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Alone, pt. 2 [Coursework]

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Sep 17, 2010 | 3:10 PM EDT
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3 min 16 sec
3.79 / 5.00

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This is really old, I don't know why I didn't get round to uploading it when I was working on it..

My final A-Level Music Tech composition piece. It's not really Jazz, I would call it Progressive Rock but this is the section that fits it best in my opinion. This song features something ridiculous like 53 time signature changes in the first 2 and a half minutes.

I scrapped my original piece 2 days before the deadline, then wrote and recorded this in an evening and then over-produced it the next day :P

The stimulus was a poem entitled 'Alone' by Maya Angelou. We had to include the words of the poem in the song, so I chose to use it as lyrics:

Lying, thinking last night, how to find my soul a home
(Where water is not thirsty, bread loaf is not a stone)
I came up with one thing and I don't believe I'm wrong
That nobody, but nobody, can make it out here alone

All alone
Nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone

There are some millionaires with money they can't use
Their wives run around like banshees, their children sing the blues
They've got expensive doctors to cure their hearts of stone
But nobody, but nobody, can make it out here alone

All alone
Nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone
All alone
Nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone

Now if you listen closely, I'll tell you what I know
Storm clouds are gathering, the wind is gonna blow
The race of man is suffering and I can hear the moan
Cus nobody, but nobody, can make it out here alone



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


not bad, but not really good. the guitars are way to complicated for everything else that's going on. i think that some of the riffs worked well.but at parts like 2:36 (the verses i guess) the riffs are too complicated and fast too go along with everything else, atleast not in the begining, they were sort of awkward before it got right to the end. mabey if you just took the root note, or the first not to each riffs and made it a chord it would sound better. the bass and the drums sounded awsome, and i really liked the added in synths. and mabey this is not the time to throw ths in, but i love your vocals (the screams and growls and such). they aren't that great, but because of that, they sound so cool. since the aren't that great they sound sort of half human if that makes sence. like i can still here the human in there. also your singing is cool too, it sounds really really mornful adding to the brutality, like in the origanal version of creatoris beast, they way you sang "savage life so brutal' made me cream my pants.

so enough of my rambling, in short, it was okay. cheers.