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Death and Rebirth

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Where to begin...

Well, this song is for Bosa's "Dreams of Splendor" contest. I set out to write something meaningful, something that had substance and was truly a reflection of who I am. I will give what I intended to convey through the music, though by no means is it limited to the following:


Life, the beginning. Beautiful, full of joy and light, but still fraught with moments of peril and suffering. It is a journey that is incomplete, a path that you cannot reach the end of without taking a leap into the unknown.

Death, noted especially by the horns. It is somber, yet contains the hope of something greater than itself and all that came before it.

Rebirth, the culmination of life and death. All is seen unveiled, life in its truest and fullest sense. What once was imperfect is now perfect, what once was broken is now whole.


This song is about life, death, and rebirth. It is about putting away one's former way of life and embracing something even more beautiful. This song is about love, sacrifice, and baptism.

This all being said, please take it as you will. That's the beautiful thing about music - what you get out of this piece may be entirely different than I intended, yet still relevant and good.


I had originally intended on adding lyrics to this piece, but in the end decided not to include them. I will, however, include the relevant lyrics here:

Dreams fade, hope remains
Falling into endless night a light is
Calling me beyond the grave

I am a formless wasteland
Let there be
I am a formless wasteland
Breathe life into me
Set fire to my soul

When violent storms surround me
The earth cries out in pain
The heavens fold around me
Will I ever be the same

Don't let me be the same

Sing, my soul!
Sing, my soul!


My god this is amazing soooo dynamic

bassfiddlejones responds:

Thank you kindly :D

beautiful tune sir, keep it up!
- Pandasticality

bassfiddlejones responds:

Thank you!

You know the feeling when you eat something that's really good but beyond-your-capacity spicy? And then you get this headrush and sweat like crazy? And then when the meal is over and you're cooled down, you think to yourself... "Wow, that was amazing in a twisted way."

This to me was kind of the musical equivalent of that.

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bassfiddlejones responds:


I really enjoyed this, it called up many memories, felt like an alliteration to my own life. From the time I was lost, to the end times where I died to myself, it left my reflecting inwards, really uplifted me, keep up the good work.

bassfiddlejones responds:

Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to leave this here, made my day!

I listened to it. It's beautiful, as if there aren't enough words to produce the intended result. It almost brings to me to peace with the meaning of living, and of birth, and the approaching of death. Beyond those doors, lies a promised land, and past it's doors lies Zion.

"Set fire to my soul
When violent storms surround me
The earth cries out in pain
The heavens fold around me
Will I ever be the same
Don't let me be the same
Sing, my soul!
Sing, my soul!"

And while we are aware of the quakes that seize the helpless, and the children, tear down our monuments and bring fire upon us, we look at the earth, looking for a new place, to build home. We bring fire, and warmth to help us through tragedy, and the oaths we put upon ourselves.

And we march towards the end in search for rebirth.

"Set fire to my soul", "Sing, my soul! Sing, my soul!"

Carry that close to your heart, and within sight, as well as the meaning of what you hope to find, should the gates of Heaven wait for you. I hope you find them, and that they find you as well.

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bassfiddlejones responds:

I believe sir that you understand, and that is quite edifying. Thank you.

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Credits & Info

4.14 / 5.00

Feb 3, 2013
2:16 AM EST
File Info
12.1 MB
5 min 18 sec

Licensing Terms

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