When I Wake

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Hello again newgrounds. I know I said I wouldn't be doing any lyricals pieces for a while, but I couldn't help this one. A lot of work went into this one, and I have little to say other than enjoy. I'd also like to make everyone aware of two things...

1. I'll be coming to Toronto May 31 - June 3 to meet with several artists from Newgrounds in a collaboration for my 50th submission. I will also be going to Kamloops and Calgary hopefully soon as well for the same reason. Be sure to PM me if you'd like to be a part of the tour.

2. A little heads up... one or two of you have found this all on your own, but a lot of my music is available on the facebook application "ILike". Just add the app to your page and search for the Artist "Daniel Stang", and you can find all my latest works to add to your page.

That should be everything... Now... here be the lyrics

-=Verse 1=-
Hide inside my head
Where i can't follow
Your just another Dream
That I'll never see

Gaze a crystal ball
To find it hollow
Can he know for sure
Just who you'll be

Girl in my dreams tonight
Won't you please come to life
I don't know who you are

Girl who choosen me
Torture and agony
All I can remember

Is when I wake
Your touch still lingers
On me

-=Verse 2=-
I can see you smiling
Through the curtains
Betray your secret
Guarded with zelotry

The power of your Capture
Isn't certain
The beauty of your grace
Is mystery

Maybe you are
My own torment
Changing right
Behind my eyes

(Back to Chorus)


Do I have to say it?.. Amazing..

hey Daniel!
It's a great song again.. You can stick to lyrics if you want, I'm sure lots of 'newgrounders' will think the same ^^
I must say the new software sounds amazing again, altough it's just an aid since you're the one creating the music.
I've read in one of the comments that you even did the drums on the piano? That really isn't easy since there isn't really a logic in the keys/drum sounds :D

Oh, btw. I discovered you on Ilike some time ago, but since I didn't really know you back then, I decided not to leave a comment..

And I've got some good news for me too, I've finished my first little song. :)
it's just a test.. approximatly 50 seconds.. But I intend to make something longer with the same melody. I can really say it was thanks to you that I started making music. Thank you..
I'll be eagerly awaiting your next song..


Best one i have ever heard 10/10 5/5

This song made me want to join just so i could put it in my favorites so i could listen to it whenever!!


Your voice is beautiful, smooth- all of your vocal techniques... gorgeous, they are perfect for the intensity...

This is haunting, addicting, beautiful.

Lyrics and amazing. This kind of thing that slips away and you want it back again, mysterious. Very hauntng. Very poetic, very deep.

I love this...

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You've had some amazing stuff before, although I've never heard anything of yours that is lyrical. This is beautiful. The title may throw you and other s off, so let me explain. When I read and heard the lyrics, I recalled faint memories of a past lover...
Although she left me, the memory of her haunts my sleep, and even when I wake, she lingers on the edge of my consciousness. Thank you for this, Milkman Dan.


shit milkman, i've had some of your songs on my mp3 for AGES and always thought of you as just another badass NG artist, but SHIT DOOD! this is good as hell!!! acompanied by drums it would be definately media worthy. greaaat ass job man, keep it up.

MilkMan-Dan responds:

Would you believe that I did the drums by hand on a piano?... not easy stuff I tell yah. Thanks for the review.


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3.83 / 5.00

May 21, 2008
9:09 AM EDT
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3.7 MB
4 min 6 sec

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