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Album: Breaking Dawn Soundtrack (2011)
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  • Ryan O'Neal of Sleeping at Last wrote this from the perspective of the character Edward for the movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Down – Part 1. The song appears twice in the film, first as an instrumental when Bella walks down the aisle at her wedding, then later in a honeymoon love scene. In our January 2012 interview with O'Neal, he explained how it came together: "About six months ago I had the idea enter my mind after being a fan of the previous Twilight soundtrack, because they always have such incredible music on there, that wouldn't it be absurd and crazy if I just tried to write something for this upcoming film as far as the soundtrack. So I watched all three films back to back for the first time and after watching and doing a little homework to try to figure out what's coming up next in the next film and what's going to develop with the relationships, I sat down and tried to write my first song for a movie.

    And after about a week – I think it only took me about four or five days to put the song together – I sent the song over as just a blind submission. I didn't hear anything back, and then a few months after that I got that incredible call that they told me that it made it into the final cut of the film. So needless to say, it was a good day."
  • O'Neal says he's thrilled with how the song was used in the film. "I had known they were going to use it for about a month or so prior to the release of the film," he said. "So I hadn't seen it for that entire month, and I had the incredible privilege of being invited to the premiere in Hollywood. So I got to see it for the first time in that incredible setting. And I'm so so excited with where they used it. They actually used it two times in very nice scenes."

    Ryan has worked on music for TV shows before, and usually delivers an instrumental track of any song he creates as well as a vocals-only version and the regular mix.

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  • Melanie from Ohio I bet you cried hearing it during the premier.
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