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Memories Out To Sea


Author Comments

I released this song on YouTube. I thought I'd share it with you guys on NG.

Originally titled, "Message In A Bottle" until a kind friend made me aware of the Police song of the same name, the lyrics revolve around the idea of letting go of a tough relationship. I sang them with my own voice. I attempted to make the music sound like being on a beach on a cloudy day with a gentle, slightly misty breeze, while accompanied by the waves in the water as it hits the shore (without actually using straight-up sound FX).

Basically, I tried to make the song immerse the listener in an environment like you see in this image:


I create YouTube videos where I screencap myself during the time I write music and speed up the footage. You can find a video like that for this song here:

Audio Speedpaint ("Making Of" time-lapse video)

While you're at it, have a look at my YouTube channel for other videos like this as well as tutorials and other videos:

Also be sure to check out my Bandcamp page:

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I hope you enjoy this piece! :)



Here we are again

Lying on the beach

Knocking on the ocean

Watching the water breach

Here we are again

The warmth of the sand

Cooling by the sea

Soaking our feet

And I know some find it relaxing

But for me it's just too taxing

I don't know if I'll drown

Don't know what will happen now

The waves that crash on the shore

I don't love them anymore

So I put my thoughts onto the page

Cast them out to sea

Like our memories

Here we go again

Swimming in the past

Our bodies are wrinkling

Like we're aging too fast

But if we leave the pool

With the air so dry

We'll freeze to death

So don't hold your breath

The waves that crash on the shore

I don't love them anymore

So I put my thoughts onto the page

Bottle up my fear and rage

Cast them out to sea

Like our memories

And I know you think it's fun

We can ride this wave until it's gone

But we can't be here forever

So I pass my message on

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I really like this song. I think you nailed making it sound like that image! I like the combination of acoustic guitar and synth in the beginning, and your voice fits really well for this song. I’ll check out your «making of» videos - sounds interesting!

Codefreq responds:

Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy my videos! :D

Beautiful song. You have a nice singing voice. I enjoyed the rock elements near the end. It kept it interesting and cool. Great work!

Very good!

Composotion and lyrics are on point, a very well produced song. One thing i found a little unetched is the vocals. They are standing out too much for my ears, they are too loud and they occupy too much space in the mix. But thats just my opinion.

Keep it up!

Credits & Info


4.58 / 5.00

Jul 20, 2021
8:07 PM EDT
File Info
8.4 MB
3 min 40 sec
  • Cakewalk
Misc. Kit
  • Arturia
  • IK Multimedia
  • Native Instruments
  • waves

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.