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Meet Walter, a man in constant fear of his own spontaneous combustion.

A man who lives on the most narrow street in the city of New York.

So narrow that he can touch the wall of the other building through his window. So narrow, that nobody knows that the street even exists.

You have to know where it is to find it. And it's very far from Wall Street.

The rare case that is Walter. He keeps his mouth closed usually, to keep the smoke inside his chest, as he doesn't want to embarrass himself in public. But this makes his lung pressure too much to bear.

Life isn't easy for a potential spontaneous combuster.

Fortunately, as luck would have it, Walter found his calling as a smoke machine for the theater troupe I am a member of. But there is not much money on the stage.

So Walter got himself a second paycheck as the janitor for the theater building. And sometimes when he has a break, and when no-one is around, he likes to play the piano.

And that's where I found him, sitting in a cloud of smoke filtered through a knowing grin, he played the very melody which makes this song.

It's a testament to his struggle, although he didn't tell me that, I assumed that's what his song is about. I assumed he didn't know that I was recording him.

And I'm not sure about this, but some say that at the end of the piano track, you can faintly hear him whistling along, shooting jets of white smoke from his lips, happy in the first job that helps him let off steam.

Now if you don't believe in destiny, you've most likely never met Walter.

Not really though, I made all of that up. This is about Walter, the main character in a visual novel by #scriptforge that's in development, and featuring this song in the soundtrack.

But it can be about whatever you want it to be about. Pretending is fun. Blatantly denying the truth is fun.

I hope it's making you feel all emotional about things like it's doing to me. :'D

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Oh my god, this is great. It's sad, saad, and saaaaad. Dem feels man, dem feels. T.T

This, for a loop, is perfect, I mean perfect. You don't drop it, you don't build it up, you don't throw unnecessary rhythmic beats in there, and it loops perfectly. You tick all my boxes, you get all of my stars.

Can i use walters theme for a short film

SamHandwiches responds:

Yeeeeeeah boooiii

Just Amazing , no words can explain on how amazing this is! , 5/5

SamHandwiches responds:

mwah <3

i love this im going to use this in a sad part of my Apocalypse series on youtube keep it up man im going to use it when the guys wife dies its a zombie Apocalypse series ;( song made me tear up abit

SamHandwiches responds:

Sweet! Glad it made an impact on you :'D. Just make sure you include a link back to this page in your video's description box, I'd consider it a fair trade :P


I prefer not to call this song sad like you said in the tags, but rather motivational. It's Walter's emotions which he's letting it out in the form of a song, a song that represents his state of mind. It starts slow, but you can see that it raises it's tone through the music, it's like if he could still find hope for himself, a hope that tomorrow could be a better day. A hope... that should never die.

Also, yeah , I read the description and know that he isn't real. But it touched me anyways. This song is just beautiful.

SamHandwiches responds:

:') Precisely my good man. Your interpretation skills are beyond words.

Credits & Info

4.94 / 5.00

Jun 28, 2012
3:55 PM EDT
File Info
10.7 MB
4 min 41 sec

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