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Light The Sky (Original)

Type: Official
Writers: Grace VanderWaal, Autumn Rowe
Times Performed: 47
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Notes

It is one of my favourites together with Gossip Girl. When I began it I wanted to make almost like a teen rebellion song, cause like I have never done that, and it almost went into like a lovey-dovy song, and I was thinking of writing ”Because I feel like I can do anything when I am with you”, but hen I felt like – no – that’s changing the whole idea of the song. (Interview at the Perfectly Imperfect Launch Party 5-Dec-2016)

“I wanted it to be like one of those cool songs that when you listen to it, you feel like going outside and like start riding a skateboard or something." (Interview with Teen Vogue at Perfectly Imperfect launch event Dec. 2, 2016)

Light the Sky is one of the three songs used by choreographer Kristin McQuaid to make dance videos based on Grace's music. The other two are "Moonlight" and "Florets" (See more here)



Performances

2016.08.30 AGT Semi-finals (Dolby Theatre) AGT
2016.09.03 At home
2016.09.17 Celebrity Fan Festival Pre-Emmys party (Hollywood American Legion Post)
2016.10.27 AGT Live Concert (The PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino) AGT
2016.10.28 AGT Live Concert (The PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino) AGT
2016.10.29 AGT Live Concert (The PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino) AGT
2016.10.30 AGT Live Concert (The PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino) AGT
2016.11.06 NY Knicks Halftime Show (Madison Square Garden)
2016.11.29 South Street Seaport Christmas tree lighting (South Street Seaport)
2016.12.02 Perfectly Imperfect Release Party - Teen Vogue Livestream (Alice's Tea Cup)
2016.12.05 Perfectly Imperfect Launch party (YouTube Space at Chelsea Market)
2016.12.08 Apple Music Showcase (Facebook ) At 4:34 in video (Facebook so no timestamps) 
2016.12.14 Horizon Media Holiday Party (Hammerstein Ballroom) Fragment (12s) 
2016.12.27 The Today Show - Citi Concert Series (NBC Studios) Song begins at 1:11 (this is not a YouTube video and cannot be timestamped)
2017.02.13 Lighting tower and singing for 13 engaged couples (Empire State Building) Not quite from the start 
2017.02.28 Leo Burnett Artist-in-Residence programme (Leo Burnett Building) Part of (1m)
2017.03.03 One night for One drop - Cirque de Soleil (New York-New York Hotel and Casino )
2017.03.17 Lions Clubs International Fragment (15s) 
2017.03.22 Duke of Uke
2017.03.24 Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 Closing ceremony (Stadium Graz)
2017.04.18 Kidd Kraddick Morning Show (Studios at Las Colinas Blvd)
2017.04.18 Johnjay and Rich Show (iHeartRadio) (Kiss FM Arizona) Better angle (Taken right next to Grace, and with Frankie licking one of the interviewers face ;-)
2017.04.19 WE Day Coctail reception (Private event) (The Glass House)  
2017.04.20 Amazon Music, private performance (Amazon HQ) Fragment (15s) at 32 seconds (Facebook video so no timestamps) 
2017.05.21 Valley Hospital Benefit Concert (Ramapo High School) Alle version 1s are from Graces' own channel (1m missing from start)
2017.06.17 Spotify "Kimono" Event (Spotify offices)
2017.06.17 Perfectly Imperfect release event (Tower Records) Fragmemt (26s) from 0:38 (Facebook video , so no timestamps) A combination of several shorter fragments 
2017.07.06 Shops At Nanuet Concert Series (Shops At Nanuet )
2017.07.16 Starkey Hearing Foundation So the World May Hear Awards Gala (River Centre) From official recap
2017.08.30 Interview & Performance 95.7 Fresh FM (CBS DC Green Room)
2017.10.14 Austin City Limits (week 2) (Zilker Park)
2017.11.05 The Troubadour Just the Beginning Tour  
2017.11.13 Irving Plaza Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.15 Park West Just the Beginning Tour
2018.01.22 The Little Miracles Show Choir (Chestnut Ridge Middle School )
2018.02.05 The Sinclair Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.07 9:30 Club Just the Beginning Tour The last chorus is not included
2018.02.09 Cannery Ballroom Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.10 Terminal West Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.12 Warehouse Live Just the Beginning Tour (Documented by video that has since been deleted)
2018.02.13 Trees Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.16 Bluebird Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.20 Slim's Just the Beginning Tour Fragment (15s)
2018.02.22 Hawthorn Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.23 Neumos Just the Beginning Tour
2018.04.21 MVCC Cultural Series (Mohawk Valley Community College) Just the Beginning Tour
2018.05.07 Little Miracles Show Choir (Ramapo High School) Fragment (37s)

Reviews, Reactions etc.

Type Comment Link
Use in movies, TV-shows etc, Kristin McQuaid's Dance video

Singles & Albums

Release Date Record Type Track
2016-12-02Perfectly ImperfectEP3
2016-12-02Perfectly Imperfect (Walmart Version)EP3
2017-05-24Perfectly Imperfect (Japanese version)EP3

Lyrics

Stars, they got nothing on us
I don’t think you understand
Let’s go out and do something we’d never do
‘Cause I feel like I can do anything when

My head is spinning and my feet off the ground
When I can’t stop dancing like no one’s around
And yeah, I think we were born to shine

‘Cause the stars are dull when they’re compared to you and I
And if people don’t like it then they can close their eyes
‘Cause we’re not the same and we don’t have to try
We’re brighter than fireflies, we’re gonna light the sky

Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Light the sky

You and me, we stand out of the crowd
‘Cause we are not afraid to let our light out
So trust in me and just have no doubt
‘Cause we will be tearing through the clouds

‘Cause my head is spinning
And my feet off the ground
And I can’t stop dancing
Like no one’s around
And yeah I think we were born to shine

‘Cause the stars are dull when they’re compared to you and I
And if people don’t like it then they can close their eyes
‘Cause we’re not the same and we don’t have to try
‘Cause we’re brighter than fireflies, we’re gonna light the sky

Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Light the sky

You and me, me and you
We will shine through
You and me, me and you
We will shine

‘Cause my head is spinning
And my feet off the ground
And I can’t stop dancing
Like no one’s around
And yeah I think we were born to shine

‘Cause the stars are dull when they’re compared to you and I
And if people don’t like it then they can close their eyes
‘Cause we’re not the same and we don’t have to try
‘Cause we’re brighter than fireflies, we’re gonna light the sky

Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Ooh, oh, oh
Ooh, oh, oh oh
Light the sky

Transcription provided by the VanderVault (www.VanderVault.org)
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
For non-commercial use only.

Covers and Remixes

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