control the past
Only you know if you'll be together tonight
'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution
Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution
In the nightlight, do you see what you dream?
All your triumph, and all you'll ever be
Look around you, then you may realize
Happiness lies trapped in misery
And who knows what of our future
We can all try to change the past
Only you know if you'll be together tonight
'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
'Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution
'Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution
(Instrumental)
'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
'Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution
'Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution
And you'll see (and you'll see)
What you'll be (what you'll be)
And you'll see (and you'll see)
All you can be (all you can be)
Oh (oh)
'Cause every night (every night)
And every night (and every night)
And every night (and every night)
I will dream (I will dream)
And you'll see (and you'll see)
(yeah) That this is my dream (what you'll be)
And you'll see
Every night (all you can) (oh)
I will always dream (yeah)
'Cause every night (every night)
And every night (and every night)
And every night (and every night)
I will dream (I will dream)


Remixes

Like Sonic's theme, "His World", there are multiple versions of this song. There is the in-game original, a "Nightlight" remix (remixed by composer Tomoya Ohtani), a "K-Klub" Remix, a "Starry Night" Remix, a Lee Brotherton vs. Jun Senoue" remix, and the 2011 version from Bentley Jones' bi-lingual album "TRANS//LATION 2".

In correspondence with Silver's storyline, all versions of the song have a futuristic aspect to them. The K-Klub remix is even more upbeat than the original. The Nightlight remix is a slower, semi A Capella version, while the LB vs JS version is much more rock oriented as Jun Senoue produced its music track. The LB vs JS version is the most popular out of all the remixes and is featured along with the original on the CD for the game, Sonic the Hedgehog Vocal Traxx: Several Wills. The 2011 version is pop rock oriented.

The lyrics are nearly identical in all versions (the only difference being back up vocals) and simply play at different speeds.

LB vs. JS

 

This remix of the song was composed by Lee Brotherton, whilst the guitars were performed by Jun Senoue.

Lyrics

Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 "Dreams of an Absolution (LB vs JS Remix)" Music(05:15)
(And I dream of an absolution)
In the night light do you see what you dream?
All your troubles, are they all what they seem?
Look around you then you may realize
All the preachers, all with their lies
And I might know of our future
But then you still control the past
Only you know if you'll be together
Only you know if we shall last
(Of an absolution)
In the night light do you still feel your pain?
For the valor you wait, it never came
If you were able, would you go change the past,
To mend a faux pas with one last chance?
And I might know of our future
But then you still control the past
Only you know if we'll be together
Tonight
'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
'Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution
'Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution
(Of an absolution)
In the night light do you see what you dream?
All your triumphs and all you'll ever be?
Look around you then you may realize
Happiness lies trapped in misery
And who knows what of our future?
We can all try to change the past
Only you know if you'll be together
Tonight (Tonight)
'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution
Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution
(Of an absolution)
'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
'Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution
'Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution
And you'll see
What you'll be
And you'll see (Yeah)
All you can be (Oh)
Cause every night
And every night
And every night
I will dream

TRANS//LATION 2

The 2011 version of "Dreams of an Absolution" was recorded for Bentley Jones' sophomore Japanese album, "TRANS//LATION 2". Guitars were performed by Nick Jennison, the lead vocalist and guitarist of UK band "Saints of Arcadia".

Lyrics

Dreams of an Absolution (2011 Version) - Bentley Jones(05:29)
Taken from TRANS//LATION 2
And every night, I lay awake, and I find no conclusion
'Cause every night, it just stays the same
And I dream of an absolution
(of an absolution)
In the nightlight, do you see what you dream?
All your troubles, are they all what they seem?
Look around you, then you may realize
All the preachers, all with their lies.
And I might know of our future
But then you still control the past
Only you know if you'll be together
Only you know if we shall last
(of an absolution)
In the night light, do you still feel your pain?
For the valour you wait, it never came
If you were able, would you go change the past,
To mend a faux pas with one last chance?
And I might know of our future
But then you still control the past
Only you know if you'll be together tonight
'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
'Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution
'Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution
(of an absolution)
In the nightlight, do you see what you dream?
All your triumph, and all you'll ever be
Look around you, then you may realize
Happiness lies trapped in misery
And who knows what of our future
We can all try to change the past
Only you know if you'll be together tonight
'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
'Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution
'Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution (yeah)
'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
'Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution
'Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution
And you'll see (and you'll see)
What you'll be (what you'll be)
And you'll see, yeah (and you'll see, yeah)
All you can be (all you can be)
Oh
'Cause every night (every night)
And every night (and every night)
And every night (and every night)
I will dream (I will dream)
      Yeah, this is my dream
      And every night
      And I will always dream (yeah)

K-Klub Remix

Lyrics

In the nightlight, do you see what you dream?
All your troubles, are they all what they seem?
Look around you, then you may realize
All the preachers, all with their lies.
And I might know of our future
But then you still control the past                                          
Dreams of an Absolution K-Klub Remix(03:02)
Only you know if you'll be together
Only you know if we shall last
In the night light, do you still feel your pain?
For the valor, you waited, it never came.
If you were able, would you go change the past,
To mend a faux pas with one last chance?
And I might know of our future
But then you still control the past
Only you know if you'll be together tonight
'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you
'Cause every night I still lay awake
And I dream of an absolution
'Cause every night I will make it right
And every night I will come to you
But every night it just stays the same
In my dream of an absolution
In the nightlight, do you see what you dream?
All your triumph, and all you'll ever be
Look around you, then you may realize
Happiness lies trapped in misery
And who knows what of our future
We can all try to change the past
Only you know if you'll be together tonight
'Cause every night I will save your life
And every night I will be with you...

Connection to Silver

  • All your troubles, are they all what they seem? - Silver thinking Sonic is the Iblis Trigger.
  • All the preachers, all with their lies - Mephiles tricking Silver.
  • And I might know of our future - Silver coming from the future.
  • If you were able, would you go change the past - Silver going back in time to change the future.
  • To mend a faux pas with one last chance? - Silver being the one to change the future.
  • But then you still control the past - Sonic having the chance to control the past.
  • We can all try to change the past - Sonic, Shadow and Silver having the power to change the past.
  • Happiness lies trapped in misery - When Iblis is sealed in the future, Blaze is sent to a different dimension in spite of Silver's protests.
  • I will dream - Silver dreaming of a brighter future.
  • And I dream of an absolution - Silver dreaming of putting a stop to the destruction of his future.
  • And every night I will come to you - Silver coming to Blaze, Sonic and his friends in order to help them.
  • But every night it just stays the same - Silver and Blaze constantly battling Iblis, but unable to completely destroy him. It may also link to their entrapment in eternal darkness which cannot be lifted until Iblis is defeated.

Trivia

  • "Dreams of an Absolution" has an instrumental part similar to the music for Green Hill Zone. Bentley Jones claims that even though this was not intended, it was appreciated.[1]
  • In the Hub World in Sonic Generations, when in Silver's section of the hub, a slighty remixed instrumental part of this song plays.
  • The song can also be heard at the Mahjong Parlor in Yakuza 4, another one of Sega's productions.

References

  1. http://www.sonicstadium.org/articles/115/
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