Here You Lay {=MMD=}

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My friends.

Now that I'm back to my lil room studio. I've had a lot of time to work on music. Too bad I was having writers block. Fortunately... I find that in these times, I often make my best work. So out from the ashes... this song was born. It started with me playing with some vocal effects and applying them to an old song I was writing. After a while I had completely transformed my work into what I feel is one of my most impressive songs to date. I'll leave the lyrics open to interpretation, but I feel I should also make a music video to this, just to give the visual I was feeling when writing it.

Anywho... since you're probably listening to it already. You'll likely want the lyrics...

-=Verse 1 =-
Live Strong
Run Free
Die Well
But you cannot escape

This is where we cried
Tombstone of a
The sky is set in
Shades of gray
Cause here you lay

Even if I was the key
I could never set you free
The sky is set in shades of gray
Cuz here you lay

-=Verse 2=-
Broken lives
and tainted hearts
I Can't go back
To where it starts
I Can't go home
Can't go home

This is where we cried
tombstone of a
The sky is set in
Shades of gray
Cuz here you lay

Even if I was the key
I could never set you free
The sky is set in shades of gray
Cuz here you lay

Here you lay


Very good

Has extremly strong emotional impact on the listener, even now at midnight in physical exhaustion when the body is weak to emotional impulse I still felt every beat.

The lyrics looked sketchy written out but they sounded beautiful the way you sang them.

For the flash artist I belive this is FMV (Flash Music Video) worthy. Also here is an idea.
0:00 - 0:10
Slow dynamic zoom in on a man about 15 or 16 years old sitting at the end of a dock, skies are dark, its not raining but it seems like its about to, its cold, slight wind blow, and its around twilight time (about 6pm) where everything appears to be in "Shades of Grey"

0:10 - 0:19
man looks at water, Fade in (man still sitting their with overlay of memory) to memory of girlfriend at same dock with them boarding a cruise ship.

0:20 - 0:25
Him and his girlfriend are embrassing and holding eachother in a very "Loving" atmosphere, flowers in the background, and even birds. quickly fade back in to him sitting at last second.

0:25 - 0:29
animation of before mentioned scene where he is sitting on dock.

0:29 - 0:35
him sneaking away from home at night to see her not getting cought.

0:35 - 0:39
he looks at water and see's her face for a moment as if she's there

0:39 - 0:45
red rose tied to the end of the dock, zoom in close to rose so its between the camera and the man, change focus to rose, then change back to man

0:46 - 0:58
Starts raining, man reveals a ribbon (any color) he was gripping in his hand that belonged to his girlfriend, its slightly torn and appears to be worn out. Quick flashes of his gf being forced against the wall by her ex, with 2 guys on either side.

vFor all chorusv
0:58 - 1:04
Man embracing his girlfriend, as she's crying with head against his chest. background of bricks, its dark.

1:04 - 1:08
Back to rose tied to dock but in a top-down perspective.

1:08 - 1:18
camera looks up at sky rain should be hitting lense but doesn't, then slowing turns to ocean.

1:18 - 1:27
Fade in on guy stopping her before getting on the boat with a "warning" like look in his eye, as if he knew what was gonna happen.

1:27 - 1:37
camera looks up at sky rain should be hitting lense but doesn't, then slowing turns to ocean.
^For all Chorus^

1:37 - 1:47
camera towards ocean waves heading to shore

1:47 - 1:57
split screen, On left shows the man before he met her sitting against a wall on the sidewalk in the ran no money, nothing to do, and no friends (doing badly)
on right shows girl finding her old boyfriend sleeping with her friend, freeze framed moment of shock.

1:57 - 2:06
Man thinking about a fight they had before she left on her trip, she slaps him.

2:06 - 2:16
Man standing over her ex boyfriend with a bloody knife dripping fresh (he rapped her)


2:58 - end
Slow zoom out camera focused on rose, as you see where the dock meets the coast, cop cars arrive at the entrence with sirens, man drops ribbon and it floats away.

I hope you enjoyed that "flash idea"

its by far the most discriptive I've written, and once again, thank you for such great music, and for being the first "pop" artist on newgrounds I ever liked.

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Sent a chill up my spine. A cool one. Then again, so did the commercial for Gears of War. Eh, maybe I'm easily impressed. Regardless, this sounds incredible. Keep up the good work, and I'd love to see a flash for this.

omg fuck all the 9/10

dude i love the song!!!!!!! i shit in the 9/10
i give you a 5/5,10/10


Really great voice.Good job pat yourself on the back.


Incredible voice you have. And nice voice-working.
Great guitar, piano, bass and strings.
Everything really sounds just perfect, except for the drums often being very untight. That's the only reason why it might not sound like a real expensive studio-production.
But it is very close.

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3.81 / 5.00

Sep 19, 2008
5:31 PM EDT
File Info
3 MB
3 min 16 sec

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