July 27, 2010

Mercy (BETA)

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This is the kind of song a man writes when he is guilty of letting himself down…

Spent a lot of time crafting out the sound for this. I tried some really “spacey” effects, and tried to integrate some cool sound samples into the song. My epic-orchestral roots definitely bleed through in the ending of this song, which I really love how it turned out. I hope it works! Feedback is always appreciated, and I will use your comments to improve the final album version!

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Lyrics:
My broken dreams, they lay before me on the floor
What once was whole is split into these shattered shards
and now I carry on in time,
walking barefoot on the road map of my mistakes
and the glass cuts my feet, where the blood stains the carpet
and I’m carrying a debt, I can never seem to pay

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July 21, 2010

Together Apart (BETA)

Filed under: BETA songs,New songs — sycross @ 2:04 pm

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This is one of my personal favorites to date. A song about hope, about life, about leaving for college, and ultimately… about letting go and embracing the world.

This song is dedicated to anyone who has ever been a part of my life in any way (Including YOU, by listening to this song). Thank you :).

It’s my way of saying goodbye, without saying goodbye.

I hope you guys enjoy! Free download is available, since this song is for you guys. This is still a BETA song, so please leave some feedback! Thanks!

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Lyrics:
Here we are at the helm of our lives
Falling forward, outward, onward
It’s breaking dawn
Another day, another way
Can you see the new horizon?

It’s time to leave everything behind
It’s time to breathe a landscape, filled with possibilities
To claim the world that lies before our feet
To split into our separate ways

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This World of Ours (BETA)

Filed under: BETA songs,New songs — sycross @ 12:10 pm

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This is a song I started working on a while ago. I tried to go for a “Mad World” type feel, with soft/intimate vocals and some emotive string sections.

I hope you guys enjoy it. It’s probably one of the most depressing songs I’ve written, but I really love it.

As always, feedback is appreciated. Thanks.

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Lyrics:
[Chorus: It’s a funny place, this world of ours
And I’d probably laugh
If it didn’t feel like my heart’s been
Stomped in half]

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July 7, 2010

Memory of Everything (BETA)

Filed under: BETA songs,My Life,New songs — sycross @ 12:10 pm

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I first want to sincerely apologize that I haven’t released any new music lately. I’ve been pretty busy with school. But now that I’ve graduated from high school, I’m going to have plenty of free time to work on new music over the summer!

Hopefully I can finish a new album, or perhaps just an EP before I head off to college!

Anyhow, this new song is something completely new and different for me. It is the first song I’m publishing that has vocals in it. And I had a lot of fun experimenting with vocal effects and overlaying my voice (hopefully I didn’t overdo it!). To be honest, this could probably be classified as kind of a soft/alternative rock-ish song. But for those of you who are fans of my instrumental stuff, don’t worry! I plan to continue making instrumental/orchestral pieces also. This is just me trying to expand my musical horizons (plus, I love singing).

Lastly, I put a lot of passion into this song. It is more personally significant to me than anything else I’ve written before. I really hope that all of my emotions come through in this song.

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