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  1. While listening to Sara Brightman snippets at, I found this piece, Running, which I’ve heard before. This is an amazing performance in a cathedral starting out as beautiful operettic music, turning to rock and then back again…. . According to Wikipedia site on her album Symphony, Running was the IAAF’s Green Project Charity song, which Brightman performed at their 2007 Championships opening ceremonies in Ōsaka, Japan.

    Here are the lyrics to Running:

    I was sad and I was silent
    In shadow of my soul
    Ever seeking the horizon
    For promises untold.

    I dream of silent oceans
    And I sing of waters blue
    With the crossing of angels
    Brought forth to guide me through

    To a distant shore so welcoming
    where I was free to roam
    In a land of ancient mystery
    That I could call my own

    This is me and you
    And we are running
    To change the world
    Where hope is shining through
    Gaia’s green and blue
    And we are running
    To save the world
    That we’re about to lose

    We’ll be running
    Watch it coming
    Green is shining through
    Love is rising
    Worlds colliding
    Green is shining through

    [Repeat chorus]

    Can you hear the distant beating
    Of passion born of old
    Reaching out to far horizons
    Of prophecy untold

    I will wander through the desert
    I will seek you in my hand
    In the silence of shadows
    In palaces of sand

    Then a voice called from the wilderness
    Whose spirit held the key
    To a world and soul united
    Forever strong and free

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