I really love "crashing" by wirrow, and it inspired me to make this tiny song... (I know my pronunciation sucks but I trust you still understand :D) Enjoy<3
This is it, we're on the edge of everything
We ran so fast we didn't see it coming
We kept on making lies, it was easy to believe in them
Now it's the time to pretend we didn't se it coming
This is it, we're on the edge of all we know
We didn't look back when we could, and now we can't
We kept on making promises, and we kept on breaking them
Now we're gonna pretend we didn't see it coming
Ladies and Gentlemen, we're crashing. Please enjoy the ride.
I had this big inspiration a few minutes ago, so I just had to record it... It's a tiny song I just wrote (it lasts only 1min10sec), and, because it was important for me to get the lyrics right, it's in Finnish! Hahaa I wonder how it sounds to you...
(For those who didn't know - shame on you! - Finnish is the language we speak in Finland which is a country in Northern Europe. You know, the country Conan O'Brien loves.)
Here are the lyrics - in Finnish and in English... enjoy my bizarre language<3
On elämä kummallista tosiaan - Life is very strange indeed
Täällä yksi yössä laulaa vaan - Here this one is just singing
Vaikka pitäis mennä nukkumaan - Even though it's time to sleep
Mut aika on huijari, pelkkä haamu - But time is a cheater, only a ghost
Tääl voi olla yö, mut tuol jossain on aamu - It might be a night here, but somewhere it's morning
Siellä heräilen parhaillaan - I'm just about to wake up there
Nää sävelet ilmassa soi yksinään - these melodies fly alone in the air
Ei niistä kiinnostu yksikään - and absolutely no one cares
Kuluvat sekunnit mua säestää - the passing seconds are accompaning me
Tää hetki on mun, jo nukkuvat muut - This moment is mine, others already sleep
Talo ja taivas ja piha ja puut - The house and the sky and the yard and the trees
En vois pyytää enempää - I couldn't ask for more
Mut hetken kestää hetki vaan - But a moment lasts only for a moment
Se on ohi ennen kuin huomaatkaan - It's gone before you know it
A raindrop doesn't know it falls,
A raindrop lives a happy life,
I love andrewhip's poems, and since WILL YOU READ TO ME is one of my favorites, I wanted to turn it into a song... I hope you like it! You can find the poem in the resources, I remixed it a bit.
I also looove "monsters, mermaids, castles and kings" by sojushots, so I used it as custom icon!
EDIT// I thought this could fit the theme of outsiders! :)
I have always loved sojushots' amazing illustration "let down your hair", and now it inspired me to write this song. It's a bit darker than the original story of rapunzel, just like the illustration. The same story, different ending! :))
I would love love love loove it if someone would add some accordian or strings to this song, you know, to build it up bigger, and then maybe in the final verses also some drums..... it would be awesome...... ;)
Here are the lyrics:
A man came across this old tower one day It was straight like from a book he once read He lifted his head up and saw this young lady And here's what the lady said:
CHORUS "Moi je m'appelle mademoiselle Noir Et comme vous pouvez le voir Je ne souris, ni ris, ni vis Et c'est tout ce qu'elle a dit"*
The man was so scared he could only run away He ran to the town and then said: "I just saw a lady with the longest dark hair And I think she's a living dead!"
The people, so scared, took their guns and their swords They ran to the tower and then They saw the pale lady and felt a great fear When they heard how she said it again:
The people, they knew what this all was about She was clearly a demon from hell They decided to set her long hair on fire In the end it would burn her as well
But the lady was no demon she was a lonely soul Just like in that book they once read Still waiting for her prince while her hair was on fire The one last time she said:
(*"Me, my name is miss Black And like you can see I don't smile or laugh or live" And that's all she said.)
//CHORDS were requested:
C#m, B, E
C#m, B, G#
C#m, G#m/B, Amaj7
C#m, B/D#, A, B
E, G#, A
C#, G#, C#, G#
C#, G#, C#
(…with more vocals, drums, percussion and horns! More stuff starts at 1.12!)
It's really hard to believe how far this song has come from where it started. You guys have uploaded so many amazing contributions, I never could have imagined this song would grow up this big!
While listening this song (which I have done quite many times lately!) I remember again and again why I love hitRECord. It all starts from that simple piano, and in the end it's something huge. It's unbelievable how so many people from all around the world are able to work together and create something big like this. I guess I could say "thank you internet!" but all this couldn't happen on any other website. So I say THANK YOU hitRECord!!!
I don't know if this is all done yet (when something is uploaded on hitRECord it’s never all done, anything can happen! And we’re still missing the tuba for example! :D), but I won't have that much time to work with this in a while so I thought I'd show you guys what we've got so far! Please, feel free to say what you think, does it need something more or something less, contribute your stuff and make your mix! And of course this is (obviously) just a rough mix! :)
I've listed all the resources, everything you hear on this track you can find from there (please let me know if I forgot to add someone!) I couldn’t possibly make every contribution fit into this mix, but I truly appreciate every single one of them, and I’m really thankful to everyone who spent their time on this!
"so here's to you this one last time"... THANK YOU! <3
p.s. that one final "so" at 3.26… the harmony… ahhh…
Vedder challenged me to put together adhgraphicdesign's wonderful "Sosumi" and Vedder's great lyrics "She walks with the rising sun" by singing and adding the melody, and this is what I came up with :)
Lyrics (by Vedder)
She walks with the Rising Sun at her back,
Its glowing beams light up her hair so black,
With the grace of her every step I see this,
The sight of her sends me into a floating bliss.
She walks with the Rising Sun each day,
It guides her on her journey to Tokyo Bay,
Each stone in her path shines the way to go,
Down from the heavens to earth below.
She walks with the Rising Sun,
For it believes she is the One,
She walks with the Rising Sun,
Both shine forever for everyone.
Gaby challenged me to record a song for the shadow caste collab, and more precisely about the Tenebrae...
Now, I know that the Tenebrae is obviously "the bad guy" in this collab, but it couldn't help feeling sorry for him... I mean, He was in Umbra first, with others of his kind, for ages, maybe for thousands of years. Then (maybe when the sun came along) all the other shadow castes appeared and started claiming rights for themselves. As time went by almost the whole race of Tenebraes had extinct (again perhaps 'cause of the sun), but this one Tenebrae still stayed around, hiding in the land that once was His, filled with anger, pain and bitterness. No wonder all this drove him mad. (just an idea I had :P)
So I wrote this quite sad song about him... I think it might work better as an instrumental theme than a song, but I don't know, I wanted to give it a try :D it was really hard to sing though! I would've wanted to tell the whole sad story of the Tenebrae in this song, but I didn't get the inspiration for the lyrics... (maybe someone would like to give it a try? ;))
This must be one of the longest descriptions for a audio record, but I felt like I had to explain to Gaby why I made something like this, I'm guessing this wasn't quite what she had in mind...! okkk I'll stop writing now! :D
I love wirrow's "give me all the flickering lights" poem, and I've been wanting to record some music to it since I first heard it. I had this idea of making music without "real" instruments, but with objects that were not made for playing purposes. Earlier today I thought of glasses, and this is what I came up with. I will upload the audio version later, I just wanted to show you that all the sounds are really coming from glasses ;D maybe this can also be useful as a raw footage?
I really love joe's Nothing Big (who doesn't) so I wanted to make a (silly) cover of it... the lyrics are amazing!
at first I wasn't gonna upload this here, but looks like I did anyway... well, I had fun recording this version anyway! :D I like to make covers that are very different from the original! :P
25.10.2012 EDIT: hahah oh I remember how confused I was when I joined... so clumsy... (and yes, I know now that I can't upload a cover of Hallelujah here :D hahahah)
Hi! I just started here on hitRECord, and I'm more than confused when it comes to using this site, but if I understood the idea correctly, it sounds really great! So I'm just gonna put this song here, it's an instrumental song written and performed by me. Feel free to do whatever you want with it! And let me know if you like it, I've got many songs here just waiting to be recorded :) !
(there are many things I would like to ask, for example, is it allowed to put a cover song here, lets say Hallelujah played with 5 flutes or something like that?)
Here's the music I made for "the Man with a turpin for a head". All instruments and the whisteling are played by me, and all of it is made by me (at least as far as I know).
I wanted to focus on the rythm and make it match with the poem as well as I could. (To get the perfect rythm, put your metronome to 115!)
The first version I recorded was perhaps a bit better, but my computer didn't seem to like it so it magically disappeared. But I'm no quitter, so I started all over again - and ended up with this. In other words, I might probably make a better version later, if necessary. And of course, if you are a super-talented musician ('cause I'm not!), please use your skills! :D
I guess we all sometimes wish we could loop some parts of our lives and never let them end. But if you stay in a loop for too long, things start to slowly loose their edges, until everything is a big blurr and you're not sure anymore if you're at the beginning or the end, and before you know it, you're lost in the loop...
However, the not-so-deep musical part of my brains loves loops! :) and everything you hear on this track can be looped! you can find thse stems in the results, so if you feel like remixing, you can make your own loop remix of this song. And as always, it would be awesome to hear other people sining or playing along!
we can go back again
to where we began
and then when we reach the end
we can still pretend that
we can go back again...