Don't usually post here, but since I had such an affinity for this song I thought I should. I never heard the original track, and I don't think I need to. This piece can create an image of its own.
I have downloaded many songs from the OC site but this one keeps my coming back for more nearly a year after I first heard it. I get the same feeling now when I hear at as I did the first time. This has to be one of the best songs.