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Prodigal for me

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[Damnit, the title "Prodigal" was taken... Just know that was supposed to be the name of this song]
I know I've been submitting less often, but I really feel like this song will make up for lost time. A lot of thought and effort went into this song, and at least a few all nighters. So turn up the volume, and be sure to have both speakers on, or use headphones, there's some panning in store for you.

As always, the music, vocals, and lyrics are all original to me.

And now I'm free
Your bitter taste is all I know, you are a prodigal for me
Portrait of your never ending love, picture perfect princess fantasy
So get this filthy mess away from me, this life's too short to be your property
And now I'm free
You had me figured out all wrong, to think you've earned my chivalry
Wanting me to sing you one last song, well here's your fairy tale ending
So get this filthy mess away from me, this life's too short to be your property
And now I'm free

[Special thanks to iHaruhi for test listening to my song, and keeping me company while I was freaking out over it]

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Very awesome

The only problem I had with it was the sound that starts at 29 seconds. It doesn't reoccur so it's not a major issue, but it was something that stood out to me. Everything else other then that was really good. Definitely going to keep this on hand. Just one question, why such a precise Tempo?

merlin responds:

Oh that effect at 29 seconds was used throughout the song. at 2:45 it comes back, an octave higher, and a little more distorted. It's there in the chorus too, but completely drowned out due to poor EQing on my behalf. And I don't have a reason for a precise tempo... I guess so people don't steal it (not like that would stop them) But yeah, I hope you use it man, let me know if you do!


Damnit Merlin!

Why does your music kick so much arse? And why are you so devilishly handsome and talented?

merlin responds:

It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it...



You could've told me you dedicated this song to me baby<3

LOLjk, but seriously, good work.

merlin responds:

What can I say? You've been my muse all along, sweetie!



I'm never disappointed by your music. Without fail I always find myself grooving to the beat. You sir are a musical genius, easily one of my favorite musicians on newgrounds. This song has a fantastic beat and awesome lyrics. Keep up the great work man.

merlin responds:

I'm really glad you liked it, man! It means a lot to hear from any fans at all.


A Welcome invigoration!

A Waking dawn, with marching strides. Triumphant steps, advancing pride, with smoldering anger.

A Hero, once ideal, wrapped 'round temptress' finger, saw her lies.
A Hero, now shining tarnished, marches free, her worded shackles cast off.
A Hero, disgusted with hidden evils, casts off his naivety see's in not Black nor white, Now all is Grey.

A Warrior, Hero no more, marches Free, shackles shattered, and Ire burning.
A Warrior, ideals bent and battered, stands tall and free, speaking unbound will.
A Warrior, brought low, trudges on, does things right, gets things done, as dour Shades turn to pale hues. All is Grey.

~ Another great song, sucks I was late in getting to it, but I can safely agree in that it was well worth the wait. Before the first minute is up I was already flowing in the music and my core was marching in tune with this world weary Hero in my mind and heart. Seeking That ideal of glory and Good he once believed in, experience has left him battered, weary, tired, and doubtful, but still he marches on, doing what is right, because it is right. Hoping, against his better judgment, to find that ideal personified in some great act or person some day.

The only Musical notation I can really state a personal dislike on, was simply length. I honestly would have enjoyed this song being longer, but That's just personal taste, not a critique. XD Keep up your excellent tunes my friend!~

merlin responds:

Thanks so much, zeromant! Definitely my favorite reviewer. I really struggled to make this song as short as it was, and probably didn't cut down on the one part I needed to the most - the intro. Sadly, in NG you have to have a bang right off the start otherwise people lose interest, and it greatly affects your score. Stay tuned, I plan on releasing a lot more this year, probably after the re-design.


Credits & Info


4.83 / 5.00

Mar 9, 2011
7:01 AM EST
File Info
4.1 MB
4 min 32 sec

Licensing Terms

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