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Light Begins At Shadows End

By Jai Cafarella on February 23, 2020 11:46 pm

Rabbit out of a hat time, created from scratch only hours before submissions closed, I'm not even sure what this is!


Being so last minute, I didn't want to bother with tuning guitars, getting all the riffs and leads right, writing lyrics, getting the vocals right, etc, so I thought I'd clear off the ol' MIDI keyboard and make a simple electro track. So, I kinda failed in avoiding vocals/lyrics and guitars, but this is what came from being last minute lazy. I'd like to revisit this one later to tinker and tidy, particularly the vocals, they're a bit rough because my voice is a bit worn from running the theatre show that has been keeping me busy. That's all done and dusted now, so hopefully I can be a little less last minute next week =o)


Although last minute, I consider using the MIDI keyboard/instrument tracks to start writing a song from scratch (as opposed to guitar), and  attempting a poppy verse/chorus divided by a grindy pre-chorus as my weekly learning. Also, purposefully not being so rigid with the verse melody phrasing, and just kinda churning it out as it felt right instead of trying to match it to any particular rhythm.


Lyrics:


We're all just freaks of nature
Drowning in our own despair
The conformist or the anarchist
We're all a slave of fear


Are we alive?
Or inside a nightmare?
Dismantle the lies
Are we a-live?


7 billion reasons to live
Can we find our light before we end?
Spiraling our lives in full descent
Our new light begins at shadows end


What's the point of interaction?
It only breeds more hate and lies
Can we rectify this wasteland
Before we reach our own demise?


7 billion reasons to live
Can we find our light before we end
Spiraling our lives in full descent
Our new light begins at shadows end
Our new light begins at shadows end

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial (BY-NC)

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February 24, 2020 2:07 am

Im getting a HUGE Boosh influence here. Awesome.

I am electro boy!!!!!!!!

February 24, 2020 2:42 pm

Great classic 80s electro-pop sound with more sinister sounding lyrics.  Love it! Awesome you pulled this rabbit out of the hat at the last minute.  It's like Alice Cooper meets Berlin! Downloading.

February 26, 2020 6:02 am
Nyarlos wrote:

Im getting a HUGE Boosh influence here. Awesome.

I am electro boy!!!!!!!!

Shhh! =oP Eli also pointed this out after I was underway, but time was of the essence so I was already committed, no turning back. It was already headed in it's not-so-boosh final direction, but it seems the underlying booshfluence is quite apparent =oP


NWSPR wrote:

Great classic 80s electro-pop sound with more sinister sounding lyrics.  Love it! Awesome you pulled this rabbit out of the hat at the last minute.  It's like Alice Cooper meets Berlin! Downloading.

Thank you, glad you dig it! I'm not familiar with Berlin (heard of), but love Alice Cooper, so there could very well be a subconscious influence there =o)

February 28, 2020 10:38 am

I love the composition, the chorus is really well done.

March 2, 2020 10:49 am

Future Sailors Oh Yeah

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