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Reality (Part 1)

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"Hole in the Ceiling" is a story told primarily through the eyes of a young boy who is imprisoned in a windowless room by his overbearing mother. His only escape is a small hole in the ceiling of this room that allows him to see small remnants of the outside world around him.

The track "Reality (Part 1)" is part of a three song trilogy based on the various aspects of how the boy see's the world. Part 1 is about the Boy's view of the world as he believes it to be, only to realize that the real world is not what he thought it would be. The song takes place immediately after he escapes imprisonment.

The song literally connects with the previous track through heavy breathing, brought on by running from his home into the outside world until he can no longer run. The boy sees the world is not what he believes it to be, and as a result desparately tries to cling to what's left of his reality. The use of vocoder was intended to better emphasize the Cm key the song is based in.

The emptiness of the song is meant to symbolize a sense of loneliness. The concept that the boy no longer has anyone by his side to hold his hand through rough times.

Holding on
To all that's left of reality
Holding on
To what's left of all my dreams
Never letting go
No never letting go

To keep what's left of my reality
Fighting on
Holding on
Never letting go

Was I wrong?
Was my world just a lie?
But if it is...then why?

I'm fighting now
To hold onto my reality
To hold onto what's left of my dreams

My hopes
My dreams
My thoughts
My reality



AMZING AS ALWAYS and i would freaking die to have you come and sing in my Metal Opera Perfect Timeline. Especially with these kind of vocals for my first cd of the album cause the first album is all about time traveling O.o


You know, I like it. Granted, I've seen you writing the songs that follow, and I know that the feel of this song really comes through with Part 2 following it. I do think that some sort of ambiance near the end, very quiet, would be good, just as something to lead into part 2. But, other than that, good work man. Vocals are superb, the effects work really well, and the feel of the track really got through to me.

I liked it...

Vocals were good and I might understand why some others wouldn't like it. It sounds like something Phil Collins might make. Hope the next parts of this are just as cool and maintain to theme, only building on it.

Gogehenks responds:

I don't normally respond to reviews but I thought I would with this one mostly because of the comparison to Phil, whose music I actually enjoy, ironically.

I actually took a heavy influence for this song from Pink Floyd's album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason." Specifically the tracks, A New Machine (Part 1) and A New Machine (Part 2). Should you listen to those, you'll probably find that while I'm in a different key, they're pretty similar, musically.

It doesn't help that I'm an effects whore and Fruity Loops introduced a Vocoder into later versions.

Anyways, glad you enjoyed, appreciate the review.

good vocals

i like the lyrics but if you want a sense of loneliness without making the song boring try adding ambient sounds like a orch. but um i like the vocal just make it more of a song. it doesn't desirve to get blammed so i gave it a 3/5.

Gogehenks responds:

Appreciate the review. Particularly the honesty.

Unfortunately I can't take what you say too heavily into consideration because the point of the track is it's not supposed to be much of a "song" per-se. Actually this part is meant to be more of an intro into the next part of the "Reality" songs which is meant to be the polar opposite of this song, musically (IE guitar, bass, drums, etc.).

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3.32 / 5.00

Mar 5, 2009
6:40 PM EST
File Info
3.3 MB
2 min 23 sec

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