this is the story of two beings
symbols of the world balance
over the earth, they reign supreme
they are in every breath, in every second

two faces of the same coin
they share the shadow and light
wizards of our strengths and weaknesses
they overturn our principles

a ray coming in through the window
the reflection of the moon on the water
our moods and passions give them life
an intense energy floods us

two faces of the same coin
they share the shadow and light
whether they save us or hurt us
they knowledge knows no boundaries

Ombre (Shadow) and Lumière (Light)

all they do is fighting

this is the story of Ombre et Lumière
suffering, ugliness, anger
we don’t really want to face all this

this is the story of Ombre et Lumière
sweetness, beauty in the air
we don’t really know which one of them will overcome the other

Comment :
This is the Scene 4 of Act II of Ombre et Lumière, and these lyrics are the last in Act II, the final scene 5 being an instrumental.
I chose to write these lyrics like a summary of the story of the two characters, hence the title.
I imagined a presentation of their personality and their influence on the world. As the music grows in intensity, the lyrics feature a battle, a duel between Ombre (Shadow) and Lumière (Light), through their respective conflicting values.
Both the music and the lyrics are epic and I described the emotions the characters embody. Opposites like suffering / ugliness / anger versus sweetness / beauty represent the various cycles we experience in life, a life in which we are involved, let’s even say (for most of us) entangled.

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