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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)


I will say...

that this song is my favorite out of all you songs..[so far] :] ... The lyrics set in a sad airiness to it but it's amazing how you made a sad song and not make it depresseing... All other songs i have heard that are sad all have this influence to make you feel sad and depressed , but THIS song .. it's more like sad in a hopeful tune... I can say by far This is the best song i have heard in a while.. Please continue making songs .. {I am also making a MMV for this}
Best Wishes,

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Just like to say...

You sir, are brilliant. Were you to continue, you could truly be one of our greats. People of your caliber shouldn't waste their talent. Use it well my friend. Continue using other instruments, keep the keyboard most certainly, the vocals in this song are amazing. Continue with your excellent submissions, I think you should get a recording deal from someone, I would sign you...


Well paced, some of the best piano on Newgrounds, and excellent lyrics and effects. Lacked an atmosphere, would have been better with a small guitar or other instrumental solo. 9/10, from possibly the most literate person on Newgrounds.

my favourite

In my opinion, your very best song!

The bridge at the end is brilliant!
I really don't know why, but this song makes me happy ;)

Oh wow...

This is absolutely beautiful. It's easy to see a lot of heart and hard work was put into this song. It's just gorgeous, and well put together.

You have an amazing voice, which is the second sexiest thing a man can have. Just, absolutely breathtaking, beautiful, sad. I'm definitely listening to more of your stuff. :)

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Credits & Info


3.83 / 5.00

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

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