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The Voice of the Rain

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The Voice of the Rain

And who art thou? said I to the soft-falling shower,
Which, strange to tell, gave me an answer, as here translated:
I am the Poem of Earth, said the voice of the rain,
Eternal I rise impalpable out of the land and the bottomless sea,
Upward to heaven, whence, vaguely form'd, altogether changed, and
yet the same,
I descend to lave the drouths, atomies, dust-layers of the globe,
And all that in them without me were seeds only, latent, unborn;
And forever, by day and night, I give back life to my own origin,
and make pure and beautify it;
(For song, issuing from its birth-place, after fulfilment, wandering,
Reck'd or unreck'd, duly with love returns.)

- Walt Whitman

I feel a very strong attachment to this song, I've never made anything like it. I composed it in the rain, I think it reflects all the emotions I've been feeling lately. It took only 2 days to make, everything just came to me, it's almost as if it wrote itself. I'm still in disbelief that I created it.

Rain/thunder/birds samples are from Freesound.org

Thanks F-777 for helping me brainstorm a title. I happened to find this poem when googling my prospective title, I decided to dedicate the song to it.


Very lonely feeling.

for some reason i felt all alone while listening to this piece. seens every one is logging the veiwer they used I found that hypno fit this tune very well

gregaaron89 responds:

Thanks, that's what I was going for

This song is a work of art.

This song deserves to be at the top of the ambient chart list, and in the top 10 songs of the newgrounds audio portal. The crap that people put under "ambient" and attempt to call music just sickens me; This is a portrait of what ambient music should be modeled on. Seriously, go listen to the song at the top of the ambient charts; It SUCKS! They attempt to make this so called "Ambient" music to create or enhance a mood or atmosphere, but they fail. They don't enhance the mood, or the atmosphere. It's just noise that holds no relevance. But this song is BRILLIANT! Brilliant on so many different levels.

For me though, it doesn't feel like something I would listen to in the rain. This is something that, for me, would be a compliment to thunder and lightning, rolling and flashing in the distance; While watching the rain and lightning in the distance, I would casually walk down the street, not paying any heed to people or where my feet would land, too occupied to care by the beauty of the night sky lighting up. The lights in the sky would only serve to compliment the city streets at night, as the yellow street lamps and car lights traveled past me. That's what I see when I close my eyes. I imagine that the reason you created this song; this masterpiece, was to enhance your emotions and feelings, and in doing so, you've altered the state of mind of everyone around you who has listened to it.

I really do hope this goes right to the top of the Ambient charts though, this song is perfection incarnated.

You are a true talent
You are a true musician
You are a true artist

Very well done. 5/5 10/10


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gregaaron89 responds:

*blushes* Stop feeding my ego X3

"I imagine that the reason you created this song; this masterpiece, was to enhance your emotions and feelings, and in doing so, you've altered the state of mind of everyone around you who has listened to it."

Yeah I guess that's true... this was more of a personal song and although I was very proud of it I never in a million years expected the response I got! I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the reviews and then I read yours XD Glad you love it!


The drums are my favourite part of the song. They make me feel sleepy.

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Awesome song!

Very nice piece. Songs like this make me want to go out and start composing myself. Its so inspirational.


gregaaron89 responds:

Having someone tell me that I inspired them is honestly one of the best compliments I could recieve. Thanks!


i like how connected you are with your song.
it gives it something to be worth listening to.
beautiful song, makes me want to go stand in the rain... no rly it does.
overfiew: beast

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Credits & Info


4.28 / 5.00

Dec 3, 2008
1:21 PM EST
File Info
6 MB
5 min 15 sec

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