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Broken Lightbulb

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This song has been a work in progress since a while ago... I think I wrote this song with the guitarist in my band (The Chevrotains) last winter before it actually started getting shit-ass cold. Sadly, the Chevrotains are no longer fully together; they've got a different drummer, bassist, and guitarist. Regardless though, I'm very glad that I actually got the song done but I'm just sad that we couldn't have written more songs like this.

Credit goes to Blayne Howrie for the vocals, and Sam Bendall for the guitar parts. If it wasn't for Sam, this wouldn't actually have gotten written; it would have remained an unfinished dream...

And now, the lyrics.

Lightbulbs see the life i lead
shining green yellow sweet sugar dreams
the glass protects the golden seed
the eyes observe the life I dream

solar events will always traverse
the things i do without the hurt
while fathers cry and mothers sing
the song her mouth will always dream

My lightbulb friend is here to the end
lighting the skies in my mind
sugar-cane men do not pretend
when they hold lightbulbs they find
so plead with me, feel the light
gather your family and friends
smell and hear the glorious shine of
my close lightbulb friends

become the gauntlet beside the sword
glimmer gray to a brilliant floor
my hands do cloud her bright blue shroud
pulsing thoughts, forever bound

elephant wings do not have feathers
but blue whales tend to find endeavors
keroscene lamps and race-car ramps
depend on the shimmmer to see


lightbulbs snap the life I tramp
conceal a broke-down highway map
the glass destroys our blackened seed
steals my arm and points to me
lunar stars and wind swept cars
fly to my precious home afar
fathers drink and mothers sink, down
into the depths of my heart.

Enjoy Newgrounds, and hopefully Sam and possibly Blayne will be up to record more :) Keep it easy;


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This song has long held great significance for me. I have downloaded this song and re-downloaded this song about 8 times over a 12 year period because I always had this song as a memory that never really left my head even when stuff got crazy.
What I am trying to say is thank you, this song has gotten me through many a hard time. God bless you. I hope you continue making music because your talent has brought a little light to my life for many years now. Peace out!


You must be some sort of sorcorer because this is just magical.

I'm not exactly sure what to make of this.

But i can tell you i like what i hear. Great job Zenon. Mad props for branching out a bit.


Definitely an unusual song to hear from Zenon. However, just because I think it's unusual doesn't mean I don't like it...
I'm not too familiar with this genre, in fact I can't even identify it. It sounds like a huge mash-up of genres to me, or an entirely new one... Whatever the case may be, this song is awesome. I especially love that dirty, robotic-sounding voice you guys got going on there. Sounds really cool, especially since the lyrics are just as equally cool. The reverse guitar sound is sweet and when that solo kicked in I nearly shat bricks. That was an epic 27 seconds, man. Seriously good work here.

Good to see you're still in the portal every now and then :)

This is real well composed...D:

I definitely enjoy the minimal sounds going on in the background.
Damn, around 4:02 when that synth comes in. The notes sound real awesome but, I think a synth like this would of sounded more appropriate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ2Pn6 5npN4

I really dig the intro dude, it sounds all "minor-intense".
I really like the uplifting reverse guitar melody playing in the background. The pad is real creamy and soothing to listen to. The beats are very simple and don't hurt the ears. The melody to the vocals are real cool, but...

I would of enjoyed it a lot more with out the robot effect added to it, because it sounds some what annoying being heard constantly, other then then this is a real solid tune.

Current Score

4.06 / 5.00 (+ 0.088)

Credits & Info


4.94 / 5.00

Jun 26, 2009
1:15 PM EDT
File Info
5.8 MB
5 min 3 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.