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The first chapter in the 'To Give You The Stars' audio saga. Journey across the galaxy to find romance, tragedy, and SPACE BATTLES. 11 pulse-pounding, heart-wrenching, ear-massaging tracks take you on a 50 minute ride into a post-apocalyptic wasteland called Mother Earth as it quickly nears its end. Witness the birth of true love, the first steps taken into the universe beyond and a discovery that will spark an intergalactic war that spells certain doom for our failing planet. Experience the sci-fi epic at its beginning. Tragic Space Opera has never sounded so good.

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released 24 February 2012

All music written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Abe Kilpin. Mastered by Andrew Boyce. Cover Art by Adam Taylor. Title Art by Kevin Laflin. All other art by Abe Kilpin.

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To Give You The Stars is a sprawling science fiction concept built on tragedy, romance and spectacle. It is written by Abe Kilpin who hopes to bring the story to life through multiple platforms.

So far, it has been told exclusively through music on the debut album 2492. Abe is currently working on a follow-up EP and a novelization with the ultimate goal being a film version.
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Track Name: 2492
Verse 1

The future is black. That much is certain.
The present is grey. That much is true.
Hidden from sun beneath a dirt curtain,
Whole generations who've never seen blue.

Prechorus

Let the record show
In the twenty-fifth of our centuries
Man will near his end.

Chorus

This is the world. Near unrecognizable.
Not the Mother Earth that you knew.
This is the world in a state that's unforgivable.
This is what it is to live in 2492.

Verse 2

The future is black. That much is certain.
The preset is grey. Survive and demean.
Crammed in like cattle and fed malnutrition,
Whole generations who've never touched green.
Track Name: Lightspeed Pioneers I
Verse 1

Consider this an honor.
You have been chosen
To go before your world;
To the outside.

You'll see things like no other.
This is exploration.
In finding the new world
On the outside.

Chorus

We must go for the sake of all mankind.
Few will know but all may see in time.
There's no telling what we'll find.
I will go. There is meaning to my life.
There is meaning to my life.

Verse 2

Consider this an honor
Or an obligation.
They know we've got no choice
Planetside.

It's either stay and die here
Or live in exploration.
I think I'll take my chance
on the outside.

Bridge
Ender

What are they to say of us? We may not return.
Will they even speak of us, if we do not return?
We may not return.
Track Name: Lightspeed Pioneers II
Verse

Doctor reassure us.
(won't you tell us again?)
That your machine won't kill us.
Ladies and gents in a technical sense
I've been able to prove only mathematic success.

Prechorus

Perilous. Curious. Our sudden ascension.
That such beauty causes so much apprehension.

Chorus

Strap yourselves in tight.
Journey through the night.
Try, enjoy your flight.
You may never see this light...
See this light again.
See this light again.

Bridge

The human body wasn't meant (x3)
Meant to survive...
Track Name: Daughter
Out of the starboard window
Amidst a twinkling sea.
My feeble eyes must show
That they are not decieved.

Focusing on a glow.
Distracted by the gleem.
The hopes of all I know
Rewarded it would seem.

She is lovely. We will love her.
She is lonley. We will be with her.
She is lovely. We will love her.
She is lonley. We will be with her.

What is left for us to do
But claim her as our own?
We've found ourselves a home.
What if she is not alone?

Not alone.
Track Name: Trailblazers and Trespassers
Verse 1

One moment ago, I knew that Earth was alone.
That life there was all there had been.
With one hostile act, my awe/ my knowledge was dashed.
Guns drawn they're bringing us in.

Chorus

What are the chances that we'd get a chance like this?
What are the odds here that human life does exist?
I would not expect it, but what do I know?

Verse 2

Radio silence. We're waiting on violence.
This could quickly turn to disaster.
Escorted down, we're the talk of the town;
Are we trailblazers or tresspassers?

Last Chorus

What are the chances that we'd get a chance like this
What are the odds here that human life does exist?
Merely exploring. For us such a desperate time.
What are the odds that our presence here is a crime?
I did not expect this but what do I know?
Track Name: The Trial
Verse 1

Accusations fall
On a peaceful ship.
A giant leap for all.
Bound at the wrists.

Chorus

Try me like the devil
Just to see what I will do.
It's easy to seem evil
when there's an angel in the room.

Verse 2

A lengthy trip to make
For such a hostile world.
I think I'd rather take
The hand of this girl.

Bridge/Ender

Lost in your gaze I will drift in and out of this room.
Wake me when this trial's over. I will dream of you.

Lost in your galaxy We could miss you by a year.
As luck would have it we have landed in your atmosphere.
Track Name: The Cell
Verse 1

Nightfall aproaches.
My first day inside.
The guards will assume
that I haven't died.

A sleek silhouette,
A shadow draws near.
Sneak me a meal
and relief on my ear.
Does your father know you're here?

Chorus

'You'll will wait here.' So they said.
'Hush, my dear. He is dead. He is dead.'
'I'll get you out.'

Verse 2

Nightfall aproaches.
My fourth day inside.
The guards will assume
that I haven't died.

Movement in darkness.
My spirits will rise.
Sneak me a friend,
and relief on my eyes.
Does your father know you're here?

Bridge

Girl, there's still time.
Get yourself out of here.
They won't know it was you.

Boy, that'd be fine
If I didn't feel
The way I do for you.

Ender

(Aaleigh! Leave me.
I'll get you out some - I'll get you out. x2)
BRIDGE
(Aaleigh! Save me.
I'll get you out some - I'll get you out. x2)

Your father knows you're here.
Track Name: The Storm
Verse 1

Listen to that thunder.
Just beyond the trees.
And this spell I'm under,
Carried on the breeze.
Carried on the breeze.


First Chorus

There's beauty in a storm... Sometimes.
When it rains, love, let it pour into our lives.

Verse 2

Listen to those raindrops
Dancing on the glass.
And a storm like this one,
It will never last.
We will never last...

Bridge

What if she asks me to stay? (please don't leave me)
Would I have the heart just to tell her 'no'?
What if she asks me to stay? (please don't leave me)
The fate of my world might they never know.

Last Chorus

There's heartbreak in a storm... Sometimes.
When it rains, love, it'll pour out of your eyes.

Ender

And then she asked me to stay. (please don't leave me)
I haven't the heart just to let her go.
Track Name: The Chase
Verse 1

Lead me out of the trees
Lead me into the sun.
I know that we're running,
Just not which way to run.

Keep your eyes ahead.
Their sights are not on you.
If they risk a shot
They're risking more than two.

Chorus

Chase me through the city streets.
I've only one thing on my mind.
Chase me through the city streets.
I've only one thing on my mind.

Will I ever see you again?

Verse 2

Lead me out of the light.
Crash me in through the gate.
I know that I'm leaving,
but my heart will debate.

If we reach our goal
I'll pray they're kind to you.
If we both are caught
They're stopping more than two.

(The Pursuite)

Ender

I'm not running away.
I've got so much to say.
I've got something that they don't have.

I am getting away.
I will make my escape.
I've got something that they don't have.

Try to catch, try to kill me.
Think, 'He won't escape this time.'
In the dark where I'll leave you
What's worth running for my life?
What's worth running for if not life?
Track Name: The Return
Verse

I am home again but can I really call it home?
When my heart beats a tale of how I lost it in a storm.
And you would sooner kill then help a brother on his own.
This place is sicker now. It's not the Earth I knew before.

Chorus

This is the world. Hail me as a hero.
World, there's something that you don't know.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news
But I've found something. It's not for you
(Final Chorus)
They may be arriving soon
To cast they're shadows on the moon.

Bridge

Listen to that thunder.
Listen to them panic.
Listen to that thunder.
Listen to me panic.
Track Name: Shadows On the Moon
Verse 1

Look down upon us and search in yourself.
It's cold up where you are. Does that mean that your eyes are too?
Do you have the malice, do you have the heartlessness
That's necessary to do what you're here to do?

Chorus

Cast your shadows and we will cast our own.
We will cast our own.
Beneath your halo evil will be shown.
Evil will be shown to us all.

Verse 2

Eclipsed by a deadline unknown, we prepare.
If given enough time we could have been ready to move.
But, you have the malice, you proved with The Arsonist,
That's necessary to do what you're here to do.

Ender

If we do not win this war the moon will be lost forever. (x6)
The Earth will be lost...

This is the world. Near unrecognizable.
Not the Mother Earth that you knew.
This is the world. In a state that's unforgivable.
This is what it is to live in 2490
This is what it is to live in 2490
This is what it was to live in 2490!