Since the release of BioShock Infinite, which I have been waiting for so dam long, pre-ordered more than half a year ago, initially to be released last October ’12, then postponed to 26 Febraury ’13 (right on my birthday!) then saddened as again was postponed a month later and finally released on 26th March. While the game was amazing as fuck, extremely beautiful in all aspects, beautifully visuals, well crafted story which ended with a calm bang (quite literally), being one of the best games there is, here I want to highlight it’s extremely beautiful music. Actually the ‘main theme’ if you can call it, song is Will The Circle Be Unbroken. There is another choir version at the beginning of the game, which was mind blowing, and upon finishing the game there was this longer more calm soothing version which was infinitely (see what I did there?) amazing!
The song is often recorded unattributed. Here the music, the lyrics – so soothing and beautiful and speaks right for itself. Can’t get this over my head and keeps playing in my head. I might have even cried the first time I heard it.
There are loved ones in the glory,
Whose dear forms you often miss;
When you close your earthly story,
Will you join them in their bliss?
Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by?
In a better home awaiting
In the sky, in the sky?
In the joyous days of childhood,
Oft they told of wondrous love,
Pointed to the dying Savior
Now they dwell with Him above.
You remember songs of heaven
Which you sang with childish voice,
Do you love the hymns they taught you,
Or are songs of earth your choice?
You can picture happy gatherings
Round the fireside long ago,
And you think of tearful partings,
When they left you here below:
One by one their seats were emptied,
One by one they went away;
Here the circle has been broken
Will it be complete one day?
This version here is by voice actor of Booker (Troy Baker) plays the guitar and the voice actress of Elizabeth (Courtnee Draper) sings it. Here is a clip from the credits of the game in the studio along with creative director and co-founder of Irrational Games Ken Levin, the creator and writer of the BioShock franchise.