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Ray of Light, Madonna single
Ray of Light
Released May 6, 1998
Length 5:21
Writer(s) Madonna
William Orbit
Clive Muldoon
Dave Curtiss
Christine Leach
Producer(s) Madonna
William Orbit

Ray Of Light (2) track listing

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"Ray of Light" is the second single off Madonna's seventh studio album Ray of Light.

Background

The song is based on the track "Sepheryn," which was written by Curtiss Muldoon and Dave Curtis.William Orbit re-recorded the song with vocalist Christine Leach before he started working with Madonna. When Madonna recorded the Ray Of Light album with William Orbit at the helm, they decided to alter the song's melody and instrumentation but retain Ray Of Light's lyrics with only a few changes. The original track "Sepheryn" can be heard on Curtiss Muldoon's album, which was released in October 2000: Sepheryn: Ray Of Light. The lyrics reflect Madonna's interest in spirituality and her faith in the teachings of Kabbalah. The singer explained that the 1996 birth of her daughter, Lourdes, prompted her to "search for answers to questions I'd never asked myself before," leading her to the religion.

Composition

The song is an up-tempo electronic dance-pop song which contains strong techno tendencies and influences of trance music. A "sonically progressive" track, it also incorporates elements of rock music, with a prominent electric guitar riff. The melody also has several sound effects, including whistles and bleeps.

Music Video

Music Video Information
Madonna - Ray Of Light05:08

Madonna - Ray Of Light

Released February 16, 1998
Length 5:07
Director Jonas Åkerlund
Production Co None
Choreographer N/A
Filmed New York, LA
Location N/A
VEVO views 3+ Million Views

Lyrics

Zephyr in the sky at night I wonder
Do my tears of mourning sink beneath the sun?
She's got herself a universe gone quickly
For the call of thunder threatens everyone

And I feel like I just got home
And I feel
And I feel like I just got home
And I feel

Faster than the speeding light she's flying
Trying to remember where it all began
She's got herself a little piece of heaven
Waiting for the time when Earth shall be as one

And I feel like I just got home
And I feel
And I feel like I just got home
And I feel

Quicker than a ray of light
Quicker than a ray of light
Quicker than a ray of light

Zephyr in the sky at night I wonder
Do my tears of mourning sink beneath the sun?
She's got herself a universe gone quickly
For the call of thunder threatens everyone
And I feel

Quicker than a ray of light
Then gone for
Someone else will be there
Through the endless years

She's got herself a universe
She's got herself a universe
She's got herself a universe

And I feel
And I feel
And I feel like I just got home
And I feel

Quicker than a ray of light she's flying
Quicker than a ray of light I'm flying


Ray Of Light (2)

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